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Written By: Marcelle - Apr• 21•14



BEVERLY HILLS, CA (April 21, 2014) – The 14th Annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival (BHFF) presents its 2014 line-up of 50 competition films. Kicking off this premiere five day event will be “The Joe Show”, about controversial Sheriff Arpaio. This film will be shown on Wednesday, April 23, at 2:00pm, at the TLC Chinese 6 Theaters (6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA); and features Larry King, Steven Segal, Ted Nugent and Noam Chomsky, directed by Randy Murray. Following that film on Opening Night, will be the Spotlight Film, DIVING NORMAL. This critically acclaimed play turnedFeature is about an unlikely love triangle; as an ambitious Brooklynite graphic novelist and his peculiar neighbor both fall for the same beautiful, but broken girl. DIVING NORMAL will make its Los Angeles Premiere at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres at 8pm.


Other films showcased during the festival include Oscar-winner Thomas Stellmach’s and Maja Oschmann’s “Virtuos Virtuell”; Emmy-winner Kenneth R. Shapiro’s “Great Voices Sing John Denver” featuring Placido Domingo and Placido Domingo Jr; the comedy “Confessions of a Womanizer” starring Oscar-nominee Gary Busey, directed by Miguel Ali; as well as Frank Meli’s “Dragula” with Carmen Electra, produced by Emmy-nominee Adam Shankman; and “Second Act” starring Michelle Rodriguez, directed by Francesca de Sola; Paul Saltzman’s “The Last White Knight” featuring Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman and Emmy-winner Harry Belafonte; and Patrick Mark’s “Faberge: A Life of Its Own” featuring BAFTA-nominee Samuel West.

Festival director Nino Simone says, “This year’s line-up is a stellar representation of talented filmmakers from around the world, including South Africa, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Thailand, Singapore Canada and US. We are honored to be screening their work which illuminates universal human experiences.”

Red carpet premieres, networking events, panel discussions and after-parties highlight this international event, culminating in the annual Closing Awards Ceremony and Gala on Sunday, April 27, at the Beverly Hills Hotel (9641 Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills).


The BHFF presents awards in the following categories: Golden Palm Award (best film in all categories); Best Feature; Best Documentary; Best Short Film; Best Animation; Best Foreign Film; Best Cinematographer; Best Editor; Best Actor; Best Actress; as well as Audience Choice Awards and the Golden Palm Screenplay Competition Awards.

About BHFF

The annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival was founded in 2001 by award-winning independent filmmaker Nino Simone. The 14th annual event, taking place from April 23 through 27, 2014, is dedicated to showcasing and promoting non-studio films to the entertainment industry. Designed to bridge the world of premiere independent cinema with the renowned community of Beverly Hills, the festival hosts world-class screenings, networking events and industry seminars.

Tickets are available on the fest site or by calling the BHFF office at 310.779.1206. Prices rangeMedia Contact: Jack Diamond, 310.779.1206 or Jack@beverlyhillsfilmfestival.comfrom $14 per screening to $285 – $350 for the Awards Gala. Screening Passes ($150) and VIP Festival Passes ($560) are also available.

For a complete 2014 festival line-up and schedule, please visit


Contact: Jack Diamond, 310.779.1206 or for more information



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