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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Violet Kubelick, a brilliant young grad student studying near-death experiences, now withdrawn and closed-off after a mysterious, failed suicide attempt.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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Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel)
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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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Celebrity Films & Actors Receive Accolades & Industry Support & Quadruples Attendance In Fourth Year!
Lady Filmmakers Film Festival
Patricia DiSalvo Viayra
LOS ANGELES (October 2, 2012) –
“When You Find Me”, Directed by Bryce Dallas Howard and Produced by Ron Howard won Best Drama. “Baseball In The Time of Cholera”, Produced by Olivia Wilde won Best Documentary. Irvine Welsh’s “Ecstasy” won several awards: Best Feature Film, Best Supporting Actor, Billy Boyd; Best Actor, Adam Sinclair; Best Supporting Actress, Olivia Andrup; Best Actress, Kristin Kreuk.
The festival honored Producer Joyce Cox with the 2012 Trailblazer Award and Cinematographer Amy Vincent, ASC with the 2012 Moving Image Award. They both spoke on the panel topic of the “Crossroads of Arts & Commerce in Studio Filmmaking” September 30th at the WGA Theater. Their awards were presented by Michael L Fink & Stephen Fierberg, ASC. All Award Winners can be found here.
The Trailblazer Award goes to a Lady Filmmaker who has an exemplary career in a leadership role as Writer, Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Production Designer, or Editor. Their Achievements serve as an inspiration not only to Lady Filmmakers but to all members of the entertainment community. The Trailblazer is a star in their field and lays the groundwork for generations to come!
The Moving Image Award goes to a Lady Cinematographer or Director who, with their own unique style and vision, tells compelling stories, through the creative use of light and images.
Many exciting and new films were featured at this year’s Lady Filmmaker’s Film, Music, and Art Festival, took place at the Writer’s Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, September 29th-30th. We screened two films by Olivia Wilde - documentary “BASEBALL IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA” which she produced, and “FREE HUGS” which Wilde directed and stars with Justin Long. Also highlighted are “COMMERCE” starring well-known actors Joel Gretsch and Annabeth Gish, and “A SUNNY MORNING” starring Charlie Cox & Sophia Myles. Annabeth Gish attended the festival as well.
Special industry men & women speakers were Academy Award Winner Michael L Fink (Golden Compass, Avatar, Tron: Legacy), Joyce Cox (Avatar, Dark Knight, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Men In Black III), Max Landis (Chronicle, Good Time Gang), Amy Vincent, ASC (Hustle & Flow, Eve’s Bayou, Black Snake Moan), Pam Dixon, President of CSA (Green Lantern, Barnery’s Version, Mask of Zorro), lati Grobman (Righteous Kill, The Iceman) and Gil Junger (Ten Things I Hate About Life, Ten Things I hate About You) are just a few of the many top industry leaders who participated this year. “Baseball”’s director and editor, Bryn Mooser, spoke at the festival as well.
"It has truly been an overwhelming honor at how much industry support our festival has received this year. The filmmakers and actors have had the opportunity to meet and mingle with top industry filmmakers, and distributors who shared their experiences and knowledge with us. It means a lot to us to have this tremendous level of contribution from such accomplished, very busy entertainment professionals. The educational component we offer to our filmmakers, actors & attendees is a very important focus of the festival," says, Executive Director Patricia DiSalvo Viayra.
The festival quadrupled in attendance this year! Filmmakers and actors from all over the world attend to celebrate their films, attend networking parties, and attend the many educational workshops & panels. This year the festival screened 51 films from various countries including Japan, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Finland, UK, France, and Spain. In the past, Lady Filmmaker’s Film Festival had screened films from over 18 countries. 2009 - 2011 selected films were made by or showcased up-and-coming as well as celebrity filmmakers and actors including Courtney Cox, Laura Dern, Danny Glover, Glenn Close, James Brolin, John Mahoney, Lilli Taylor, Barrie Osborne, David Lynch, Clancy Brown, Mel Rodriguez and Stephen Gyllenhaal, just to name a few.... Regardless of the films selected, one thing is certain -- this festival will highlight a variety of cultures and world views.
Lady Filmmakers Film Festival recognizes and celebrates the tremendous contribution of women to film and importance in the collaborative spirit amongst men and women,” says Viayra. The primary goal of the festival is to screen entertaining independent international films to show people that they can enjoy Indie films just as much as the big blockbusters. The fest promotes artists and musicians, and recognizes and empowers lady filmmakers, artists, and musicians from all ethnic, religious, and LGBT communities. To qualify for the festival, films must have at least one woman in the role of writer, director, cinematographer, producer, editor, or production designer. Musical Acts are primarily comprised of women and artwork must be by or about women or families.
“This is a film, music, and art festival unlike any other in LA. Independent films from all over the world will be featured at the 4thAnnual Lady Filmmakers Film Festival,” says Patricia DiSalvo Viayra, the festival’s Director and Founder. “The festival promotes short and feature movies made by ladies by showcasing and celebrating the viability of films by lady filmmakers, artists, musicians and the men who collaborate with them.”
In addition to the films, the Festival presented eight workshops & Industry panels, eight film programs, three parties, two art show events, and two musical groups. We had three exhibit for the first time in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills and we are thrilled to have shown their works.
For more information on the Lady Filmmakers Film Festival, complete list of award winners, bios on the festival organizers, instructions for submitting films or to become a sponsor of the festival, please visit HYPERLINK "http://www.ladyfilmmakers.com/"www.ladyfilmmakers.com.
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