LA Femme Film Festival Announces Honorees Selected for the May 27-29 Festival

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LA Femme Film Festival announced today its list of the special award honorees for the first year of this ground-breaking film festival premiering at the Los Angeles Center Studios in downtown Los Angeles on May 27- 29, 2005.

Filmmaker and Actor, Henry Jaglom, has been chosen to receive the “Independent Filmmaker’s Award”. Jaglom’s career began in the cutting room helping to edit “Easy Rider” but his roots are firmly planted in acting and directing. Jacqueline Bisset, renowned international film star, will be honored with the “Pioneer Award”. The “Maverick Award” will be presented to Penelope Spheeris who is recognized as one of Hollywood’s most talented directors. LA Femme Film Festival’s “Visionary Award” will go to Writer/Director Patricia Cardoso, whose directing credits include Real Women Have Curves, winner of the Dramatic Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. The “Lifetime Achievement Award” will be presented to award winning actress, Sally Kirkland.

“These talented filmmakers represent among the best that the film business has to offer,” said Leslie LaPage, President and Founder of LA Femme Film Festival. “We are very proud to honor them at this first year of our film festival for the contributions they have made to this industry. They are consummate professionals and truly deserve this recognition.”

LA Femme Film Festival’s goal is to increase emerging and cross-over female artists into high profile “A List” female Producers, Directors and Writers in the entertainment industry. This is a unique, multi-ethnic and multi-culturally diverse film festival. It is the only festival of its kind to represent into distribution the festival’s competition films through Foundation Films Distribution (FFD), which was formed by Leslie LaPage and David Aion (Formerly of Lincoln Media Group, American Film Partners and currently serving on the Board of Directors of Women in Film).

About La Femme Film Festival

LA Femme Film Festival, a Division of La Femme Inc., platforms female artists in the entertainment community as Producers, Directors and Writers. This festival is about empowering females who desire to create commercially viable product in media entertainment or desiring to cross over into one of the above creative fields. For more information about the festival, go to http://www.lafemme.org.

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