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LA Film Festival Unveils 2016 Lineup with 43% Women Directors

The LA Film Festival has revealed the lineup for its 2016 edition. Women directors are very well represented in the 22nd annual fest— take note, Cannes.

“Paint it Black”: LA Film Festival

The lineup features a slate of 56 feature films, 58 short films, and 13 short episodic works representing 28 countries and will feature 42 world premieres. Across the five feature competition categories, 43 percent of the films are directed by women, a three percent increase from last year’s already stellar 40 percent.

Actress Amber Tamblyn (“Two and a Half Men”) will be making her directorial debut with “Paint it Black,” which follows a young woman coping with the tragic death of her boyfriend. Ava DuVernay, director of “Selma,” and her distribution company Array Releasing will receive the Spirit of Independence Award.

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Watch “Bailout” web series directed by Iranian American Sara Zia Ebrahimi

With a unique perspective of the second generation children raised in American culture, Sara Zia Ebrahimi Does an incredible job of capturing the experience of a young woman trying to get her life together.

Bailout is set in 2009 and follows the story of Shalah or “Shay”, an Iranian American woman whose credit card debt presents a series of emotional and logistical challenges with her immigrant family. This is the 2nd episode of her web series which features the song “Azadi” by Mana, a Iranian American singer. For the whole series go to www.bailoutwebseries.com

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