We are in our 6th year!
Please welcome our new Team Members!
The 2014 Season is off to a great start with submissions from all over the world! Our Team has expanded to include Shahari Moore and Sandy Marquis bringing their wonderful backgrounds and expertise to make this a great festival year! We are making plans for an upcoming networking event along with the next festival in the fall. We love our alumni, fans, and supporters! Thank you for all of your support and please share with us any news! Check out what's new below!
Now in our 6th year we have hundreds of filmmakers that can say that they are a part of the Lady Filmmakers "Alumni Family". We are proud of our talented alumni comprised of women and the men who collaborate with them!
Call For Entries! Submissions are now open! Keep tabs on Facebook and visit us online at www.ladyfilmmakers.com.
In this section we highlight achievements and news from our past Filmmakers, Cast, Honorees, Speakers, and Team Members!
Christine Elise McCarthy has a new book out inspired by her hit short film that blazed through the festival circuit of the same name! Check out her book Bathing and the Single Girl! It is the smutty, mercilessly irreverent and laugh-out-loud funny debut novel by actress Christine Elise McCarthy. Inspired by her one- woman short film of the same name, it’s the kind of novel Jonathan Ames might write if he’d dropped out of college and had been working as an actress in Hollywood for the last 20 years.
Aya Tanimura has created a #GayPropaganda movement with support from Madonna and Katy Perry and featured on The Adocate, Huffington Post, etc. Use the hashtag & raise your voice in support of LGBT people in Russia & around the world facing prejudice & violence. #GayPropaganda seeks to reclaim, educate, empower, and inspire LGBT people and their allies. Watch all 3 PSAs: http://bit.ly/GayPropagandaPSAPlaylist
Romell Foster Owens is one of 20 women being honored by the California Women's Museum in San Diego as part of a special exhibit. The honor is for contributions to the TV and Film industry, California and to her home town, San Diego. She was the first African American to win the crown of Miss San Diego City and County. Her formal gown and swimsuit is on display at the museum. She is the first African American to be in the top five of the Miss California Pageant. It was televised. The exhibit will run thru the end of March. www.jowharahfilms.com
Please Welcome our new Team Members!
Shahari Moore, Director of Diversity has joined the LFFF team! Shahari is an alumna of Chicago State University, where she earned a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and was a recipient of the Kanye’ West scholarship for emerging artists in 2007. As a post-graduate, she later completed workshops with Second City, the Hurston Wright Foundation, Nickelodeon Writers Lab, On The Page Studio and the Writers Guild of America West. Read more HERE.
Sandy Marquis, Programmer and Advisor has joined the LFFFteam! Sandy is a successful business owner with a
wealth of arts/culture organization experience who has a devotion to,and a passion for,enhancing her community through the arts. In 2009, Sandy became a Board member of L/A Arts,the designated Arts Agency for Lewiston-Auburn,Maine and was subsequently elected Board Chair.While serving as Board Chair, Sandy created the L/A Arts’ Minerva Award which recognizes how the arts are used to address community-wide social, educational and economic development issues. The first Minerva Award was presented to a performing artist who has
ties to both LA (east) and LA (west) – actor and philanthropist Patrick Dempsey, a Lewiston native and founder of The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing. Read more HERE.
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Did you attend last year's awards ceremony? If not, check out the acceptance speeches of Sharon Stone and Camryn Manheim! See below!
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