HollyShorts Film Festival 

is an organization devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe, advancing the careers of filmmakers through screenings, networking events, and various panel and forums. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 40- minutes or less. Categories include Short Animation, Short Live Action, Short Documentary, Music Video, Webisode, Commercials, Youth Film and Digital Microbudget. Click here for full list of awards.

 Recently named an Academy Awards® Qualifying Festival.


13th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival Official Selections

 

13th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival Tickets

13th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival  Programming Schedule

 

13th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival  Film Conference

Officially Selected 2017 Filmmakers

Glen McGowan

Piotrek Golebiowski

Miguel Berzal de Miguel

Alain Delannoy

Svetlana Cvetko

Laura Beckner

Marc J. M. van den Broek

Jenn Shaw

Daniela Arguello

Brendan Murphy

Nathan Hale Williams & Jennia Fredrique Aponte

Phedon Papamichael

Anvar Madraimov

Vedrana Music

Ryan Turner

Nancy Wennan Zhang

Nick Epstein

Andrew Laurich

Karen Allen

Iris Devins

Matthew Manyak

Matteo J. Mosterts

Lee Whitaker

Vlad Marsavin

Tyler Rabinowitz

Martin Monk

Marija Apcevska

Michael Rohrbaugh

Jaclyn Noel

Yulia Ruditskaya

Dane McCusker

Nicole Dorsey

Kaz PS

Josh Crute

Amber McBride

Paul Trillo

Morgana McKenzie

Jose Maria Martinez

Adam Long

Jon Ryan

Ryan Zemke

Alexis Korycinski

Néstor Ruiz Medina

Christopher Sferrazza

Brianne Nord-Stewart

Malcolm Washington

Cory Reeder

Benjamin-Shalom Rodriguez

Heather Tom

Yixuan (Maisie) Luo, Yixing L

Hassan Said

Max Chernov

William Davis

Kim Garland

Ian Cumming

Gori

Siddharth Ahluwalia

Jason Ragosta

EYAL RESH

Jonathan Siebel

Kevin Jordan

Justin Ciccotelli

Julia Jones

Fabio Frey

Anne Hu

Duane Journey

Julia Barnett

Joe Zerull

Thiago Dadlt

Ina Conradi & Mark Chavez

Dustin Brown

Thomas Freundlich

Matt Ferrucci

Tim Earnheart

Kimmy Gatewood

Bill Plympton

Dawn Han

Ty Primosch

Sujata Day

Jamie Mayer

Pauline Lam

Crystal Correa

Paul Thurwachter and Nicolas Chevaillier

Damon Russell

Will Lowell

Christina Jobe

Jeff Hammer

Rob Burnettt

Shawn Lebert

Julian Higgins

Carlos Hurtado

Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, Jeremy Newberger

Adrian Elliot

Cyprien Clément-Delmas

Ellie Kanner

Thomas Vernay Cumulus

 

