The third annual LA Femme International Film Festival kicks off in Beverly Hills
this Thursday, October 11, and concludes with star-studded closing ceremonies on
Sunday, October 14, hosted by Melissa Rivers at the Fine Arts Theatre, with a cocktail
reception following immediately afterward at Nirvana.
Founded by Leslie LaPage, LA Femme is dedicated to
creating and inspiring talented female artists who desire to create
entertainment for the masses. Exhibiting the diverse talents of emerging
artists to wider audiences by showcasing new work to industry professionals, up-and-coming
filmmakers and film fans alike, the festival will unfold at two theaters — the
Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills, at 8556 Wilshire Blvd. and the Wilshire
Screening Room, at 8670 Wilshire Blvd. “After more than a decade of working as
a producer in the industry, I have seen women filmmakers rise to the top, and I
wanted to create a specific forum in which our stars of tomorrow could be
championed,” says LaPage.
LA Femme includes film screenings, seminars with industry
experts, networking events, an awards ceremony and a benefit gala. Panels
topics include “How to Write Genre Films and Get Produced,” “Film Financing: How
to Get the Money” and “Marketing and Distribution: How to Get Your Film Sold.”
Festival winners will receive prizes including merchandise valued at over $1,500,
as well as priceless exposure for their films. The festival is open to the
general public and tickets, a full screening schedule and more information are
available online, by clicking here,
or by calling (310) 441-1645.