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|All documentaries must be directed by women or be about women . We will consider works-in-progress, but all films must be completed by December 1, 2019.
|All documentaries must be about women or directed by women. Short docs run times must be under 25 minutes We will consider works-in-progress, but all films must be completed by December 1, 2019.
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|All documentaries must be about women or directed by women. We will consider works-in-progress, but all films must be completed by December 1, 2019.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival (#Lawomensfest) is produced by Alliance of Women Filmmakers, a non profit dedicated to equality and the advancement of women in entertainment. The festival provides a platform for women filmmakers to share their stories with LA's diverse audience and has showcased hundreds of narratives, documentaries, animations, and student short films made by women from around the world. www.Lawomensfest.com
In addition, Alliance of Women Filmmakers has partnered with entertainment resource groups including Women of Warnerbros. to produce the annual festival and has established a network of studio executives and filmmakers worldwide who share the same passion for creating opportunities and powerful screen images of women.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Alliance of Women Filmmakers (AWF) was established 15 years ago with a goal to provide a platform and resources for filmmakers creating unique and powerful roles for women. The organization produces the Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival (#lawomensfest) which has showcased hundreds of narratives, documentaries, animations, and student short films made by women from around the world. www.Lawomensfest.com.
Lawomensfest alumni have enjoyed continued success including 2016 fest alumni Lulu Wang whose current film “The Farewell” opened this summer to incredible reviews. https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_farewell_2019. This festival is a great place to meet other amazing women filmmakers and form career lasting connections.
This year will mark AWF’s first annual DocFest which aims to educate audiences about social, political, and health issues impacting women globally as well as, inspiring a dialogue around the important issues of our time. Each film will be followed by an audience discussion.
Over the years Alliance of Women Filmmakers has partnered with women resource groups at major studios including, Warner bros., Universal, and Sony to provide filmmakers with access to resources and opportunities from studio executives. All applicants will receive a festival pass regardless of acceptance that includes admissions to all screenings and panels.
Past panels and workshop hosted by Women of Warner included; "Women Who Run the Show" which featured women content creators behind hit WBTV and DC shows Arrow, Blindspot and Riverdale, Tuning into the Business of Music for Film” moderated by Lisa Margolis, Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Music, Warner Bros. Pictures Financing Your Film; "Gender in Media Research: presented by Madeline Di Nonno, CEO of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and “Taking Your Film to the Marketplace: the Path to Distribution” moderated by Natalie Rodriquez, Associate General Counsel, Warner Bros. Pictures.
Alliance of Women Filmmakers is now in its fifteenth year and continues to provide resources and networking opportunities that empower filmmakers to create strong images of women in film.
Diana Means (Founder/ Director)
General Festival Rules
All films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for festival presentation.
Filmmakers must deliver final format for festival presentation by March 1st.
Participants agree that their film or clips from it and all other material related to their project may be used and/or published in the festival event program, festival web site and for any promotional purposes which the festival deems appropriate.
Exhibition copies of films will be returned to filmmakers. Screeners will not be returned unless sent with a self addressed stamped envelope.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By entering your film for consideration, you agree to the following:
I have read, understood, and complied with all eligibility requirements.
I hold all rights to exhibit the given work.
To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true.
This film is not subject to litigation and is not threatened by any litigation.
I hold Alliance of Women Filmmakers and Los Angeles Women's Film Festival harmless from damage to or loss of the print en route to the Festival.
If selected, all commercial/private property including all trademark/copyrighted materials shown or recorded on the project is the responsibility of the filmmaker. Alliance of Women Filmmakers and The Los Angeles Women's Film Festival will not take responsibility for any infringement of copy written materials.