The 3rd Annual Hollywood Weekly Magazine Film Festival was held September 10, 2016, at Harmony Gold, on the infamous Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. In true Hollywood Weekly fashion, the event was a success. Working in conjunction with W.E.T. PR of Beverly Hills, Inc., the event marked the return of the NFL to Los Angeles. Many iconic and former NFL Greats were seen on the red carpet. The principal sponsor was Carnival Cruise Lines, Benev Cosmetics, EzWay Broadcasting and Agora Advantage.
The HWMFF marked a new milestone as we established a formal relationship with Nigeria's Callywood Studios. Other highlights from the event included presenting to His Excellency Senator Professor Ben Ayade, our festival's highest acknowledgment, Hollywood Weekly's Image Award. The gracious Governor sent a special delegation from Africa to personally meet Prather Jackson, Executive Producer and CEO of the international event.
Another highlight was the screening of "The Secret Princess," the first Nigerian children feature animated film starring Desmon Elliott and DJ Cuppy Otedola. The film was produced by Egor Efiok, Segun Williams, Dami Akanbiu and directed by Segun Williams with Mahul Vengas as co-director.
We are now accepting submissions for our upcoming Hollywood Weekly Awards to be held at Dick Clark Productions' Screening Room on December 3, 2016. Our new Film Festival catalog will be distributed to VIP guest which will include visitors who attended the US-China Film & TV Expo as well as attendees from the American Film Market.
Awards & Prizes
All winners will be invited to the 4th Annual Hollywood Weekly Magazine Film Festival which takes place in Los Angeles in September 2017.
Rules & Terms
All filmmakers who submit to Hollywood Weekly Magazine Film Festival consent to have Hollywood Weekly, LLC solicit distribution, sales and other opportunities to help promote each film sent to our festival. For example, HWMFF is launching an online pay per view platform. All winning entries will be invited to participate in HWMFF online platform. In addition, filmmakers are invited to purchase advertising space in Hollywood Weekly Film Festival Catalogue to gain additional exposure for the films.
All submissions sent on DVDs, including additional marketing materials, posters and press kits sent to Hollywood Weekly are non-returnable.