5th Edition of LA Independent Women Film Awards



Across 114 countries, women comprise only 24% of the people we read about, see, or hear from on television, radio, and in the newspapers, according to one study spanning 20 years. To tackle this issue, some festivals are focusing their efforts on increasing representation of women in the media. LA Independent Women Film Awards is an emerging international festival which has dedicated itself to selecting and promoting female talents from the U.S. and all over the globe. The festival also provides online screenings throughout the year to all the award winners who are interested in screening their projects online. The team consists of award winning jury members, working as women in film in media. LA Independent Film Awards has released the winners of the 5th edition of the festival.





Best Narrative Feature & Best Female Director & Best Actress

Ghosting Gloria

Dirs: Marcela Matta, Mauro Sarser

Starring: Stefanía Tortorella



Best Feature Director & Best Producer& Best Cinematographer & Best Composer

The Crying Steppe

Dir: Marina Kunarova

DOP: Alexandr Rubanov

Music: Aman Mukalay, Ravil Yesboluly

Producers: Yernar Malikov, Yesseniya Abenova




Honorable Mention Female Director

Kieu@

Director: Do Thanh An


Best Documentary Feature

17 And Life Doesn't Wait

Dir: Maureen Judge





Best Documentary Short

Daughters of Revolution Eritrea - Peace in Times of War

Dir: Christine Vogelsang



Best Narrative Short

The Blow Out Day

Dir: Rebecca Engen Isaksen



Honorable Mention Narrative Short:

Marie-Luise

Dir: Hervine De Boodt


Best Short Director

April Kills The Vibe

Dir: Bonnie Mckee



Best Editor

After Masks

Editor: Josie Azzam



Best LGBTQ

BLUE MOON

Dir: Emily Ruhl


Best Student Film

Before You

Dir: Gia-Rayne Briana Harris



Best L.A. Filmmaker

April Kills The Vibe

Dir: Bonnie Mckee



Best Series-Web-Pilot

Dentists

Dir: Paradox Delilah


Best First Time Filmmaker

COUNTERCLOCK

Dir: Mara D'Alò Fonseca


Best Music Video

Guns Out

Dirs: Melahn Atkinson, Talia Keys



Best Science Fiction

Petition for Alien Spouse

Dir: Sumin You


Best Experimental

Bird Keeper

Dir: Linda Dahlem


Best Horror

LET THEM EAT

Dir: LaShaunte Wade



Best Animation

Pottero

Dir: Lindsey Martin


Best Produced Script