In Film: LA Intl. Women’s Film Fest

The Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival
March 25 – March 31
Laemmle’s Sunset 5
8000 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90041

The Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival is produced by Alliance of Women Filmmakers Inc.  a non-profit 501c(3) organization established by Diana Means to empower women filmmakers to create diverse roles for women. Each year in March the festival showcases narratives, documentaries, animation and student short films. The festival’s programming reflects Diana’s commitment to educate and inform audiences of social political and health issues impacting women globally.

Past films presented include;

“Coming Up Easy” which dealt with issues of domestic violence and how women get trapped in abusive cycles.

“White Rainbow” the story of women overcoming the stigma and cruelty widows experience in present day India.

“God Sleeps in Rwanda” captured the spirit of courageous women faced with the task of rebuilding their society after the 1994 genocide left their country 70% female.

“Rape for Who I Am” gives an account of the crisis in Africa as it relates to children who are abuse because of the African widespread belief that virgins cure aids.

“Breast Cancer Diaries” exposed the flawed health care administration as it relates to detection and treatment of women under 40 with breast cancer.

In addition to providing women a platform to share their unique stories, the festival serves as a fundraiser for organizations that serve women causes. Proceeds from the opening night gala of Pink Skies will be donated to Susan G Komen for the Cure Los Angeles County.

For 2011 program/ filmmakers and tickets check out:

Official Pink Skies Movie Trailer

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