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HRIFF 2016: February 2nd - 19th



Festival Photographs


Red Carpet



HRIFF Celebrity Attendees and Guests

Films by and starring: Jonathan Pryce, Paul Rudd, Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo, Jason Alexander, Elliott Gould, Colm Meaney, Joe Mantegna, Dominique Swain, Fred Willard, Mischa Barton, Pamela Adlon, Monica Potter, Tony Hale, Richard Lewis, Maurice Bernard, Grace Zabriskie, MIchael Apted, John G. Avildsen, George Takei, Shirley Jones, Sally Struthers, Lee Meriwether, Marion Ross, Tim Bagley, John DeLancie, Robert Picardo, James C. Burns, James Duval, Sean Austin, Ray Wise, Kelly Preston, Nancy Travis, Perrey Reeves, Ed Begley Jr, Henry Winkler, Daniel Baldwin, Eric Roberts, and Yeardley Smith.

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HRIFF Guests include Hilary Duff (Gossip Girl), Frances Fisher (Titanic), Danny Masterson (That 70's Show), Linda Bloodworth-Thomason (Designing Women), Kurt Fuller (Midnight In Paris), John Heard (Home Alone), Haylie Duff (Napoleon Dynamite), Lee Meriwether (Batman), Duane Peters, Lloyd Kaufman, Laura Prepon (How I Met Your Mother), Jon Polito (Big Lebowski), Rick Shapiro (The League), Uwe Boll,


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John Robinson (Lords of Dogtown), Tyler Blackburn (Pretty Little Liars), Alex Meraz (Twilight), Dee Wallace (E.T.), Danny Strong (Mad Men), Michael Pare (Virgin Suicides), Mackenzie Philips, Christopher Masterson, Alan Howarth, Keith Carradine (Dexter), Michael Bowen (Kill Bill), Steven Bauer (Breaking Bad), and Dominic Purcell (Prison Break).

Festival Slideshows More images at HRIFF FaceBook

Red Carpet


Awards Ceremony

Award Winning Filmmakers and Movie Stars

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Cinema icons Gerard Depardieu, Alejandro Jodoworsky, Vanessa Redgrave, Peter O'Toole, Frances Fisher, Franco Nero, Klaus Kinski, and Tinto Brass have all received HRIFF premieres, screenings and honors. Additionally, films produced by Ron Howard, Werner Herzog, and Errol Morris have screened at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. A wide variety of filmmakers have exhibited new works at HRIFF, including:


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Bryce Dallas Howard, Zack Braff, Terri Polo, P.J. Harvey, Doug Jones, David Arquette, Don Hertzfeldt, Carla Gallo, C. Thomas Howell, Bai Ling, Paul Donovan, Daryl Hannah, Uwe Boll, Tom Noonan, James McDaniel, Danny Hoch, Gary Cole, Donna Mills, Judith Roberts (Orange Is The New Black), James McDaniel, Martin Starr (Freaks and Geeks), Winnie Holzman (My So-Called Life), Andy Dick (Ben Stiller Show), Jane Kaczmarek, David Johansen, and Jeremy Sisto.

HRIFF Presents:

Vanessa Redgrave When You Find Me
1960's & 70's Tinto Brass Retrospective starring Vanessa Redgrave & Franco Nero In Dropout and La Vacanza. HRIFF Honors Robin Williams

Emerging Talent Discoveries

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Showcasing early performances from Toby Hemingway (Black Swan), Alex Meraz (Twilight), Keir Gilchrist (United States of Tara), Tyler Blackburn (Pretty Little Liars), and Dean West (The Ledge), HRIFF stands out as the place to find upcoming superstars, and talented new filmmakers like Camilo Vila, Mark Haapala, Steve Hicks, Jennifer Cleary, Sean Brosnan, John William Ross, Torre Catalano, Alexander Tuschinski and Jono Oliver.


Coming Soon

Distribution, Awards and Acclaim for HRIFF Films

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Bridegroom, Mr. Hublot, Lady In Number Six, The Act of Killing, A Day At The Pool, Drift, Assault on Wall Street: Bailout, City of Gardens, Sex Violence Family Values, Forget Me Not, 7 Years Underground, Henri, Bible Storyland, The Silent Thief and many other HRIFF discoveries have gone on to acclaim and wide theatrical and online distribution, including Academy Awards© for The Lady in Number 6 and the animated film Mr. Hublot, and Oscar© nomination for HRIFF Best Picture winner The Act of Killing.

HRIFF HONORS: Hugo Niebeling

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Hugo Niebeling, created a radical, Oscar© nominated, editing style that predated, influenced, and informed the 1960's experimental, underground, and new psychedelic cinema, helping to created the modern music video.

Revolutionizing the filmed symphony, he locked horns with legendary conductor Herbert von Karajan who took away Niebeling's edit of Beethoven's Eroica to re-cut the film showing mostly himself.

Come to HRIFF and see Niebeling's unseen directors cut of Eroica, alongside his 1960's experimental, documentary, and musical films: Steel - Variations On A Theme (1960), Petrol (1965), Pastorale (1965), and Eroica (1972, 2010)