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5th Annual Lady Filmmakers Film Festival is next weekend! Actor Nominations, and Final Draft Discounts
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Women Helping Change the Lives of Women
Femme - Women Healing the World: Sunday, September 29th at 1:30 pm
Producer Sharon Stone’s documentary Femme - Women Healing The World, celebrating women healing and transforming the world.
Brave Miss World: Sunday, September 29th at 5:15 pm
Director Cecilia Peck’s Brave Miss World documents 18 year-old beauty queen Linor Abargil, who was violently raped in Milan, Italy, and won the Miss World crown only 6 weeks later. The film follows her fight for justice and her journey to speak out about rape.
Things I Don't Understand:
Saturday, September 28th at 3:30 p.m.
Violet Kubelick, a brilliant young grad student studying near-death experiences, now withdrawn and closed-off after a mysterious, failed suicide attempt. She and her two artist-roommates are forced by financial matters to finally step out of the protective bubble they've created for themselves in their Brooklyn loft while Violet herself forms a cathartic relationship with a young, terminally ill girl in a hospice she is interviewing
for her thesis and the damaged bartender who lives downstairs.
Chastity Bites: Saturday, September 28th at 8:30 p.m.
In the horror/comedy 'Chastity Bites,' notorious serial killer Elizabeth Bathory believed that bathing in virgin blood would keep her young and beautiful forever. Still alive today she’s found a perfect hunting ground for her “botox” as an abstinence educator in conservative America…but will a brave young blogger and reporter for the high school paper finally put an end to the “Blood Countess’s” reign of terror, and save her best friend from becoming the next victim?
Stress Position: Sunday, September 29th at 3:30 p.m.
Stress Position is a genre-bending feature film about two close friends who make a bet to see which of them can withstand a week of psychological torture at the hands of the other.
Page B. Ostrow joins
Film Packaging and Distribution Panel
Lady Filmmakers welcomes Page B. Ostrow to our Film Packaging and Distribution Panel, taking place in Panel F,Sunday, 9/29 at 3:30 pm. As a veteran entertainment industry executive and founder of Ostrow and Company, Page has arranged financing and or negotiated distribution for over 250 feature films and numerous documentaries working initially on behalf of numerous international distributors. In 2000, she was inspired by a vision to protect the interests of independent filmmakers and shifted the company focus to representing films and projects on behalf of filmmakers and producers requiring distribution and financing. Some of the films represented are Stolen Childhoods, (Meryl Streep), Juvies (Mark Wahlberg on HBO), The Bros (Lionsgate), Drugging of Our Children (Michael Moore), and "Make It Funky (Sony Pictures) to name a few.
Check out all of our 2013 Festival Panelists!
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2013 Film Festival Official Selections:
And the Nominees are...
David Amito of Stress Position
Sam La France of Butcher's Dozen
Matt Gluber of David of Sedaris' Learning Curve
Steve West of The Morning After
Kincaid Walker of Morning After
Odessa Rae of The Visit
Sally Greenland of Butcher's Dozen
Molly Ryman of Things I Don't Understand
Camryn Manheim of Hotline
Best Supporting Actor:
A. J. Bond of Stress Position
Dylan Osean of The Visit
Aaron Mathias of Things I Don't Understand
Eduardo Rioseco of Chastity Bites
Best Supporting Actress:
Valorie Hubbard of Butcher's Dozen
Sharon Lawrence of The Visit
Francia Raisa of Chastity Bites
Grace Folsom of Things I Don't Understand
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2013 Art Exhibit
Don't miss our 2013 Art Night Exhibit at the Aidikoff on Saturday, September 28th! We welcome new Canadian-American Artist
May Charters and returning Arizona Artist Cara Pabst Moran.
The exhibit and reception is open to Ticket and Pass Holders. Pieces are available for sale. Painting by Pabst Moran pictured right. Beer & Wine included for VIP Pass Holders. Read more details here!
