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October 17, 2014
Dear Friends,
On behalf of the City of Los Angeles, welcome to the LA Femme International Film
Festival.
The LA Femme International Film Festival is an important cultural event that brings
people from different cultures together to celebrate the contributions of women
filmmakers and cinema. The City of Los Angeles is honored to embrace women who
answer the call to inspire us with their work on the big screen.
I extend my sincere appreciation to the LA Femme International Film Festival for
providing a unique venue for women filmmakers seeking a creative approach to
filmmaking. The Festival is a true testament to the vibrancy of film making in Los
Angeles.
I send you my best wishes for a memorable experience.
Sincerely,
ERIC GARCETTI
Mayor
Dear Film Enthusiast:
It is always a struggle to make Art in today’s society. The Artist is jeered, suppressed,
stopped and sometimes killed during their journey to get their artistic vision across to
the masses. I created this film festival to empower the Artist and to give a safe place
to exhibit growth creatively and promote their personal vision in the medium of film.
We take on a great responsibility as filmmakers to tell a compelling story which we
hope will be appreciated for its entertainment, education, or influence the emotions
of the audiences that view our work. It is to these "Filmmakers" that I created this
festival, which I hope will empower and platform their talents to the next level.
LA Femme Film Festival is about support and empowerment to those daring
enough to put their vision on the line. It is through this that we can make a
difference. You see, I believe that "Change is Possible" and it is only through Leslie La Page
the determination of those willing to make something happen that this occurs. Festival Director
Founder/President
It is this type of work that draws us into the dark rooms of our minds, movie theaters, and the human behavior,
creating "life changing" moments through film. I celebrate this passion and have spent years of my life
devoted to achieving a connected moment with the audience. I wish to empower others to achieve this as well.
There is no better place to start than by creating a film festival that breaks down barriers of
distribution, prejudice, and conventional thoughts. I hope that you enjoy what has been created.
LA Femme Film Festival’s Mission Statement
LA Femme Film Festival is a multiethnic and multicultural film festival devoted to empowering
women in key positions creating commercially viable entertainment productions.
LA Femme Film Festival supports and nurtures their artistic visions.
Leslie La Page
Festival Director
Founder/President
The History of Some Prominent Women Filmmakers
"I wanted to include some little know facts on the history of women filmmakers in establishing what we call the
entertainment industry. Without these leaders and mavericks breaking ground in the unexplored wild west of
filmmaking, "We" the women of film and television today would not be working. To these women I take my hat
off and acknowledge their tenacity and fortitude to succeed against all odds. Thank you"
- Leslie La Page
Alice Guy-Blaché, (1873-1968), Director and Producer
Born in Paris, France, on July 1, 1873, Alice Guy-Blaché directed her first moving picture, La Fée aux choux ("The Cabbage
Fairy"), in 1896 for the Gaumont film company, to demonstrate the entertainment possibilities of her employer’s newly invented
motion-picture camera. She is acknowledged as the first director to film a narrative story. She was quickly promoted from
secretary to saleswoman and emerged as one of the pioneers of the French film industry.
In 1907 she married cameraman Herbert Blaché, and she followed her husband to the United States, where in 1910 she
established the financially and critically successful Solax Company, producing and directing some of the first two-reel color and
sound movies. She also experimented with cinematic tricks such as masking, double exposure, and running film backward.
Although she was not an outspoken feminist, Guy-Blaché created a number of films that featured independent female
characters, among them the 1912 productions The Call of the Rose and Winsome But Wise. Discouraged by increasing
competition within the film industry and by her failed marriage, she embarked for France with her two children in 1922. The
French government belatedly awarded her the Legion of Honor in 1953. In 1964 she returned to the United States; she died
in Mahwah, New Jersey, in March 1968. Considered to be the first woman director, Guy-Blaché is credited with directing,
producing, and/or supervising more than 300 films during her 25-year career.
Florence Lois Weber, (1881-1939), Actor, Producer, Writer and Director
Not only was she the highest paid director in the silent film era, she also was the first woman to direct, star, coauthor, and
produce a major motion picture.
Born on June 13, 1881, in Allegheny (now part of Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania, Florence Lois Weber displayed musical ability at
an early age. She had a brief tour as a concert pianist at age 16 and sang with the missionary Church Army before making her
way to New York City. She toured for a time with the Zig Zag stage company and appeared in a road company of Why Girls
Leave Home (1904). A few months later she married W. Phillips Smalley, with whom she played stock and repertory for five
years. In 1910 both actors went to seek careers in the infant motion-picture industry.
For a succession of small production companies—Gaumont, Reliance, Rex, and Bosworth—Weber and her husband turned
out dozens of short and feature films. She wrote scenarios and subtitles, acted, directed, designed sets and costumes, edited,
and even developed negatives. The couple also worked in an experimental form of sound films, with dialogue recorded
on synchronized phonograph records. In 1915 they joined Universal Pictures, and in 1917 Weber established Lois Weber
Productions, whose films were released through Universal. Except for a brief association with DeMille Pictures, she remained
with Universal for her entire Hollywood career.
One of the most energetic, aesthetically ambitious, and technically well-grounded filmmakers in the industry, Weber wrote,
produced, and directed such films as Hypocrites (1914), Scandal (1915), The People vs. John Doe (1916), The Man Who
Dared God (1917), Forbidden (1920), What Do Men Want? (1921), and A Chapter in Her Life (1923).
Weber divorced in 1922 and did not work again until she remarried in 1926. Thereafter she directed The Marriage Clause
(1926), Sensation Seekers (1927), The Angel of Broadway (1927), and Topsy and Eva (1927). Her next and last film was White
Heat (1934). After several years of illness Weber died in Los Angeles, California, on November 13, 1939.
Dorothy Arzner, (1897-1979) Director, Editor, and Writer
In 1929, while directing Paramount’s first "talkie", she came up with the idea of attaching a microphone to a fishing pole and have the sound man
follow the actors around with it. This created the first "boom microphone" which has been essential to the motion picture industry ever since. She is
also the first woman ever to be honored with membership into the Director’s Guild of America Board Members.
Leslie La Page - Founder
In 2004, Leslie La Page realized that a film festival specifically designed to showcase the work of
female filmmakers to wide, commercial audiences did not exist. A producer who had also served
as a festival programmer, Ms. La Page was disenchanted by this gaping hole in the festival circuit.
A self-starter by nature, she was compelled to create her own program that would highlight films
and videos that had been written, directed or produced by women for everyone. In 2005, she
launched the LA Femme Film Festival in Los Angeles, California.
Now in its third year, the Festival is solely dedicated to catapulting a new breed of female
filmmakers to the top of Hollywood’s A-List. By screening commercial films created by women,
LA Femme offers unique and exciting opportunities for neophyte filmmakers and industry insiders
alike. Ms. La Page said, "After more than a decade of working as a producer in the industry, I
have wanted to create a forum in which our stars of tomorrow could be championed."
Prior to creating LA Femme, Ms. La Page spent five years as one of the main Programmers for
the Slamdance Film Festival. There she created and Executive Produced the Slamdance Filmmaker’s Boot Camp, an educational
event that brought together writers, producers, actors and directors in seminar discussions about independent filmmaking. The Boot
Camp marked Slamdance’s first concrete step towards building an educational program as additional programming to the popular
festival outreach programs. After Slamdance, Ms. La Page served as Director of Programming for the 2003 New Orleans Media
Experience Film Festival, a multi-media convention and film festival. While her main focus is currently LA Femme, Ms. La Page has
also produced and directed films, music videos, television programs and theatrical productions. A consummate professional she has
handled production budgets ranging from $1 million to $10 million. Ms. La Page has worked with HBO, Lifetime, MTV, BET, UPN and
others.
In 1997, Ms. La Page ran and operated Tiger’s Eye Sound, a leading dialogue editorial company with her partner Bruce Murphy.
There she worked on over 20 independent films including: Four Days in September (1998 Academy Award(tm) Nominee), Smoke
Signals (1998 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award Winner) and Dead Man’s Curve (1998 Sundance Film Festival Invitee).
Ms. La Page has founded two independent film production companies: BooYah! Films and Infinity Films. Through BooYah!, she and
her partner Saul Stein who was Executive Producer on the critically-acclaimed film The Holy Land assisted in launching the films Los
Angeles screening followed by its domestic engagement at the Angelika Theatre in New York City. At Infinity Films, Ms. La Page
has been developing several projects, including an animated feature film.
When she is not busy with LA Femme and Infinity Films, Ms. La Page serves as a consultant to filmmakers with their marketing,
script development, copywriting and trailer production. She has taught at the New York Film Academy and is an inspirational speaker
who reminds audiences of all kinds that hard work does pay off, even in a challenging town like Hollywood. Ms. La Page lives in Los
Angeles with her husband and son.
Advisory Board Members
CYNTHIA RIDDLE
CYNTHIA RIDDLE worked as a
development executive for MGM,
and segued into a writing and
producing deal with the studio.
She has also written movies and
series episodes for CBS, Hallmark
Hall of Fame, Lifetime, Disney,
Showtime, PBS, Hallmark Channel,
Nickelodeon, and direct-to-video
animated films.
Riddle and Peter Hunziker, her frequent writing partner, have
penned the award-winning CBS/Hallmark Hall of Fame film
Crossroads: A Story of Forgiveness, based on the true story
of a man who forgave the teen driver who killed his wife and
daughter while drag racing. Riddle and Hunziker’s stage
musical, A Kid’s Life, has done two runs Off-Broadway, and
two successful national tours, with another tour in the works.
Riddle also co-wrote the feature thriller Deadline, which she is
producing with Julia Verdin and Denise Carlson.
Riddle’s feature script, Curtains, about eccentric French stage
actress Sarah Bernhardt, won the 2010 script competition
Autumn Stories which took her to Paris for a six week residency
that included work shopping the script and location scouting in
Paris. Julia Verdin is on board to produce.
Riddle and Hunziker have been Top 10 finalists in prestigious
film competitions including Project Greenlight, the Coca Cola
Refreshing Filmmakers Award (2 time finalists/and winner –
with film screened in 14,000 theatres nationwide), Nintendo/
Universal Studios’ Eternal Darkness film competition, the
Disney Screenwriting Fellowship, and the Producers Guild’s
Producers Showcase 2013, sponsored by 20th Century Fox.
Riddle holds a BA and MFA in Screenwriting and Film Production
from UCLA.
P.J. Louis
P.J. Louis has spent over 28 years
working in the communications
industry. His prior roles have
included senior and executive
leadership positions in NYNEX
(now known as Verizon), Bellcore,
NextWave Wireless, TruePosition
(a Liberty Media company), Price
Waterhouse Coopers, and most
recently at Fun Little Movies, and MixCast.
Fun Little Movies (FLM) was one of the mobile media industry’s
pioneers. MixCast (formerly OOH TV!) is a leader in IP TV
entertainment, serving the urban marketplace. P.J. is currently
involved in a number of IP based media projects where his
financial and technology experience is relied on. He is a partner
of Avondale Ventures; a private equity firm specializing in
telecommunications and media companies. He is a partner in
Salus Products; a distributor of environmentally friendly consumer
products. He is the author of seven telecommunications
technology and business books.
P.J. believes that LA Femme Productions is taking bold steps
towards creating compelling content for both the traditional
viewing audiences and the new mobile media audiences. In his
words; "I want to be where the action is."
Deborah E. GILELS
Deborah Gilels currently is a
media consultant representing
screenwriters, directors, actors,
production companies and book
authors.
Consulting duties
include project development and
packaging, public relations and
marketing.
From January 2002 - August 2004, Deborah was an executive/
consultant for Media Design Institute, a Japanese/American
media company where she was instrumental in the creation of a
video-on-demand/satellite network financed by NTT-Data, the
content coming from Lion’s Gate and Echelon Entertainment,
as well as acquired film/television product for the Japanese
territory (Television, Video/DVD).
Deborah also created and produced MAJESTIC STUDIO, an
entertainment talk show for Japan television. Covering all
aspects of the movie business and Hollywood, past participants
include: actors Rachel Leigh Cook, Sean Astin, Charlize
Theron, Diane Lane, Will Yun Lee and Lainie Kazan, A-List
directors Paul Verhoeven, Peter Jackson and Jay Russell,
Oscar winning producers Barrie Osborne, Lawrence Turman
and Mark Johnson, esteemed writer/director Nicholas Meyer
and composer/musician Stewart Copeland.
In 1986, Deborah relocated to Los Angeles, where she worked
in motion picture and television development for studios such as
Tri Star and Twentieth Century Fox, as well as The Agency,
Innovative Artists and Leading Artists (UTA). In 1995, Deborah
founded Torch Productions and currently has several projects
in various stages of development and production.
DENISE CARSON
DENISE CARLSON is a producer
and development executive with
20 years of experience in the
entertainment
business.
She
worked with the Disney Channel
for nine years and was the Director
of Original Movies, responsible for
overseeing the development and
production of 47 television movies.
