LA Femme Film, running from October 16 -19 in Beverly Hills, includes independent features, shorts, music videos, commercials, special screenings and seminars. The four day event is held at the Fine Arts Theatre (8556 Wilshire Blvd.) and Wilshire Screening Room (8670
Wilshire Blvd.) LA Femme, which presents the films of emering artists to a wide audience, is dedicated to creating opportunities for female filmmakers to access the Hollywood’s A-List.
This years honorees include, Vivica A. Fox (Soul Food, Kill Bill: Vol.1, Independence Day), Erica
Gimpel (Fame), Tippi Hedren (The Birds), Daphne Zuniga (One Tree Hill, Melrose Place),
Lorraine Toussaint (Dangerous Minds, America’s Dream) and Daphne Ziman (Humanitarian). Awards are presented on October 19 at the La Femme Film Festival Award Ceremony at
Nirvana Beverly Hills (8689 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills 90211) at 9pm. Past La Femme Festival winners have gone on to achieve full theatrical distribution, domestic cable, representation and development deals at the major studios: “Green Street Hooligans” opened in 2,000 theaters nationwide, “The Colt” aired on The Hallmark Channel, “Moondance Alexander” had limited domestic theatrical release and “Christian” had international theatrical distribution, among others.
LA Femme Film Festival is open to the general public and tickets are available on the website www.lafemme.org or by calling (310) 441-1645. Tickets for individual films are $10.00; seminars are each $20.00 at the door on a first come basis, while a VIP pass for all events is $150.00. VIP passes include all screenings, parties, seminars, and the Closing Night Awards Ceremony. Students with a current ID can attend seminars for FREE.
The full schedule is available here.