The 2015 Hollywood Film Festival (HFF) came to a close on Sunday at Arclight Cinemas with awards presented to films in six categories.
Best Narrative Feature went to Alexander Peter Lercher’s Austrian entry Forward. Side. Close! and Eshom Nelms and Ian Nelms’ US selection Waffle Street.
Hemal Trivedi and Mohammed Ali Naqvi’s Pakistan-US film Among The Believers won best documentary honours.
Pony from Candice Carella took the best narrative short prize and Natasha Babenko’s Ukrainian film The Birth Of An Artist won the best documentary short award.
Emerging Filmmaker honours went to Lercher for Forward. Side. Close! and Carella for Pony.
Best Social Impact Film went to Right Footed, the US film from Nick Spark.
“The response to our social impact direction and focus from the Hollywood community and major companies worldwide has been overwhelming,” said HFF CEO and executive producer Parks.
“Our mission of “See Good / Do Good / Feel Good” has been well received and our programming and success mirrors that. I look forward to taking this vision global this year and in years to come.”
“Hollywood attracts amazing story tellers,” added the festival’s executive director Rod Beaudoin.
“We are lucky to have showcased some of the best in the world of social impact filmmaking this year. We will continue to program these films which are, at their core, in the line with our mission while providing first-class entertainment to the entertainment capital of the world.”
HFF ran from September 23-27.