The 11th annual DTLA Film Festival has completed its week of festivities. In over a decade of its excellence, the DTLA Film Festival has highlighted over 1,000 films. October 23rd -27th brought together groundbreaking indie films and unparalleled talent. The official event media sponsors were L.A. STYLE Magazine and LA Weekly.
Jenna Suru, producer explains, “I enjoyed the diversity of the film selections and quality of event and panels… as start, the opening with Tara Wood’s ‘QT8: Quentin Tarantino The First Eight’ was absolutely brilliant.” Suru represents women in film and entertainment as she is the only writer-director and lead actress in ‘Golden Age’ which debuted under her company Belle Epoque Films.
Select winners include PUSHOUT: THE CRIMINALIZATION OF BLACK GIRLS IN SCHOOLS, directed by Jacoba Atlas for the Audience Favorite Award; AMERICAN WOMAN for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress; QT8: THE FIRST EIGHT for Best Director and Best Documentary and a Special Remembrance Award for Robert Forster; JOSIE & JACK picked up Best Screenplay and Best Actor in a Supporting Role for William Fichtner; and Hong Chau has won Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in AMERICAN WOMAN.
Earlier this evening, the first-ever Zeiss Cinematography Awards were presented to AMERICAN WOMAN for best feature (Gregory Middleton) and ME TAMBIEN (Jorel O’Dell) for best short with cash prizes of $1,500 and $500, respectively.
In the shorts series, thirteen filmmakers were honored with awards including the TV pilot “Neurotica,” which was directed by Laura Moss, and stars Karen Gillan, Jillian Bell, Jon Bass