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Events - 10.29.2022

Global Stage Hollywood

Global Stage Hollywood Film Festival 2022 logo and a crowd of people at JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles Salon space

10.29.2022 (Sat.)


12:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM (PDT)


JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles Salon, Level 5



The inaugural edition of the Global Stage Hollywood Film Festival (GSH) will be held in Hollywood this October. GSH was established to create a platform for diverse creators from all over the world. Combining the world into one forum meets the needs of the changing entertainment market and the growing transnational nature of media.

The festival lineup consists of four feature films, two documentaries and a selection of shorts, encompassing a broad range of genres reflecting the diversity of world cinema. The opening film will be Poupelle of Chimney Town which has been recognized with several honors and movie awards nominations, including a Japan Academy Film Prize for Excellent Animation of the Year, a Cristal Award nomination from Annecy for Best Feature, an ANNIE awards nomination for Best Music – Feature, and a Satoshi Kon Award nomination from Fantasia for Best Animated Feature.

Rounding out the festival will be three industry panels below, taking cinema fans deep into Hollywood and the global entertainment business:

Web 3.0 Panel

Time | 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM (PDT)
Guest Speakers | John S. Couch, Chief Experience Officer of Fox / Blockchain Labs; Taro Koki, Kuruma NFT CEO and Founder; Poupelle cast TBD

Creative & Data - Working Together

Time | 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM (PDT)
Guest Speakers | Vince Muscarella, VP Whip Media; Wendy O’ Brien, Casting director Abbot Elementary; Erik Barmack, WildSheep Founder

Opportunities in Global Media & Entertainment, Making Sense of New Business Models and Trends

Time | 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM (PDT)
Guest Speakers | Amy Jo Smith, President and CEO DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group; Marija Masalskis, Senior Principal Analyst Omdia

Sponsored by

Japan Airlines, Aurora Borealis Entertainment, Consulate General of Japan Los Angeles, Consulate General of Israel, A+E Networks Japan, Union Bank, Vérité, Sapporo Beer, Taiwan Elite Alliance, and Fairydrops.

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