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9th edition of LA Independent Women Film Awards

LA Independent Women Film Awards celebrates the independence of women as filmmakers, writers, producers, actresses, cinematographers, composers and editors who are creating groundbreaking indie arthouse film projects in a variety of genres. The festival brings together American and international talents to compete in various sections of the bi-monthly and annual competition. It is our pleasure to announce the winners of the 9th edition of the LA Independent Women Film Awards. The festival aims to recognize and promote female talents. Every edition, the committee of the festival announces the best of each category and also promotes finalists of the festival with honorable mentions.

Best Narrative Feature

DREAMS LIVE IN TREES Director: Marco Della Fonte

Best Narrative Short AS STARS OUT THERE Director: Einav Nitzani

Honorable Mention Narrative Short The Kid Behind The Iron Door Director: Farnaz Samiinia

Best Female Director The Erl King Director: Genevieve Kertesz

Best Actress & Best Female Producer Kiera Morgan DREAMS LIVE IN TREES

Best Female Cinematographer Beth Cloutier for A name in your book

Best Female Editor Zhiqiu Jin for Death of the Virgin

Best Female Composer Noora Nakhaei for Printemps

Best produced script

Four O'Clock Flowers

Louise Breckon-Richards

Best Feature Docu Las Abogadas: Attorneys on the Front Lines of the Migrant Crisis Director: Victoria Bruce

Honorable Mention Poetic Docu A WOMAN Director: Jeanine Meerapfel

Best Debut Feature Docu Big Little Women Director: Nadia Fares

Best Environmental Docu WILD THINGS Director: Sally Ingleton

Honorable Mention Experimental Docu

Juanita Nielsen NOW Director: Zanny Begg

Best Short Docu A Feminist Lens: The Art and Activism of Photographer Joan Roth Director: Pamela French

Honorable Mention Short Docu The Advocates Director: Shereen Shaltout

Best Short Director Out At Sea Director Qingyu Cheng

Best Animation Pete Director: Bret Parker

Best Unproduced Script Jorie Lee Crosses the Line Writer: Mary Kuryla

Honorable mention Female composer Drown Without Water Rachel Mason

Honorable Mention screenwriter Motherland Writer: Panayiota (Penny) karan

Honorable Mention Animation Daruma Director: Hannah Meseck

Best Experimental ASK AGAIN LATER Director: Chloe Evangelista

Honorable Mention Experimental Follicular images Director: Ludivine Large-Bessett

Best Student Film A Little Glass of Rum Director: Carah Chafin

Best LA Filmmaker & Best LGBTQ BLUE MOON Director: Emily Ruhl

Best International Female Filmmaker Not a Thing ( Ice cream could be dangerous) Director: Fanni Szilagyi

Best Music Video Monsters Director: Emely Hardt

Best Web/series Coexisting Director: Tallulah Sheffield

Honorable Mention Web/series Namaste LA Director: Lindsay Clift

Best First time filmmaker The Red Rose and the White Rose Director: Xuebing Feng

Honorable Mention First time filmmaker Miner's Candle Director: Manuela Schneider

Best Comedy Happy You Near Director: Naomi Rohatyn

Honorable Mention Comedy Dating Safely Director: Edgar Torres

Best Short Thriller Attest Director: Andi Behring

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