George Lucas will bepresented with the Hollywood Film Festival's Hollywood Movie of the Year Awardon Oct 24 after Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith was voted best film.

More than 70,000 people casttheir votes on Yahoo and ETonline, which together reported more than 20millionimpressions throughout the poll.

The sixth instalment inLucas' sci-fi franchise beat out Batman Begins, War Of The Worlds and a pack of other 2005 mainstream hits to take thetitle.

"Mr Lucas is a creativegenius, a visionary at its best,' Hollywood Film Festival founder andexecutive director Carlos de Abreu said.

Episode III grossed more$380m in North America and more than $848m worldwide following its May release.

The 2005 Annual HollywoodFilm Festival runs from Oct 18 to 24 and the 9th Annual Hollywood Awards galaceremony takes place on Oct 24. For more information visit the official websiteat