Welcome to Lady Filmmakers!
Welcome to the 5th Annual Lady Filmmakers Film Festival!
We had a fantastic weekend!
Thank you to everyone who came out in support of the 2013 festival!
2013 Festival Highlights
Congratulations to our 2013 Industry Honorees:
Sharon Stone, Camryn Manheim, Christa Campbell, Lati Grobman,
& Bryce Dallas Howard!
Please check out our complete
2013 Award Winning Film List & Actor/Actresses Winners!
"Brave Miss World" for "Best of Fest"
"Femme-Women Healing The World" for "Illumination Humanitarian"
"Things I Don't Understand" for "Best Narrative Feature"
"Stress Position" for "Best Experimental Film"
"Brave Miss World" for "Best Documentary Feature Film"
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Lady Filmmakers is more than just an international women's film festival in Los Angeles, CA. We promote the collaboration between women and men. Our festival not only entertains it's audiences with our film programming, we create networking and education opportunities in intimate settings.
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Enjoy red carpet networking parties & receptions, 2 full days of Film/TV discussion panels in an intimate setting with access to industry insiders, and 2 full days of spectacular film screenings from around the world. We also give a generous amount of awards in different categories including new categories in Animation
Screenings September 2014 in Beverly Hills, CA
Winner! "Brave Miss World" 2013 Best of The Festival!
Ladies In the Spotlight!
BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD, SHARON STONE, & CAMRYN MANHEIM HONORED AT LADY FILMMAKERS FILM FESTIVAL IN BEVERLY HILLS, CA
Bryce Dallas Howard, recipient of the 2013 Spotlight Award for her outstanding achievements on and off camera. 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.
Howard's other career highlights include brilliant performances in "The Help," "50/50," and "Twilight Saga: Eclipse." Read More.
Sharon Stone, recipient of the 2013 Spotlight Award is an iconic actress and Golden Globe Best Actress winner, Academy Award Best Actress Nominee, Humanitarian, and Filmmaker. Ms. Stone has been actively involved over the years using her celebrity for good with causes such as fighting against the exploitation of women in Asia, Aids Awareness and Fundraising, and Breast Cancer Awareness and Fundraising to name a few. Ms. Stone produced the film "Femme-Women Healing The World" that screens at the festival Sunday September 29th at 1:30 p.m. Femme will be given the Illumination Humanitarian Award!
Camryn Manheim, is a talented actress best known for her powerhouse role in the hit series "The Practice" and most recently the show on "Harry's Law" , "Ghost Whisperer", "Criminal Minds", and "The L Word". Her most recent film on wide release was "Hot Flashes". Ms. Manheim starred in the short film "Hotline" featured at lady filmmakers 2013 and received the 2013 festival Best Actress Award.
Watch Sharon Stone's Film "Femme-Women Healing The World"
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“A celebration of women around the world actively transforming and healing our global society. Sharon Stone and leading experts in religion, science, history, politics and entertainment, discuss solutions to the multiple crisis’ we are faced with. Femme focuses on utilizing a feminine approach with nurturing energy to inspire a new hope for the future.”
Thank you for a successful Festival! See you in 2014!
Official Selection Parties Art Night Discussion Panels
Congratulations to our 2013 Trailblazers!
The duo shows no signs of slowing down as they are currently in production for Eliza Graves, which brings together a star-studded ensemble featuring Kate Beckinsale (Underworld, Total Recall), Jim Sturgess (21, Cloud Atlas), Michael Caine (Children of Men, The Dark Knight), Ben Kingsley (Schindler’s List, Iron Man III), Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), and David Thewlis (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Kingdom of Heaven). They also have two other projects currently in the works; the comedy Squirrels to the Nuts starring Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, and Brie Larson, as well as the newly acquired action script, Criminal, penned by Douglas Cook and David Weisberg (The Rock).
Utilizing their combined experiences both behind and in front of the camera, this team ultimately aspires to create movies that can change the world for the better.
Our Feature Films
See Pictures from our 2012 Festival! See our 2012 Award Winners!
“ESCTASY,” the sequel to Irvine Welsh’s “TRAINSPOTTING”, was among many films featured at the 2012 Lady Filmmaker’s Film, Music, and Art Festival. The film stars Billy Boyd, Adam Sinclair, and Kristin Kreuk.
Along with “ECSTASY,” screening at the fest are Bryce Dallas Howard & Ron Howard’s film ”WHEN YOU FIND ME”, 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.
“COMMERCE” starring well-known actors Joel Gretsch and Annabeth Gish,
and “A SUNNY MORNING” starring Charlie Cox & Sophia Myles.
Special industry speakers from 2012 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), Avi Youabian (The Hive, Step Up Revolution, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never)
See all distinguished panelists here.
Congratulations to Amy Vincent, ASC, Recipient of the 2012 Moving Image Award!!
Congratulations to Joyce Cox, Producer, Recipient of the 2012 Trailblazer Award!!
Congratulations to our 2011 Award Winners!
See pictures from the 2011 Festival!
Our main programming themes are:
- Ladies Illuminate - films that bring social awareness
- Ladies Kick Butt - films that appeal to a broad audience
- Ladies First - films that are World, US, West Coast, or Los Angeles Premieres
- Young Ladies & Gentlemen - films made by students/youth
- Family Friendly- films appropriate for families with children
- Halloween Teasers- films that are horror, psychological thrillers, scary, creepy, and freaky!