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14TH ANNUAL BEVERLY HILLS FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS

 

14TH ANNUAL BEVERLY HILLS FILM FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS
AT GALA AWARDS CEREMONY

“A Man Called God” Wins 2014 BHFF Golden Palm Award

BEVERLY HILLS, CA (April 27, 2014) – Last night, at the 14th Annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival (BHFF) (www.beverlyhillsfilmfestival.com) closing Gala Awards Ceremony, “A Man Called God” a feature-length documentary directed by Kristoff St. John, received the Golden Palm Award for the best overall film.  The event was held at The Beverly Hills Hotel, located at 9641 Sunset Boulevard, in Beverly Hills.  Over 300 well-respected industry professionals, along with filmmakers, directors, fashion models, and screenplay writers from around the globe, attended this prestigious awards gala.  This night brought a close to an unbelievable festival week of films, panels, Q & A discussions, and world class after parties.
BHFF founder and president Nino Simone, said, “It is an honor to host so many incredibly talented independent filmmakers and screenwriters at the Beverly Hills Film Festival.  We’re both international in flavor and global in scope:  this year, practically no theme, no human emotion or story, was left untouched by the filmmakers and writers of BHFF, and we are fortunate to be able to share these films and stories with our audience.”

The 2014 BHFF Jury lead by, Steven Paul (Crystal Sky, CEO & President), also included industry entertainment leaders: Fern Champion, Sara May Levy, Mark Lester, Lara Minassian, Misha Segal, Shannon Gardner, Peary Teo, and C. Thomas Howell.

2014 Beverly Hills Film Festival Awards
2014 BHFF award recipients were awarded with custom-made crystal and marble trophies.  Out of 50 competition films, a complete list of the 2014 winners follows:

2014 Screenplay Awards
2nd Runner up - Patchwork (Amanda Keener)
1st Runner up - Olivia's Oath (Philip Sedgwick)
Golden Palm - Best Screenplay - The Crimson Field (Rosie & Monica Malek-Yonan)

2014 Film Awards 
Best Screenplay Produced -  Out of Love (Jon Ryan Sugimoto)
Best Editor - Konfetti
Best Cinematography - Echo
Best Actor - Andrea Zirio (I See Monsters)
Best Actress - Susie Abromeit (Diving Normal)
Best Foreign Film - I See Monsters
Best Producer - Ryan Blair / Andrew Sandler (Nothing To Lose)
Best Director - Looms (Funk Bros.)
BHFF Golden Palm - Best Overall Film - A Man Called God (Kristoff St. John)
 

2014 Audience Choice Awards:
Animation - Elysian Fields 
Documentary - A Man Called God
Feature - Diving Normal
Short - Angel Road

2014 Jury Awards:
Animation - Nine
Documentary - Faberge: A Life of its Own
Feature - Tu Seras Un Homme (You’ll Be A Man)
Shorts - *Drone Strike / *The Landing =   *TIED for the win  
**Honorable Jury Mention:  Driving Tinseltown - (Mark Amin)

About BHFF
The annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival was founded in 2001 by award-winning independent filmmaker Nino Simone.  The 14th annual event is dedicated to showcasing and promoting non-studio films to the entertainment industry.  Designed to bridge the world of premiere independent cinema with the renowned community of Beverly Hills, the festival hosts world-class screenings, networking events and industry seminars.  Sponsors include TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, OHM Lab, Confidential Social Club, The Beverly Hills Hotel, Hugo Naturals, Hill Street Watch Company, We Share Media and Beverly Hills Luxury Motors.

For more information, please visit www.beverlyhillsfilmfestival.com.
 

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