Thursday, June 18, 2015

2015 LA Film Fest: Women Directors Win World Fiction Award, Audience Awards and More

Female filmmakers left a major impression on juries and audiences at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival. We were already impressed by the number of women-directed projects selected to screen at the festival -- 40% of features in competition this year. Yesterday's awards ceremony demonstrated that, when given the the opportunity to enter the race, women are more than capable of holding their own. (Oscars, take note.)  Beata Gårdeler received the World Fiction Award for "Flocken," a disturbing look at a young girl who is stigmatized by her community after reporting a sexual assault that takes place in her small Swedish village. The World Fiction jury...

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