Winners of LA Independent Women Film Awards

LA Independent Women Film Awards recognizes women's contributions all over the world, not only to narrative films but to documentaries as well. The festival has a bi-monthly and annual structure with online screening options through LA Independent Film Channel. The program consists of various categories dedicated to female artists working in media and contributing to the cinematic language. It is our pleasure to share the list of the winners of the latest edition of LA Independent Women Film Awards.




Best Narrative Feature & Best Producer & Best Actress

Gone Mom

Dir: Gail Harvey

Producer: Ilene Kahn Power

Starring: Annabeth Gish



Best Documentary Feature

Three Women, About slavery and Freedom

Dir: Ida Does



Best Narrative Short

The Wind Phone

Dir: Kristen Gerweck



Best Documentary Short

Surviving torture - Syria's Imprisoned women

Dir: Alexandra Pauliat



Best Short Director

Untidy

Dir: Tara Elliott



Best Feature Director & Best Produced Script

His Wake

Writer: Sarah Carter

Dir: Sarah Carter



Best Female Director

Peanut

Dir: Taihra Swaine



Best Horror

Creature

Dir: Jeremy Zelikovic

Producer: Tara Doustar



Best Animation

The Cat

Dir: Mary Apick



Honorable Mention Animation:

Gaslight

Dir: Kristen Yuan, Mild Kamolluck Niamkongkit



Best Experimental & Best Music Video

Metamorphosis

Dir: Edward Taveras and Cashavelly Morrison



Best Student Film

Late Shift

Dir: Shira Baron



Best Cinematographer

Gone Mom

DOP: Amy Belling



Best Editor & Honorable Mention Series

The Coroner's Assistant Pilot

Editor: Remy Gareau



Best Composer &Honorable Mention Director:

Sunflower

Dir: Elmira Gilman



Best LGBTQ

Zoe & Bryn

Dir: Maura Smith



Best First Time Filmmaker

The NPC

Dir: QIU YU



Best Science Fiction

The Queue

Dir: Laurie Waplington



Best International Filmmaker

OutSwing

Dir: Samar Minallah Khan



Best Series-Web-Pilot

Pink Is In Pilot

Dir: Aharon Jinihashvili



Best Unproduced Feature Script

Winds of Transition

Writer: Sil Brook



Best Unproduced Short Script

Finding Brave

Writer: Theresa Peterson