Hanna Griffiths Co host – Awards at The Beverly Hills Film Festival Gala 2018
Australian Star Hanna Griffiths co hosted and gave out all the awards at the 18th Annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival. The Gala was held at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel’s famed Blossom Ballroom, the home of the first Academy Awards.
BHFF Jury members this year include: Jury president, the award-winning producer Frederico Lapenda; Edward Ryan (CEO, TENAX Media); renowned producer/director/actor/writer Alfonso Arau; Oscar-winning writer Pamela Wallace; Roberta Augosto (vice president of marketing, distribution and publicity, IDC, a Lionsgate company); Oscar-nominated screenwriter, Paul Ruven (CEO, Talent United); actor, Rudy Youngblood; Katherine Kaufman (vice president, domestic television licensing, Paramount Pictures), actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa; and Kirk Shaw (founding producer/director, Wonderfilm).
Producer, Fabrice Sopoglian cleaned up winning the festival’s Gala Awards Ceremony honored the documentary with three trophies, including the fest’s top honor of the Golden Palm for Best Feature Film, as well as Best Cinematography, and the Jury Prize for Best Documentary.The film features Snoop Dogg, Michael Madsen, Stephen Dorff and Don Ed Hardy and presents an insightful journey into the life and death of fashion designer Christian Audigier, who created the Ed Hardy brand. After being diagnosed with MDS, an aggressive type of blood cancer, Christian must accept his own fate.
“I promised Christian a few days before he passed away that the project would see the light of day—no matter what. Christian would have been so proud to receive these three trophies at the Beverly Hills Film Festival. This movie was his biggest dream!” said Sopoglian.
BHFF presented its 2018 line-up of 100 competition films over five days at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood. The festival kicked-off on Wednesday, April 4th with the Opening Night World Premiere of Bob Saget’s “Benajmin.”