On November 6th we held our 7th Annual Hollywood Weekly Magazine Film Festival at the iconic Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills. After a year delay due to the pandemic, the show was a success. With international attendees from Ethiopian, China, Italy, Russia and Nigeria, guest were greeted on a red carpet specially located on Wilshire Boulevard right in front of the main entrance of the landmark theater.

Upon entrance, live musicals acts serenaded the crowd and everyone discovered that the lobby had been upgraded and was transformed into jazz lounge.

Networking between distinguished guests and celebrities were seen mingling with established Hollywood film makers. As people filled the lobby they lined up to enter into the 410 seat Beverly Hills theater. Everyone I spoke to said the atmosphere was electric.

The event featured two unique production companies each hosting their own 90 minute session. It started with the Awards, an organization that has been in existence for more than twenty years. They paid tribute to comedy legends including Eddie Murphy, Steve Harvey and many others.

This was followed by a historical overview of the Hip Hop music scene. The stories, struggles and glory of some of the world's most well known rap artist who were catalyst of that musical industry spoke to the audience. This was followed by a panel discussion, then Q & A with our guests.

This was a summary of our opening. It is written to give you an insight into the work involved in putting on our live event.

BEST DOCUMENTARY
George Floyd: Say Their Names
When will the “last” time be the LAST time? Chris Oledude’s single “George Floyd” has now been re-presented in the powerful video, “George Floyd: Say Their Names.” America’s struggle for equality and fairness throughout law enforcement parallels those struggles faced by minority groups in every society where the majority feels empowered to disregard civil and human rights. The pressure for change must continue. No justice? No peace!

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Little French Fish
Lea is an artist from an Eastern European Jewish family. Djamil is a young man from the Middle East. They accidentally meet in Paris and fall in love. Their story is filled with passion, romance, and profound tenderness, but it cannot last long as they choose family traditions over their own happiness. One day, when they accidentally spot each other in a dark cinema hall.

BEST PICTURE for Movie Thriller
Vino RoyalE
This musically-charged, women’s empowerment thriller, tells the story of Laurie, a twenty-something law student, who must travel to Italy and face a gang of ruthless mobsters in order to save the life of her true love.

BEST Science Fiction
Fujiyama
Two futuristic lady cops are on a mission to track down and catch criminals in a world that is driven by gadgets and technology.
Best Inspirational - Life
Gravel Wounds
A mother struggles with alcohol addiction tries to put the pieces of her life back together.

BEST HISTORICAL DOCUMENTARY
Inherit The Land
Inherit the Land, based on the 2006 history Inherit the Land: Jim Crow Meets Miss Maggie’s Will, tells the story from its 19th-century origins to the present.

Best Inspirational - Women
Xentastic
Xenyatta (Xen), is Spencer’s new girlfriend. Spencer really likes her, but her strange behavior worries him. Xen’s ultra-confidential profession is transporting precious gems for insurance companies.

Best Inspirational - Youth
Eccentra
The Amassi stones hold extraordinarily eccentric powers. And when placed in the hands of high school teen Melanie Vaughn, she must learn how to handle many different relationships, especially the one with the stones.

BEST HORROR
The Little Chapel
“The Little Chapel,” focuses on a young girl named Stacy who tries to bring her friend back from the dead after a terrible accident, but unfortunately events take a turn for the worse.

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