Congratulations to the 2014 Filmmaker Award Recipients!

2014 Filmmaker Winners   Best Short Film–“Gloria” Directed, Produced, and Written by Audi Resendez Best Animated Short–“Out of the Darkness” Directed and Written by Noëlla Borie Honorable Mention in Shorts–“C.T.R.L.” Directed and Written by Mariana Conde, Produced by Donna Mabey Best Webisode–“Living the Dream” Directed by Beth Dewey; Created, Produced, and Written  by Monica Torres Best […]

Executive Achievement Award 2014 – Holly Wiersma

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HOLLY WIERSMA– Executive Achievement Award Producer Hollh Wiersma moved to Los Angeles in 1997, where she began her career as a casting associate on such films as BLADE, THE RAINMAKER and AMISTAD.  Soon after, she developed a strong passion for independent filmmaking and switched her focus from casting to producing, which has kept her busy […]

Lupe Ontiveros Image Award 2014 – Sheryl Lee Ralph

Sheryl Lee Ralph

SHERYL LEE RALPH-Lupe Ontiveros Image Award Actress, Activist, Author, Entertainer, Singer, Director, Writer Original DREAMGIRL, Sheryl Lee Ralph is a multifaceted jewel of a woman who sparkles in aspects of life. Her award winning body of work in film, television and the Broadway stage includes originating and creating the role of Deena Jones on Broadway in DREAMGIRLS […]

Lifetime Achievement Award 2014 – Marion Ross

Marion Ross

MARION ROSS – Lifetime Achievement Award Actress, Entertainer The iconic All-American mom from the classic HAPPY DAYS sitcom had fervent desires of becoming an actress while growing up in her small Minnesota town. Born Marian Ross (with an “a”), she grew up in her native state and, at one time, worked as a teenage au […]

Rising Star Award 2014 – Madeline Zima

Madeline Zima

MADELINE ZIMA- LA Femme Rising Star Award Actress, Producer Madeline Zima is best known for her breakout role as the provocative and saucy “Mia Lewis” on the hit Showtime series CALIFORNICATION, Madeline also starred opposite Renée Zellweger and Forest Whitaker in MY OWN LOVE SONG for director Olivier Dahan (LA VIE EN ROSE). CRAZY EYES, […]

Humanitarian Award 2014 — Moran Atias


MORAN ATIAS-Humantiarian Award Actress, Activist Moran Atias is an Israeli actress, gaining notoriety in the Italian films GAS, OGGI SPOSI, and MOTHER OF TEARS. She is best known for her work with Paul Haggis in the 2008 TV series CRASH and the 2013 film THIRD PERSON.She currently stars on the FX television series TYRANT. She is considered one of Israel’s first actresses to have success abroad. Atias participated in […]

Need Distribution? LAIFF is just the place for you to get your film distributed

LA Femme International Film Festival is continuing its relationship with Origin Releasing for our 10th Annual International Film Festival. Last year Origin offered distribution to six films and one screenplay was offered a distribution guarantee.  Those films roll out this year and the filmmakers are excited! Through LA Femme’s ongoing relationship on behalf of the […]

What are you waiting for!

  The 2014 LAFIF “Call for Entries” have started and you are wasting time not submitting your film, screenplay, short, webisode or student short.  The early bird deadline ends on May 16, 2014 and all the entrance fees are going up after that. So don’t waste any more time and forward this to your friends […]

Alana Hyland to Perform at Awards Show 2013 – Oct 20th

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 Alana Hyland has showed up on the radar in more than just one lane. Away from just being a great vocalist, she’s building her way to becoming an entertainer. Capturing the attention of the likes of Brian Friedman, Dave Scott, Tricia Miranda, Phlex, Dejan Tubic, Janelle Ginestra, & Brooklyn Jai, she’s earned a place in the […]

Executive Achievement Award 2013 – Michelle Vicary

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Michelle Vicary is the Executive Vice President of Programming for Crown Media Family Networks, home of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel, which is owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc. Vicary is charged with the strategic oversight of all production and original programming for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel including movies, series, and […]