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About City Of Angels Women's Film Festival

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City of Angels Women’s Film Festival was launched successfully in 2019 with the goal of empowering and connecting women and those identifying as female in the film industry and showcasing extraordinary films made by women, both in Los Angeles and globally. City of Angels Women’s Film Festival is focused on honoring films that have been either directed, produced, written or include a cast driven by women or a combination of those elements. The screenplay category is open to submissions from both men and women. (Scripts written by men must feature a female protagonist.) COAWFF also honors and celebrates LGBTQ themed films and scripts. Student filmmakers are also encouraged to submit their work in competition. The second annual City of Angels Women’s Film Festival will take place at the Whitefire Theatre: 13500 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks. 91423. We will be hosting  exciting panels with industry leaders and celebrity guests at the theatre, networking events and a Red Carpet Gala Awards Night at Bella Blanca Event Center in North Hollywood.

         Our Mission 

Our mission is to promote gender equality in the film industry and celebrate diverse women's stories by creating a platform for those stories to be shared and celebrated through the medium of film and written word. Our three-day festival brings female filmmakers and writers together to connect, network and empower each other and learn more about the film industry by sharing experiences through screenings, panels and Q&A's. It is our hope that both working relationships and friendships will be sparked and emerge through participating in the festival, and both experienced and emerging filmmakers and writers will continue on this positive trend of change in film and beyond. 

Artistic Director

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Lisa K. Crosato is an Actress Writer and Producer based in Los Angeles, and originally from Vancouver, Canada. After working in several independent films, Lisa turned to writing and producing to fuel her creativity. Her first written and produced film, “Kenmore Ave” was a hit at Cannes and is now distributed by Shorts TV. She produced a feature length documentary about domestic violence called “From the Midst of Pain” which won over eight awards. She was a producer and helped develop the script on famed director Jean-Pierre Bekolo’s film “Les Saignantes” which was shot in French and screened to acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival and internationally. Lisa has several projects in the works including a biopic about Anthony Perkins. She was mentored by famed screenwriter Mardik Martin (Raging Bull, Mean Streets) while writing her first screenplay, XXL which has won several awards. She has recently completed a feature script about renowned female serial killer, Sheila LaBarre. Lisa is passionate about female driven content, and she successfully launched "City of Angels Women's Film Festival in 2019 with the goal of empowering and connecting women in the film industry, celebrating diverse women's stories, and showcasing extraordinary films made by women both in Los Angeles and globally.

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September 24-25-26, 2021

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