The 2nd annual Rising Above Fest (RAF) & Film Fest LA (FFLA) join forces again on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 11am to 11:30pm as, “Two Festivals. One Mission” at Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center, 1000 W. Olympic Blvd..
RAF debuted last year with great success & is coming back even bigger & better! RAF is a female centric film festival created to empower women by way of the glamorous industries of: film, TV, fashion, & music. It is the first film festival of its kind to bring together & highlight women of multiple industries. RAF’s goal is to showcase to the world that women deserve equal treatment & that they can accomplish amazing feats when they are supported & thus are ‘Rising Above.’
Founded by Summer Moore, actress/writer/producer, RAF seeks to create a call-to-action on the taboo topics of gender, age, & size inequality. Her motivation to create RAF was her belief that the only way to be successful & happy is to help others rather than focusing on only oneself (a radical mindset from what these industries traditionally have).
Powerful additions added to RAF this year are a celebrity panel: “Being Successful in a Male Driven World: How Women Rise Above,” educational workshops, & a “Women Over 40” submission category. RAF is also partnering with Girl Uplifters Team, a child organization working to impact a change for females in Hollywood, as well teaching girls the importance of self-love.
Notable attendees (more to be added)
- Young Sheldon Star – Raegan Revord
- Nickelodeon Star – Maya Le Clark (The Thundermans)
- Forbes 30 Under 30 – Kaitlyn Yang
- Festival Founder/Actress – Summer Moore
- Former Supermodel – Carre Otis
- Daddy’s Home Star – Scarlett Estevez
- Emmy-Winning Director – Mary Madeiras
- Tomorrowland Star – Shiloh Nelson
- ABC Executive – Kristi Shuton
- Emmy-Winning Actress/Television Academy Performer Co-Governor – Patrika Darbo
Sponsors (more to be added)
Unami Burger, Simple DCP, Fig & Olive, Kuli Kuli, Hybrid Edit, Bighouse LA, Teknownow, Angel Bags, Mar Vista Acupuncture, & Happy Day Productions