The US Hollywood International Film Festival (USHIFF) held its annual gala to present the Golden Film Awards. Michael Tse, USHIFF Founder & Committee Chair, proudly announced the winners of the 2015 US Hollywood International Film Festival Competition. The goal of the US Hollywood International Film Festival founders is to expose international talent and to build bridges of understanding and creativity within the film industry. We invite a new generation of filmmakers to “Twist the System” by rewarding unique and unorthodox approaches to filmmaking. USHIFF emphasizes emerging technologies such as mobile devices and digital media in film production and distribution.
“When you believe in others and give them a positive reputation to uphold, you can help them to become better than they think they are.” said festival Chair, Mike Tse.
Over 230 films from the United States, China, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Brazil, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Belgium, Brazil, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Ecuador, Australia, Romania, Mexico, India, Switzerland , Netherlands are participating as well as providing a platform for up and coming independent filmmakers representing the art and craft of cinematic storytelling. The USHIFF Film festival was developed to foster meaningful global communication between all cultures through Cinema exposing international talent and building bridges of understanding and creativity within the film industry.
This year the USHIFF Golden Film Awards Ceremony was held Tuesday, December 15 at 8:00pm at Taglyan Complex, Hollywood, Ca.The evening celebrated filmmakers from around the world including Outstanding
Filmmaker, Buting Yang from China, Executive Producer (China) of Mission Impossible III who received the Special Achievement Award. And Outstanding Documentary was given to
As Always Stay By Me Lily Lisa Hollywood
Hosts Sterling Long and Veronica Zou introduced the nominee film clips and brought to the stage Committee Co-Chairs Jimmy Jiang, AICEF Sam Liu, Vice Chair Fei Fei, and Kimberly Kates, along with advisory board members, and special guests to present the awards.
Winners were chosen from over 300 submissions from 45 countries and regional zones. Below are the awardee highlights:
USHIFF Special Jury Award 2015
Outstanding Up & Comer Actor –“3,000” – Danovich Han
Outstanding Composer - Dr. Bruce Lee – “The Mosquito Man”
Outstanding Up & Comer Director – Jose Paredes – “Amir”
Outstanding Actress - Tse Yuet Mei – “The Corner”
Outstanding Short Film – “The Sentinel”
Outstanding Foreign Film – “Sassy Girl”
Outstanding Feature – “Ben & Ara”
Outstanding in Cinematography –“Hero”
Outstanding Animation Feature Film –“Jewish Girl in Shanghai – The Mystery of the Necklace”
Special Recognition Awards:
Outstanding Producer -Kimberley Kates
Special Jury Award- Monty Thumper Bane
USHIFF Goodwill Ambassador -Jin Ye
Outstanding Director – Mr. Xi Xi Gao
Winners of 2015 Golden Film Awards in Best Categories:
Best Visual effect “The Mosquito Man” – The Deka Brothers
Best Screenplay “Tangled Spirits” – Eric P. Granger
Best Make Up “The Eve” – Luca Machnich
Best Editing “Road To The Sky” – Bruce Nachbar
Best Cinematography “Delicacy” – Theo Kirkpartick
Best Short Film“Winters Journey” – Susanne Boeing
Best Documentary“The Last Tear” – Christopher Lee
Up & Comer Actress“Road To Sky” – Xiao Xiao Liu
Up & Comer Actor “On the Horizon” – Tayler Johnson
Best Foreign Film “Billion Star Hotel” – Ovidiu Radian Vasu
Best Supporting Actor “The Corner” – Yue Ka Lun
Best Actress “We Promised” – Nancy Hamilton Myers
Best Actor “Intersection” – Hoyt Richards
Best Director “Ben & Ara” – Constance Ejuma
Best Picture “Intersection” – Tim French
The award ceremony was organized by the USHIFF Committee, coordinated by IFSM Fashion Production,New Wave Int’l and IFSM Committee; Co-organized by American International Cultural Exchange Foundation, Hollywood International Film Exchange.