Sloan Inns

Michael Bofshever

Jason Ruscio

Samuel Quiles Palop

Mikko Löppönen

Carey Williams

Grzegorz Dębowski

Iselin Saga

Alex Grossman

Danny Turkiewicz

Rob Janas, Syd Wilder

Stephen Ward

Nathalie Álvarez Mesén

Robert Matthews

Ben Morgan & Natalie James

Tingting Liu

Sean Skene

Matt Beurois

Matthys Boshoff

Daniel Howlid

Vladimir Todorov

Eryn Rea

Lorenzo de Guia

Robin Joseph

Skinner Myers

Laura Moss

Adam Stern

Teemu NIukkanen

Shannon Van Metre

Jeannie Donohoe

Marine Assaiante

Deborah Pearl

SONG joo-sung

Karishma Dube

Jill Riley

Cristian Sulser

Created by Roi Vissel/ Director: Yonatan Weinstein

Alex Gayner

Brett Gursky

Christian Strevy

Daniel Morfesis

James Allen Smith

Rachel Feldman

Vanessa Gazy

Juan Avella

John Barr

Katie Trew Cheline

Russell Simpson

Quentin Haberham

Ben Price

Jack Henry Robbins

William J. L. Hamilton

Sam Gosper

Robin Kasparik

Stefano Pennisi

Jessica Sanders

Nino Mancuso

Andrew Racho

Harry Buerkle

Thor Freudenthal

Tom Teller

Ali Asgari & Farnoosh Samadi

Jarrett Woo

Beth David & Esteban Bravo

John Stamos

Harm Weistra

L. Gabriel Gonda

Santiago C. Tapia

Gabrielle Stone & Roze

Jim Cummings

Brian Robau

Aaron Abrams

Nikhil Melnechuk

Rodrigo Zanforlin

Winter Rhys

Pavel Gumennikov

David M. Weiss

Zhaoyu Zhou

Alex Familian

Genevieve Clay-Smith

Martin Grau

Elizabeth Jaeleigh Davis

Kevin Broberg

Tanja Mairitsch

Or Carny

Timothy Cooper

Freddy Chávez Olmos and Shervin Shoghian

Adam Harum

David Odio

Konstantina Kotzamani

Georgia Oakley

Michael Berwick

Tim Ciancio

Brian Olliver

Megan Park

J.M. Logan

Alireza Ghasemi

Sofia Astrom

Sophia Banks

Devon Sawa

Monique Mulcahy

Rana KAZKAZ, Anas KHALAF

Rick Rodgers

Kris Theorin

Catya Plate

Alexander Jeffery

Audrey Ewell & Aaron Aites

 

Blake Salzman

Olga Alaman

Carsten Kurpanek

Georgia Fu

Matthew Dixon

Anna Gutto

Dinh Thai

Steve Desmond

Fernando Pomares

Adriano Giotti

Tin Pang

Vadym Shapran

Linda Roessler

Anna Jones & Asaad Kelada

Jonathan Martin

Kevin Wilson, Jr.

Evan Kaufmann

Mike Manning

Steven Arrigada

Liam Hendrix Heath

Mark J. Blackman

Seth Hirsch & Patrick Mauler

Barney Cokeliss

Sallyanne Massimini

Lukasz Pytlik

Jane Rosenthal

Kate Przylepa

Duncan Roe

Joscha Bongard

Dennis Williams II

Francois Jaros

Richard Selvi

Daniella Rabbani

Ben M.F. Rapson

Qingzi Fan

Scott Fleishman

Marcus Chan

Eileen O'Meara

Erin Elders

David O'Donnell

He Sui

Jerell Rosales

Homsy

Robin Hays & Andy Poon

Alan Scott Neal

Matthew Gelb

Alejo Restrepo

Jade Aksnes

Brian Leider

Cameo Wood

Joe Marcantonio

Joyce Chen & Emily Moore

Erin Brown Thomas

James Poirier

Courtney Miller

Lu Sun

Jason Sklaver

Melanie Aitkenhead

Steve Jennings

Gerardo González Pérez

Stéphane Dumonceau

Yana Alliata

Sylvain Robineau

Yue Ma

Natalie Jenison

Emma Bell

Daniel Sorochkin

Serena Berry

Chell Stephen

Dylan Stern

Elias Plagianos

Fredric Lehne

Paulo Miranda

Joshua Atesh Litle

Taylor Shortall

Lisanne Sartor

Jason Perlman

Marshall Curry

Sarah Phillips

Mia Niebruegge

Joshua Seigel

Greg Emetaz

James Dunstan

Alfred Thomas Catalfo

Laurel Parmet

Roberto D'Ippolito and Gaia Bonsignore.

