A Los Angeles Film Festival with a French Touch: the Hollywood Art and Movie Awards is the new generation festival in the City of Angels.
Our priority is: the QnA. YOU get to talk and promote your work.

2020 edition took place in Santa Monica.
2019 edition took place in Hollywood.
2018 edition took place in Burbank, Long Beach and Pasadena.

Our Line up included:
- WILLIAM BALDWIN, which movie TALK won Revelation Filmmaker for Romuald Boulanger, January 2020.
- JANSEN PANETTIERE (Hayden Panettiere's brother -Nashville, Heroes-) as a Judge and exhibiting artist. Jansen attended the festival and was on stage to present several awards.
- RICHARD BLAKE, multi-awarded director, who was a panelist to the festival a week after his feature film THE ROCKET got available worldwide.
- WENDY ALANE WRIGHT, the famous talent manager, who gave powerful tips and insights during the Long Beach talk
- MOLLY KASH, producer and board member of ISA (International Script Association) was a Judge
- AUREGAN, singer-songwriter-performer, who recorded with Billy Ray Cyrus and Iggy Pop, was a Judge and presented several awards during the closing night.
- Almost 20 awards were presented
- the festival offered many networking, live music and shows, stand up comedy, plenty of screenings and of course a QnA after EACH and EVERY screening.

We are recognized for our quality time QnAs, and connection with industry professionals and for the support we give to filmmakers.

We are listed on Animation Festivals.com :
http://www.animation-festivals.com/festivals/hollywood-art-and-movie-awards/
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With thousands of festivals on many platforms, today as a filmmaker you are looking to the festival that will really bring you something that others don't : international connection, and a boost to your film run into festivals.

We offer very low submission fees because we know the struggle to make the films and push them in front of an audience.
We focus on networking, because showing your film is great, but giving business cards is what we need to go to the next step and the next film.


WINNERS WILL GET :
- awards both physical and digital
- tips to get your film distributed
- strategic feedback regarding your film for commercial use
- creation of your film profile on Imdb
- many discounts will be granted to other rewarding festivals, each one taylor-made for the category you submit to.
+ networking
+ snacks/cocktail
+ screenings
+ QnA
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HISTORY
Back in 2015 was created the Paris Art and Movie Awards, aka "PAMA", founded by Matt Beurois, mutli-awarded director and producer, whose directorial debut got a distribution deal by Gravitas Ventures.
The Paris Art and Movie Awards today is the leading independent film festival in Paris. Its twin brother in Hollywood, the "HAMA" benefits from an incredible and international network aiming to support the independent filmmakers.

Submitting to the "HAMA" or the "PAMA", you'll enter in a network that allows filmmakers to create, to get recognition, confidence, and envy to keep making films.

We screen films. We give awards. We share tips, offer many discounts to keep running the festivals course way cheaper.
We offer

➫ Printed and framed certificate awards for attending winning filmmakers
➫ Tips to get your film distributed (email consultation)
➫ Final Draft software (both short and feature script winners)
➫ Discounted submissions to the Paris Art and Movie Awards
➫ Discounted submissions to other partnering film festivals and contests
➫ A POTENTIAL distribution deal for digital release (shorts and features)
➫ We create the listing of your film on Imdb Pro

In 2018 we offered to ALL WINNERS :
the e-book by Wendy Alane Wright "HOW TO BREAK INTO SHOW BUSINESS; SECRETS OF A HOLLYWOOD TALENT MANAGER".

This book is a MUST have for every new actor coming into the LOS ANGELES business. If you could put me in your pocket take me with you to guide you everyday - everything I would tell you is IN this book.

You will get a 3-5 year game plan out of this book that will set you on the right path to success. You WILL get your career started with the steps in this book. This book covers everything from taking amazing headshots, finding representation, resumes, casting directors, the hierarchy of the business, and the long journey it takes to build a career. This book is guaranteed to turn any amateur actor into a professional actor.

January 2021 festival dates and venues are subject to change.

MANDATORY :
Title, director’s name and surname, country of production, a short synopsis of 5 lines, a poster, an email to reach you.
All genres are accepted.
Films must have been produced within the past 2 years.

SUBTITLES
English subs if dialogues in any other langage than English.

SCREENING
File Requirements : will be sent by email following your selection. If you need some specifics right away please send an email. Films will screen from a computer with digital file or BluRay or DCP depending on the venue programming your film.

Selected films that did not make it to the finals shall not screen. They will have access to their laurels and will stay listed on our website but the films will not be part of the actual screening.

Every category will feature a QnA with attending filmmakers, to promote their work, share their vision, exchange with the audience.