The films included the megahit High School Musical, as well
as other highly successful films such as Wendy Wu and The
Cheetah Girls movies.
Under her D’veloping Pictures banner, Denise is currently
developing the movie Bad Hair Day for Disney Channel, as well
as the features Crossing the Sagamore, Wake Up Little Susie,
Targeted and The Long Walk.
In addition, Denise is a producer on the independent feature
Deadline. She is also developing series projects Flirting with
Danger and Unchained with Ted Kotcheff.
Denise teaches producing at New York Film Academy’s Los
Angeles campus, where she is on the thesis committee. She
has also been an instructor at Los Angeles Valley College,
teaching film and television development and pitching. She has
done consulting work for The Hub children’s network and for
ABC.
Denise began her career in entertainment as a founding member
of the ComedySportz Improv Troupe, and also toured with the
L.A. Children's Museum Reader's Theatre. She became an
agent trainee at the William Morris Agency, and then worked
extensively as a freelance story analyst before accepting
her job at Disney. She has a BFA from Rollins College and
a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Ryokan
College.
JULIA VERDIN
JULIA VERDIN, has established
herself as one of Hollywood’s
leading independent producers, with
over 30 critically acclaimed feature
films produced to date.
Julia has produced theatrical
releases such as Stander, Merchant
of Venice, Riding the Bullet. Her
recent faith-based film from Lionsgate, The Least Among You,
premiered on Showtime and featured in major festivals. The film
was nominated for the 2012 NAACP awards for Outstanding
Television Movie and Best Lead Actor.
Julia's latest film Two Jacks, based on Leo Tolstoy short story
“Two Hussars” directed by Bernard Rose and starring Danny
Huston, Jack Huston, Sienna Miller, Jacqueline Bisset and Billy
Zane, has started on the festival circuit. In the same year, Julia
also executive produced Born of War.
She is currently developing projects with established Hollywood
writers and directors including Surviving Christmas by Academy
Award Nominated filmmaker James Dearden; Invisible Army
by acclaimed festival award winning filmmaker Éva Gárdos;
A.K.A. written by Phillip Morton and to be directed by Academy
Award Nominated director Jonathan Heap; Curtains, a WGA
Autumn Stories selected period piece about the Parisian stage
actress Sarah Bernhardt, written by Cynthia Riddle; Deadline,
also written by Cynthia Riddle; and will also be a co-producer
on William Gibson’s Neuromancer to be directed by Vincenzo
Natali.
Julia founded and has been running Rough Diamond Productions,
a major independent film production company, since 1995. She
has served as a director on the board of BAFTA for six years
and on the board of Seven Arts Pictures PLC, a public film
production and foreign sales company, for three years.
Marla Gibbs
Honorary Board Member
Marla’s career started when she
joined PASLA (Performing Arts
Society of Los Angeles) with her
daughter, Angela, and studied at
the Mafundi Institute and Watts
Writers Workshop. She later joined
the Zodiac Theatre and performed
in several well received productions
including Medea, Amen Corner and The Gingerbread Lady. After
a few bit parts, Ms. Gibbs landed the plum role of "Florence"
in The Jefferson’s where she gained international notoriety.
Soon after, her daughter Angela produced the award winning
Christine Houston play 227 in which Ms. Gibbs was cast as
the lead by noted Director Ed Cambridge. The play was such
a smashing success that Ms. Gibbs purchased the TV rights.
After The Jefferson’s was cancelled, she along with Norman
Lear’s Embassy TV, sold and helped produce the series for
NBC. 227 became a five-year hit series now in syndication.
Marla is an eight time NAACP Image Award winner, five time
Emmy Nominee, Golden Globe Nominee, eight time Family
TV award winner, Essence Woman of the Year, Frances
William’s Women in Theatre West Award winner, Special
Black Emmy Nominee honoree, Winner of two CEBA Awards,
and a host of National and Local honors.
Marla has released a CD on her label Forever 30 Records
entitled "It’s Never Too Late" featuring some original songs.
SPECIAL SCREENINGS
SUBMERGED (SHORT FILM)
WILL BE SCREENED BEFORE THE
FEATURE: THE NINTH CLOUD
OCT 18, 7-10 PM
VENUE 1
DIRECTOR
LEXI ST. JOHN
PRODUCER
CYNTHIA GLIDDEN
WRITER
LEXI ST. JOHN
RT: 11MIN
CAST: JEFF HOUSE, BENJAMIN UBINAS,
COLEY CAMPANY, ILIANA GUIBERT
SYNOPSIS: A THRILLING DRAMA
EXPLORING THE SUFFERING MIND OF
A FATHER WHEN HE HEARS THE NEWS
OF HIS SON'S UNTIMELY DEATH. THIS
FILM DIVES DEEP INTO MIND OF A MAN
WHO NEEDS TO FIND HIMSELF BEFORE
HE CAN FIND AND HELP HIS SON. AS HIS
LIFE FALLS APART, THE FATHER WILL
QUESTION HIS OWN SANITY WHEN HE
STARTS TO SEE THINGS THAT WILL HAUNT
HIM FOREVER.
SPECIAL SCREENINGS
The Ninth Cloud (Feature)
With Celebrity Q&A and Red Carpet
(6:30PM)
Oct 18, 7-10PM (Saturday)
Venue 1: Regal Theatre
LA LIVE: 1000 W Olympic Blvd. 90015
RT: 94 MIN
DIRECTOR, WRITER
JANE SPENCER
PRODUCER
MARC HOLTHUIZEN, WENDY THOMAS, GIA
MURESAN, BRUNO ROSATO, KIM ROBSON, JULIA
VERDIN, ELENA BARANOVA, RICHARD HUDSON
CAST: Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill: Vol 1),
Jean-Hugues Anglade (Taking Lives, Queen Margot),
Megan Maczko (costarring with Tom Hanks in Tom
Twyker's upcoming A Hologram for a King; Me and
Orson Welles)
SYNOPSIS: The Ninth Cloud is a tragi-comedy that
plays in the confused reality of a 24 year old girl called
Zena (Megan Maczko) who just moved to Hackney, East
London, after the death of her parents in a plane crash.
She has an active imagination and pursues a fantasy
life to cope with what she calls ‘the dark world’.
This Special Screening is presented by
SHORELINE ENTERTAINMENT
SPECIAL SCREENINGS
CREATE OPTION C:
MY JOURNEY WITH CANCER
With Celebrity Q&A and Red
Carpet (11:00AM)
OCT 19, 12-2 PM (Sunday)
Venue 4: Regal Theatre
LA LIVE: 1000 W Olympic Blvd.
90015
SCREENING ROOM 11
RT: 85MIN
DIRECTOR
CHRIS LA VOY
LOURDES COLON
PRODUCER
LOURDES COLON
CHRIS LA VOY
ESAI MORALES
YENIFFER BEHRENS
DEWAYNE COX
DANILE ROJO
SYNOPSIS: After she was diagnosed with
Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, actress Lourdes Colon
decided she would record and share her
journey via YouTube.
This Special Screening is
sponsored by
LATIN MEDIA INSTITUTE
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AWARDS CEREMONY CELEBRITY HONOREES
Awards Ceremony At the LA Film School
Followed by After Party, October 19th 7pm, 6363 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
Sandra Valls will be our Master of Ceremonies
SHERYL LEE RALPH-LUPE ONTIVEROS IMAGE AWARD
ACTRESS, ACTIVIST, AUTHOR, ENTERTAINER, SINGER, DIRECTOR, WRITER
Sheryl Lee Ralph is a multitalented, award winning actress in film, television and the Broadway
stage. The original DREAMGIRL (Deena Jones), she originated and created the role for
Broadway which won her a Tony Award Nomination and Drama Desk for Best Actress.
In TV, Sheryl Lee is starring in the new Nickelodeon series INSTANT MOM and can be seen
in RAY DONOVAN. Her credits include CBS’s 2 BROKE GIRLS, NBC’s SMASH, NBC‘s ER,
Showtime’s BARBERSHOP, breaking ground as post-operative transsexual, Claire and was voted one of TV's Favorite
Moms for MOESHA receiving numerous NAACP Image Award nominations.
Her extensive film credits include THE MIGHTY QUINN, SISTER ACT II, MISTRESS and DISTINGUISHED
GENTLEMAN. Her performance TO SLEEP WITH ANGER won her the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting
Actress.
A truly a multi-talented artist her first authored book “Redefining DIVA” (Simon&Schuster) debuting to rave reviews.
Ms. Ralph proposes that a real diva is a strong woman who respects herself and others and who promotes positive
change presenting an engrossing story of a woman who challenged Hollywood.
Sheryl Lee consistently creates a contagious positive image as a National Speaker with spontaneous humor and wit.
She has appeared on: HLN, ShowBiz Tonight, Joan Velez Mitchell, Dr. Drew, Entertainment Tonight, CNN, The Daily
Show, FOX & Friends, Good Day LA, Good Day NY, CBS Morning News, CNBC Africa, The Martha Stewart Show,
The Wendy Williams Show, The Michael Baisden Show, and Tom Joyner Show.
Sheryl Lee is a passionate health advocate, AIDS activist, and the founding director of the DIVA (Divinely Inspired
Victoriously Anointed) Foundation 501(C) 3 which she created in memory of the many friends she had lost to HIV/
AIDS.
As a producer, writer, director, Sheryl Lee founded Island Girl Productions, launching with her award-winning short film
SECRETS. She is a mother of two with a blended family of four.
MARION ROSS, ACTRESS/ENTERTAINER - LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The iconic All-American mom from the classic HAPPY DAYS sitcom had fervent desires of
becoming an actress while growing up in her small Minnesota town. Born Marian Ross (with an
"a”), she grew up in her native state and, at one time, worked as a teenage au pair in order to
earn money for drama lessons. The family eventually relocated to San Diego and she followed.
After changing her name to Marion (with an "o") Ross she attended San Diego University and
appeared in the theater department's various productions. After graduating she acted with the
Old Globe Theatre. She then managed to land a Paramount Studio contract in such films as THE GLENN MILLER
STORY , SECRET OF THE INCAS, SABRINA and PUSHOVER. Marking her Broadway debut in 1958 with a role
in "Edwin Booth" starring JOSÉ FERRER, Marion continued to focus on TV work including FATHER KNOWS BEST,
RAWHIDE, ROUTE 66, THE OUTER LIMITS, FELONY SQUAD and THE BRADY BUNCH. But her most recognized
portrayal of the iconic mom in HAPPY DAYS was pivotal as "Marion Cunningham" where she received two Emmy
nominations.
She was seen on THE LOVE BOAT, NIGHT Court, MACGYVER, BURKE'S LAW and SUPERMAN. Her role as the
obstinate, iron-willed Jewish matriarch in the BROOKLYN BRIDGE garnered two more Emmy nominations. She
has always returned to Broadway in such roles as ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, LONG DAY'S
JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, PIPPIN and BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, among others. She
also toured with her one-woman show as poet Edna St. Vincent Millay entitled A LOVELY LIGHT. Marion received
a fifth Emmy nomination for TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL and appeared in THAT '70S SHOW, THE DREW CAREY
SHOW, GILMORE GIRLS and BROTHERS & SISTERS and has voiced SpongeBob’s grandmother in SPONGEBOB
SQUAREPANTS.
AWARDS CEREMONY CELEBRITY HONOREES
MADELINE ZIMA, ACTRESS - RISING STAR AWARD
Best known for her breakout role as the provocative and saucy “Mia Lewis” on the hit
Showtime series CALIFORNICATION, Madeline also starred opposite Renée Zellweger and
Forest Whitaker in MY OWN LOVE SONG for director Olivier Dahan (LA VIE EN ROSE).
CRAZY EYES, the drama in which she stars opposite Lukas Haas, premiered to exceptional
reviews at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival and garnered her Best Actress Award at the 2012
Madrid International Film Festival.
Madeline currently recurs on Amazon’s sitcom BETAS, and will next be seen in the indie comedy #STUCK, for which
she won the Best Actress at the Napa Valley Film Festival in 2013. Last pilot season, Madeline starred in the ABC
drama project THE GILDED LILLIES from creator/exec producer Shonda Rimes.
HOLLY WEIRSMA, PRODUCER - EXECUTIVE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Holly Wiersma began her career as a casting associate on such films as BLADE, THE
RAINMAKER and AMISTAD. Soon after, she developed a strong passion for independent
filmmaking and switched her focus from casting to producing. Wiersma was named one of
Variety’s “Ten Producers to Watch” in 2003 and featured in the “100 People You Need To
Know” issue of FADE IN magazine in 2004.
Wiersma Co-Produced the Sundance Film Festival hit SHADOW HOURS directed by Isaac
Eaton, starring Balthazar Getty and Peter Weller and went on to produce the films RENT CONTROL , COMIC BOOK
VILLIANS, WONDERLAND, HAPPY ENDINGS, DOWN IN THE VALLEY, THE QUIET and THE TENANTS.
