On the opening night celebration at the HBR FEST, the red carpet was filled with celebrities from Hollywood, Brazil, and Latin-America.
Some of the artists who walked the red carpet and stayed for the premier of the movie screening were Reynaldo Gianecchini (“Da Cor do Pecado”, “Sete Pecados”,”Divã”); Guy Ecker (TV Show “Las Vegas”, “Heridas de amor”); Cauã Reymond (“Divã”); Maria Clara Spinelli (“Paulista”); João Miguel (“Se Nada Mais Der Certo”, “Hotel Atlântico”); Ezequiel Stremiz (” Amas de casa desesperadas, USA”), Odalys Garcia (Univision talent); Jamie King (“Sin City”, “My Bloody Valentine”); Joaquin Cosio (“National Security”, “Quantum Solace”), Rebecca Cardon (“Bravo TV Workout”), Ken Gamble, David Bianchi (“Brazilian Actor”), T. Lopez (“Cash Money Recording”), Javier Robles (“National Security”), Stephanie Fantauzzi, Cynthia Moura (“Maxim Model”), Daniel Munoz (“El Ausente”) and many more.
“International film distributors have first hand opportunity to view the best of Brazilian film production and coproduction and we are proud of forging that opportunity” said Talize Sayegh, founder of the Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival.
The complete schedule of the films showcased at HBR FEST 2010 were: On Thursday February 4th, 2010; National Security (2010) World Premiere – 8:20 PM by Director: Roberto Carminati, Friday February 5th, 2010; Hotel Atlantico (2009) USA Premiere – 8:45 PM by Director: Suzana Amaral, Saturday February 6th, 2010; Cinema, aspirins and voltures (2005) – 4:15 PM by Director: Marcelo Gomes, Now Boarding (2009) USA Premiere – 6:15 PM By Director: Allan Fiterman, Paulista (2009) Los Angeles Premiere – 8:45 PM by Director: Roberto Moreira, Sunday February 7th, 2010; Keeper of Promises “O Pagador de Promessas” (1962) – 4:20 PM by Director: Anselmo Duarte and Veronica (2009) – 19h45 by Director: Mauricio Farias.
“Every one at the HBR Festival, I think the work you guys do here is really going to change the industry for the better and is really going to help make co-productions and get more friends here and more partners in the USA.” said Robert Carminati, director of National Security.
During the award ceremony, the board of directors of HBRFEST honored two outstanding Brazilian actors with the Horizon Award and the HBR Award. The Horizon Award was presented to Cauã Reymond and The HBR Award was presented to João Miguel.
“Movies are team work, inside and outside the screens. Festivals such as these represent our window to the world” said Brazilian actress Alice Braga (I am Legend).
The HBRFEST Founders and Producers who produced this event are TALIZE SAYEGH – Founder and Executive Producer, RENATA CARVALHO – Executive Producer (Brazil), SANDRA COLUCCI – Festival Manager, VERA KOPP – Executive Producer, LUANA FAZZIO – Executive Producer, LEON FAZZIO – Executive Producer, KEYNA ELEISON VAN DE BEUQUE – Coordinator(Brazil) and BIANCA HALPERN – Production Coordinator.
Per event organizers they expect about 10 thousand people during the film festival. HBR FEST took place from February 4th to February 7th, 2010 at the Egyptian Theatre located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028. The media/press accreditation and talent was handled by Daniel Morales of Tapiz Media. For more information visit http://www.tapizmedia.com About HBR FEST: HBR FEST 2010 is presented by G.I Films and the Consulate General of Brazil in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Brazilian Film festival is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the cultural and commercial exchange between Hollywood and Brazil. Their mission is to create a bridge between the international film community and Brazil, while raising public awareness for the Brazilian culture. HBR FEST enjoys the support and endorsements from various celebrities, corporate and governmental entities. For more information visit http://www.hbrfest.com
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