Female talents Shine at LA Independent Women Film Awards

LA Independent Women Film Awards focuses on female filmmakers, screenwriters, actresses and all female artists working in media. The goal is to showcase and promote the best of female talent in film & TV industry from around the world.

The festival has a great understanding of the process of filmmaking and the team consists of women in film as directors, writers, actors, distributors and professionals working in media. We understand the importance of discovering talented indie female filmmakers and we seek to create breakthroughs in the career of international and American female artists.

It is with great pleasure for LA Indies to share the winners of the latest edition of LA Independent Women Film Awards.

Best Feature & Best Director:

Keep Out! Women over 60

Dir: Seungju Lee For

Best Documentary Feature:

Golden Dawn a public affair

Dir: Angelique Kourounis

Best Narrative Short:

When I'm at Home

Dir: Ivana Todorovic

Best Documentary Short:

Changing Lives One Dive at a Time

Dir: Shannon Unser

Best Short Director:


Dir: Paulina Lagudi Ulrich

Best Female Director & Best Script:


Colleen Dodge

Best Unproduced Script:

Never Stop Running

Writer: Dr. Melissa Caudle

Best Actress:

Jennifer Wesse


Best Experimental:

Looking For You

Dir: Caroline CORBASSON

Best Student Film:

Whoopsie Daisy

Dir: Allie Arasi

Best Producer & Best Cinematographer & Best Composer:


Director: Heather Schmidt

Best Editor:


Editor: Betty Jo Moore


K&A: Lost & Found

Dir: Katie Shannon

Best First Time Filmmaker:


Dir: Vicky Zhuang Yi-Yin

Best L.A. Filmmaker

The Invite

Dir: Jordan Rader

Best International Filmmaker:

When I'm at Home

Dir: Ivana Todorovic

Best Music Video:

Straight Into The Ocean

Dir: Carolyn Laws

Best Series-Web-Pilot:


Dir: Rose Massett, Michael Klapp

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