|"Opening Night" premiere, Photo by Jose A Hermosillo, Copyrights, 2016|
|"Dreamstates" Photo by Jose A Hermosillo, Copyrights, 2016|
All the different communities were well represented: the Afro-American, Indian-American, Mexican-American, Asian-American, Middle Eastern, Latinos, Jewish, people with disabilities, the millenniums, the immigrants and the LGBT community too.
|Women Filmmakers. Photo by Jose A Hermosillo, Copyrights, 2016|
This year, 40 percent of the films selected by LA Film Festival were directed by women.
|"Lights Out" premiere, Photo by Jose A Hermosillo, Copyrights, 2016|
LA Film Festival took good care of its filmmakers, sponsors, their programmers, and the members of Film Independent. The prestigious festival still needs to work on its relationship with the press in order to make more noise, reviews, and exposure of the films and the filmmakers, simply to tell the world that something is happening in LA.
All the films were well deserved award winners, and those films still need to hit the movie theaters and digital distribution as soon as possible, those films are a very important and need to reach a wider audience.
|"London Town" Photo by Jose A Hermosillo, Copyrights, 2016|
AND THE WINNERS ARE:
|"Lupe Under the Sun" cast, Photo by Jose A Hermosillo, Copyrights, 2016|
The U.S. Fiction Award went to Remy Auberjonois for Blood Stripe.
The Audience Award for Documentary Feature Film was given to Political Animals, directed by Jonah Markowitz and Tracy Wares.
The Award for Short Fiction went to The Beast (Zvjerka), directed by Daina Oniunas Pusic.
The Award for Short Documentary went to The Gatekeeper, directed by Yung Chang.
The Audience Award for Short Film went to Into Darkness directed by Rachida El Garani.
The Audience Award for Web Series went to Instababy, directed by Rosie Haber.