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The devotion of LA Independent Women to female cinema


LA Independent Women Film Awards is devoted to the promotion and screening of female talents from the US and all over the world. The festival is honored to announce the latest winners of its competition. The winners of each edition go through the annual programming and the finalists of the year are screened in LA for the annual festival which includes networking events for female talents in order to provide exposure to film projects and seek distribution. The mission of the festival is designed to help create a platform for talented female artists to be recognized for their projects and more importantly, get them the industry exposure to help sustain their craft for many years to come. LA Independent Women Film Awards is an outstanding event for promoting and screening female artists working in media from all over the world. It is our pleasure to announce the latest winners of LA Independent Women Film Awards.



Winners of LA Independent Women Film Festival

12th edition




Best Narrative Feature

Sweat

Director: Jennifer Nichols


Best Narrative Short

Eviction: A Single Mother's Struggle to Survive the Housing Crisis

Director: Luciana Fulhaber


Best Female Director

Old Times Director: Monica Raymund


Best Actress

Chantae Miller

Old Times


Best Producer

The Wait to Nowhere

Heidi Baskfield

Lizzie Costello

Shannon Umetani


Honorable Mention Documentary

Director: Nancy Hamilton Myers

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Best Cinematographer

Maddie Staszak

Three A.M.


Best Editor

Kellan Marvin

The Tip

Best Composer

Siubhan Ni Ghriofa

The Pageturner

Best Produced Script

(WO)MEN

Writers: Didi Cederström & Molly Wagner


Best Documentary Feature & Best Human Rights

Where Can We Live In Peace?

Judy Mary Jackson


Best Documentary Short

The Body in the Woods

Bel Trew


Honorable Mention Short Documentary

Director: George Larkin




Best Animation

A BOAT IN THE RAIN

Yoana Atanasova Atanasova


Best Horror

The Knowing

Erin Lovett


Best Experimental

Antígônadá

Dora Longo Bahia


Best Student Film

Vulture City, Wyoming

Anna Shea Keating


Best Emerging L.A. Filmmaker

Everyday Shit Director: Lorena E. Gonzalez


Best International Filmmaker

LYCANTHROPY

Nieves Gómez


Best Science Fiction

The Rising

Mila Perkins


Best Music Video

One Last Time

Shannon Rugani



Best Series-Web-Pilot

An American Abroad Pilot

Marcia Kimpton


Best LGBTQ

Gina

MICHELLE PIANA


Best LGBTQ Animation

Director: Aubrey Scott



Best First-Time Short Filmmaker

Pandemonium

Rebecca Noguchi


Best Comedy

TAMPOO

Zara Burdett


Honorable Mention Comedy

Director: Dawn Macleod



Best Thriller

The Ghost of You

Max Mallar, Kenzie Yango


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Best Youth Actor

Sacha Huyghe

Gina



Best Youth Actress

Mengyue Niu

Left Behind



Honorable Mention Director

Director: Yiqing ZHU



Best Unproduced Script

Shining Star Writer: Jackie Thornton



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