By Wally Sarkeesian
Hollywood: ARPA International Film Festival
Remembering, William Saroyan and Charles Aznavour
Sunday, November 4, 2018 ~ CLOSING NIGHT AWARDS CEREMONY Red Carpet & Reception Started 6:00 PM, Doors Open 7:30 PM,
At LLOYD E. RIGLER Theatre, Egyptian Theatre.
AWARDS CEREMONY included 2018 Winners and Honorees:
~ Best Short Animation Award
~ Best Short Film Award
~ Best Documentary Film Award
~ Best Feature Screenplay Award
~ Best Feature Director Award
~ Best Feature Film Award
~ Icon Award: Honoring Ed Asner, a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards.
~ Career Achievement Award: Honoring Sveva Alviti, known for Dalida (2016), The Bouncer (2018) and Dangerous Lies Vol. 1 (2017).
~ Rising Star Award: Honoring Natalie Qasabian, her latest feature “Searching” premiered & won the Audience award & Alfred P. Sloan award at Sundance, then was distributed as a wide release by Sony pictures.
Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Feature Film Director: Anahid Abad
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