The Hollywood Art and Movie Awards is the new generation festival in Los Angeles.
2019 edition will take place in Burbank and Pasadena (TBD).
2018 edition had :

- JANSEN PANETTIERE (Hayden Panettiere -Nashville, Heroes- younger brother) 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.

In 2019 we expand to more locations and we keep planning on many connections with industry professionals to support and help 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
+ cocktail
+ screenings
+ QnA
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DATES, JANUARY 2018 (past edition)
Welcoming Filmmakers : January 24th
Break the Ice networking : January 24th
Acting filmmaker workshop : Thursday 25th at the Aurora Theater, Long Beach
Exhibition, screenings, red carpet, award ceremony : Friday 26th at the French Alliance of Pasadena
Qna : after each screening.
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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
➫ Tips to get your film distributed (pdf)
➫ Discounted submissions to the Paris Art and Movie Awards
➫ Discounted submissions to 7 other film festivals and contests
➫ A POTENTIAL distribution deal on digital platform
➫ We create the listing of your film on Imdb Pro
➫ A Talent Factory feedback on the marketing options of your film

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 2019 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.

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
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • A great festival oriented toward networking and making new talents rise. The mix of cinema and arts is awesome !

    February 2018
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    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
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    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
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    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 !

  • HAMA, a new well-run festival that already show signs of longevity and greatness. If you’re selected, you’ll be among some of most talented artists on the planet. If you’re submitting a project for the world to judge, dont rate a festival on how long it’s been around. You have to look and see who is running it. Trust me, these people are a class act who know and care about what they do. Give them a try next year and submit into their Paris Art and Movie Awards festival for the same level of professionalism. The Atomik Age Project is proud to have history at both venues. Cheers, HAMA!

    Philip C./AAP Music Group

    January 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Philip, we are happy to have you in our network of filmmakers. We know you will keep being creative and surprise us as we move forward !

  • We were thankful that we had the opportunity to put our documentary film in the Hollywood Art and Movie Awards. It was a great film festival and well organized. We met some great people and friends. So I encourage all film makers add this one to your list for next year. If you love to meet and associate with other great film makers like yourself don't miss the Hollywood Art and Movie Awards next year.

    January 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Lightning. We were honored to have ou in person for the screening, the interviews, and thank you for your team for being so available. Videos and photos to come !