The HOLLYWOOD BRAZILIAN FILM FESTIVAL ( HBRFEST ) is a rapidly growing film festival dedicated to promoting independent filmmaking. The Festival separates itself from other film festivals by embracing the Brazil flavor through screenings of Brazilian feature films, promoting renowned Brazilian stars and its dedication to providing the art of our cinema. The Festival will always include a variety of screenings of some of the year's top films, The Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival ( HBRFEST), is a Hollywood-based film festival dedicated to addressing the cultural-creative and commercial exchange between Hollywood, the international film industry and the Brazilian Film Community.
Pernambuco Beat was created with the intention to build a cultural bridge between Pernambuco and the United States. With the support of the artist communities from both places, the Brazilian Consulate of Los Angeles and the UCLA Center for Brazilian Studies, the producers Luciana Costa Mendes and Karina Galindo, brought visual arts, music, cinema and gastronomy from Pernambuco to Los Angeles from the 4th to the 7th of October 2016. As a result of this effort, Pernambuco Beat was invited by The Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival to intenerate their film programing and co-host the night of October 16th at the festival.