Carlos Solano

Joshua Shultz

Julia Pott

Peter Ferris Rosati

Matthew Modine

Jason Honeycutt

Brady Hood

Mari Walker

Alvaro Ron

Pete Novitch

Adrian Selkowitz

Andy Carrigan

Mylissa Fitzsimmons

Jesse Burks

Jon Hoeg & John F. Beach

Georgio Litt

Eva Ye

Sarah Hatherley

Lawrence Le Lam

Vladimir Beldian

Ricky Staub

Adrian Burt

Teppo Airaksinen

Tim Williams

Ian Ebright

Imran J. Khan

Chris Skotchdopole

Christopher Todd

Santiago Paladines

Danielle Katvan

Justin Possenti

Jose Luis Gonzalez

L. Elizabeth Powers

Marc Gurung

Jason Matzner

Neshama Ryman

Ramón Rodríguez

Dan Liu

David Steiner

Adolfo Mena Cejas

Steve Makowski

Matthew Puccini

Kev Cahill

Scott O'Hara

Miguel Ortega

Nadja Andrasev

Brett Abramsky

Justin Long and Christian Long

Robyn Paris

Max Bartoli

Jonathan Johnson

Chris Overton

Lukas Hassel

Antony Petrou

Taren Maroun

Abi Damaris Corbin

Jon Bunning

Travis Neufeld

Jared Rosenthal

Terence Nance

Brad Sayers

Alexander Christenson

Anna Maria Joakimsdottir-Hutri

Adolfo Mena Cejas

Ben Giroux

Mischa Calvert

Esther de Rothschild

Diana Skaya, Liliana Komorowska

Joseph Puleo

Monica Santis

Jokes Yanes

Fredrik Waldeland & Jonas Reed

Star Victoria

Alexander Gruszynski

Cristóbal González Camarena

Iesh Thapar

Daniel Malakai Cabrera & Mark David Spencer

Ien Chi

Cheryl Hiltzik

Quinn Else

Maggie Mahrt

Bryan Fitzgerald and Valéry Lessard

Mark Todd, Esther Pearl Watson

de Fournas Thibault Lefaucheux Nicolas Pineill Yann

Julia Bales & Jim Cummings

Tamara Garfield

Serapi Soler

Andrew Jeric

Alon Juwal

Becky James

Maik Schuster

Josh Tanner

Vanessa Gazy

Justine Raczkiewicz

Katja Benrath

Crystal Friedman

Jim Powers

Daniel Ruebesam

Andrew Wood

Mtume Gant

Tristan Ofield

John Lawson

Andrew Kotatko

Kat Coiro

Wenli Zhang and Nan Li

Deborah Kampmeier

Karen Pearlman

Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, Jeremy Newberger

Daniel Chamorro

Karen Maine

Jun Jie Huang (J HUANG)

Damiano Perri

Ginger Gonzaga

Chriz Naing

Chris Ullens

"Go Hard"

"Mother" (Matka)

"Nomeolvides" ("Forget-me-nots")

"THE TALK" TRUE STORIES ABOUT THE BIRDS & THE BEES

"Yours Sincerely, Lois Weber"

(le) Rebound

#Meat

$15 Kicks

2500km

7TRUTHS

90 Days

A Beautiful Day

A Birthday Card

A Boy Called Su

A Date in 2025

A Little Memory

A Motel Story

A Study in Tyranny

A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud

After The Date

After The Fall

Afternoon Delight

Aimee

Albedo Absolute

Alientologist

Alphagirl

Ambi

American Male

An Obstinate Man

And The Moon Stands Still

Angelfish

Arlo Alone

Ash

Asteria

At Midnight

At The End Of The Cul-De-Sac

Atlas World

Aurora

Autopsy

Awesome Thank You

Baby

Bambina

Baraka

Beast

Beat Around The Bush

Benny Got Shot

Best Friend

Bettas

Bigfoot's Love Slave

Birdman

Black Swan

Blood Brothers

Blood Letting

Body Image

Bola

Born Bone Boon

Bosatsu - Year of the Dragon

Boy in the Dark

BOYS

Break The Will

Broken Dreams Blvd

Brooklyn Bred

Buckets

Bye, Bye, Baby

Cake

Charlie's Gift

Chasing Grace

Cheese Fries

Chocolate

Chrysalis

Clarity

Cold Storage

Companion

Conduit

Control

Cop Dog

Cork Man

CORKY

Cowboy and Indian

Crowbar Smile

Crumble

Crystal

Cubicle Zombies

Cul-De-Sac

Custom Order

D'Arline

DAMEHT - Creeper Creeper

Dated

Dave

Deadpool The Musical

Dear Dad

Detected

Ditch

Drifting Away

Dropping The Soap

Dryad

DU SOLLST NICHT LÜGEN / THOU SHALT NOT LIE (engl. ST)

