BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Beverly Hills, CA – April 25, 2014 –The Tenth (10th) Annual LA Femme International Film Festival returns to the Regal Theaters at LA LIVE, October 16-19, 2014. LA Femme is a world renowned festival celebrating the accomplishments of woman in entertainment. LA Femme embodies the full range of women in entertainment working as professionals and filmmakers in all areas. The Early Bird deadline is approaching for those seeking a submission opportunity and entry to the festival (Early Bird Deadline May 16, 2014). LA Femme is a leader in sourcing women in all avenues of entertainment for professional worldwide and has over a decade of showcasing the works of talented female directors, producers, and writers. LA Femme also assists in securing distribution for many of the LA Femme filmmakers.
"We are celebrating our tenth year and the amount of women filmmakers that have passed though our theatres is like a rolodex of the new Hollywood," said Leslie LaPage, Founder. LA Femme currently offers reduced entry fees until May 16, 2014 to encourage a wide range of filmmaker submissions making it affordable for students and independent filmmakers to submit their projects. LA Femme screens a very diverse cross section of films from around the world.
A film at LA Femme does not have to be directed by a woman, but a requirement for submission is that the film involves a woman in a leadership role as the film's writer, producer, or director.
LA Femme accepts and shows a diverse range of film submissions including features, documentaries, mid-length, short films, screenplays, commercials, music videos, animation, games, webisodes, and mobisodes. "Our animation category is growing and we hope to launch some very exciting careers in the decade to come." Said Ms. LaPage
LA Femme will explode this year with an amazingly uplifting and inspiriting Awards Ceremony where the awards will be presented to our filmmaker winners and 2014 honorees. Previous honorees have been Patty Jenkins (Monster), Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Kung Fu Panda 2), Angela Bassett (Green Hornet), Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Diablo Cody (Juno), Vivica Fox (Kill Bill), Rosanna Arquette (After Hours), Lea Thompson (Caroline in the City), Katherine Fugate (Army Wives), and Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids).
LA Femme hosts amazing and impressive range of seminars and networking events over the festival weekend. The seminar topics included finance and distribution, social media, gaming/animation, and the art of pitching. These seminars are hosted and paneled by veterans of entertainment who share their experiences, successes, and pit falls to avoid to those in the audience who are honing their skills.
Interested in submitting your film, please go to www.LAFemme.org or www.withoutabox.com for more detailed information and requirements. Early Bird: May 16, 2014, Regular Deadline-June 16, 2014, Late Deadline- July 16, 2014, Extended Deadline-August 16, 2014, I Forgot Deadline-August 23, 2014. http://www.LAFemme.org/submissions/. Festival is from October 16-19, 2014. Students should submit online under the shorts category. You Tube Channel LAFemmeFest , Twitter: LAFemmeFilmFest@LAFemmeFilmFest , Linkedin LAFemmeFestival
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