Her Golden Globe Nominations came from BOBBY, Produced by Wiersma, written and directed by Emilio Estevez,
and The Weinstein Company's FACTORY GIRL staring Sienna.
Wiersma then Produced, STONE starring Edward Norton, Robert De Niro and Milla Jovovich, went on to Produce Dito
Montiel’s THE SON OF NO ONE Starring Channing Tatum, Ray Liotta, Katie Holmes, Juliette Binoche and Al Pacino,
Variety proclaimed, “No indie producer can put together a cast better than Holly Wiersma.”
Last year, Wiersma completed production on three films: SHREVEPORT, co-written, directed by and starring Ryan
Phillippe. A CASE OF YOU, co-written by and starring Justin Long, along with Peter Dinklage, Sam Rockwell, Evan
Rachel Wood, Brendan Fraser, Busy Philipps and Sienna Miller. And also the highly anticipated true-life HIV drama
starring Matthew McConaughey (Academy Award for Best Actor in Leading Role), Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto,
DALLAS BUYERS CLUB,.
Wiersma just completed production on two films: RETURN TO SENDER, a psychological thriller directed by Fouad
Mikati starring Rosamund Pike, Shiloh Fernandez and Nick Nolte. And the comedy with director Peter Bogdanovich,
SQUIRRELS TO THE NUTS starring Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots, Kathryn Hahn, Rhys Ifans, Will
Forte, Kathryn Hahn, Cybill Shepherd and Richard Lewis, to be released next year.
MORAN ATIAS, ACTRESS/ACTIVIST - HUMANITARIAN AWARD
Moran Atias is an Israeli actress. She gained notoriety in the Italian films GAS, OGGI SPOSI,
and MOTHER OF TEARS. She is best known for her work with Paul Haggis in the 2008 TV
series CRASH and the 2013 film THIRD PERSON. She currently stars on the FX television
series TYRANT. She is considered one of Israel's first actresses to have success abroad.
Atias participated in the Artists for Justice and Peace volunteer mission with Sean Penn
following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, in which she assisted the evacuation of refugees to
Florida. During her second trip to Haiti, she took part in a workshop at Cine Institute in
Jacmel. She is a goodwill ambassador for IsraAid. In May 2010, she worked with Artists for
Peace and Justice (APJ) and hosted and organized a charity event at Cannes Film Festival. In November 2010, she
hosted and organized a charity event for APJ in New York, with proceeds going to the first free high school for the
children of the slums of Haiti.
MASTER OF CEREMONIES
SANDRA VALLS - MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Fasten your seatbelts! Sandra Valls is a brash, high energy, fierce, funny, Lesbian, Latina,
comic and then some. Voted one of Curve Magazine's Top 10 funniest Lesbian comics,
and Top 10 faces to watch in 2010 by Diva Magazine she’ll make you laugh till your
face hurts with her frank, no holds barred, packed house comedy performances all over
the country. Sandra Valls unapologetically takes the road less travelled, celebrates her
sexuality and steps up to the frontlines entertaining and educating folks through laughter.
Sandra ignites the stage with electric performances in Showtime hit comedy special “The
Latin Divas of Comedy” (Alma Award nominated) and “Pride: LGBT Comedy Slam!”
Hosted by Bruce Vilanch. Sandra’s television credits include “Outlaugh Festival”, “One Night Stand Up” (LOGO),
“Comic's Unleashed with Byron Allen” (ABC), “Habla !” (HBO), “Que Locos” (Galavision), “Funny is Funny”, “Latino
101”, “Latino Laugh Festival” (Sitv), “ComicView” (BET), “Mtv3 Quiero mis Quince”, “Wanna Be Latinos” and “Top
Tr3ce” as host commentary.
Sandra has hosted La Femme International Film Festival, Power UP 10 Amazing Gay Women and Men gala, as well
as GLAAD Awards. From hosting to touring with Latin Divas, Queer Queens of Qomedy and Lezberados to sharing
the stage with Eva Longoria at the HBO Comedy Festival, Sandra still finds time to give back to the community for
Aids, sobriety, domestic violence and LGBT rights. The California Senate presented Sandra with a Certificate of
Recognition for her relentless support of people in recovery in the LGBT community.
Sandra is a published author fresh off the press in “Out on the Edge: America’s Rebel Comics”. Contact info: www.
welovesandra.com www.facebook.com/sandravalls [email protected]
FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT
THE SHOW
OFF DOLLS
is a versatile,
burlesque
fusion dance
company
based out of
Hollywood,
California.
The crew
performs the
traditional,
tasteful style of burlesque and strip
tease with influences stemming
back to the 20’s and fuses it with
present genres such as hip hop, jazz,
ballet, contemporary, tap, gogo and
acrobatics.
NICHOLE
LE SHAWN
WOODS
is a Pro
Choreographer,
commercial
actress, dance
educator and
model. Her
distinctive dance
choreography
may be seen throughout events of all
types such as the African Oscars, movie
musicals, choreography showcases,
fashion shows, plays, commercials,
feature films, short films and regional,
national & international dance
competitions.
LA’s hottest professional, technically
trained dancers and upcoming
choreographers in the industry
comprise the 12 Dolls of different
ethnicities and backgrounds. They
have performed with Nicki Minaj,
Britney Spears, Chris Brown, Sean
Kingston, We Are Heroes Crew,
Trey Songs and LMFAO. They have
been featured at the Billboard Music
Awards, So You Think You Can Dance
Vegas, Disney, Femme Fatale Tour,
and the House of Blues. The Show
Off Dolls were MTV's America's Best
Dance Crew finalists for Season
7auditions.
You may spot Nichole in several TV
and online commercials such as The
General, Goldmax, Viance Nutrition,
Samsung and many others. She has
also modeled for international Hair
and Beauty products placing ads
international Billboards, Glamour,
Allure, Lucky & In Touch magazines.
Nichole recently launched her own
company called Start Smart 4 the Arts
(WWW.STARTSMART4THEARTS.COM),
which helps parents navigate the world
of performing arts and entertainment.
Her perseverance and excitement is
unparalleled and indicates her love of
the performing arts, her willingness to
help others and her destiny to excel as
an Artist.
Featured
Artist
Maggie
McClure
- Singer,
Songwriter,
Pianist
The Norman,
Okla-bred, Los
Angeles-based
singer/songwriter/pianist Maggie
McClure has spent a good amount of
her career placing her songs on TV
shows such as Dr. Phil, Cougar Town,
The Real World, and The Hills, as
well as in the film Cowgirls N’ Angels.
Her smooth, confessional songwriting
has made her a natural for these
formats. She’s also performed more
than 1000 shows throughout the
U.S. and continues to be thoroughly
independent; she’s her own label,
booking agent, and manager.
Her third album, Time Moves On –
produced by Justin Glasco, whose
work includes Dan Wilson, Gary Jules,
Tyler Hilton, and Cary Brothers –
chronicles her move from Oklahoma
to L.A. and centers on the mental
and physical bravery it takes to push
yourself in an unknown city and make
people pay attention and convince
them to be part of your dream.
PARTY SCHEDULE/FESTIVAL STAFF
October 16, 2014, Thursday
7PM-11PM
October 18, 2014, Saturday (party)
10PM-2AM
“MasqueRave” Opening Night Gala
Sponsored by UPS Store Beverly Hills
Red Carpet to start at 7pm
“Hot and Sassy Saturday”
After Party at Spear Steak & Seafood House
(Downtown LA)
224 E. 11th Street, 7th Fl Los Angeles 90015
Networking, Hors d ‘Oeuvres,
Sponsored Alcohol by Frances Coppola Winery
and additional spirits
DJ
ALL black Dressy or Business Attire requested
* A mask will be provided at the door
800 W. 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Networking
Club Attire
Security Parking at: 1036 ½ Santee St
(500 yards from the corner of 11th street)
October 19, 2014 Sunday
LA Femme Film Festival
Awards Ceremony
At the LA Film School
Ceremony to start at 7pm
Red Carpet to begin at 6pm
October 17, 2014, Friday (party)
9PM-2AM
Master of Ceremony: Sandra Valls
Performers: Singer: Maggie McClure and Dance
Troup: Show Off Dolls
“Diamonds and Divas Friday”
After Party at Continental Club
(Downtown LA)
116 W
Followed by After Party with DJ
LA Film School
6363 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood 90028
4th
St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Networking
Upscale Club Attire
Music, Networking, Hors d ‘Oeuvres, Sponsored
Alcohol, Goodie Bags
Dressy Business Attire
Festival Staff
Leslie LaPage
Karina Farah
Chris Clark
Kristin Schlick
Lauren Kohne Cindy Williamson
Esther Guardado
John Haynes
Alessandro Garuzzo
Claudia Crook
Phillip Johnson
Mallory Kaufman
Deborah Gilels
Adam Lesar AJ Adelman & Associates
Kathy Bowling
Laurie Rain
President/Festival Director/Founder
Co-Producer
Festival Coordinator
Stage Manager
Office Volunteer
Office Volunteer
Office Volunteer
Office Volunteer
Office Volunteer
Office Volunteer
Office Volunteer
Office Volunteer
Director of Seminars Panels/Board Member
Editor for Celebrity Reels and Trailers
PR and Marketing Consultant
Shadoeworks Brand Marketing/Graphic & Web Design
www.shadoeworks.com
Goodie Bag / Event & Red Carpet Photographer
Special Thanks and Appreciation: I would like to convey a special thanks to the following individuals for their
uncompromising efforts in making this festival a reality. It is through their donation of time, services and love that this
festival became an actuality:
Steve Epstein, Kathy Bowling, Deborah Gilels, Kimberly Myers, Gail Stanberry, Tery Lopez, Christiana Miller, Suzan Olson
Davis, Adam Moore, Ellen Huang, Lauren Hazarian, Colleen McClure, Susan Simms, Julia Verdin, Cynthia Riddle, Denise
Carlson, and Barrett Epstein
2:00-4:00PM
Dr Sarmast’s Music SchoolFDoc,97min
Mbeti: Road to Kisesini-SDoc,17min
4:00pm-6:00PM
The Story For The GrandchildrenS,6min
My Beautiful Sister-S,15min
Pie Lady of Pie Town,SDoc,33min
A Different Kind of FarmFDoc,64min
6:00-8PM
Greece-S,16min
Crepusule-S,22min
Cotton Road-FDoc,73min
2:00-4:00PM
Hotline-S,13min
Born Again-S,10min
A Soft Sense of Cinnamon-F,94min
4:00-6:00PM
Four Tails-S,24min
Thru The Woods-F,88min
6:00-7PM
The Cut-SDoc,43min
Jessie and the Fountain of YouthSDoc,12min
7:00PM-11PM (party) (Red Carpet 7:00pm-9:00pm)
“MasqueRave Opening Night Gala”
Sponsored by UPS Store: Beverly Hills
At a downtown Loft (secured parking: 1036½ Santee St.)
