Los Angeles Film Festival
For close to a decade Jaeger-LeCoultre has established a longstanding connection with the film industry, a strong commitment to supporting the best artistic film festivals around the world, paying tribute to filmmakers and promoting the appreciation and preservation of film.
Today Jaeger-LeCoultre further supports the world of cinema by partnering with the Los Angeles Film Festival. In addition to the multi-year partnership with the Film Society of Lincoln Center that kicked off last year, including the Annual Chaplin Award Gala, the New York Film Festival, and the “Filmmaker in Residence” initiative in New York, the partnership will further cement Jaeger-LeCoultre’s patronage of cinematographic art, actors and filmmakers.
From June 11th to 19th, 2014, Jaeger-LeCoultre will honor filmmaking at the 20th Los Angeles Film Festival and give their “Glory to the filmmaker” Award during the “Women Who Call the Shots: A Celebration of Women Directors and Showrunners” event on June 14th, a tribute to women directors and showrunners who are changing the stories on the screen and the statistics in Hollywood with their contributions. Panelists including writer/directors Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said, Lovely Amazing), Debra Granik (Stray Dog, Winter’s Bone), Gina Prince-Bythewood (Blackbird, Love & Basketball), and showrunner Marta Kauffman (co-creator/executive producer, Friends, Grace and Frankie) will explore the current state of affairs for women in creative roles within the industry, and how women at the helm are having an impact on the medium.
This year, filmmaker Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right, Laurel Canyon, High Art) who has also been selected to serve as guest director of the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival, will receive the first “Glory to the filmmaker” Award.
This year, the Los Angeles Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary and takes place at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles, with a diverse slate of nearly 200 features, shorts and music videos from 40 countries. The Festival’s signature programs include the Filmmaker Retreat, Music in Film at The GRAMMY Museum®, Celebrating Women Filmmakers, Master Classes, Spirit of Independence Award, LA Muse and more.
A special section - LA Muse - launches this year, focusing on Los Angeles as a source of inspiration for filmmakers and artists worldwide. The LA Muse section is comprised of films made by talented emerging filmmakers that are set, shot or inspired by Los Angeles.
The Festival also screens short films created by high school students and includes a unique section devoted to music videos. The Festival hosts juried cash awards for best narrative and documentary competition features; best LA Muse feature; best narrative, documentary and animated short film; and a jury award for best performance in the narrative competition. Audience awards are presented to best documentary, narrative and international feature, short film and music video.