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Friday, April 14, 2006

10th Annual Hollywood Film Festival...

In the Spotlight this week is the HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL, celebrating its 10th anniversary and acknowledged as one of Hollywood's most exciting film events. This fest was hailed by Daily Variety as "the ultimate networking opportunity," and according the LA Times, "The Hollywood Film Festival has become a pre-Oscar showcase."

The last 3 years has seen a total of 44 Oscar® nominations and 9 Oscars® given to films the festival showcased or honored with the Hollywood Awards®. Previous years have seen festival finalists get distribution from HBO, Miramax, IFC, 7th Art Releasing, Indican and StarZ.

HFF was proud to announce that their 2005 Winner "Hustle and Flow," which sold for $9 million to Paramount Studios at the Sundance Film Festival, was directed by alum Craig Brewer, discovered by HFF 5 years earlier with the world premiere his first film "Poor and Hungry."

With feature films, documentaries, shorts and music videos, special events and parties, this fest brings together film fans, filmmakers, celebrities and film executives with a common passion for both independent and Hollywood cinema. Get ready to rub elbows.

Read on for details and upcoming deadline. Submit today or add this fest to your Watch List so you don't forget!

Hollywood Film Festival

Hollywood, California

October 18 to 23, 2006

APRIL 30, 2006: Regular Deadline
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The Hollywood Film Festival bridges the gap between Hollywood and the global creative community and honors excellence in the art of filmmaking. It aims to reflect the cultural, visual and narrative diversity of both the international and established Hollywood filmmaking community.

The Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards Ceremony not only put on an exciting, well regarded event that attracts great crowds, but organizers arrange special issues with Variety, Hollywood Reporter, and Screen International along with promotional initiatives in many other major media outlets.

The Hollywood Film Festival has premiered and showcased films as diverse as "Finding Neverland," "A Love Song for Bobby Long," "Enduring Love," "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang," "P.S.," "The Machinist," "North Country," "The Human Stain," "The Singing Detective," and "Shattered Glass," among many other quality films.

Media coverage spans the globe, both on and offline. According to the organizers, last years fest generated more than 500,000,000 media impressions in a mix of broadcast and cable/network television, Internet, and print which they estimate has a value greater than $25,000,000. Media outlets that covered the events include ABC, "Access Hollywood," "Angeleno Magazine," Associated Press, CBS, CNN, "Daily Variety," E Entertainment,, "Entertainment Tonight," "Entertainment Weekly," Extra, "Filmmaker Magazine," Fox News, "The Hollywood Reporter,",, "Inside Edition," "In Touch," "Los Angeles Confidential," "LA Daily News," Movie City News, MSNBC, NBC, "Newsweek," "The New York Times," "People Magazine," "Playbill," PRNewswire, Reuters, "Star Magazine," Starz, "USA Today," "US Weekly," "Vanity Fair," VH1, "VLife,",, and Yahoo Movies, among many others.

HFF is among the first pre-Oscar events where both independent and Hollywood filmmakers have the opportunity to launch Oscar worthy films.

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