224 E. 11th Street, 7th Fl
Los Angeles, CA 90015
12:00-2:00PM
We’ll Be Coming Home-MV,4min
Only Light-S,14min
Algorithms,FDoc,97min
Thursday
October 16, 2013
Venue 2-Screen 7
Regal Theatre Stadium 14
LA LIVE
1000 W. Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles 90015
9:00-10:00AM
Badge Registration Filmmaker
Press/Festival Check In
10:00-12:00Noon
Elegance-S,5min
Spilled Water-FDoc,54min
GEGO: Gertrud Louise
Goldschmidt-FDoc,55min
12:00-2:00PM
Red Hulk-S,27min
Odd Brodsky-F,93min
From 11am- to 3pm We will be
Live Streaming the
KCAA Live with Aaron & Kelly
Show
In the Regal Lobby
Thursday
October 16, 2014
Venue 1-Screen 5
Regal Theatre Stadium 14
LA LIVE
1000 W. Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles 90015
9:00-10:00AM
Badge Registration Filmmaker
Press/Festival Check In
10:00-12:00Noon
The Food Truck Deal-S,9min
Kajarya-F,108min
6:00-8:30PM
A Bird’s Nest-S, 15min
Mr. Maple Leaf-S,10min Moving
Penny & Red-FDoc,60min
Yemeniettes-FDoc,60min
4:00-6:00PM
Sacred Stones-MV,8min
BFlat-S,23min
You Belong To Me-FDoc,88min
2:00-4:00PM
Bye Bye Black Bird-S,15min
Our Father-S,22min
Doctora Mariana and the Lost World of the
Mby’a-Guarani-FDoc,82min
12:00-2:00PM
Yellow Autumn/Juane Autumn-S,12min
Going Dark-SDoc,30min
Tikotin-FDoc,77min
Friday
October 17, 2014
Venue 2-Screen 7
Regal Theatre Stadium 14
LA LIVE
1000 W. Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles 90015
9:00-10:00AM
Badge Registration Filmmaker
Press/Festival Check In
10:00-12:00Noon
Triples-SDoc,16min
The Oasis Affair-SDoc,15min
Entering The Second Half-SDoc,11min
Women at War-FDoc,77min
9:00PM- 2AM (party)
“Diamonds and Divas Friday”
After Party at Continental Club (Downtown LA)
116 W. 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Networking ( Upscale Club Attire )
6:00-8:00PM
Bound For Greatness-S,26min
Green Card Warriors-F,90min
4:00-6:00PM
Daughter Of An Ocean-SAim,3min
Janie Charismatic-F,101min
2:00-4:00PM
Dirty Nails-S,11min
Wild & Precious-S,18min
Bitter Sweet Monday-F,88min
12:00 – 2:00 PM
Who I Am-MV,5min
Remember?/Tu Te Souviens?-S,15min
Helena’s Dream-S,6min
We Are Like Oranges-F,90min
Friday
October 17, 2014
Venue 1-Screen 5
Regal Theatre Stadium 14
LA LIVE
1000 W. Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles 90015
9:00-10:00AM
Badge Registration Filmmaker
Press/Festival Check In
10:00-12:00Noon
Wrestling with Angels-S,14min
The Run-S,10min
Mary Loss of Soul-F,90min
________________________
2:00-4:00PM
CTRL-S,4min
Living The Dream-Web,5min
Happy Hands-SDoc,20min
You Follow: A Search For One’s PastFDoc,91min
___________________
3:00-6:00PM
Panel 3: Independent Pitching Panel
Location: Regal Theatre Stadium 14
Venue 3-Screen 12
4:00-6:00PM
Gloria-S,8min
Slummy Mommy-Web,15min
Jenny & Lalo-S,12min
Despite the Gods-FDoc,85min
Saturday
October 18, 2014
Venue 2-Screen 7
Regal Theatre Stadium 14
LA LIVE
1000 W. Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles 90015
9:00-10:00AM
Badge Registration Filmmaker
Press/Festival Check In
10:00-12:00Noon
Elidi-SAnim,2min
Jaya-S,19min
Auk nr 8-FDoc,94min
---------------------------11:00-1:00PM
Sponsored by Columbia College
Panel 1:
How to Launch Your Career With A
Short Film
Location: Regal Theatre Stadium 14
Venue 3-Screen 12
12:00-2:00PM
Ace-S,6min
Peach Orchard-SAnim,3min
After-S,15min
Hot Flash Havoc-FDoc,88min
_______________
1:00-3:00PM
Sponsored by WGA Panel 2: Women
Running The Show on Prime Time TV
Location: Regal Theatre Stadium 14
Venue 3-Screen 12
10:00PM-2AM
“Hot and Sassy Saturday”
After Party at Spear Stake & Seafood House(Downtown LA)
800 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Networking ( Casual Club Attire )
7:00PM-10:00PM (Red Carpet and After Party)-Venue 1
Special Sneak Screening of Shoreline’s: The Ninth Cloud a film by Jane Spencer
Q&A to Follow with Cast and Crew: Cast: Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill
Bill: Vol 1), Jean-Hugues Anglade (Taking Lives, Queen Margot), Megan Maczko
(co-starring with Tom Hanks in Tom Twyker's upcoming A Hologram for a King;
Me and Orson Welles)
Submerged- Short- 11min -will be screened before our feature
4:00-6:00PM
Highway to Yodel-Ay-Hee-Huuu-MV,4min
Almost-S,5min
Avalanche-SAnim,3min
Night Vet-S,25min
The Park Bench-F,78min
2:00-4:00PM
When Fish Fly-S,10min
Red Rider-S,17min
American Girl-F,82min
12:00- 2:00PM
Choices-S,11min
The Way You Love-S,10min
Redemption Trail-F,91min
Saturday
October 18, 2014
Venue 1-Screen 5
Regal Theatre Stadium 14
LA LIVE
1000 W. Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles 90015
9:00-10:00AM
Badge Registration Filmmaker
Press/Festival Check In
10:00-12:00Noon
#Selfie-S,17min
Attack Of The Killer Trees-SAnim,7min
Leaving Limbo-F,94min
LA FEMME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014- REGAL THEATRE STADIUM 14-VENUE AND SCREENING SCHEDULE
Sunday
October 19, 2014
Venue 2- Screen 7
Regal Theatre Stadium 14
LA LIVE
1000 W. Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles 90015
9:00-10:00AM
Badge Registration Filmmaker
Press/Festival Check In
10:00-12:00Noon
Tequila Mockingbird-Web,10min
Playing Catch (Toffeset) -S,30min
Love Thy Nature-FDoc,76min
________
10:00-12:00PM
Panel 4: Financing &
Distribution
Finding The Money!
Location: Regal Theatre Stadium
14- Venue 3-Screen 12
2:00-4:00PM
These Woods-S,14min
Full Circle-S,6min
Look at Me Now-S,16min
First to Fall-FDoc,83min
---------------------------2:00-4:00PM
Panel 6: How To Get Your Reality
TV or Alternative Concept Into
The Market Place
Location: Regal Theatre Stadium
14-Venue 3- Screen 12
7:00PM
Awards Ceremony and Awards After Party
Hosted Bar, DJ, Nosh & Networking, Goodie Bags
( Business Dressy )
At LA Film School Theatre
6363 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028 (parking in building)
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4:00-5:30PM
My Name is Vivienne-F,94min
12:00-2:00PM
I Don’t Miss Anything (Mir Fehlt
Nichts) -SAnim,14min
Zugzwang-S,9min
Select Screening:
Men of The Cloth-FDoc,96min
Presented by: Latin Heat Media
----------------------------Institute
12:00-2PM
Create Option C-FDoc,85min
Sponsored by SAG-AFTRA Panel
Q&A after Screening with Filmmaker 5:Women & New Media: How To
Venue 4-Screen 11
Get Noticed Through
Unconventional Ways
Location:
Regal Theatre Stadium
2:00-4:00PM
14-Venue 3- Screen 12
Robots In Space-SAnim,3min
A Reason-F,112min
12:00 NOON-2:00PM
The Grind-S,21min
Untold-F,94min
Sunday
October 19, 2014
Venue 1-Screen 5
Regal Theatre Stadium 14
LA LIVE
1000 W. Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles 90015
9:00-10:00AM
Badge Registration Filmmaker
Press/Festival Check In
10:00-12:00Noon
Out of the Darkness-SAmin,10min
Portrait Of An American WomanS,8min
Moving Mountains-F,100min
SCREENING SCHEDULE
CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS
CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS
FEATURE FILMS
A REASON
OCT 19, 2-4 PM
VENUE 1
A SOFT SENSE OF CINNAMON/UN
SUAVE OLOR A CANELA
OCT 16, 2-4 PM VENUE 1
DIRECTOR
DOMINIQUE
SCHILLING 2014
AMERICAN GIRL
OCT 18, 2-4 PM
VENUE 1
PRODUCER
GIOVANNA RIBES
PALOMA MORA
PRODUCERS
CAROLINE
RISBERG
CHRIS TITZER
CORINA FORTMANN
WRITER
GIOVANNA RIBES
WRITER
DOMINIQUE
SCHILLING
RT: 94MIN
RT: 112MIN
CAST: Magda Apanowicz, Marion Ross, Nick
Eversman
SYNOPSIS: Serena, a young gay introvert and
her controlling older brother Nathan, are forced
to endure a dreaded family gathering at the
house of their wealthy Aunt Irene.
GREENCARD WARRIORS
OCT 17, 6-8 PM
VENUE 1
DIRECTOR
AMY CAMPIONE
CAST: Mireia Pérez, Paulo Pires, Juan Mandli,
Ariel Castro, Mar Mandli
SYNOPSIS: Valia is a young woman used to
observe the others as part of her work but Guido
is her antithesis neither one is really prepared to
handling daily life.
JANIE CHARISMANIC
OCT 17, 4-6 PM
VENUE 1
DIRECTOR
MIRIAM
KRUISHOOP
PRODUCERS
AMY CAMPIONE
DANIELLE HANSON
GLITTER ROSE
DIRECTOR
ILA DUNCAN
PRODUCER
WOODSON
DUNCAN
PRODUCER
JULIAN
CAUTHERLEY
BRONWYN
CORNELIUS
MIRIAM
KRUISHOOP
WRITER
TOM CUDWORTH
WRITER
LAURA SCHEINER,
ILA DUNCAN
WRITER
RT: 82MIN
MIRIAM KRUISHOOP
CAST: Amanda Tovah Rose, Amy Campione,
Matt Magnusson, Nick Apostolides
RT: 90MIN
SYNOPSIS: A young woman trapped in a toxic
relationship accidentally leaves her on-line
profile open in a public space and is seduced by
a stranger.
KAJARYA
OCT 16, 10 AM-12 PM
VENUE 1
CAST: Kuldeep Ruhil, Meenu Hooda, Ridhima
Sud
SYNOPSIS: A small village outside of New
Delhi is a host for the murders of unwanted
girl infants and Meera , a rookie reporter, is
consumed by discovering what really happened.
CAST: Anthony Marks, Josie Smith, Eric
Roberts
SYNOPSIS: The tragic struggle of an
undocumented Latino family in Los Angeles after
they have sent their eldest son to war.
SYNOPSIS: A down-and-out rock star, Janie,
alienates everyone she knows is now forced to
take a boring job in a finance office where she
meets Kevin which escalates out of control.
LEAVING LIMBO
OCT 18, 10 AM - 12 PM
VENUE 1
MARY LOSS OF SOUL
OCT 17, 10 AM - 12 PM
VENUE 1
PRODUCER
QUASHIK
MUKHERJEE
CELINE LOOP
TANAJI DASGUPTA
WRITER
MADHUREETA
ANAND
RT: 101min
CAST: Manny Perez, Vivica A. Fox, Angel
Amaral
DIRECTOR
MADHUREETA
ANAND
RT: 108MIN
DIRECTOR
GIOVANNA RIBES
DIRECTOR
SANDY BOIKIAN
DIRECTOR
JENNIFER B. WHITE
PRODUCER
LISA BOORE
LAMBERT
SANDY BOIKIAN
PRODUCER
STEWART HUEY
WRITER
JENNIFER B. WHITE
WRITER
SANDY BOIKIAN
RT: 94MIN
RT: 90MIN
CAST: Elias Cecil, Mandy Brown
CAST: Anne Bex, Catherine Black, Diana
Porter, Emma Gruttadauria, José Zúñiga, Kaylee
Bryant, Sam Myerson
SYNOPSIS: Monica Wyatt is a totally '80s
teenager on the brink of a bright future when her
dreams are destroyed by a car wreck that leaves
her in a coma for 19 years.
SYNOPSIS: After vanishing from her family's
lake house, 15 year-old Mary Solis returns
without any memory of the traumatic events she
experienced, and without part of her soul.
FEATURE FILMS
MOVING MOUNTAINS
OCT 19, 10AM - 12 PM
VENUE 1
MY NAME IS VIVIENNE
OCT 19, 4-5:30 PM
VENUE 1
ODD BRODSKY
OCT 16, 12-2 PM
VENUE 1
DIRECTOR
JEANIE CLARK
DIRECTOR
MARJORIE COHEN
DIRECTOR
CINDY BAER
PRODUCER
PAUL DINHMCCRILLIS
PENNY LOEB
PRODUCER
JEREMY PATERSON
MARJORIE COHEN
PRODUCER
CINDY BAER
THOMAI HATSIOS
WRITER
JEREMY PATERSON
WRITER
MATHEW IRVING
CIDYBAER
WRITER
PENNY LOEB
RT: 100MIN
RT: 94MIN
RT: 93MIN
CAST: Theresa Russell, Austin Jetton, Greg
Harpold, Michael Alban, Michael Meredith,
Rachel St.Gelais, Rick Roberts, Scott Carpenter,
T. Paige Dalporto, Taylor Horst, Tina Larson,
Tina Alexis Allen
CAST: N/A
CAST: Tegan Ashon Cohan, Mathew Kevin
Anderson, Scotty Dickert, Cindy Baer, Elana
Krausz, Christine Moses, Leigh Forrest, John
Alton, Jesse Meriwether, Jim Hanks, Ilana
Klusky
SYNOPSIS: Trish Bragg goes against powerful
coal business owners & government officials to
save the community & people she loves.
REDEMPTION TRAIL
OCT 18, 12-2 PM
VENUE 1
SYNOPSIS: A flailing Hollywood actress is
kicked out of her sugar-daddy's mansion and
forced to team up with a struggling colleague
and an unpaid intern to regain her stardom.
THE PARK BENCH
OCT 18, 4-6 PM
VENUE 1
SYNOPSIS: Lovable loser Audrey Brodsky quits
her job to pursue her dream of being an actress!
There’s a problem: she’s not very good at it.
