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H’w’d fest honors int’l pix

Event to hand out World, European kudos in October

The Hollywood Film Festival has launched a pair of awards to honor world and European cinema to be presented at its awards ceremonies Oct. 18 at the BevHilton.

The festival and filmfestivals.com will compile a list of up to 40 international films, with a selection committee of 20 international judges selecting 10 films as nominees for the “Hollywood World Awards” and another 10 films for the “Hollywood European Awards.” The films must be completed between Sept. 1, 2003, and Oct. 1, 2004.

The Hollywood Film Festival, now in its eighth year, kicks off Oct. 12 for a six-day series of screenings, conferences and presentations at Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood.

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