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Los Angeles Film Festival 2011 Selections: The Women

by Melissa Silverstein
May 4, 2011 1:35 AM
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The LA Film Festival will run from June 16 to June 26. They received over 5,000 submissions for their competition program. All the films in competition are either world, North American, or US premieres. According to the press release the number of female filmmakers increased to 23.

The Narrative Competition
- Out of 10 films, 3 are directed by women. That's 30 %
The Bad Intentions, Rosario Garcia-Montero – Argentina/Germany/Peru – US PREMIERE
The Fatherless, Marie Kreutzer – Austria – NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
How to Cheat, Amber Sealey – WORLD PREMIERE

The Documentary Competition - Out of 9 films, 4 are directed by women. That's 44%
Paraiso For Sale, Anayansi Prado – WORLD PREMIERE
Somewhere Between, Linda Goldstein Knowlton – US PREMIERE
Unfinished Spaces, Alysa Nahimas, Ben Murray - WORLD PREMIERE
Wish Me Away, Bobbie Birleffi, Beverly Kopf – WORLD PREMIERE

Other films directed by women:
International Showcase
108, Renate Costa – Spain/Paraguay
Family Portrait in Black and White, Julia Ivanova – Canada
Self Made, Gillian Wearing – England
Tomboy, Céline Sciamma – France (Rocket Releasing) – NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Summer Showcase
Elevate, Anne Buford
The Future, Miranda July (Roadside Attractions)
Higher Ground, Vera Farmiga (Sony Pictures Classics)
Life Happens, Kat Coiro – WORLD PREMIERE
Sex Crimes Unit, Lisa F. Jackson (HBO Films)
Where Soldiers Come From, Heather Courtney

International Spotlight – Cuba

Habana Eva, Fina Torres – Cuba/France/Venezuela
Operation Peter Pan: Flying Back to Cuba, Estela Bravo – Cuba

Documenting Mexico
The Night Watchman, Natalia Almada – Mexico
The Tiniest Place, Tatiana Huezo – Mexico

Full list of selections

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