THRU THE WOODS
OCT 16, 4-6 PM
VENUE 1
DIRECTOR
BRITTA SJOGREN
DIRECTOR
ANN LESCHANDER
DIRECTOR
P.R. TOOKE
PRODUCER
BRITTA SJOGREN
SOUMYAA KAPILBEHRENS
PRODUCER
ANGEL THOMPSON
ANN LESCHANDER
PRODUCER
P.R. TOOKE
WRITER
P.R. TOOKE
WRITER
ANN LESCHANDER
WRITER
BRITTA SJOGREN
RT: 91MIN
RT: 78MIN
RT: 88MIN
CAST: Lily Rabe, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Jake
Weber
CAST: Nicole Hayden, Walter Perez, Beau
Bonness, Brian Mulligan, Dustin Fitzsimons,
John Prosky, Stella Maeve
CAST: Kelly Venn, Steve Coker, Andrew
Toulouse, Ileana Herrin
SYNOPSIS: Two powerful and deeply troubled
political refuges flee the past and the personal
traumas that haunts them.
UNTOLD
OCT 19, 12-2 PM
VENUE 1
SYNOPSIS: Emily, a neurotic librarian, is
assigned to tutor Mateo, an arrogant undergrad
they do not get along. But they learn something
that could change their lives forever.
WE ARE LIKE ORANGES
OCT 17, 12-2 PM
VENUE 1
DIRECTOR
GINA M. GARCIA
DIRECTOR
JOACHIM
LJUNGQUIST
CECILIA GÄRDING
PRODUCER
GINA M. GARCIA
GINA GOFF
MARTHA
MARINARA
PRODUCER
CECILIA GÄRDING
MIKAEL HAINES
GÄRDING
WRITER
CECILIA GÄRDING
WRITER
GINA M. GARCIA
RT: 94MIN
RT: 90MIN
CAST: Terri Ivens, Carlos Gomez, Dale Raoul,
Debra Wilson, Gloria Alred, Jason London
CAST: Jesper Eriksson, Ulrika Skarby, Ludvig
Jakobsson, Emil Lindberg, Kari Berg, Tim
Tjernlund, Samuel Jarrick
SYNOPSIS: When a successful entrepreneur
wakes up to being a victim of a hate crime,
she begins to have startling recollection of her
childhood stranger abduction.
SYNOPSIS: Josef a young Afro-Swede
secondary high school student moves between
two worlds, one dream world and one reality;
traveling in time he discovers the perception of
racism in Sweden.
SYNOPSIS: What would happen when the man
who ruined your life, smashed your dreams,
derailed your career, and chased you out of the
city showed up in the middle of the night at your
cabin in the woods, in the middle of a horrific
snow storm, half frozen to death?
SHORT FILMS
A BIRD'S NEST
OCT 17, 6-8:30 PM
VENUE 2
#SELFIE
OCT 18, 10AM-12 PM
VENUE 1
DIRECTOR
KATIE CHONACAS
ANDREW OLECK
PRODUCER
KATIE CHONACAS
ANDREW OLECK
ACE
OCT 18, 12-2 PM
VENUE 2
DIRECTOR
CHRISTINE CHEN
DIRECTOR
A D COOPER
PRODUCER
CHRISTINE CHEN
ADAM DUNCAN
PRODUCER
DAVID A. SMITH
HELEN L.
ALEXANDER
WRITER
CHRISTINE CHEN
WRITER
KATIE CHONACAS
ANDREW OLECK
WRITER
A D COOPER
RT: 17MIN
RT: 15MIN
RT: 6MIN
CAST: Jenn Shabtai, Katie Chonacas, Nick
Ralph
CAST: Deke Garner, Gracie Grenier, Christine
Chen, Adam Duncan
CAST: Moray Watson, Kyle Cox, Adam Parsons
SYNOPSIS: Two girls from Beverly Hills go on
a road trip to Coachella for the weekend to get
away from their lives, parents and boyfriends but
end up getting consumed by social media and
jealousy issues.
SYNOPSIS: A lonely young boy hides from his
troubled life in his secret hideout, until the day
he befriends the girl next door.
SYNOPSIS: Two bored boys repeatedly harass
an old man in a mobility scooter by cycling up
to him on their bikes and yelling in his face. His
response is anything but predictable.
AFTER
OCT 18, 12-2 PM
VENUE 2
ALMOST
OCT 18, 4-6 PM
VENUE 1
ATTACK OF THE KILLER TREES
(ANIMATION) OCT 18, 10 AM-12 PM
VENUE 1
DIRECTOR
SEÁN BRANIGAN
DIRECTOR
SHARON HOFFMAN
DIRECTOR
VALERIE GIUILI
PRODUCER
KATHRYN KENNEDY
PRODUCER
SHARON HOFFMAN
JASON AUGUSTINE
SHARRI HEFNER
PRODUCER
VALERIE GIUILI
WRITER
AMY DE BHRÚN
WRITER
VALERIE GIUILI
WRITER
SHARON HOFFMAN
RT: 15MIN
RT: 5MIN
RT: 7MIN
CAST: Amy De Bhrún, Paul Reid
CAST: Sydney Hefner, Winston Browne, Adam
Avellan, Ashley Triplett, Christine Johnnie,
Hannah Landon, Jonny Vasquez, Wallace
Browne
CAST: Alex Sanborn, Tyler Theofilos
SYNOPSIS: A young man's night out is cut
short when his new girlfriend suffers a traumatic
attack. He faces an important decision that will
define his character and his future
AVALANCHE (ANIMATION)
OCT 18, 4-6 PM
VENUE 1
SYNOPSIS: A 12-year-old girl leaves her
6-year-old sister to join her best friends for an
adventure, or at least a walk to the pool.
B FLAT
OCT 17, 4-6 PM
VENUE 2
DIRECTOR
GINEVRA BONI
WRITER
GINEVRA BONI
DIRECTOR
NICKI ANDERT
PRODUCER
KASSANDRA
LANGUM
NICKI ANDERT
PRODUCER
IAN HAUDENSCHILD
NATASHA
LOUCKEVITCH
WRITER
MARIANA YOUSSEF
ADOLPHO VELOSO
RT: 3MIN
SYNOPSIS: On a day like any other, a silent
mountain appears as a mirror on the ice. An
uncertain character is about to make a discovery
that will change his life forever.
BORN AGAIN
OCT 16, 2-4 PM
VENUE 1
DIRECTOR
MARIANA YOUSSEF
DEEPAK DHADWAL
UTKARSH
MAZUMDAR
PRODUCER
GINEVRA BONI
CAST: Rupert Farley
SYNOPSIS: A routine workday turns ugly for
this bumbling lumberjack, as he unwittingly
wanders into a forest full of vengeful plant life.
RT: 23MIN
CAST: Utkarsh Mazumdar, Deepak Dhadwal
SYNOPSIS: Amar, a 40 yr old Indian New York
taxi driver, gets the notice that an old friend is
about to die but his journey back home is full of
twists and turns.
WRITER
TRAVIS OLSEN
RT: 10MIN
CAST: Megan Kelly Hubbell, Leigh Foster
SYNOPSIS: A Woman prepares for a night out
with the love of her life.
SHORT FILMS
BOUND FOR GREATNESS
OCT 17, 6-8 PM
VENUE 1
BYE BYE BLACK BIRD
OCT 17, 2-4 PM
VENUE 2
C.T.R.L.
OCT 18, 2-4 PM
VENUE 2
DIRECTOR
JIMMY GADD
DIRECTOR
GAIA BONSIGNORE
DIRECTOR
MARIANA CONDE
PRODUCER
JIMMY GADD
BRIANA MORINI
CRISTINA ALLICA
PRODUCER
GAIA BONSIGNORE
PRODUCER
DONNA MABEY
STUART GRANT
WRITER
GAIA BONSIGNORE
WRITER
MARIANA CONDE
STUART GRANT
WRITER
CLAIRE GERETYMOTT
RT: 26MIN
RT: 15MIN
RT: 4MIN
CAST: Karen Gillan, Keir O'Donnell, Claire
Gerety-Mott, Tim Kang
CAST: Bob Olson
CAST: Helena Dowling, Matthew Biancheri,
Charlie Simmons, Edward Cain, Gayle
Richardson, Glennis LaRoe, Jack Everson, Kerri
McElligot, Laura Davitt, Moe Bargahi
SYNOPSIS: Darren, who has Aspergers, has
gone throughout his life not truly connecting with
anyone, until one day he happens upon a girl
nursing a broken bird.
CHOICES
OCT 18, 12-2 PM
VENUE 1
SYNOPSIS: Once, there was a mask, looking
for her real face. When the mask finally found
her perfect face, they both knew their dreams
become immortal.
SYNOPSIS: A young man's attempt at a first
contact with a love interest is hijacked in a most
entertaining way.
DAUGHTER OF AN OCEAN
(ANIMATION) OCT 17, 4-6 PM
VENUE 1
CREPUSCULE
OCT 16, 6-8 PM
VENUE 2
DIRECTOR
BRETT NEWTON
DIRECTOR
ELLIS M. MENG
DIRECTOR
KINTAN CHAUHAN
PRODUCER
JOY MAHAFFEY
PRODUCER
JIA FENG
PRODUCER
KINTAN CHAUHAN
WRITER
JOY MAHAFFEY
WRITER
ELLIS M. MENG
WRITER
KINTAN CHAUHAN
RT: 11MIN
RT: 22MIN
RT: 3MIN
CAST: Joy Mahaffey, Aubrey Manning, Lane
Carlson, Linzi Gramham, Don Lucas
CAST: Andrew Bering, Jim Nieb, Charles Fathy,
Ellis M. Meng
CAST: Hannah Inouye Field, Monika Leigh
Norcross, Suniti Gohil
SYNOPSIS: Sarah Martin hasn't been lucky
at love; however her mother is expecting a
grandchild pronto! So Sarah tries speed dating
& finds a few interesting choices.
SYNOPSIS: Growing up under the strong
authority of his father, a pianist finds out that
his father is dying from cancer during the
preparation for his concert.
SYNOPSIS: By remembering the story of a fish
told by her mother, the Daughter realizes that
the story was not just about little fish, but was
meant for her to live her life with freedom.
DIRTY NAILS
OCT 17, 2-4 PM
VENUE 1
ELEGANCE
OCT 16, 10 AM - 12 PM
VENUE 2
ELIDI (ANIMATION)
OCT 18, 10 AM-12 PM
VENUE 2
DIRECTOR
KRISTINA ADLER
DIRECTOR
LISA NICOLE
LENNOX
PRODUCERS
DAWNTAVIA
BULLARD
KRISTINA ADLER
BROCK HANSON
PRODUCER
CLEM JEFFREYS
DIRECTOR
SHEREE EVELINA
PRODUCER
SHEREE EVELINA
WRITER
SHEREE EVELINA
WRITER
LISA NICOLE
LENNOX
WRITER
DAWNTAVIA
BULLARD
RT: 11MIN
RT: 5MIN
RT: 2MIN
CAST: Lindsey Moser, Anthony Sullivan, Cindy
Milligan, Dawntavia Bullard, Kristina Adler,
Stephanie Wilkinson
CAST: Amie Judd, Kristen O'Meara, James
Egan
SYNOPSIS: A happy clown named Elidi
comes out of a pop-up book and meets a sad
marionette in the corner of an old study room
desk.
SYNOPSIS: A daughter cares for her ailing
mother until she needs help herself.
SYNOPSIS: A woman visits a waxing salon for
the first time and has an awkward encounter
with the receptionist.
SHORT FILMS
FOUR TAILS
OCT 16, 4-6 PM
VENUE 1
FULL CIRCLE
OCT 19, 2-4 PM
VENUE 2
DIRECTOR
CHRISTOPHER
VILLIERS
GLORIA
OCT 18, 4-6 PM
VENUE 2
DIRECTOR
PAULINE GEFIN
DIRECTOR
AUDI RESENDEZ
FRANCISCO ROEL
PRODUCER
PAULINE GEFIN
PRODUCERS
CHRISTOPHER
VILLIERS
GEORGIA SLOWE
NICK FRANCO
PRODUCER
AUDI RESENDEZ
WRITER
PAULINE GEFIN
WRITER
AUDI RESENDEZ
WRITER
GEORGIA SLOWE
RT: 24MIN
RT: 6MIN
RT: 8MIN
CAST: Adam Morris, Emma Davies, Georgia
Slowe, Mathew Bose, Ruth Zielinski
CAST: Therese Borkenhagen, Fred Fleury,
Yaron Urbas, Charles Prendergast
CAST: Audi Resendez, Eric Hargrove, Joseph
Anthony, Jerin Julia, Amanda Gamel
SYNOPSIS: Four friends meet to walk their
dogs together every day on Hampstead Heath.
They reveal their hopes, dreams and fears in
some unusual ways.
SYNOPSIS: A young girl in New York City
helps a hungry man pay for food– and is later
rewarded by karma when a handsome guy pays
for her lunch and the two share a connection.
SYNOPSIS: A high school custodian tries to
overcome her limiting beliefs to pursue a dream.
