NEW DELHI : The LA Femme International Film Festival, a premier festival that focuses on platforming women filmmakers “by women, for everyone”, has extended the last date for receiving entries to 16 August and may also accept exceptional films till 23 August.
The Festival was started in 2005 when it became apparent that there was a need to enhance women behind the camera as directors, producers and writers. This year, it will be held from 16 to 19 October in Los Angeles.
LA Femme International Film Festival is more than a festival. It is an emergence of artistic, professional women who can make a difference in the entertainment community by creating productions that speak to a worldwide audience. It is the only festival of its kind to not only give a platform for existing films and artists but will also assist in distribution and mentoring of such films and their artists.
The organisers ensure that filmmakers get seen and are pro active in helping them achieve their dreams.
Sections include features made in the United States or internationally which are directed, produced or written by a woman of any ethnicity.
Documentaries, competition films can be international or domestic in origin and they must be directed, produced or written by a woman.
The screenplays section is a separate category in addition with the other Feature Film categories. This can be a screenplay, stage play or teleplay.
The shorts category is for a woman who has directed, produced or written a short film. There is a commercials/music videos category, a category of mid-length films of forty to sixty minutes, mobisodes, websisodes, games, animation shorts, and special documentary of focus.
The special documentary of focus (feature or short) category is for those films that have a specific subject of: animal rights / activism/ awareness (dog, cat, wild animals), nature, green plant, ocean. All others should submit to the regular documentary categories.