Dust

Echo Park Blues

Eclipse

El Audífono (The Earpiece)

Eliza

Emergency

Endurance

Erica

Eulogilia

Evil Woman

Fab Life Teresa XO

Fickle Bickle

Filip

Fired

FIRES by Life Is Better Blonde

First Bloom

Fisher Cove

Five Minutes With Mary

Flesh of my Flesh

Floyd Shakim - Mermaids

Flutter

Fool

For Blood

Fox and the Whale

Frank Embree

Fry Day

FTL

Fucking Bunnies

FuN?

GAME

Get Free

Getting Ed Laid

Girl at the Door

Goddess (Devi)

Golden Boys

Goodbye Vesna

Goodnight Eulogy

Grace Note

GRAFFITI

Gunner Jackson - Chapter No. 1

Harmes Way

Haskell

Here Now

Highway

Hijo por Hijo (Child for Child)

His Lover

HIT

Home

Homegrown

Hope Dies Last

Hot Winter: A Film by Dick Pierre

Howay

Hunt for Hiroshi

I Am The Doorway

I don't think that's a leaf blower

I Got You featuring the Aqualilies

I Know Jake Gyllenhaal is Going to Fuck My Girlfriend

I Think My Healthcare Might Suck

I'll Wait Here

IAMEVE "Starman"

Icarus

Il Silenzio

Iman And The Light Warriors

In a Heartbeat

Ingenue-ish

Intrinsic Moral Evil

Iron

It Began Without Warning

It Happened Again Last Night

It's All Right, It's Ok

It's Just a Gun

It's Not What You Know

Jack and Jill

Jimbo

Jouska

Just Go!

KAP

Karma

Kid Gambled

Kill Off

King Grandpa

La Petite Mort

Laces

Lacrimosa

Leftovers

Lemon

Leviticus 24:20

Lifeline

LILITH

LIMBO

Little Bird

Long Drive Home

Lord Loud "Tune In"

Love of Place

Lucy in my eyes

Lunch Ladies

Lunch Time

Mackenzie

Making It On Time - Christian Siriano

Mamma Loves Shortin'

Man in the Moon

MARE NOSTRUM

Marian

Mary & Marsha in the Manor of Madness

Meeting MacGuffin

Memoir

Memory Box

METUBE 2- AUGUST SINGS CARMINA BURANA

Midwife

Mirame A LOS OJOS

Miscast

Miss World

Modern Houses

Mommy Heist

Monday

Monsters

Morning Cowboy

MOSTRI

Mother, Child

Must Escape

Mustard Seed

My America

My Eternity

My Nephew Emmett

Nacido de Nuevo

Nano

Nathan Loves Ricky Martin

Nation Down

Neon

New Heights

Night Dancing

Niles Canyon

Nineveh's Burning

No One Ever Said

Norm and Kate Love the Ladies - "Casanorman"

Noro

Nostalgic Love

Note To Self

Oh What a Wonderful Feeling

Oiled Up

Oma

One Step Too Far

One Way Home

Ouroboros

Palace

Panic Attack!

