Bel Air Film Festival

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Melanie Griffith & Tippi Hedren at the 2014 Seventh Annual Bel Air Film Festival Presented by the A2E Family Partnership at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Melanie Griffith presented Tippi Hedren with the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award while Emily Ferry, the first woman to be an I.A.T.S.E. Property Master in Hollywood was honored with the festival’s Leadership in Cinema Award.

The Bel Air International Film Festival, first held in 2008, [1] is an annual international film festival which takes place in Bel Air and the greater Los Angeles area. The festival honors films in the following categories: Film Fashion, Documentaries, Shorts, Comedy Shorts, Comedy, Drama, Animation, Foreign Films, Music Video, and Student Film.[2]

2014 festival[edit]

At the 2014 festival, actress Tippi Hedren received the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented by her daughter actress Melanie Griffith.[3]

2011 festival[edit]

2010 festival[edit]

The 2010 festival selected films included:

2009 festival[edit]

The 2009 festival took place November 13–17, and held 35 film screenings and 4 red-carpet events.[5]

Documentaries selected for the 2009 festival included:

2008 festival[edit]

Honorees at the 2008 festival included Anya Sarre, celebrity stylist and head fashion stylist for ET, The Insider and Entertainment Tonight on MTV; and Orian Williams, producer of the award-winning film Control and one of Variety (magazine) "10 Producers to Watch".[8]

Screenings included:

  • Louise Dahl-Wolfe: Painting with Light, a short documentary about the famed photographer's life and discovery of actress Lauren Bacall.
  • James Gill Full Circles, a documentary short that is an autobiographical look at American pop artist James Gill (artist) which chronicles his meteoric rise and sudden disappearance from the Hollywood scene and art world.


  1. ^ Michael Jones (October 21, 2008). "Bel Air gets a fest". Variety (blog). Archived from the original on 17 July 2010. Retrieved July 23, 2010.
  2. ^ "Withoutabox Film Festival Listing".
  3. ^ "Beverly Hills Magazine".
  4. ^ "Daggaer Press". Archived from the original on 1 October 2010. Retrieved October 15, 2010.
  5. ^ "Mind of the Demon wins award". ESPN. December 10, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2010.
  6. ^ "Cinema Spy".
  7. ^ "Film Festival Ticker".
  8. ^ "Media Bistro -Bel Air Graduates To Major Leagues -- Gets Its First Film Festival".

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