Hollywood Silver Screen Festival Opens with 2019 Academy Award-winning Film “Skin”


The 2019 Oscar winner for Best Live Action Short Skin will start the festivities for the Hollywood Silver Screen Festival this year which take place Sunday, Oct.13 at the Warner Grand Theatre in Los Angeles. Starring Jonathan Tucker, Jackson Robert Scott, and Danielle Macdonald, Skin is a well-crafted, superbly acted short film with a powerful finish. The film is about racism and carries an important message.

Known as the film industry accolade event, the Hollywood Silver Screen Festival is an annual festival with live film screenings, guest speakers, workshops, structured networking sessions, live music performances, and art.

This year, the festival line up will also include a student Academy Award-winning film The Chef, a sci-fi film about a future where an old Chinese chef teaches a humanoid to cook and faces a dilemma between artificial intelligence and the human race.  Another interesting film that will be shown at the festival is a short film Shot On Red.

The $5M-budget three-minute film was put together by “the greatest team of executive producers in filmmaking history”, according to the film introduction, is a contender for the Guinness Book of World Records for the highest number of executive producers.

This is promised to be a star-studded event, with Chris Tashima (Oscar Winner, Director, Actor), Sergo Guerrero (2x Emmy Award Winner, Producer, Director), Melvin Jackson Jr. (Primetime Emmy Nominee), Pearry Teo (Executive Producer of Cloud Atlas, Day Of The Dead), Michael Graham (Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood, American Crime Story, Lethal Weapon), Robert Cartrini (The Purge, NCIS, The Mentalist), Jennifer Nash (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Full House), Scott Brown (Emmy nominee for Larry King Now), Michael Drexler (Former VP Warner Music Group, Former Executive Director of BMI, Former Senior Director Sony Music Entertainment), Kari Koerper (3x Emmy Award winning Make-up Artist), Andrew Barron (Daytime Emmy Winner The Bay, Sundance Jury Prize Winner for Advantageous), Aki Aleong (General Hospital, Beverly Hills 90210, JAG), Ren Aranda (The Bachelorette, Night Mistress), Justin Shenkarow (Z Nation, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Picket Fences), Toneey Acevedo (Triple Frontier, NCIS), Preity Upala (Miss India International 2012), Jennifer Sharp (Director, Winner Grand Jury Prize Ricon International Film Festival), Megan Foley Marra (Casting Director), Deana Molle (Container Wars TV Personality, Ms America 2004, Mrs Latina USA 2019), Shelita Burke (Grammy nominated singer, songwriter), Dawna Lee Heising (Eye on Entertainment, Ms Universe), Leslie Brown (Casting Director), Renee Garcia (Casting Director) and Summer Helene (Former Executive VP of Howard Hughes original company California Pictures) are among the celebrities and industry VIPs who already confirmed attendance.

Manu Intiraymi, known internationally for his role in Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Renegades and as Billy, the villain, in One Tree Hill, is to host the Award Ceremony.  Award-winning actress and former Miss Universe Dawna Lee Heising will be the Festival Queen who will present awards at the Ceremony. The list of honorees is to be revealed as the night unfolds.

Acclaimed designer Sue Wong, the Winner of Metropolitan Fashion Week 2019 Designer of The Year Award, is bringing stunning goddess models to the Award Ceremony at the Hollywood Silver Screen Festival 2019.  The models will showcase Sue Wong glamorous Hollywood gowns and requisite headpieces in exquisite designs that are influenced by the 1920s and 1930s. Known as the Empress of Style, Sue Wong has dressed countless celebrities including Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel, Minnie Driver, Tyra Banks, and Taylor Swift.

The magical night is to be filled with glamor, music, and entertainment.  Hailing from Nebraska, rock band The Rewind will be performing live on the stage.  The Rewind is known for providing audiences with an authentic rock experience and has garnered praise from rock legends including Tom Petty, Peter Frampton, and members of Cheap Trick.

LA-based soul/pop outfit, HEЯITAGE is to perform 2 of their latest singles.  This powerhouse duo is known to interweave their infectious sounds of seasoned soul, topped with invigorating pop.  HEЯITAGE recently partnered with the Arbonne Charitable Foundation® to use their single “Red Lips” to inspire confidence inside and out with the #ThoseRedLips Campaign.

New York Second Lems Jewelry Designer is bringing a runway showcase of a collection of gorgeous statement necklace designs.  The night will also include a performance by students from Jurupa Hills High School, directed by veteran theatrical director James Griffin.

The Award Ceremony will honor artists and their achievements in the film industry.  Award-winning actress and former Miss Universe, Dawna Lee Heising, is the festival queen who will be the award presenter.  The list of honorees is to be revealed at the ceremony.

Known as the film industry accolade event, the Hollywood Silver Screen Festival is an annual festival with live film screenings, guest speakers, workshops, structured networking sessions, live music performances, and art. This year, the festival will open with 2019 Academy Award winner Skin.

The Executive Producer of Hollywood Silver Screen Festival is the award-winning film director and actress, Dr. Petra Deeter. Her recent movie, Reborn, a narrative drama about domestic violence, has received many awards and honors and has been screened in theaters around the world, including the legendary Chinese Theaters in Hollywood.

Dr. Deeter comments “Visual storytelling has the power to influence, teach, inspire and enrich our lives. It can bring hope, clarity and understanding. It breaks boundaries and forges connections between people, between people and dreams, ideas and visions. The Hollywood Silver Screen Festival is all about recognizing and celebrating the artists who dedicate their lives and passion to the art of visual storytelling.”

The Warner Grand Theatre is a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

More information on the Hollywood Silver Screen Festival can be found at http://hollywoodsilverscreen.com/festival.   Tickets to the festival program and the award ceremony can be purchased here: https://hssf.eventbrite.com.