Films written and directed by men will be considered if they have strong leading women characters. All other films must be directed or written by women. Male producing partners ok.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Alliance of Women Filmmakers launched The Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival to provide resources and opportunities for women filmmakers to share their stories by providing them a forum to showcase their films in the heart of the entertainment industry.
In addition to the film festival Alliance of Women Filmmakers has partnered with Women of Warner Bros. to produce an annual filmmaker symposium with panels and workshops lead by studio executives and entertainment lawyers. Past panelist include, Hollywood 101; with Chase Bartels Warner Bros. Writer's Workshop, Crowdfunding Financing Your Film; with entertainment attorney Akua Boyenne, Many Roads to Distribution; with Eva Davis, Executive Vice President and General Manger of Warner Premiere. We are currently securing presenters for the 2015 Filmmaker Symposium. All participating filmmakers receive full access passes to the symposium.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival has showcased hundreds of films made by women of diverse back grounds from all over the world. AWF has established a network of women filmmakers worldwide who share the same passion in creating opportunities and powerful screen images of women.
Described by Back Stage West Magazine, a leading source for entertainment news, as a “Must-attend event for all women in the entertainment industry,” the festival presents narratives, documentaries, animations and student short films. We also present a variety of industry panels, workshops and seminars to provide resources as well as give filmmakers direct access to studio executives.
Our 2014 festival panels and workshop were hosted by Women of Warner Bros. seminars included; “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. AWF is partnering with Women of Warner Bros. for the fourth consecutive year to produce the 2015 Filmmaker Symposium.
The festival is now going into its' eleventh year to continue providing resources and networking opportunities to empower women filmmakers, to share their unique perspectives through film.
Diana Means (Founder/ Director)
General Festival Rules
Films must have been completed after January 1, 2013.
Films written and directed by men will be considered if they have strong leading women characters. All other films must be directed and written by women. Male producing partners ok.
All films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for festival presentation.
Filmmakers must deliver final format for festival presentation.
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.