HOLLYWOOD FEST UNVEILS LINE-UP:
60 FILMS TO BE PRESENTED AT 9th ANNUAL EVENT
THE 2005 HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL
TO OPEN WITH THE PREMIERE OF "KISS KISS, BANG BANG"
AND CLOSE WITH THE WORLD PREMIERE OF "MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO
Hollywood, CA - October 12, 2005 -- The Hollywood Film Festival's Board of Advisors has unveiled the line-up for this year's festival, as well as the Hollywood Film Awards nominees and honorees. The announcement was made today by Carlos de Abreu, Founder and Executive Director of the festival. The finalists were selected from over 2,200 film submissions -- an increase in worldwide submissions to the festival of more than 5% since last year -- and include features, documentaries and shorts. The screenings will take place from October 18 to 23 at Arclight Theatres (6360 Sunset Blvd.).
The festival will screen 10 world premieres and will have its Opening Night Gala Premiere on October 18 at Grauman's Chinese Theatre with Warner Bros.
' "KISS KISS, BANG BANG," starring ROBERT DOWNEY JR., VAL KILMER and MICHELLE MONAGHAN, and it will close with the World Premiere of Disney's "MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO
," an animated feature starring the voices of DAKOTA FANNING
and ELLE FANNING
and directed by HAYAO MIYAZAKI
, on October 23 at Arclight Theatres.