GREECE
OCT 16, 6-8 PM
VENUE 2
HELENA'S DREAM (ANIMATION)
OCT 17, 12-2 PM
VENUE 1
HOTLINE
OCT 16, 2-4 PM
VENUE 1
DIRECTOR
SARAH DEAKINS
DIRECTOR
HELOISE MAGNY
PRODUCER
ARIELLE BOISVERT
SHAWN
WILLIAMSON
SARAH DEAKINS
PRODUCER
HELOISE MAGNY
MARGARITA
MANOILOW
MARY BARREIRO
WRITER
SARAH DEAKINS
WRITER
HELOISE MAGNY
DIRECTOR
DEVA BLAISDELLANDERSON
LEE MILLER
PRODUCER
DEVA BLAISDELLANDERSON
WRITER
LEE MILLER
RT: 16MIN
RT: 6MIN
RT: 13MIN
CAST: Sarah Deakins, Yvonne Adalian
CAST: Jerome D.Cannon
SYNOPSIS: On a rainy afternoon in a British
nursing home, a woman struggles to make a last
connection with her seemingly catatonic mother.
SYNOPSIS: Helena is a little girl who suffers
from cancer and who is fighting this crucial
disease in her hospital room falls asleep and
meets with her favorite cartoon characters in her
dream.
CAST: Camryn Manheim, Ashley Ann-Michaels,
Christa Martin, Michael Dempsey, Quentin
Juarez
I DON'T MISS ANYTHING/MIR FEHLT
NICHTS (ANIMATION)
OCT 19, 12-2 PM VENUE 2
JAYA
OCT 18, 10 AM-12 PM
VENUE 2
DIRECTOR
PETRA LOTTJE
DIRECTOR
PUJA MAEWAL
PRODUCERS
PETRA LOTTJE
PHILIP WIDMANN
PRODUCER
PUJA MAEWAL
SYNOPSIS: A crisis hotline worker gets a call
from someone whose life she's not sure she
wants to save.
JENNY & LALO
OCT 18, 4-6 PM
VENUE 2
DIRECTOR
JANINE SALINAS
SCHOENBERG
PRODUCER
CHRISTINE MARIE
MANTILLA
EDDIE RUIZ
WRITER
PUJA MAEWAL
WRITER
PETRA LOTTJE
WRITER
JANINE SALINAS
SCHOENBERG
RT: 14MIN
RT: 19MIN
RT: 12MIN
CAST: Bettina Theißen
CAST: Faimida Shaikh
SYNOPSIS: A German family, at the time of the
Second World War, is unable to deal with their
deficits.
SYNOPSIS: Young Jaya survives gruesome
gang life on the unforgiving streets of Mumbai
by posing as a boy. When she meets a wealthy
businessman who may be the father she never
knew.
CAST: Jacqueline Real, Christine Marie
Mantilla, Eddie Ruiz, Elia Saldana, Marisilda
Garcia
SYNOPSIS: A coming of age story about two
star-crossed lovers who belong to rival gangs in
East LA.
SHORT FILMS
LOOK AT ME NOW
OCT 19, 2-4 PM
VENUE 2
MR. MAPLE LEAF
OCT 17, 6-8:30 PM
VENUE 2
MY BEAUTIFUL SISTER
OCT 16, 4-6 PM
VENUE 2
DIRECTOR
TRINE NADIA
DIRECTOR
DANIELLA EISMAN
DIRECTOR
ATARA FRISH
PRODUCER
JEPPE WOW
PRODUCER
DANIELLA EISMAN
LORI MILLER
PRODUCER
ARBEL EREZ
WRITER
HANNE KORVIG
TRINE NADIA
WRITER
LORI MILLER
WRITER
ATARA FRISH
RT: 16MIN
RT: 10MIN
RT: 15MIN
CAST: Özlem Sanlangmak, Sadi Tekelogu
CAST: Gloria Votsis, Ryan Hansen, Scott Foley,
Teri Polo, Jillian Armenante
CAST: Moran Rosenblatt, Yahli Friedman
SYNOPSIS: Rania, torn between family,
sexuality and love…the young Muslim woman
tries to be the daughter her father wants her to
be in order not to dishonor him.
NIGHT VET
OCT 18, 4-6 PM
VENUE 1
SYNOPSIS: We follow Alex on a stake-out to
find a mysterious man.
SYNOPSIS: In the middle of a lost road, two
half sisters trying to make up for the lost time.
Will the only thing attaches them together be the
thing that will destroy it all?
ONLY LIGHT
OCT 16, 12-2 PM
VENUE 2
OUR FATHER
OCT 17, 2-4 PM
VENUE 2
DIRECTOR
JULIE COBB
DIRECTOR
EVITA CASTINE
DIRECTOR
LINDA PALMER
PRODUCER
KATE ATKINSON
PRODUCER
ELENA OSTROMUVA
ZACHARY SKIPP
WRITER
JULIE COBB
STEPHANIE SNYDER
WRITER
THEMBI BANKS
PRODUCERS
LINDA PALMER
MARK CARDONE
COLLEEN KEANE
SANDY ROBINSON
RT: 25MIN
WRITER
DAVID MAYHAK
LINDA PALMER
RT: 14MIN
RT: 22MIN
CAST: Aaron Spears, Brooke McNeal, Kennedy
Zimet, Michael Beach, Michole White
CAST: Michael Gross, Michael Worth, David
Topp, Eileen Grubba, Julia Silverman
SYNOPSIS: A woman brings her dog to an allnight, animal hospital never realizing that it is
she who will be healed.
SYNOPSIS: When a young girl is kidnapped
from the Congo and sold as a sex worker to
the U.S., she finds an escape from reality by
watching a teenage girl next door.
SYNOPSIS: An estranged father suffering from
late stage dementia, in a fleeting moment of
clarity, reveals to his son secrets that begin to
heal a broken family.
OUT OF THE DARKNESS
(ANIMATION) OCT 19, 10AM-12 PM
VENUE 1
PEACH ORCHARD (ANIMATION)
OCT 18, 12-2 PM
VENUE 2
CAST: James Cromwell, Joanna Cassidy, Larry
Miller, Angela Sarafyan, Irma P. Hall, John
William Young, Alice Hirson, Lee de Broux, Rob
Beddall
DIRECTOR
NOELLA BORIE
DIRECTOR
CLAIRE BIDWELL
PRODUCER
JOHN DONNELLY
PRODUCER
CLAIRE BIDWELL
WRITER
NOELLA BORIE
WRITER
CLAIRE BIDWELL
RT: 10MIN
RT: 3MIN
CAST: Justin Kirck, Wyatt Seder
SYNOPSIS: Told through the perspective of a
doll, this animated short explores a character
that can only act as a side or witness.
SYNOPSIS: A short film extract from the feature
screenplay of Faceless Neil's adventures. In this
film we discover the main 2 characters and are
introduced to their universe.
SHORT FILMS
PLAYING CATCH/TOFFESET
OCT 19, 10 AM - 12 PM
VENUE 2
PORTRAIT OF AN AMERICAN
WOMAN OCT 19, 10 AM - 12 PM
VENUE 1
DIRECTOR
NETA YAACOV
DIRECTOR
JULIA FRIEDMAN
PRODUCER
DAVID MAIMONY
PRODUCER
MANA HANDEL
WRITER
NETA YAACOV
WRITER
JULIA FRIEDMAN
RED HULK
OCT 16, 12-2 PM
VENUE 1
DIRECTOR
ASIMINA
PROEDROU
PRODUCER
ASIMINA
PROEDROU
WRITER
ASIMINA
PROEDROU
RT: 30MIN
RT: 8MIN
RT: 27MIN
SYNOPSIS: One week before the Peace Rally
in Tel Aviv (1995) and Rabin's assassination,
Yarden, an adolescent girl, meets two young
hippies who stretch her limits.
CAST: Kathryn Robinson, Justin Dodd, Miranda
McLaughlin
CAST: Frixos Proedrou, Nestoras Fanaras,
Christos Kontogeorgis, Elissaios Vlachos
SYNOPSIS: A schlumpy girl with low
expectations attempts to have a successful day,
but cannot part with her doldrum routine despite
her half-hearted efforts.
SYNOPSIS: Giorgos living in Athens tries to
find his identity by becoming the "Red Hulk",
through his football team's fan club. Until it turns
into racial violence.
REMEMBER?/TU TE SOUVIENS?
OCT 17, 12-2 PM
VENUE 1
ROBOTS IN SPACE (ANIMATION)
OCT 19, 2-4 PM
VENUE 1
RED RIDER
OCT 18, 2-4 PM
VENUE 1
DIRECTOR
GALA GOLIANI
PRODUCER
BRYAN HWANG
WRITER
GALA GOLIANI
DIRECTOR
VIRGINIE
SCHWARTZ
DIRECTOR
ILANA MORGAN
SCHWARTZ
PRODUCER
DAVID C. BARROT
PRODUCER
WRITER
ILANA MORGAN
SCHWARTZ
WRITER
VIRGINIE
SCHWARTZ
COLINE ASSOUS
RT: 17MIN
RT: 15MIN
RT: 3MIN
CAST: Abigail Wilson, Billy Mayo, Kojo Asiedu,
Natalie Pero, Ronnie Clarke
CAST: Johan Libéreau, Pierre Perrier
SYNOPSIS: Little Jimbot is a cute squishy robot
who just wants to bounce along and play all day
in outer space!
SYNOPSIS: Set in a post-apocalyptic
Christmas, a lone woman plots against a
dangerous biker gang. Can her revenge lead to
justice?
SUBMERGED
OCT 18, 7-10 PM
VENUE 1
SYNOPSIS: Léo and Victor are close friends
who share their memories, events and choices
that led them to this last confrontation.
THE FOOD TRUCK DEAL
OCT 16, 10 AM - 12 PM
VENUE 1
THE GRIND
OCT 19, 12-2 PM
VENUE 1
DIRECTOR
MARIANA ROBLES
THOME
DIRECTOR
LEXI ST. JOHN
PRODUCER
CYNTHIA GLIDDEN
DIRECTOR
LARRY B. SCOTT
PRODUCER
LARRY B. SCOTT
DANITA JONES
YUL L. SPENCER
PRODUCER
MARIANA ROBLES
THOME
CHRISTIAN
JURGENSEN
WRITER
LEXI ST. JOHN
WRITER
MARIANA ROBLES
THOME
RT: 11MIN
RT: 9MIN
CAST: Jeff House, Benjamin Ubinas, Coley
Campany, Iliana Guibert
CAST: Shakti Shannon, Chris Lanehart, Jean
Paul San Pedro, Leo Oliva
SYNOPSIS: A thrilling drama exploring the
suffering mind of a father when he hears the
news of his son's untimely death. As his life falls
apart, the father will question his own sanity
when he starts to see things that will haunt him
forever.
SYNOPSIS: A junkie trailer-trash girl has to pay
a debt to her drug dealers, she seduces their
street-dealer to help her play a trick on them, but
they have other plans for him.
WRITER
BOBBY NELSON
RT: 21MIN
CAST: Yul L. Spencer, Tisha French, Darrell
'Silver' Hughes, Kenneth Meseroll, Domenique
Hughes, Papa J. Mixson
SYNOPSIS: When an unemployed husband
and father who is on the brink of homelessness,
goes for a job interview, everything in life seems
to be against him.
SHORT FILMS
THE RUN
OCT 17, 10 AM - 12 PM
VENUE 1
THE STORY FOR THE
GRANDCHILDREN
OCT 16, 4-6 PM VENUE 2
THE WAY YOU LOVE
OCT 18, 12-2 PM
VENUE 1
DIRECTOR
PNNY EIZENGA
DIRECTOR
ALISHA KOSAKA
DIRECTOR
LYDIA DARLY
PRODUCER
PNNY EIZENGA
PRODUCER
ALISHA KOSAKA
WRITER
PNNY EIZENGA
PRODUCER
LYDIA DARLY
JORDAN BAYNE
WRITER
ALISHA KOSAKA
WRITER
LYDIA DARLY
RT: 10MIN
RT: 6MIN
RT: 10MIN
CAST: Erica Wood, Elora Cook, Elizabeth
Harpur
CAST: Alisha Kosaka, Masami Kosaka, Junichi
Yanagita
CAST: Adeline Michele, Karine Plantadit
SYNOPSIS: A woman, grieving the loss of
her daughter, takes a not-so-routine run reawakening to life around her.
SYNOPSIS: Two people from opposite sides
of the country now living in hectic Hollywood,
searching for fame and fortune find out they
were searching for something else.
THESE WOODS
OCT 19, 2-4 PM
VENUE 2
WHEN FISH FLY
OCT 18, 2-4 PM
VENUE 1
SYNOPSIS: Sarah needs to forgive her mother,
father and godmother in order to find the
courage to live her life freely. Marie needs to let
go of her past in order to risk loving again.
