LA Femme International Film Festival And Origin Releasing Announces Distribution Deal For Six Films And The 2013 Winners

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Beverly Hills – CA October 25, 2013, 9th Annual LA Femme International Film Festival announces Origin Releasing' deal to pick up six films from this year's festival, all of which will be receiving distribution deals. Origin Releasing and LA Femme International Film Festival anticipate another 4 film deals to be announced within the next few weeks. "Unlike other festivals we do not discriminate for winning films but rather we have secured a first look for all the films screened at the festival. I have succeeded where no one has ventured before on behalf of filmmakers by helping to secure distribution for everyone." Said Leslie LaPage the Founder and Director of LA Femme. La Femme Fest's motto is "by women for everyone".

In addition to the distribution deal for the screened films at this year's Fest, Origin Releasing has locked a distribution guarantee to the winner of the screenplay competition and tied in a Production Partner which will produce this screenplay. "This award enhances the screenplay competition offering a real chance for those writing spec screenplays, a forum to getting them made." States Niko Foster, CEO of Origin Releasing.  "We have again broken the mold creating the impossible into possible for those screenplay writers submitting to our festival." Said Ms. LaPage. Origin Releasing, a Texas based distribution company is one of the nation's fastest growing distribution company's currently releasing 5 films a month and growing.

Celebrating at the October 20, 2013 Awards Show and Ceremony include the filmmaker winners: Best Feature Producer "Awakened"  Producers Julianne Michelle and Joycelyn Engle; Best Documentary "Daughters of the Niger Delta" Producer/Director Ilse van Lamoen; Best Screenplay "Libertaire" Writer Elizabeth Indianos; Best Music Video "Big in L.A." Producer Michelle Tracey Grayson (performed by Joelle Amery you tube sensation and Anti-Bullying Activist); Best Short "Wannabe" Director Christina Campagnola; Best Feature "The Bet" Director Finola Hughes (General Hospital);  Best Feature Writer "Don't Pass Me By" Rachel Noll & Katy Burton ; Best Feature Director "The Truth About Emanuel" Francesca Gregorini; Best Foreign Film "Desires Of The Heart" Producer Solila Parida; Best Animated Short "A Slow Day in Comedy" Writer/Director Libby Ward; Best Commercial "Obsession" Director Montana Mann; Best Animal Focused Film "Wild Horses" Writer/Director Stephanie Martin; Best Animal Rights Documentary "Herd in Iceland" Producer/Director Lindsay Blatt.

The Celebrity Honorees this year include: Judy Reyes (LA Femme Lupe Ontiveros Image Award), starring in "Devious Maids." Sara Rue (LA Femme Comedic Actress Award) best known for ABC's "Less Than Perfect." Teri Polo (LA Femme Innovative Award) is the co-lead on ABC Family show "The Fosters.", Michelle Vicary (LA Femme Executive Achievement Award) Executive Vice President of Programming for Crown Media Family Networks, home of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel.

LA Femme International Film Festival is an established well represented film festival which empowers women Producers, Writers, and Directors that strive to make films available to a wider audience. The festival has built a representation on amazing panels, events, red carpet galas and launching the careers of women Producers, Writers, and Directors from all over the world. The Festival boasts an uncompromising ability to seek out and distinguish itself among hundreds of festivals setting themselves apart from other festivals by highlighting emerging talent.  This Beverly Hills based festival is a powerhouse for the independent filmmakers and those "in the know."

The call for entries for the 2014 season opens on January 5, 2014. Those interested in submitting their films or screening plays should plan on submitting during the early bird deadline. For more information got to  www.lafemme.org .

Contributing Sponsors Include: SAG –AFTRA Affirmative Action & Diversity, SAG-AFTRA Women's Committee, (WGA) Writers Guild America West, Doritos, Governor's Office of Film and Entertainment State of Florida, The Hair & Makeup Artists Network, Eurochannel; Additional Sponsorship provided by: La Praire, Bold for Men, Eco Bags, Epsom Salt, FlopTopz, Good Clean Love, Jessilyn Park Studio, Natural Soap Shop, Opus Skin Care, Rocco and Lola, Shirlee On The Road, Iron Faith, Starlettos, The Marena Group, Whitening Lighting, William Neely Cosmetics, HMAN, Kisstix, B-Leaf Botanics, Make-Up Mandy, Pores Be Pure, Product, Supergoop!, Starlettos, Formula 10.0.6, Physique 57, O Wines, Beauty Scoop, My Bevening, Chella, Qosmedix, Chef Olivia, Shapzme, Christrio, My Beving, Makeup Mandy, Doctor Kaurs Wellness Solutions, Lisa Kline, App Solutely Wireless, Flying Morgans, Dollhouse Hair and Makeup Design andPez.

Media Inquiries: To schedule an interview with Leslie LaPage, contact Krystal Gomez 818.300.1269 or email llapage@lafemme.org

Visit the website at www.lafemme.org

Media Contact: Leslie LaPage, LA Femme International Film Festival, 310-441-1645, llapage@lafemme.org

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