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For Immediate Release

Contact: Dorothy Supri
Phone: 818-425-8137

Email: info@isffhollywood.org
Website: www.isffhollywood.org

ISFFH 2012 Selected Films Announced

North Hollywood, CA, USA - The International Student Film Festival Hollywood received entries from 15 countries around the world this year, 69 films were accepted into the 2012 competition. Films have come from the Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Romania, Singapore, Taiwan and throughout the USA. Film students range from elementary school to graduate school. To view the official film selections, please visit the website www.isffhollywood.org.

The 10th annual International Student Film Festival Hollywood (ISFFH) will take place November 17 – 18, 2012 at Beverly Garland’s Holiday Inn in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood. There will be two days of screenings featuring this year’s accepted films including a special selection from the Cross Cultural Film Festival Los Angeles.

The ISFFH would like to extend congratulations to all of the participants; you are the future of this industry!

Film Teacher Alex Hakobian will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award during this year’s celebration. Mr. Hakobian started his career as a stage actor, then moved to film, worked as a screenwriter and then became a teacher. Mr. Hakobian has a knack for bringing out creative talent and has inspired many student filmmakers to pursue their dreams. He has been a long time friend and supporter of the ISFFH.

Academy Award Winning special effects makeup artist, monster maker & animatronic character creator, Howard Berger will be honored for his amazing career and the inspiration he gives the next generation of filmmakers. Mr. Berger has over 800 feature film and television credits including THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, PRINCE CASPIAN, VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER, KILL BILL 1 & 2, SPLICE, THE BOOK OF ELI, HOSTEL, THE GREEN MILE, THE PACIFIC, DOLPHIN TALE, FRIGHT NIGHT, SAVAGES to name a few.

Saturday evening will feature a special lecture presented by Austrian filmmaker Ip Wischin, founder of "Vienna Filmcoach School." Mr. Wischin will do a lecture on his film dramaturgy techniques; sharing his unique methods of easily grasping very complicated techniques that go far beyond the formulaic recipes you usually get.

The festival is open to the public and is a wonderful opportunity to meet and mingle with filmmakers. After each screening segment, student filmmakers engage in discussion with the audience, facilitated by industry professionals. To purchase tickets or to sponsor this important event, please email dsupri@isffhollywood.org. Tickets will also be available at the door.

The ISFFH is a non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of others. We thank the following sponsors for supporting the next generation of filmmakers. American Building Supply, Wells Fargo, CRA/LA, Marilyn Bradbury, Movie Magic, Footage Firm, Video Blocks, RobinSaban.com, CaliforniaExploration.com, LA411, Turkla.com, TurkishJournal.com and NoHoArtsDistrict.com.

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