WILD & PRECIOUS
OCT 17, 2-4 PM
VENUE 1
DIRECTOR
TATIANA BEARS
DIRECTOR
LISA ROSE SNOW
DIRECTOR
CUSI CRAM
PRODUCER
KELSEY
MIDDLETON
PRODUCER
LORA CAMPBELL
LISA ROSE SNOW
PRODUCER
JASON KAMINSKY
JORDEN LIETZ
CUSI CRAM
WRITER
TATIANA BEARS
DYLAN
HENDRICKSON
WRITER
LISA ROSE SNOW
WRITER
CUSI CRAM
RT: 14MIN
RT: 10MIN
RT: 18MIN
CAST: Avery Kristen Pohl, Cody Sullivan
CAST: Alyssa Cross, Josh MacDonald
SYNOPSIS: When Reese, a shy girl who lives
on an alternative living community, befriends
Geo, he changes her perspective of the world
and her image of herself.
SYNOPSIS: After the sudden death of her
mother, a determined little girl goes on a mission
of love in order to let go and move forward.
CAST: Elizabeth Canavan, Phyllis Somerville,
Sam Schuder
WRESTLING WITH ANGELS
OCT 17, 10 AM - 12 PM
VENUE 1
YELLOW AUTUMN/ JAUNE AUTUMN
OCT 17, 12-2 PM
VENUE 2
DIRECTOR
JULIE KOEHNEN
DIRECTOR
AUDREY VILLIARD
PRODUCER
JULIE KOEHNEN
CHRISTINA NIGRA
JOHNSON
PRODUCER
AUDREY VILLIARD
SYNOPSIS: Sparks fly when a wayward
grandmother returns for a funeral and it falls
upon the shoulders of her young granddaughter
to ask the questions no one has ever dared.
ZUGZWANG
OCT 19, 12-2 PM
VENUE 2
DIRECTOR
YOLANDA
CENTENO
PRODUCER
BETTINA MAYR
YOLANDA
CENTENO
WRITER
AUDREY VILLIARD
WRITER
JULIE KOEHNEN
RT: 14MIN
CAST: Eddie Mills, Mark Atherlay, Brenton
Jones, Conn Barrett, Lee Broda, Stevin Knight,
Tonja Kahlens
SYNOPSIS: A business man, whose
unquenchable thirst for power and lust of money
threatens to destroy his family, learns what his
true values are after a haunting visit from a
stranger
RT: 12MIN
CAST: Kathleen Fortin, Laurie-Ann Proulx, LouAlexis Tremblay
SYNOPSIS: Three characters seek love. Clara
is eleven. Philippe is thirteen. Manon is thirtyeight. All three have to grapple with expectations
that they have for themselves and others.
WRITER
YOLANDA
CENTENO
RT: 9MIN
CAST: Sam Sasaki, Ben Sasaki, Camille Giuffre
SYNOPSIS:
There
is a moment in life where you know you have
to make a decision, but the best thing is not to
make any move… but you must. In life you are
screwed. In chess, they call it Zugzwang.
DOCUMENTARIES
A DIFFERNT KIND OF FARM
OCT 16, 4-6 PM
VENUE 2
ALGORITHMS
OCT 16, 12-2 PM
VENUE 2
DIRECTOR
CAROLINE
HARDING
PRODUCER
CAROLINE
HARDING
AUK NR 8
OCT 18, 10 AM-12 PM
VENUE 2
DIRECTOR
IAN MCDONALD
DIRECTOR
MARIANNA KAAT
PRODUCER
GEETHA J.
PRODUCER
MARIANNA KAAT
OLENA FETISOVA
RT: 64MIN
RT: 96MIN
RT: 94MIN
CAST: Carol Cozzi-Schmarr, Craig Schmarr
SYNOPSIS: Driven by one man’s vision, a
group of Indian boys’ dream of becoming Chess
Masters takes on the Algorithms of the game.
The difference is… these groups of boys are
blind.
SYNOPSIS: In the heart of a once thriving
Ukrainian coal-mining region the town's
desperate residents decided to start mining
illegally; excavate anywhere they can.
CREATE OPTION C: MY JOURNEY
WITH CANCER OCT 19, 12-2 PM
SCREENING ROOM 11
DESPITE THE GODS
OCT 18, 4-6 PM
VENUE 2
SYNOPSIS: In 1998, aquaculturists Carol
and Craig Schmarr quit their jobs and move
to Hawaii to save the disappearing Seahorses
from the world oceans and build the world's first
seahorse farm.
COTTON ROAD
OCT 16, 6-8 PM
VENUE 2
DIRECTOR
LAURA KISSEL
DIRECTOR
CHRIS LA VOY
LOURDES COLON
PRODUCER
LAURA KISSEL
LI ZHEN LI
DIRECTOR
PENNY VOZNIAK
PRODUCER
KARINA ASTRUP
PRODUCER
LOURDES COLON
CHRIS LA VOY
ESAI MORALES
YENIFFER BEHRENS
DEWAYNE COX
DANILE ROJO
RT: 73MIN
RT: 85MIN
RT: 85MIN
SYNOPSIS: Americans consume nearly 20
billion new items of clothing each year. Cotton
Road follows the commodity of cotton from
South Carolina farms to Chinese factories.
SYNOPSIS: After she was diagnosed with
Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, actress Lourdes Colon
decided she would record and share her journey
via YouTube.
CAST: Mallika Sherawat, Jennifer Lynch,
Sydney Lynch, Govind Menon
DOCTORA MARIANA AND THE LOST
WORLD OF THE MBY'A-GUARANI
OCT 17, 2-4 PM
VENUE 2
DR. SARMAST'S MUSIC SCHOOL
OCT 16, 2-4 PM
VENUE 2
ENTERING THE SECOND HALF
OCT 17, 10 AM-12 PM
VENUE 2
DIRECTOR
CHARLOTTE
EICHHORN
PRODUCER
CHARLOTTE
EICHHORN
SYNOPSIS: Jennifer Lynch, is well known
for making bold, if not ill-fated, choices in her
filmmaking career. But nothing could prepare her
for the unmapped territory of Bollywood.
DIRECTOR
POLLY WATKINS
DIRECTOR
HEYJIN JUN
PRODUCER
BETH FREY
PRODUCER
HEYJIN JUN
KANG-MI JUNG
HANJIN PARK
WRITER
HEYJIN JUN
RT: 82MIN
RT: 97MIN
SYNOPSIS: Doctora Mariana, an Argentinean
medical doctor with Swiss roots, cares for the
tribal communities in Misiones, Argentina.
CAST: Ahmad Sarmast
SYNOPSIS: Determined to help revitalize
his country's devastated music culture,
musicologist, Dr Ahmad Sarmast, returns to
Kabul to reopen the music school, closed by
Islamic extremists.
RT: 11MIN
CAST: Gil-Yong Lee (Voice), Kwang-Hyun
Choi (Voice), Gyong-Suk Han, Jong-Guk Choi,
Young-Ja Jeong, Young-Ja Jeong
SYNOPSIS: The last generation of the victims
of leprosy in Korea begins their new journey to
find hope.
DOCUMENTARIES
FIRST TO FALL
OCT 19, 2-4 PM
VENUE 2
GEGO GERTRUD LOUISE
GOLDSCHMIDT OCT 16, 10 AM-12 PM
VENUE 2
DIRECTOR
RACHEL BETH
ANDERSON
DIRECTOR
NATHALIE DAVID
PRODUCER
TONY GERBER
PRODUCER
PITCHOUN
PRODUCTION
GOING DARK
OCT 16, 12-2 PM
VENUE 2
DIRECTOR
PAULINE
SCHNEIDER
PRODUCER
PAULINE
SCHNEIDER
WRITER
NATHALIE DAVID
RT: 83MIN
RT: 55MIN
RT: 30MIN
SYNOPSIS: Hamid (26) and Tarek (21), who
abandon their peaceful lives as students in
Canada to join an unconventional war in their
homeland of Libya.
SYNOPSIS: GEGO, Gertrud Louise
Goldschmidt (b. 1912 in Hamburg, d. 1994 in
Caracas) was one of the leading artists of her
generation in Latin America, known above all for
her large-scale spatial installations.
CAST: Pauline Schneider, Dr. Guy R.
McPherson
HAPPY HANDS
OCT 18, 2-4 PM
VENUE 2
HOT FLASH HAVOC: A FILM OF
MENOPAUSAL PROPORTIONS
OCT 18, 12-2 PM VENUE 2
JESSE AND THE FOUNTAIN OF
YOUTH OCT 16, 6-7 PM
VENUE 1
DIRECTOR
HONEY LAUREN
DIRECTOR
MARC BENNETT
PRODUCER
LEOR BAUM
PRODUCER
GARY JAFFE
HEIDI HOUSTON
SYNOPSIS: Pauline Schneider, environmental
activist, meets famed ecologist Dr. Guy R.
McPherson and learns that human extinction is
around the corner.
DIRECTOR,
PRODUCER,
WRITER
TRACEY ANARELLA
RT: 20MIN
RT: 88MIN
RT: 12MIN
CAST: Tippi Hedren, Hong Lei, Tam T. Nguyen,
Patricia Campbell, Mylynn Thach, Martha Schad
CAST: Alan Altman (Voice)
CAST: Jesse Cohen
SYNOPSIS: How one Hollywood starlet helped
so many... and changed the face of an industry.
SYNOPSIS: A provocative revealing film
about the US government withholding relevant
information on women's health that could save
lives.
SYNOPSIS: Jesse Cohen, a subway performer
negotiates the line between busking and
advancing his career as an above ground
performer; a dilemma as old as busking itself.
LOVE THY NATURE
OCT 19, 10 AM-12 PM
VENUE 2
MBETI: ROAD TO KISESINI
OCT 16, 2-4 PM
VENUE 2
MEN OF THE CLOTH
OCT 19, 12-2 PM
VENUE 2
DIRECTOR
SYLVIE ROKAB
DIRECTOR
ANN BROMBERG
PRODUCER
SYLVIE ROKAB,
DAVID GARFIELD
ROLAND, ELAINE
SOUDA, TAMRA
RAVEN
PRODUCER
LANA IVES, ANN
BROMBERG
DIRECTOR
VICKI
VASILOPOULOS
PRODUCER
VICKI
VASILOPOULOS
WRITER
ANN BROMBERG
RT: 76MIN
RT: 17MIN
CAST: Liam Neeson (Voice)
CAST: Mbeti Wambua
SYNOPSIS: This film takes viewers on an
awe-inspiring cinematic journey into the beauty
and intimacy of our relationship with the natural
world.
SYNOPSIS: In Kenya one woman sets out to
save her village by saving the mothers and their
children dying of malnutrition caused by unsafe
water is changing the community.
RT: 96MIN
CAST: N/A
SYNOPSIS: An inspiring portrait of three
Italian master tailors who confront the decline
of the apprentice system as they navigate their
challenging roles in the twilight of their career.
DOCUMENTARIES
PENNY & RED: THE LIFE OF
SECRETARIAT'S OWNER
OCT 17, 6-8:30 PM
VENUE 2
PIE LADY OF PIE TOWN
OCT 16, 4-6 PM
VENUE 2
DIRECTOR
JOHN TWEEDY
PRODUCERS
JOHN TWEEDY,
BERET STRONG,
PENNY CHENERY
SPILLED WATER
OCT 16, 10 AM-12 PM
VENUE 2
DIRECTOR
JANE ROSEMONT
DIRECTOR
MAY MAY TCHAO
PRODUCER
JANE ROSEMONT
PRODUCER
MAY MAY TCHAO,
XAN ARANDA
RT: 60MIN
RT: 33MIN
RT: 54MIN
CAST: Diane Lane (Voice)
CAST: Wes Studi (Voice)
CAST: May May Tchao (Voice)
SYNOPSIS: Based on a series of intimate
conversations with award-winning filmmaker
John Tweedy, 'Penny & Red' reveals 'First Lady
of Racing,' Penny Chenery's story as never
before.
SYNOPSIS: A Dallas business woman left her
charmed life to bake pies in a remote dusty town
with no gas station, no motel and no grocery
store. For her pie equals love.
SYNOPSIS: Wanting to connect with her
'distant sisters', decades after immigrating to the
United States, May May returns to China and
explores the very different lives of four women.
THE CUT
OCT 16, 6-7 PM
VENUE 1
THE OASIS AFFAIR
OCT 17, 10 AM- 12 PM
VENUE 2
TIKOTIN
OCT 17, 12-2 PM
VENUE 2
DIRECTOR
BERYL MAGOKO
DIRECTOR
HEIDI LASI
PRODUCER
ANDREAS FROWEIN
PRODUCERS
HEIDI LASI, LISA
NAULT
DIRECTOR
SANTJE KRAMER ,
MARGA BOSCH
PRODUCER
ERICA REIJMERINK,
JARON
BORENSZTAJN
WRITER
BERYL MAGOKO
RT: 43MIN
RT: 15MIN
RT: 77MIN
SYNOPSIS: The Kuria in Africa are still
practicing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as a
ritual. But the effect of generational practice has
created a mixed feeling in the young generation.
