Bel Air Film Festival

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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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