Andrea Melton was named best actress for Time and Justin Lerner won best director for The Replacement Child. Best documentary went to Andrew Wainrib's Thunder Man: The Don Aronow Story.
Rick Jacobson's pulp crime drama Bad Guys won three awards as the festival closed at the weekend [April 13], taking the audience award for best feature as well as best producer for Frederico LaPenda and the best actor trophy for Sherman Augustus.
Hole In The Paper Sky from Bill Purple and starring Jessica Biel, who also produced, won the audience award for best short film and best screenplay for Howard Kingkade and Bill Purple.
The first annual Beverly Hills Film Festival Living Legends Award was presented to photojournalist and Hollywood photographer Phil Stern. The first annual ACE Award (Advancement of Creative Expression) was presented by Digital Evolution to the founders of MySpace.com.
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