HollyShorts Film Festival

HollyShorts is dedicated to showcasing the best and brightest films from all over the world that are 30 minutes and under.

Why Short Films Are Rejected from Festivals and Reasons You Should Make a Short Before a Feature

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The Date: October 20-23
The Location: The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Marina del Rey

Have a 15 page or less screenplay? Enter our Screenplay Contest! #HSFF #ScreenplayContest

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Short ScreenplayShort Screenplays 15 pages or less.


MISSION & OBJECTIVE 
HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films and short screenplays from around the globe. The festival showcases the top short films produced 30 minutes or less and is looking for the best short screenplays 15 pages or less. 

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The 2nd annual HollyShorts Screenplay Contest is part of the 11th annual HollyShorts Film Festival (August 13-22nd, 2015). We are looking for short screenplays 15 pages or less. All Semi Finalists will be announced and invited to the festival with an all access pass. Top 3 screenplays will be announced/awarded at the HollyShorts Awards Ceremony and the winning 1st place script receives a production deal. The completed short will screen at the 2016 HollyShorts Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theatres. 
ORGANIZERS
Daniel Sol (Festival Director) ; Theo Dumont (Founder) ; Theo Dumont (Founder) 

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Filmmaker Spotlight: Christiano Dias

Act now to be one of our members to get a free, four-day, all-access pass to Digital Hollywood October 20-23,  2014
 
Twenty members will get a free ticket - based on first-come - first served
 
To enter, send an email that includes your:
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Digital Hollywood Fall
The Date: October 20-23
The Location: The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Marina del Rey

HollyShorts at the Digital Hollywood Content Summit Wednesday, October 22!

1:30-2:45pm

Casting and how to stick out as an actor in the Digital Age.

Presented In Association with the Casting Society of America.

Speakers:

Ivy Isenberg, Ivy Isenberg Casting

Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd, In The Twink Of An Eye Casting

Matthew Lessall, Lessall Casting

Emily Schweber, Emily Schweber Casting

"Digital Hollywood Content Summit" - HwdSummit

2:45 PM - 4:30 PM - Marina Vista Room

The Explosion of Short Movies.

Moderator:  Kim Adelman, author of Making it Big in Shorts: The Ultimate Filmmaker’s Guide to Short Films, 2nd Edition and indieWire reporter on short films

Panelists:

Linda Olszewski, VP Global Acquisitions ShortsHD

Director Edoardo Ponti (The Human Voice)

Joey Horvitz, Producer, The Weinstein Company/Lexus Short Films

Stephanie Laing, Producer for Veep, Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals

& Director of the Trouble & the Shadowy Deathblow

Daniel Sol, Co-Founder, Co-Director, HollyShorts Film Festival

"Digital Hollywood Content Summit" - HwdSummit

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM - Marina Vista Room

Cocktail Screening and Cocktail Reception courtesy of HollyShorts Film Festival:

Award winning Short Films from the August Festival at the Chinese in Hollywood.

Moderator: Andre Wiggins, Producer, CBS

Screenings:

Satellite Beach: Directed by Luke Wilson and Andrew Wilson. Satellite Beach follows the unique journey of the Endeavour space shuttle as it travels through the streets of Los Angeles to the California Science Center and the fi­nal move of the Atlantis space shuttle to the Kennedy Space Center. Watch as Warren Flowers (Luke Wilson), a devoted and unlikely shuttle manager navigates the missions on his own accord while the citizens, reporters, and officials are perplexed by his involvement.

Trouble & the Shadowy Deathblow: Directed by Stephanie Laing (Producer of  Producer for Veep, Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals). The film stars Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Andy Buckley (Bridesmaids), Jean Villepique (I Love You Man), Tim Baltz (Drunk History), Jody Hill (Observe & Report), Chris Addison (In The Loop), Tim Simons (Veep), Ike  Barinholtz (Mindy Project), Frankie Faison (Banshee). No man is an island—but there are always exceptions. Meet Jim Funkle, a once promising food scientist, his career came to an end with one catastrophic failed experiment. Ostracized, unemployed, and middle aged, Jim Funkle was American mediocrity at its best… until he was given the chance to choose otherwise.

 

The Learning Curve: Starring: Matthew Gray Gubler, Directed By: Phil McCarty. The Learning Curve is a short film adaptation of an essay by David Sedaris, starring Matthew Gray Gubler.

 

Special sneak preview of the HollyShorts Studios’ New Original production INFINITY. The epic action adventure web series, which is currently in production stars Raquel Pomplun stars in INFINITY, Jaylen Moore (Hunger Games 2), French superstar Yassine Azzouz, and Kelly Albanese (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 Motion Comic). The project is Written and Directed by L. Philippe Casseus (Lionsgate’s Freelancers).

Act now to be one of our members to get a free, four-day, all-access pass to Digital Hollywood October 20-23,  2014

Twenty members will get a free ticket - based on first-come - first served

To enter, send an email that includes your:

Name, Title, Affiliation and Email - all on one line

and EMAIL back to:

vharwood@digitalhollywood.com

and be sure write “HollyShorts Comp Pass ” in the subject line.

Digital Hollywood Fall

The Date: October 20-23

The Location: The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Marina del Rey

Writing is inherently insulated, safe (generally), and something that can be changed, even on set. I mostly encourage the actors to bring their ideas and I’ve been privileged to work with some masterful ones, so they’re my safety net as much as I’m theirs. Directing is an organized chaos. No other way to put it for me, we change things on the spot and adapt and take some losses and some wins and in the end it’s getting as close to the script as we can. The story will always be there as long as we don’t veer into oblivion, so it’s just keeping in mind the things that keep your story grounded and not forgetting it; we can have fun and be chaotic and try things as long as we have at least one foot on the ground to bring us home, if that makes sense.

-Christiano Dias

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By Chelsea Fung

Twitter: @CineChel

Filmmaker Spotlight: Christiano Dias