HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 15th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, presented by Starz, announces their "Final Call For Entries" for all of its categories and genres including features, documentaries, shorts, animation, drama, and comedy.
The Hollywood Film Festival will run from October 20 to 24 at the state-of-the-art ArcLight Cinemas, in Hollywood.
The Festival will be capped off by the annual prestigious Hollywood Awards Gala ceremony on October 24, which lauds both annual and career achievements of Hollywood's emerging and established talents and launches the awards season.
"We are very excited that we will be celebrating our 15th anniversary and continue our quest to discover embryonic filmmakers from the global creative community," said festival founder Carlos de Abreu. "The Hollywood Film Festival continues to provide a great platform in the world's movie capital for indie filmmakers to show their passion projects before their friends, film lovers, and the industry at large."
The 15th annual Hollywood Film Festival will continue to offer moviegoers a full schedule of tributes, Q&A panels and a diverse schedule of works from around the globe.
"It has been an honor for Starz to be the major sponsor over the past few years of the Hollywood Film Festival," said Stephan Shelanski, executive vice president, programming for Starz. "The Festival continues to grow each year, and we look forward to seeing the current crop of film entries for 2011."
The Hollywood Awards® Gala ceremony will launch the awards season, honoring talent who are bound to leave a long lasting impression. Last year, the Hollywood Awards recognized such films as "The Social Network," "The King's Speech," and "Toy Story 3," well in advance of their major Oscar wins.
In the last 8 years, a total of 73 Oscar® nominations and 27 Oscars® were given to films showcased and/or to the nominees and honorees of the Hollywood Awards.
The Hollywood Film Festival is proud to continue the Hollywood Comedy Film Festival in its third year. Last year's line-up was a great success featuring hysterical works by such top-notch comedic artists as Dax Shepard, T.J. Miller, Jonathan Lynn and Kevin Farley.
The festival and awards presenter is Starz Entertainment, LLC, a premium movie and original programming entertainment service provider operating in the United States. The company offers 16 premium channels including the flagship Starz® and Encore® brands with approximately 18.2 million and 32.8 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs in total more than 1,000 movies and original series every month across its pay TV channels. Starz Entertainment is recognized as a pay TV leader in providing HD, On Demand, HD On Demand and online advanced services for its Starz, Encore and MoviePlex brands. Starz Entertainment (www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation and is attributed to the Liberty Starz tracking stock group.
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