Made by Women 16th Annual LA Femme International Film Festival, Shameless Flouces its Skirts and Shows off What a Virtual Should Look Like Underneath

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — LAFIFF has been screening these films supporting and highlighting MADE BY WOMEN since 2005 with 150+ FILMS over four days, not even the big festivals can match the unprecedented percentage of women content of quality screened at this fest. “The greatest thing is the number of women’s careers this festival has launched, supported, or honored.” Said Leslie LaPage, Founder and Director of LAFIFF.

The fest is jumping off with “Putting the “F” in Funny,” an all WOMEN stand-up comedy LIVE VIRTUAL show on Friday, October 16, 2020, at 6 pm PDT, with our platform partner. Our stand-ups are Sandra Valls– Mc / Performing ( Latin Divas of Comedy-Showtime), Jennie McNulty (One Night Stand-up-Logo TV), Renee Santos (Pride Comedy Jam-Showtime), Gloria Bigelow ( Writer on Bob Hearted Abishola-CBS), Sara Contreras (Latin Divas of Comedy-Showtime) are some of the best and funniest in Comedians of Color. BYOB…and join us with the best Friday Adult date night, you can attend virtually at home. Tickets are $14.99.

Shari Belafonte (Sistas & The Morning Show) will be honored with the Lupe Ontiveros Image Award bestowed to an artist that has fought against prejudice, on and off the screen. Sandra Valls is Master of Ceremony (The Latin Divas of Comedy (nominated for an Alma Award)), Angel Bonilla (The Voice) will perform for the LAFIFF Awards Show event on October 18th, 2020 VIRTUAL, LIVE & FREE of charge (Show at 6 pm- PDT).

The World Without You, LAFIFF is a special screening on Oct 16, 2020, at 6 pm PDT VIRTUALLY with a Q&A with Chris Mulkey (Castle Rock), Annika Marks (Goliath), Suzanne C Johnson (Actor, Producer), distributed by Legacy Distribution founded by Dana Webber.

On Saturday and Sunday, Oct 17 & 18th, 2020, starting at 10 am PDT to 5 pm PDT; six (6) educational panels, ranging from “How to get Distributed to How to make a proof of concept that gets sold” will bring together an amazing line up of working professionals with real hard-hitting advice. These panels are sponsored by WGA, Stephens College, Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Panel passes are available through this link
In this world of over 5,000+ film festivals worldwide, LA Femme International Film Festival is doing it right with supporting great filmmakers and a platform of love and support that is just not offered at larger festivals. This one of a kind hi-end boutique film festival brings nurturing to the forefront offering more opportunities for networking than any other festivals this year as they pivoted from on the ground to LIVE virtual.

Leslie LaPage, Founder of LAFIFF, is a Woman of Color and has been a successful producer, writer, and director in the industry. But is has been LA Femme that has driven her and her vision to allow those in the industry to see the multitude of projects being created by women that have been neglected over the years. “We ARE the “Sundance” of Women Film Festivals worldwide with more worldwide premiers from more countries then I can imagine, and we still operate faster, lighter, and better than those doing much less than us. 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. Leslie is sought after by several of the major studios for her knowledge of the demographic of female content creators and is a consultant to studios worldwide trying to pivot to the new empowerment movement. A movement she was in front of in 2005.

The fully virtual festival celebrates its 16th year of programing films Produced, Written, and Directed by Women of color worldwide. This year’s festival launches on a VIRTUAL platform, SVOD, with LIVE EVENTS on October 15, 2020, at midnight and goes until October 18, 2020, at 11:59 pm PDT. Screening on Demand (SVOD) with over 150+ films in categories such as film, documentary, shorts, animation, web series, commercial, and music videos. All events and screenings will be on our platform partner CYA.LIVE. You can secure your tickets at

Tickets on sale: All-Access Passes are $49.99, Panel Passes $29.99, Film Passes $19.99, Comedy Show: Putting the “F” in Funny $14.99, and individually priced tickets ranging from $4.99 to $14.99.

Sponsors: (WGA) Writers Guild America West Women’s Committee, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Columbia College Hollywood.

About LA Femme:
LA Femme, a non-profit 501(c)3, is a world-renowned premier festival that focuses on women filmmakers who create commercial programming for a worldwide audience. This festival offers a unique opportunity for women filmmakers who seek a more creative approach to filmmaking as well as domestic and international film distribution.
LA Femme is our opportunity to make a difference. For over a decade, we have supported and launched women’s careers in the entertainment community. “We have been supporting women before it was cool!” Let us build a brighter future for Women in Entertainment and a more powerful support group through LA Femme.

Media Inquiries: To register press credentials or to schedule an interview with Leslie LaPage, contact LA Femme Inc. 310-441-1645


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