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A special thanks to our 2013 Festival Sponsors:
Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel)
*Festival-goers receive a special room rate of only $350 (plus tax), when reserving by phone by using the code "Lady Filmmakers Film Festival Rate Offer." www.fourseasons.com/beverlywilshire
FINALDRAFT DISCOUNT CODE:
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Festival-goers receive a 20% discount on IMDbPro! Discount code Pro4lfff
RESIDENCE INN DISCOUNT:
*Festival-goers receive special room rates starting from $169 (plus tax) when reserving by phone - refer to the "Lady Filmmakers Film Festival Rate Offer."
*Enjoy special Happy Hour rates at the bar Friday, 9/27 and Saturday, 9/28!
$8 drinks from 4 pm - 10 pm (regular price $15-$18) Get social with us!
Patricia DiSalvo Viayra
BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD TO RECEIVE 2013 SPOTLIGHT AWARD
AT LADY FILMMAKERS FILM FESTIVAL
For Immediate Release: Los Angeles (September 17, 2013) – The 5th Annual Lady Filmmakers Film Festival is proud to announce Bryce Dallas Howard as the recipient of the 2013 Spotlight Award for her outstanding achievements on and off camera. The Festival takes place September 28th-29th at the Aidikoff Theater in Beverly Hills. Lady Filmmakers will be co-presenting and co-sponsoring the award with the Casting Society of America.
Ms. Howard directed the film "When You Find Me," which received the Best Drama Award at the 2012 Lady Filmmakers Film Festival. Most recently, Howard directed an MTV Supervideo for M83’s “Claudia Lewis,” starring Lily Collins and Israel Broussard. Howard was also chosen to direct a short film as part of a series to commemorate Vanity Fair's centennial, presented in collaboration with American Express. As part of the series, which features renowned directors interpreting the history of the past century, Howard explores the 1960s through the eyes of some of the decade's most beloved personalities.
Earlier this year she directed one of five short films included in The Lifetime Original Movie event “Call Me Crazy: A Five Film,” an anthology featuring five interwoven stories that raise a new understanding of what happens when a loved one struggles with mental illness. Howard's other career highlights include brilliant performances in "The Help," "50/50," and "Twilight Saga: Eclipse."
Now in its 5th year, the film, music, and art festival promotes ladies from all ethnic, religious, and sexually-oriented communities and brings awareness to social issues and challenges women face world-wide. Honors are awarded to strong and influential female actress/filmmakers for their achievements.
2013 screenings include the Producer Sharon Stone’s documentary “Femme - Women Healing The World,” celebrating women healing and transforming the world. http://www.ladyfilmmakers.com/femme-women-healing.html
Director Cecilia Peck’s “Brave Miss World” documents 18 year-old Beauty Queen Linor Abargil, who was violently raped in Milan, Italy, and won the Miss World crown only 6 weeks later. The film follows her fight for justice and her journey to speak out about rape. http://www.ladyfilmmakers.com/brave-miss-world.html
Lady Filmmakers Film Festival has presented films from over 20 countries and has showcased filmmakers and actors such as Courtney Cox, Laura Dern, Ron Howard, Danny Glover, Glenn Close, Olivia Wilde, John Mahoney, Lili Taylor, Barrie Osborne, David Lynch, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ron Howard, and Rita Wilson. The festival’s Executive Director is Patricia DiSalvo Viayra. Festival details and tickets are available at www.ladyfilmmakers.com.
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Film Festival E-News
September 13, 2013
Announces our 2013 Official Selections!
With the Festival only 2 weeks away, we are excited to announce our 2013 film selections! This year's event has a wide variety of features, shorts, documentary, and foreign films guaranteed to spark the attention of all festival-goers. Be sure to browse our list of 2013 sponsor section for great deals on hotel rooms, and tickets are now on sale at www.ladyfilmmakers.com/2013-schedule!
Bryce Dallas Howard Named
2013 Lady Filmmakers Spotlight Award Winner
We are very proud to present our 2013 Spotlight Award to Actress and Director Bryce Dallas Howard. Bryce received a Golden Globe nomination for her acting role in The Help and directed the award-winning short, When You Find Me, which was executive-produced by her father, Ron Howard. She most recently directed the TV Movie Call Me Crazy: A Five Film.