If there is no cast, crew or representative to attend your screening, your film shall not screen. Even if you are listed here below. If we have no secure answer from you a week from the screening, your film shall not screen. If such, your film remains in competition and will still be listed on our website, but will not appear during the actual screening.

Regarding Best Feature Film of the Year, only the winning film shall screen, and only if in presence of lead cast / crew members.

The Festival reserve itself the right to disqualify any submission at any time.

FEE
You may submit multiple time sto multiple categories. Each entry must come with its own submission fee.
There are no refunds for double or mistaken submissions. All entries are final.
The festival does not grant transportation or any accommodation.
We do not pay screening fees.

PRIZES
Many prizes will be offered to winners and finalists and some of the selection. Prizes can be declined by winners.
There will be no shipping of the physical prizes.
Winners have 30 days from the day of announcement to claim their prize money. After this period, prizes will be revoked.

NOTIFICATION MANAGEMENT
Decisions of selection are up to the festival only. If your submission is marked as “incomplete” : that means we are missing some information before we can make a decision. If you do not comply with our requirements, the submission will be marked as “disqualified” after 9 days (7 open days + 2 days weekd-end).
If your submission is marked as “disqualified” that means your submission didn’t match with our requirements. Entries are not refundable.

COPYRIGHT
By submitting your film for consideration for the Hollywood Art and Movie Awards, you agree for the Hollywood Art and Movie Awards to screen your film if it is an official selection for this year's festival and are obligated to your commitment. You also grant the Hollywood Art and Movie Awards, its partners,
the Paris Art and Movie Awards, the festivals organisers and The Talent Factory to promote your film using the elements, files and documents you have submitted through the platform and/or email.

NO RESPONSABILITY
It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure authorization and permission from the copyright owner(s) of any and all copyrighted content or materials included within the submitted Film. In the event that any claim, dispute, action or proceeding shall be brought or asserted by any person or entity that alleges that the Film makes unauthorized or unlawful use of any copyrighted content or material, Applicant shall fully indemnify and defend the Hollywood Art and Movie Awards from any liability in connection therewith and from any fees and expenses, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, that any of them may incur in connection therewith.RELEASE
I acknowledge that, if accepted to participate, I will agree to comply with the Hollywood Art and Movie Awards General Rules, Eligibility and Policies & Procedures as included with this application, and agree to be bound by and comply with all those documents. I understand that the Hollywood Film Festival is responsible for making final decisions with regard to the festival operations and I agree to abide by their decisions. I agree to provide the festival a print of my film(s) and I release the festival committee and any festival representative from any responsibility for the theft, damage or loss of the print en route to the festival or otherwise during the course of the festival’s possession of the film.

Depending on the slots available, it is possible that we may not be able to screen all the films.

Overall Rating
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Hospitality
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  • Olga and Andrii Andreiev

    Thank you for your wonderful festival! I was very glad to take part in it with my film! I hope in the future we will see you many more times! Thanks again!

    February 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Olga! Hope to see you next time.

  • Dave Orvis

    I and my co-writer/wife are delighted that our feature comedy screenplay NATURAL WEEKEND was a "Finalist" in this season's festival. God willing, we'll do even better next year!

    February 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Dave. We hope to read you again next year then!

  • I confess, Hollywood Art & Movie Awards is a rather new festival in Los Angeles. I was skeptical. In fact, I was even discreet about it with my industry friends and associates. I had no idea what I was stepping into. I just knew my screenplay "What Boyfriends & Girlfriends Do!" was up for Finalist and it was local.
    I must now eat all my words and apologize for all my cautions. The 3rd Street Promenade Playhouse was the perfect venue for this intimate and perfectly produced film and screenplay festival. I've been to many film festivals in the past few years and Hollywood Art & Movie Awards ranks into my TOP 10 Best. Well organized and structured. The best part of the festival were its 'time keepers.' Making sure that all industry filmmakers were brief and to the point when the Q & A was presented. That is important at festivals, or you'll have run-on personalities. Thank you for my Certificate Award of Finalist. I'm Honored and proud of this achievement.

    February 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Waide, at the end of the day, it's all down to the script and the movies, and their authors. Thank you for being a new member of the network!

  • Brian Sturges

    Fantastic film festival! The 2020 festival was the perfect mix of film and music with an overall supportive vibe. Highly recommended if you’re considering submitting.

    February 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Brian! Thank you for that. Yes, we felt the way we were able to present the music scores was fun this year! And you were the first on the line... All the best. Matt.

  • Mi Kwan Lock

    This festival is amazing and has a great selection. It gives the opportunity to independent films to be showcased alongside with music composers or scriptwriters.
    We really got the chance to talk about our films, scripts or music composing and meet other creative and passionate artists.

    January 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Mi. Congrats for the film and you did a great job promoting it. Cheers!