Ladies Kicking Butt at the Lady Filmmakers Film Festival

Had an amazing time at the first night of the Lady Filmmakers Film Festival at the Wilshire Screening Room, where the film that I acted in and co-produced is an official selection of the festival. I was honored to have my film screen in the “ladies kick butt” block of films.

With Patricia and Mike, the founders of the Lady Filmmakers Film Festival
With Patricia and Mike, the founders of the Lady Filmmakers Film Festival and their adorable maltese Max

Kudos to Patricia DiSalvo Viayra, the CEO and Co-Founder of the festival and her husband Mike Viayra, her Co-Founder and Festival Director. Lady Filmmakers Festival is under the umbrella of the newly formed Lady Filmmakers Foundation, a 501c3 tax exempt charity. Lady Filmmakers Festival is in its 8th year and celebrates women in leadership roles in the entertainment industry. Their festival celebrates women filmmakers, artists, and musicians and the men who collaborate with them. It’s an entire weekend of films, music, art, mentoring workshops/panels and of course parties! They tirelessly promote and support opportunities for artistic and career growth through their many different workshops, panels and networking events. They look for extraordinary visual storytellers for our programming. The festival encourages collaboration between men and women currently in the industry and to instill this idea within future filmmakers. Their noted speaker series and events are designed to help their filmmakers expand their network and further career goals. Lady Filmmakers is a safe environment to exhibit works and to find future collaborators and mentors. The festival promotes diversity and strong female lead driven content. They wish to INSPIRE & ENTERTAIN! I truly felt inspired, entertained and empowered at this festival!

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