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We are an international film festival based inLos Angeles.
we had screenings and events in Echo Park, Venice, Santa Monica, even Long Beach and Pasadena.

We accept all filmmakers, we welcome everybody, including writers, composers, podcasters, photographers, writers.

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Our latest videos & interviews:
Our 2024 winners:

"The panels were so fun" Madyson DeJausserand, scriptwriter
"Truly champions the arts and helps connect" Brian Katona, Emmy Award Winner.
"One of the best festivals I have been to as a filmmaker/writer" Fentress Films
"A privilege to be selected" John Mullaney, music video
"I'm really proud to be part of this" Julien Hudym, drone filmmaker
"Wonderful and incredibly well organized" Raphael Fimm, composer

Our recent Line up included:
- WILLIAM BALDWIN, JANSEN PANETTIERE (Hayden Panettiere's brother), RICHARD BLAKE, WENDY ALANE WRIGHT, the famous talent manager, MOLLY KASH, producer and board member of ISA (International Script Association), AUREGAN, singer-songwriter who recorded with Billy Ray Cyrus...

The HAMA is part of the PAMA network, supporting filmmakers for a 15 years.

We give awards.
We screen films.
We network.
We promote.
We share tips.
We do talks, panels, interviews.

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 3 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.

If you do not provide your file for screening or your necessary submission file or respond to an incomplete status or to our emails, your submission shall be changed to "not selected" or "disqualified" EVEN AFTER THE SELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT.
Decisions are final, entries are not refundable.

The Podcast category accepts audio only AND video podcasts, streaming content, already distributed or published or shared on any existing online platform.
Please fill your FilmFreeway project page as you would for a film or a script.

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 β€œincomplete” : that means we are missing some information before we can make a decision. If you do not comply with our requirements, the submission shall be marked as β€œdisqualified” after 48 hours.
If your submission is marked as β€œdisqualified” that means your submission didn’t match with our requirements. Entries are not refundable. Decisions are final.

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.

We do not pay screening fees. FilmFreeway is a third party platform you chose to use to submit for consideration to festivals.
We might set up screenings for free, or with a box 0ffice, at the discretion of the festival, and there will be no share of gross with participating filmmakers.
By submitting to the festival, you expressly authorize the festival and its affiliates to use every piece of content and information presented in your FilmFreeway project page, in connection to the festival, the event, and for promotion of the festival, now and in the future. That includes all videos, pictures, texts (biography, logline and other) hosted on your FilmFreeway project page submitted to us.

Overall Rating
  • Space Boy MX

    It was an honor for us to have been included in the festival with our short film "Scar". The opportunity to share our story and message through film is invaluable and we are grateful for this platform to spread it. We thank the organizers and everyone involved in the festival for their dedication and effort to make it happen. Thank you so much! Spaceboy.

    May 2023
  • Igor Popeliukh

    Great festival! Proud to have an award at Hollywood Art and Movie Awards. Thanks!

    February 2023
  • Elaine Zhu

    Very good experience, awesome film festival!

    February 2023
  • David Wilson

    I am beyond grateful to have been a part of this years Hollywood Art and Movie Awards. To have my film displayed alongside the work of so many talented filmmakers was an absolute pleasure! Thank you HAMA for selecting my work. I absolutely recommend!

    February 2022
  • Angeles Cerda

    The experience submitting our material to the festival and the communication with their staff was amazing. They invited the director of our video to a panel which was really fun to do. Overall, it was a very pleasant experience

    February 2022