Early Submission Deadline for Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival

Los Angeles Women's Festival LogoEARLY SUBMISSION DEADLINE CLOSES THIS FRIDAY AUGUST 5TH

2012 Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival March 23th – March 29th

Laemmle’s Sunset 5
8000 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood CA 90041
www.lawomensfest.com

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

Alliance of Women Filmmakers first launched in 2005 and has grown in size and reach every year since it began with the goal of increasing the number of opportunities for women filmmakers of diverse backgrounds to share their stories by providing them a forum to showcase their films in the heart of the entertainment industry.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Alliance of Women Filmmakers was established seven years ago with a goal to increase opportunities for women filmmakers to create powerful screen roles for women.

We are proud to have showcased more than 800 films made by women of diverse back grounds from all over the world. We have established a network of women filmmakers world wide who share the same passion in creating opportunities and powerful screen images of women.

The festival’s programming also reflects our commitment to educate and inform audiences of social political and health issues impacting women globally. Our 2011 festival kicked off “Pink Skies” to benefit The Susan G Komen Foundation. Past films presented include;

Described by Back Stage West Magazine, a leading source for entertainment news, as a “Must-attend event for all women in the entertainment industry,” the festival presents narratives, documentaries, animations and student short films. We also presents a variety of industry panels, workshops and seminars to help women filmmakers craft their skills and stay connected with other women filmmakers. Our 2011 distribution workshops were taught by Akua Boyenne, a Los Angeles-based entertainment attorney who specializes in motion picture and television transactions. Her clients include award-winning and aspiring writers, directors, actors, producers and production companies that work in both the studio and independent systems. Previous year’s panels and workshops have been hosted by; The Women’s Steering Committee of the Writers Guild, International Documentary Association and Women Make Movies New York.

The festival is now going into its eight year to continue its goal of providing a valuable avenue of exposure and networking for women filmmakers, to share their diverse stories and bring awareness to critical issues through visual media.