The 17th Annual La Femme International Film Festival Be Held On-site and Virtually from October 14th - 17th 2021

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Oct 17, 2021

We ARE the "Sundance" of Women Film Festivals worldwide with more worldwide premiers from more countries than most festivals. If they are a women filmmaker, they know us, we know them.

The La Femme International Film Festival will premiere from October 14th-17th, 2021, at the Regal Cinemas LA Live and will also be available virtually online.

Highlights from this year's Festival include a special screening of "Gone Mom: The Disappearance of Jennifer Dulos" followed by a special q & a with executive producer Ilene Kahn Power and Sebastian Dungan, Vice President of Lifetime Networks; and two days of seminar panels (16th & 17th) sponsored by Sony Pictures, Stephens College, and the WGA Women's Committee (https://lafemme.org/category/seminar-panels/2021-seminar-panels/). Actress America Ferrera will receive the Festival's prestigious Lupe Ontiveros Image Award at the Sunday night award ceremony, 6 PM at the Regal Cinema LA Live. The award is given annually to diverse actresses who have pushed against stereotypes in their work. There will also be a free online event sponsored by TMS Entertainment on Women in Anime, featuring Minako Fujiyoshi and Jinko Gotoh.

Leslie LaPage, a woman of color and the first Latina to run, operate, and launch a "Woman supportive" festival in Los Angeles, has been at the forefront of women making cinema for over 17 years. Launching the careers, discovering, and premiering 100's of films by women creators who have gone on to achieve worldwide critical acclaim, Leslie LaPage is known as the foremost curator of female commercial content.

"We have been curating diversity within women-created content for over 17 years, and now we will be able to bring those filmmakers into production," said Leslie LaPage, LA Femme International Film Festival Founder and Director.

"From our first year of programming, we hand-selected the best content from the world's platform discovering authentic voices with unique stories with underrepresented voices and new exciting perspectives," said Leslie LaPage.

To purchase tickets, please visit: https://lafemme.eventive.org/welcome or in person at Regal Cinemas LA Live, 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, LA, CA 90015.

ABOUT LA FEMME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The LA Femme International Film Festival is now in its 17th year as one of Los Angeles' premiere film festivals dedicated to celebrating and promoting female artists both in front of and behind the camera. In addition to bestowing awards in multiple categories, from short subjects to documentaries to commercials, to features and music videos.

About Leslie LaPage
Leslie LaPage, Founder of LAFIFF, is a Woman of Color and has been a successful producer, writer, and director in the industry. But it has been LA Femme that has driven her and her vision to allow those in the industry to see the multitude of projects created by women who have been neglected over the years. "We ARE the Sundance of Women Film Festivals worldwide with more worldwide premiers from more countries than most festivals. We are the powerhouse of creativity and a forerunner in the vision for festivals, programming, and the female indie filmmaker creators worldwide. If they are a women filmmaker, they know us, we know them." Said Leslie LaPage.

Sponsors: (WGA) Writers Guild America West Women's Committee, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Stephens College, TMS Entertainment, and Gunpowder & Sky.