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As part of the inaugural Los Angeles Intl. Women’s Film Festival, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will hold a symposium on June 4 with several filmmakers from around the world.

Walburg von Waldenfels, who made “Gesche’s Gift,” Odette Springer and Johanna Demetrakas (“Some Nudity Required”), Randa Haines (“Dance With Me”) and Carine Adler (“Under the Skin”) will take part in the panel discussion.

“Skin” actress Samantha Morton also will attend. Betty Thomas, director of the upcoming “Dr. Dolittle,” will moderate the discussion and introduce clips from “The Well,” “Eighteen Springs,” “Clubbed to Death” and “Honey and Ashes.”

The event, open to the public, will be held at 8 p.m. in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with valid identification. They may be purchased in advance or on the night of the panel, when the doors open at 7 p.m.

The Academy is at 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. For information, call (310) 247-3600.

The Women’s Film Festival is sponsored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive and the Directors Guild of America.

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