SYNOPSIS: Soap and juice collide in justice
and social media in this David and Goliath story
of a small business owner taking on a major
corporation in a bid to protect her rights.
SYNOPSIS: His passion for Japanese art
brings a famous German Jewish art dealer all
over the world as well to the Tikotin Museum of
Japanese Art.
TRIPLES / TRILLIZOS
OCT 17, 10 AM - 12 PM
VENUE 2
WOMEN AT WAR
OCT 17, 10 AM-12 PM
VENUE 2
YEMENIETTES
OCT 17, 6-8:30 PM
VENUE 2
DIRECTOR
ITZEL MARTĹNEZ
DEL CAÑIZO
PRODUCER
ITZEL MARTĹNEZ
DEL CAÑIZO,
ELOISA
HAUDENSCHILD,
MÓNICA
JAVANOVICHKELLEY
WRITER
ITZEL MARTĹNEZ DEL CAÑIZO
RT: 16MIN
SYNOPSIS: Portrait that explores the world
of through the lens of a set of talented painter
triplets that have shared everything since birth in
the context of their precarious living conditions.
DIRECTOR
CHRISTIE DAVIS
DIRECTOR
SHAWN THOMPSON
PRODUCER
CHRISTIE DAVIS,
DENNIS DAVIS
PRODUCER
LEON SHAHABIAN ,
DENISE JABBOUR
RT: 77MIN
RT: 60MIN
CAST: Carol Williams, Brenda Gomez, Denise
Nichols, Julia Dyckman, Rose Evans, Vanessa
Jackson, Venus Hammack
CAST: Wafaa Al-Raimi, Reem Abdullah Rachid,
Maha Mubarak Al-Absi
SYNOPSIS: An intimate look at women
soldiers' wartime experiences on the toxic
battlefields of 1991's Operation Desert Storm
and their heartbreaking battles with Gulf War
Illnesses.
SYNOPSIS: We follow three Yemeni teenage
girls with their start-up businesses in a country
scarred by widespread youth unemployment
and underemployment.
DOCUMENTARIES
YOU BELONG TO ME
OCT 17, 4-6 PM
VENUE 2
DIRECTOR
JOHN CORK
YOU FOLLOW: A SEARCH FOR ONE'S
PAST
OCT 18, 2-4 PM
VENUE 2
DIRECTOR
SHARMILA RAY
PRODUCER
HILARY SALTZMAN,
JUDITH HAGIN
PRODUCER
BRAD LAVERY,
NISHA GRAYSON
RT: 88MIN
RT: 91MIN
SYNOPSIS: The 1952 story of Ruby McCollum,
an African American woman who killed a
prominent white doctor in Live Oak, Florida and
the remarkable secrets during her trial.
SYNOPSIS: Join Nisha Grayson; an Indian
born, American-adoptee, navigating an
emotional journey to India in pursuit of her birth
mother.
MUSIC VIDEO FINALISTS
HIGHWAY TO YODEL-AY-HEE-HUUU
OCT 18, 4-6 PM
VENUE 1
SACRED STONES
OCT 17, 4-6 PM
VENUE 2
WE'LL BE COMING HOME
OCT 16, 12-2 PM
VENUE 2
DIRECTOR
MICHELLE KANTOR
DIRECTOR
SHAWNA BACA
DIRECTOR
EMILEIGH BARRETT
PRODUCER
MICHELLE KANTOR
PRODUCER
AARON SANCHEZ
PRODUCER
MICHAEL ADDISON,
EMILEIGH BARRETT
WRITER
MANUELA HORN
WRITER
SHEILA CHANDRA,
STEVE COE
WRITER
MICHAEL ADDISON
RT: 4MIN
RT: 8MIN
RT: 4MIN
SYNOPSIS: Cabaret-circus star Manuela Horn
debuts her very first official music video in this
parody of AC/DC's 'Highway to Hell.
SYNOPSIS: "Sacred Stones" is a beautiful
bhajan that visually calls you into the depths of
your being.
SYNOPSIS: A music video showcasing the
undying love between two people in which even
death cannot keep them apart.
WHO I AM
OCT 17, 12-2 PM
VENUE 1
DIRECTOR
DAWN YOUNG
PRODUCER
DAWN YOUNG, JON
POUSETTE-DART
WRITER
DAWN YOUNG, JON
POUSETTE-DART,
JAIME KYLE
RT: 5MIN
CAST: Dawn Young, Jon Pousette-Dart, Jaime
Kyle
SYNOPSIS: This music video shines a light on
an increasingly prevalent and heart breaking
disease in which the victim gradually forgets
their personal history.
LA FEMME INTERNATIONAL
FILM FESTIVAL
324 S. Beverly Dr. #436
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310.441.1645
Fax: 310.475.8213
www.lafemme.org
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Festival. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
WEB SEREIS FINALISTS
LIVING THE DREAM
OCT 18, 2-4 PM
VENUE 2
SLUMMY MUMMY
OCT 18, 4-6 PM
VENUE 2
DIRECTOR
BETH DEWEY
DIRECTOR
RONALD PALAZZO
VALISA TATE
PRODUCER
MONICA TORRES,
EFREN MURO,
JUSTO DIAZ
CAST: Monica Torres, Sabrina Hill, Laura
Pursell, David Carrera, David S. Jung, Benjamin
Howard, Michael Halpi
SYNOPSIS: Procrastinating through life in Los
Angeles, Marissa (40) and her friends navigate
their forties discovering who they are and where
they belong - one disappointment at a time.
DIRECTOR
JONATHAN KEHOE
PRODUCER
BERNIE STERN
PRODUCER
JENNIFER WEEDON
PALAZZO, VALISA
TATE , EVAN
PALAZZO , BRIGID
TURNER
WRITER
MONICA TORRES
RT: 5MIN
TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD
OCT 19, 10 AM - 12 PM
VENUE 2
WRITER
JENNIFER WEEDON PALAZZO
RT: 15MIN
CAST: Jennifer Weedon, Dena Tyler, Seph
Stanek, Dina Drew, Valisa Tate, Joe Tuttle, Erin
Brese, Cathy Riva, Norm Golden, Sage Suppa,
Brigid Turner
SYNOPSIS: “Slummy Mummy” tells the story
of a first-time mom going back to work as a
professional shoe model in a hilarious encounter
with her mommy nemesis.
WRITER
RACHEL KERBS
, CALEB MILLS
STEWART
RT: 10MIN
CAST: Rachel Kerbs, Caleb Mills Stewart, Liz
Bresnak-Arata, Lenny Hernandez, Trevor David,
Amy Vorpahl, Jason Boggs, Travis Dixon, J.
Anthony McCarthy Elena Campbell Martinez
SYNOPSIS: She's straight, he's gay, they
screwed... and now her boyfriend's back. What's
a girl to do?
SCREENPLAY FINALISTS
SCREENPLAY FINALISTS
Country Girl by Judy Klass
In this thriller coming-of-age story, a Tennessee trailer park gal gets a job caring for the kids of a rich, divorced
couple in Nashville, and is taken with the family to NYC. When the mother is mysteriously murdered she and
the kids find themselves on the run…with the furious father in pursuit.
The Great Reset by Camille Righi-Policieux
A cryptography expert, only witness of the murder of her husband, has to decipher digital clues in order to save
her daughter and protect the world’s alternative economic future.
Misfit by Emily Bell
In this darker, modern twist on a romantic comedy, lovelorn Jo moves in with her mother and the oddball
community at her highway motel residence, where relationships are like a drug, and when a “fix” comes calling
again, Jo isn’t sure she wants it back.
Sultana by Lee Lennon-Costanzo
On April 27, 1865, thousands of Union soldiers, released prisoners of war from Castle Morgan in Alabama,
meet a horrifying death on the mighty Mississippi. The sinking of the riverboat, Sultana, is one of the most
over-looked tragedies in American history - until now.
Cahoots by Elan Carlson
Two quirky rail hands, Scottish and Irish, commit to the most bizarre act ever in the West and put their lives on
the line to secretly rescue a Chinese family of three females and return the three safely home to China.
Rue by Kay Poiro
Dark forces and family secrets threaten the balance of power in a secluded Louisiana bayou.
Stubs by Lindsay Golder
A scheming amputee and fake war hero cons his way into a job as a high school girl’s softball coach.
The Medley by Angelica Marcondes
In order to win a major trophy, teen swimming prodigy Lola will have to overcome fears that go beyond the
swimming pool: fit in a new town, fall in love for the first time and, hardest of them all, face the truth about her
father’s death.
Little Pink Houses by Hannah Eade
In the cattle country of rural California, the friendship of three women sustains them through hard times, bad
husbands, and murder.
Feeling Jung by Lauren Kettlre
Tara and Glen can’t afford a divorce so they take week’s vacation, with 10-year-old son Ned in tow, to find new,
better-heeled spouses.
SEMINAR PANEL
LA FEMME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014
Seminar/Panels with Industry Experts October 18 (Saturday) and October 19 (Sunday)
Seminars Venue: Regal Theatre Stadium 14 LA LIVE: 1000 West Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90015
Panel 1: SATURDAY OCTOBER 18, 11am-1pm
Columbia College Presents: HOW TO LAUNCH YOUR CAREER WITH A SHORT FILM
Venue: Regal Theatre Stadium 14 LA LIVE: 1000 West Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90015
This panel will explore life after film school and the real methods used to get your short film noticed and launch your
career. Learn from the experts that have actually done this with their short films and learn tangible lines you can follow.
Learn from those who created shorts and won the attention of Hollywood. Columbia College is presenting this expert
panel. Q&A to follow.
Panel 2: SATURDAY OCTOBER 18, 1pm-3pm
WGA Presents: WOMEN RUNNING THE SHOW ON PRIME TIME TV: Learn from top women showrunners in
Hollywood
Venue: Regal Theatre Stadium 14 LA LIVE: 1000 West Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90015
This panel explores the role of the show runner with expert women Showrunners who have a proven history of success
in a dog eat dog world. Learn from their mistakes and the ways you may be able to approach those in power that run the
show on prime time TV and cable. The WGA Women’s Committee is our sponsor on this panel and has been involved
with the festival since 2006. Q&A to follow.
Panel 3: SATURDAY OCTOBER 18, 3pm-6pm
INDEPENDENT PITCHING PANEL and PITCH FEST: Learn what you need to know to sell your film or idea
Venue: Regal Theatre Stadium 14 LA LIVE: 1000 West Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90015
We explore the avenues available for independent filmmakers to get their films made through the pitching process. We
will have a panel of expert managers, producers, writers, and development executives who will give pointers and reveal
the process of pitching in Hollywood. We will have a Q&A with the expert panelists and then you will get a chance to pitch
your idea or script in front of our panel - and get direct feedback on your idea, style, and presentation. Don’t want to pitch?
Just come sit, listen, and learn. Q&A to follow.
Panel 4: SUNDAY OCTOBER 19, 10am-12noon
FINANCE AND DISTRIBUTION: HOW TO GET THE MONEY TO MAKE YOUR FILM!
Venue: Regal Theatre Stadium 14 LA LIVE: 1000 West Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90015
If you are an independent filmmaker the hardest part is getting the funding to actually make your film. This panel of
experts will provide real world solutions to your issues and illustrate methods that can be mastered to make your dream a
reality. Q & A to follow.
SEMINAR PANEL
Panel 5: SUNDAY OCTOBER 19, 12noon-2pm
SAG-AFTRA National Women’s Committee: Women & New Media: How to Get Noticed through Unconventional
Ways
Venue: Regal Theatre Stadium 14 LA LIVE: 1000 West Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90015
The panel will explore the successes of those who have started off as actors and have been able to create content that
has been screened in the alternative market place successfully. Our panelists are those actively involved in creating
content from the ground up in the alternative forms of Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, Funny or Die, You Tube, and Roku Channels.
Q&A to follow.
Panel 6: SUNDAY OCTOBER 19, 2pm-4pm
HOW TO GET YOUR REALITY TV OR ALTERNATIVE CONCEPT INTO THE MARKET PLACE: How to launch your
non-scripted show whatever your media may be
Venue: Regal Theatre Stadium 14 LA LIVE: 1000 West Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90015
This panel will explore the successful actions to get your non scripted concepts to air. Learn from the expert panel
speakers who have done it and learn from their successes to make your own. This is a must see panel for content
creators. Q&A to follow.
After all you do behind the camera, treat yourself like a star.
Epsom Salt can help create the ultimate at-home spa. Models, actresses and experts
recommend Epsom salt as a natural choice for beauty enhancement.
Visit www.epsomsaltcouncil.org
Thank you to the following companies
for providing their wonderful products in the gift bags and
the companies providing items at the events for this year’s
LA FEMME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Thank you to the following companies
for providing their wonderful products in the gift bags and
the companies providing items at the events for this year’s
LA FEMME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
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