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Hollywood Florida Film Festival Opening Night at Runas Feb. 8th , 2017


Get your tickets for this year’s festival before they sell out. Yes, limited seating!

Price of ticket: $30.00 – includes one complimentary alcoholic drink and hors d’oeuvres.

Schedule of events:

7:00pm – Red Carpet & Cocktail Reception & Live Band (Jimmy & Frankie)

8:00pm – Screening documentary feature film "The Bill Murray Experience"

9:30pm – Q&A with Sadie Katz and Cast/Crew

10:00pm – Tribute Skits to Mr. Bill Murray

10:30pm – Dance Performance

11:00pm – After Party


2017 Hollywood Florida Film Festival – Feb. 8 th -12 th


We are excited to for the 2017 Hollywood Florida Film Festival to commence. This year’s lineup of venues will open on Wed. Feb. 8th at Hemingway’s with the world’s premier of a documentary feature film “The Bill Murray Experience” directed by Sadie Katz. Mr. Murray was sent an invitation to attend and we are hopeful that he will make a special appearance. The second night Feb. 9 th , will take place at Atelier3 where we opened last year’s inaugural event. Atelier3 is more than a coffee spot but a home away from home and workspace for artists and creative minds. On Friday night Feb. 10th, we move our festival to take over the hippest bar in town, Social Room. This special night is an all “White Party” theme and loaded with special entertainments. Saturday will feature multiple screening blocks during the day and capping off with Latin night taking place at BarYtono. Our final finally is a black tie event at (Rudy’s Restaurant) the Hollywood Beach and Golf Resort. Come and walk the red carpets to celebrate enjoy 5 days of films from around the world. Mingle with filmmakers while they screen their films in our beautiful Hollywood by the Sea…


Latinarrific Night Event

Be a proud supporter of the Latinarrific movement!

Latinarrific Night will take place on February 11, 2017 as part of the multiple celebrations that the Hollywood Florida Film Festival will be hosting. Latinarrific, an inspirational platform for the 26 Million bi-cultural Latinas, will showcase ten short videos representing the numerous facets of the Latina community in the United States and how the Latinarrific platform is engaging them. This film screening and storytelling event will take place at the vibrant BarYTono at 2020 Hollywood Blvd. in Downtown Hollywood starting at 6:30 p.m. The state-of- the art Latinarrific 360º Virtual Room will be livestreaming the event. Tapas and drinks will be provided. It is a great opportunity to get to know more about Latinarrific and to empower even more Latinas! Follow everything Latinarrific in our social channels Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube and with hashtag #Latinarrifc #IAmLatinarrific

Tickets to Latinarrific Night can be purchased via Eventbrite at

Latinarrific is an inspirational and transformational entertainment platform created to capture the hearts and minds of the more than 26 million Latinas in the United States, and those who honor and support them. Latinarrific aims to engage bi-cultural Latinas and generate awareness of upcoming and influential Latina content creators, whose principal medium is video. The Latinarrific sisterhood online platform (#IAmLatinarrific) and offline movement will enable individual Latinas, within this expanding population, to share videos created in five different areas: Mindset, Wellness, Cooking, Life Choices and Family.  Latinarrific has debuted several short films and stories that are centered in Latina voices and experiences under the direction of Latinarrific’s Creative Director of Content, Yovanka Sanchez, a media and entertainment veteran. It will be the first storytelling platform directed to U.S. Latinas where they will be the heroines. The platform and the movement can be joined by signing up at

Many high profile celebrities, including Barbara Palacios, Alicia Machado, Monika Sanchez, and celebrity influencers such as Marian De La Fuente, Lily Braun, Christina Mendez, Catalina Naranjo, Melissa Varon and Amanda Taylor, have rallied to support Latinarrific’s mission of empowerment.

The brand currently can be found digitally on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram , and YouTube.


We welcome all artists, filmmakers, and like minded creatives to join us

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We welcome all artists, filmmakers, and liked mined creatives to join us in the 1st Annual Hollywood Florida Film Festival which will be hosted right in the heart of Hollywood Florida. The dates are Wednesday February 10th to Sunday February 14th 2016. Stay tuned for the celebrity talents and film line up, which will be announced soon, and be sure to save the dates for all the amazing red carpet parties and exciting social networking opportunities.

Hollywood Florida Film Festival was founded by a group of individuals with a variety of backgrounds and all with a strong passion for the arts. This festival is formed with the main objective of uniting the community of Hollywood Florida through the magical medium of cinema. Joseph Young founded the city of Hollywood Florida in 1920. His dream vision was to create a place that is similar to the famous “Hollywood” in Los Angeles. Mr. Young bought thousands of acres of land and named the new town “Hollywood by the Sea.” Of course that dream never materialized and the new film community never took hold on the east coast of Florida.

Until now… “If you build it, they will come.” We the organizers of the Hollywood Florida Film Festival (HFFF) are passionate about films and we will continue the legacy of Joseph Young’s early pioneer vision. The aim is to bring the visual arts of movies from around the globe to our beautiful community. This is a small step towards our ultimate goal of building studios along with the infrastructures where filmmakers can thrive. “Rome wasn’t built in one day” and we have a long ways to go to achieve our objectives, but this is one tiny step towards the vision of cinema for the city of Hollywood by the Sea.

We are currently seeking additional sponsorship so if you have an interest and want to be part of the festivities please contact us. Email: or direct line (310) 650-1753.


New website and home of your Hollywood Florida Film Festival


Welcome all to our new website and home of your Hollywood Florida Film Festival. Our opening night will commence on February 10th. Happenings on opening night; Red Carpet and Press opportunities, kick-off festival screening and then of course our gala after-party. We will be up until the wee hours of the night so take the next day off work!!! Be sure to save the date on your calendar. Cheers from your HFFF Team…


Michael Chasin Joins The Hollywood Florida Film Festival Team


Hollywood Florida Film Festival is very excited to announce that Michael Chasin will be joining our team and will be coordinating seminars as well as participate on the screenwriter’s panel during the festival. Michael is a South Florida screenwriter and award winning filmmaker (including two Best Screenplay awards) with experience ranging from writing, directing, editing, and producing to screenplay consulting.

Michael has also been a film festival founder and Best Screenplay competition judge. Michael’s passion for film has returned him to the classroom where he has led classes on screenwriting and film finance, marketing, and distribution at the International Academy of Film and Television, where he currently blogs for their Los Angeles campus.

In addition to being a film school graduate, Michael holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. In his spare time, Michael reads widely, severely neglects his lawn (but his neighbors still love him), and exercises just enough to delude himself that he is still in black belt shape.

Hollywood Florida Film Festival is pleased to announce that Michael Chasin will be joining our team and will be coordinating seminars during the five days of the festival. Michael is a seasoned writer and will also be on a panel to speak about writing screenplays.


Andrea Evans on our Celebrity Grand Jury

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We are proud to have Andrea Evans on our Celebrity Grand Jury! Andrea will be attending our festival in February and will be one of the judge on our jury panel for best festival film. We are honored to have such a distinguished star to coming to our event! #HFFFStarPower #BestFilmFest