2011 Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival Accepting Submissions

The 2011 Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival, which will take place March 25-31 at Laemmle’s Sunset 5, 8000 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90041

The call for entries regular deadline is this Wednesday, September 15. The late deadline is Friday, October 15.

March 2011 will mark the seventh year of this festival, which features short and feature-length films of all genres written and directed by women. In addition to screening narratives, the festival programs films which educate and inform audiences about critical issues impacting women globally and helps generate awareness for organizations that serve women.

The 2010 festival opened with Serious Moonlight, written by the late Adrienne Shelly. Director Cheryl Hines introduced the film and informed the audience about the Adrienne Shelly Foundation, which provides resources for women filmmakers.

The 2010 centerpiece presentation of Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy was introduced by a representative from Partners in Health, who informed the audience about the organization and gave an update on the Haiti crisis and Partner in Health’s PIPs fundraising relief efforts.