Launch of the first Global Stage Hollywood Film Festival with Film Screening Poupelle of Chimney Town, an award-winning Japanese animated feature


HOLLYWOOD, CA., October 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — With the support of the Consulate General of JapanLos Angelesthe inaugural edition of the Global Stage Hollywood Film Festival (GSH) will take place at the famous TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood the days of October 28e & 29e2022. The opening film will be Poupelle of Chimney Town which has been rewarded with several distinctions and nominations for film awards, including a Japan Academy Film Prize for the excellent animation of the year, a nomination for the Annecy Cristal Award for the best feature film, a nomination for the ANNIE Awards for the best music – feature film and a Satoshi Kon Fantasia Award Nomination for Best Animated Feature.

This year’s festival is produced by Douglas Montgomery, founder and CEO of media consultancy, Global Connects Media. “Changes in the global entertainment industry have been dramatically accelerated by the effects of CV19 and the work-from-home culture. Audiences are more open than ever to content from different cultures and the global and diverse cultural community is perfectly positioned to take advantage of this opportunity. We are very excited to show the wonderful films and panels being held at GSH 2022.”

In addition to the opening film, the festival’s lineup includes four feature films, two documentaries (one world premiere, one North American premiere) and a selection of short films, encompassing a wide range of genres reflecting the diversity of world cinema. Highlights include two Best International Feature Film submissions for the Academy Award®. Fucking Asura, Taiwan official submission, is a “layered psychological drama” that dives into a random shoot by an ordinary teenager through six characters, a popular video game, and an alternate reality. The feature picked up a golden horse and three Taipei Film Awards.

Cinema Sabaya, Israel’s official submission for Best International Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards®, follows eight women from different sides of the Middle East conflict who participate in a video workshop using images they have shot of their lives. The movie was Israel’s own Ophir winner of the prize and is therefore automatically presented as the country’s submission.

Three industry panels will round out the festival, immersing moviegoers deep in Hollywood and the global entertainment industry, and are described below:

Round tables

Web 3.0 / Foreign content potential: Discuss how Web 3.0 is helping global filmmaking and distribution and the potential of NFTs
Creative &. Data market: discuss how the creative side and the business side can work together with data
Global entertainment market: Discuss the state of the global entertainment market.

Global Stage Hollywood was created to create a platform for various creators around the world. Combining the world into one forum responds to the needs of the evolving entertainment market and the growing transnational nature of media. With a mix of in-person events, including our marquee festival at the famous Chinese Theater of Hollywoodsmall boutique screenings, corporate panels, and even digital panel discussions, Global Stage Hollywood aims to serve the underserved.

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Global Stage Hollywood is sponsored by Japan Airlines, Aurora Borealis Entertainment, Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles, Consulate General of IsraelA+E Networks Japan, Union Bank, Eiko’s World, Truth, Fairydrops, Taiwan Elite Network and Sapporo Beer.

Screening / Reception / Panel Venue

  • TCL Chinese Theater 6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, California 90028
  • JAPAN HOUSING Los Angeles: Reception on the 5th floor, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

Press contacts:
Yumi Montgomery
festival director
Hollywood World Stage
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: (310) 872-4573

SOURCE Hollywood World Stage


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