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 are the QnA.

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

Our Line up included:
- 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 :

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.

- 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

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 :

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 2019 festival dates and venues are subject to change.

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.

English subs if dialogues in any other langage than English.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
  • I had a great time at the Hollywood Art and Movie Awards! They really care about filmmakers. As a winner, I got to be on a panel, which was fun and the moderator had well thought out questions. Everyone was so friendly and the winners got a beautiful plaque. They also had prizes for script winners which was so valuable. I would submit again in a heartbeat. Great festival!

    February 2019
  • Scott Dokey

    A Big thank you for my award for best screenplay! It was honor to be there amid such wonderful filmmakers. Here's to continued success and growth for many years to come!

    January 2019
  • A great festival oriented toward networking and making new talents rise. The mix of cinema and arts is awesome !

    February 2018
    Response from festival:

    Hey Khris, thanks for that. We'll keep working on that track. See you in some years for BP3...

  • Daniel Wyland

    An honest and rewarding Film Festival that you don’t want to miss.
    Best Cinematographer award winner, Thank you HAMA!

    January 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Daniel ! Your music video was really well executed, beautiful and with emotions, your win is well deserved. And You will also receive shortly the discounts you won.

  • HAMA was a wonderful festival to be part of! Our script "Pride Jewel" was selected to be part of the festival . We were honored to be selected. Great communication! We found it refreshing,

    Thank you HAMA!

    January 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Armen ! As said by our founder during the speeches, being selected is a tremendous win, and you deserve it with that script !