The Hollywood Film Festival's board of advisors hasunveiled a roster of film recipients for the upcoming 9th annual Hollywood FilmAwards, which is set to take place in Beverly Hills in October.

Warner Bros' Batman Begins will receive the Hollywood Sound of the Year Award, Disney'sHowl's Moving Castle earnsthe Hollywood Animation of the Year Award, Dimension's Sin City will receive the Hollywood Make-Up ofthe Year Award, and Paramount's War Of The Worlds will get the Hollywood Visual Effects ofthe Year Award.

Batman Begins' supervising sound editor is David G Evans, whose credits includeHarry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life, and Die Another Day, among others.

Howl's Moving Castlewas directed by the Japanese animation wizard Hayao Miyazaki, who previouslymade Spirited Away. Both filmsachieved phenomenal box office success in Japan.

Gregory Nicotero served as the special make-up supervisor on SinCity and previouslyworked on Ray and theKill Bill franchise.

Dennis Muren was the senior visual effects supervisor on War OfThe Worlds. His creditsinclude Jurassic Park,Terminator 2: Judgment Day, E.T.,and The Empire Strikes Back.

"Every year we are very proud to honour excellence inthe art of filmmaking in all its disciplines, and this year's honourees areoutstanding examples of that excellence," festival founder and executivedirector Carlos De Abreu said.

As previously announced, Pawel Edelman will receive the HollywoodCinematographer of the Year Award, Walter Murch will be honoured with theHollywood Editor of the Year Award, Colleen Atwood is named Hollywood CostumeDesigner of the Year Award, Grant Major is Hollywood Production Designer of theYear Award, and Avy Kaufman is Hollywood Casting Director of the Year Award.

The 2005 Annual Hollywood Film Festival runs from Oct18-24, andthe Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony takes place at the Beverly Hilton Hotelon Oct 24.

ScreenInternational issponsoring the Hollywood World Award, which will be presented on the night andhonours the best international film of the year, from a shortlist hand-picked byScreen's blue-ribboninternational jury.