19th Annual Beverly Hills Film Festival – Animation

About The Beverly Hills Film Festival

The annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival was founded in 2001 by award-winning independent filmmaker Nino Simone.  The 19th annual event will take place from April 3 through 7, 2019. The festival is dedicated to showcasing and promoting non-studio films to the entertainment industry.  Designed to bridge the world of premiere independent cinema with Hollywood, the festival hosts world-class screenings, networking events and industry seminars. The event will take place at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California.  For more information regarding the event and schedule please visit, The Beverly Film Festival Website. 

Beverly Hills Film Festival Animation Films Include:

ADINA E-Changing

Drama – Israel
Directed By: Yoni Goodman
Written By: Yoni Goodman
Produced By: Adina Even Zohar

Synopsis: A young girl runs away from home, feeling the need to escape the pain in her world. Not knowing where her path will take her, she heads out on a journey of self-discovery.

Bristled

Comedy – USA
Directed By: Scott Farrell
Written By: Scott Farrell
Produced By: Scott Farrell
Cast: Scott Farrell

Synopsis: After countless blind dates, Bernard swears that his next date will be the one. But could her flaw be too much for him to overcome?

GOD I NEED A GIRLFRIEND

USA
Directed By: Stefan Janoski
Written By: Stefan Janoski
Produced By: Stefan Janoski , Jessica janoski
Cast: Adam

Synopsis: A darkly humorous musical stop motion film giving the background to Stefan Janoski’s sculpture of the same name.

Golden Age

PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter Anthony Di Ninno

Canada
Directed By: Anthony Di Ninno
Written By: Anthony Di Ninno
Produced By: Hasmi Ferguson, Bert Van Brande
Cast: Jordan Vanderzalm, Johanna Wagstaffe, Maximilian Lundberg

Synopsis: A superhero returns home from a long day at work to have a conversation with his one true love. His own image.

Substance

USA
Directed By: Jamaal Bradley
Written By: Bruce W. Smith
Produced By: Jamaal Bradley, Bruce W. Smith, Ken Birdwell, Nicole Weinstein, Amid Amidi

Synopsis: Based on true events, two brothers battle over the future of the family, but it will be a young girl who will change her father’s SUBSTANCE and the fate of generations.

Fearless

USA
Directed By: Thiago Micalopulos
Written By: Thiago Micalopulos
Produced By: Carolina Romano, Thiago Micalopulos

Synopsis: Somewhere in the Peloponnese, thousands of years ago, a vigilante driven by haunting memories faces a relentless foe. Still struggling with her fears, a violent tale of redemption unfolds. Some things are not meant to be kept buried

Night Light

Photo Credit: Kino Film
USA
Directed By: Yamiset Trujillo, Jane Suarez
Written By: Jo Anne Adams, University of Central Florida
Synopsis: A wide-eyed, newborn sea turtle named Fin finds itself on the illuminated beaches of Miami. It is a perilous time to be a hatchling, with hazards of artificial light and debris present at every turn. With the help of Abueluna, his caring, celestial guide, Fin will make the daring trek from his cluttered nest to the open seas.

OBON

Germany
Directed By: André Hörmann, Samo (Anna Bergmann)
Written By: André Hörmann
Produced By: André Hörmann, Christian Vizi

Synopsis: Akiko Takakura survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima but in the midst of total destruction she finds a moment of happiness.

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