Out director Lisa Cholodenko was appointed as guest director of the Los Angeles Film Festival Tuesday, reports the Los Angeles Times. The festival is scheduled to run from June 11 through June 19 in downtown L.A.
In a statement to the media, festival director Stephanie Allain said Cholodenko's films "[exemplify] our mission of supporting artists who are diverse, innovative, and have a unique point of view."
Cholodenko has helmed numerous LGBT-themed projects, including her debut feature, High Art, starring Ally Sheedy. Her 2010 film The Kids Are All Right focused on Julianne Moore and Annette Bening as lesbian parents raising two children. She also directed an episode of HBO’s Six Feet Under and one of Showtime’s The L Word.
The festival will also offering several events for filmmakers. Cholodenko will lead a retreat in early June, and the fest is offering a series of panel discussions celebrating women behind the scenes, titled "Women Who Call The Shots: Women Directors and Showrunners."