by | Sep 14, 2012 | Press

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8TH Annual La Femme International Film Festival

 Opens Call For Entries at

 www.lafemme.org or www.withoutabox.com


LA Femme Film Festival’s Founder, Leslie LaPage, announces that the

8th Annual LA Femme Film Festival 2012, October 11-14, 2012

 has opened its call for entries for the 2012 season.


BEVERLY HILLS, CA – March 8, 2012LA Femme Film Festival’s Founder, Leslie LaPage, announced today that the 8th Annual LA Femme Film Festival 2012, October 11-14, 2012 has opened its call for entries for the 2012 season.  “This will be an amazing season because LA Femme has welcomed the Documentary Channel (DOC) as a sponsor for this year.” said Leslie LaPage, Founder and Director of the Festival. LA Femme’s call for entries “Early Bird Discount” submission deadline ends May 16th with discounted rates for submissions in all categories. The last date to submit to the festival is August 22nd under “I Forgot Deadline.” Submit now on www.lafemme.org  or www.withoutabox.com


In addition, this March, Documentary Channel (DOC) honors female Documentary filmmakers premiering three (3) films from LA Femme Film Festival alumni. The DOC’s “Her Take” is a remarkable blend of unforgettable stories told by some of the most exceptional women in documentary film, every night of “Her Take” promises to enlighten, inform and inspire. The special line-up began with the US television premiere of filmmaker Gulcin Gilbert’s “Pink Skies” (LA Femme Doc selectee), an inspiring film that follows a group of courageous women, many of whom are cancer patients and survivors, as they attempt the World Record All-Women’s Skydiving Formation to raise money for breast cancer.

Other US television premieres in the line-up include “Atomic Mom” (LA Femme Doc selectee), (March 24th, 8 p.m. ET/PT), director M.T. Silvia’s unique exploration of two women, both mothers, and their very different experiences of the atom bomb; and director Gillian Armstrong’s “Love, Lust & Lies”(LA Femme Doc selectee),  (March 31st, 8 p.m. ET/PT), the fifth of Armstrong’s unprecedented series about the lives, hopes and dreams of three lively, working-class girls since they were fourteen-years-old in 1976.


LA Femme over the last year has worked closely to provide more opportunities for filmmakers to show their work on a national basis under our entertainment partnerships and sponsorships such as the Documentary Channel. All our Documentaries this year will be viewed by DOC and we expect continued distribution success amongst our filmmakers receiving distribution opportunities.

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The festival will run from October 11th-14th, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA screening over 100 films highlighting independent features, shorts, music videos, commercials, special screenings, seminars and much more.  The four day event in Los Angeles hosts special networking events at LA hot spots and a gala Awards Ceremony attended by “A” List celebrities.  LA Femme is dedicated to celebrating and empowering female artists creating media for a worldwide audience. LA Femme showcases works “by women for everyone” from all over the world. Ms LaPage states, “No Festival, not even Sundance or Tribeca, does what we do for women, we actually work to get our women Directors, Filmmakers, Writers, and Producers seen and sold. We have a very high success rate with distributed films.”


Previous Celebrity Award Honorees included : Patty Jenkins (Monster), Tasha Smith (Couples Retreat), Lainie Kazan (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Kung Fu Panda 2), Angela Bassett (Green Hornet), Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Marianne Jean-Baptise (Without a Trace), Sara Gilbert (Roseanne), Diablo Cody (Juno), Vivica Fox (Kill Bill), Rosanna Arquette (After Hours), Lea Thompson (Caroline in the City), Penelope Spheeris (Wayne’s World) Susan Seidelman (The Boynton Beach Bereavement Club), Maria Conchita Alonso (Mermaids), Jacqueline Bisset (Domino) and many more.


To purchase Full Access VIP Pass go to: www.lafemme.org Regular Price ($150) Discounts for WGA and SAG Guild Members for ($59.99). Tickets for individual films are $10.00; Seminars are $20 and can be purchased online or at the door. Events held in Los Angeles. For information on the festival visit our website at www.lafemme.org.


Sponsors include: (SAG) Screen Actors Guild Affirmative Action & Diversity, SAG Women’s Committee, (WGA) Writers Guild America West, Governor’s Office of Film and Entertainment State of Florida, Eurochannel, Dish Network, Red Light Promotions, The Hair & Makeup Artists Network, American Airlines, and DreamWorks Animation.


Media Inquiries: To register press credentials for the Festival or to schedule an interview with Leslie LaPage, contact A.J. Adelman 310.650.0220 or email llapage@lafemme.org


Visit the website at www.lafemme.org

LA Femme International Film Festival by Women for Everyone highlights commercially-viable films written, directed or produced “by women for everyone.”  Now in its seventh year, the festival is solely dedicated to nurturing a new breed of female filmmakers and providing opportunities for those careers to blossom.