2013 Film Festival Selections:
The Gift * Kill Of The Night * Unburden * Heart to Heart * The Morning After
Tryouts * The Visit * Unravel * Too Late Now * The Butcher's Dozen * Revelations
Chastity Bites * Hotline * Like Me * Voyeuse * OMG * Brave Miss World *
Femme - Women Healing the World * Things I Don't Understand
The Other Woman * Alianza * Mercy * Leave Keys In Car * Bikini Blues * Abuelas
Stress Position * Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution * High Heels and Hoodoo
Belgian Psycho * Good Night * Joan's Day Out * David Sedaris' The Learning Curve
Sunny Boy * The Perfection of Anna * Dance of the Books * Not Delivered * The Light
September 27th - 29th
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Congratulations to Writer Eljon Wardally, whose short, Docket 32357, has won the Grand Jury Prize for the Huffington Post's Black Voices Breakthrough Theater Series! She is also in production for "Docket 32357," the web series, set to film in October. This 7-episode series will follow what happens to Lois and Valerie after the last moment in the short film. Everyone can follow the progress on the Facebook page Docket 32357 and on twitter @docket32357. The film can still be seen on Huffington Post's website.
Writer/Director Julia Camera, 2012 Lady Filmmakers Festival Directors Award-Winner for House Cleaning, back this year directing her new film, Bikini Blues. In the film, a young woman’s day at the beach turns sour after her bikini top mysteriously vanishes. Julia has written the features films Area Q (starring Isaiah Washington) and Open Road (starring Andy Garcia, Camilla Belle and Juliette Lewis).
Producer/Cinematographer Amy Belling, 2012 Festival Selection for Madame Perrault's Bluebeard, is also back this year with her new film Stress Position. This genre-bending feature film is about two close friends who make a bet to see which of them can withstand a week of psychological torture at the hands of the other. Amy also appeared as Cinematographer our 2012 festival screening of The Ties That Remain. For more, visit www.amybelling.com and stressposition.thesiblings.ca.
A special thanks to our 2013 Festival Sponsors:
Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel), a history-rich luxury hotel in the heart of Beverly Hills, California, just steps from Rodeo Drive. Enjoy relaxing spa treatments, a Mediterranean-style pool, and luxurious fitness center during your stay! *Festival-goers receive a special room rate of only $350 (plus tax), when reserving by phone by using the code "Lady Filmmakers Film Festival Rate Offer." www.fourseasons.com/beverlywilshire
We're excited to welcome back Final Draft back as a 2013 sponsor! Select award winners will receive complimentary copies of their top-selling software - keep an eye out for a promo code, as well! Final Draft is the professional’s choice and the entertainment industry standard in screenwriting software, the #1-selling screenwriting program for screenwriters, TV writers, playwrights, and writers of new media. It seamlessly formats your script as you type. Tab and Enter keys make formatting your script a snap, and More’s and Continued’s automatically appear at page breaks where needed. Join the ranks of Hollywood’s most notable writers and use your creative energy to focus on the content while Final Draft takes care of the style. www.finaldraft.com
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THE Blvd Restaurant, with views overlooking the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive, is a chic and sophisticated restaurant and lounge located inside Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel). The 18-foot illuminated onyx bar and the backlit wine display featuring over 1,000 bottles will take your breath away. theblvdrestaurant.com
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Join us at our Festival Party Venues
We're excited to introduce our opening-night venue and sponsor SFixio! The restaurant is located in the heart of Beverly Hills and their extensive menu fare includes lobster, veal shank, and homemade pasta. Party Access for all Filmmaker and VIP passholders! Party details coming soon! www.sfixio.net
Lady Filmmakers is excited to announce our special closing night party host, Bouchon, which offers traditional French bistro fare with a menu that showcases the best products available each day. Bouchon also features a raw bar with select oysters on the half shell and many other Fruits de Mer. Seasonal offerings change throughout the year and are complemented by Vin de Carafe, a unique wine program that brings recognition to local wine producers. Party access for Filmmaker and VIP pass holders! Party details coming soon! bouchonbistro.com/beverlyhills
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