Penny Sucker

Picture Wheel

Please

Please Hold

Popsy

POST NO BILLS

Pretty Is

Prince of Smoke

Pueblo Indio

Pushing Night Away

Quick Fix

Real Artists

Red Light

Refugee

Rekindled

Relapse

REPAIRations! - The Musical

Revelaton The City of Haze

Revolution In The Ring

Ricky's Baby

Roll Up by Fitz and The Tantrums

Ropes in Life

Rufus

Rush

Sabine

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Scanners

Scratch

Shady Pines

Shards

Shauna Is A Liar

Shepherd: An Appalacian Trail Story

Shoot Me Nicely

Shy Guys

Sidewalk Angels

SissyMan

Sisters

Six Letter Word

SLEEP TIGHT: "Teeth"

Slope of the Curve

Smile: A Musical

Snowplow

Something In That Room

Spell Claire

Spilt Milk

Split Ticket

Spring

Stella1

Strangers on the Road

Strobe

Summer Camp Island

Sunflower

SUPER SEX

Supermom

Sweet Maddie Stone

Swim

Swimming in the Desert

Tales From The Toilet

Taste

Thanksgiving Break

That Party That One Night

That Unusual Brick

The Accomplice

The After War

The Ballerina, Her Shoemaker and His Apprentice

The Birth

The Blue Jet

The Buzzing Of A Bumblebee

The Cage

The Cat

The Ceiling

The Colonel

The Devil Needs A Fix

The Drone And The Kid

The Egg and the Hatchet

The End Of Decay

The Fare

The Foster Portfolio

The Fuzzy Crystals - Spinning

The History of Magic: Ensueno

The Importance of Sex Education

The Interview

The Job

The Klumz

The Language Of Ball

The Last

The Light In The Afternoon

The Machine

The Massacre at Black Divide

The Mess He Made

The Nation Holds Its Breath

The Night Delivery

The Ningyo

The Noise of Licking

The Open Patient: Healing Through Sharing

The Real Stephen Blatt

The Room Actors: Where Are They Now?

The Secret Of Joy

The Siblings Liebencrantz

The Silent Child

The Son, The Father

The Sound

The Space Between

The Suitcase

The Tables

The Tinwife

Them

They Charge For the Sun

Third World Man

This Always Happens

Through the supermarket in five easy pieces

Time Machine

Time Travel Romance

Tinder is the Night E02: Pee Sitting Down

To Be Free

To My Father

Top Son

Towards The Sun

Toyed

Transit Conjunction

TransMute

Tripolar

Turn The Lights On

TV In The Fish Tail

Two Bellman Three

Two Nocturnes

Tyler Tabor: A Life Lost

UFO Days

Unbound

Under Water

Unlovable

Unsatisfying

Us Funny

Van Diaries

Verano 78'

Vicious

Visitors

Vocabulary 1

Walls

Wandering Soul

Warriors by Lisa Mitchell

Waste

Watu Wote - all of us

We Are Not Lovers

Well

When Demons Die

When Pigs Fly

White Face

White Lily

Whitney's Wedding

Whoever Was Using This Bed

Wig Shop

Wishing Box

Without Grace

Woman With An Editing Bench

Woody's Order!

XYX

Yes, God, Yes

You Are My Sunshine

Young

Your Day

Zayar

Zed's Dead " Too Young"

Megan Woeppel

Jerome Leclere

JamesGrabowski

Dial Jones

Thresa Richardson

Anthony Marinelli

Michael Felker

Will Berry

Sandy Basran

Denise Papas Meechan

Francisco Solorzano

Gary Hanna

Karin Maxey

Travis Lemke

Palmer Edward

Allan George

Kaitlin N. Larson

Sheri Davenport

Sarah Polhaus

Julie Iannone

Tatiana Radzik

Ellen Gerstein

Trace Slobotkin

Ikechukwu Nwoko

Ryan Clausen

Sam Davis

John Humber

Naomi Sheridan

Steven Hood

Geoff Ross

Philip C. Sedgwick

Hannah Dillon

Jane Therese

Helen Rollins

Kelly Jean Karam

Brian Allen

Daniela Rozental-Devis

Cameron A. Mitchell

Debra Pralle

Kerri Fernsworth Feazell

Dimi Nakov, Jean Marcello

Christina Raia

Hallie Berg

Darren Bailey

Jeff Hoferer

Della Vance Greenawalt

Max Rifkind-Barron

Chelese Belmont

Linda Niccol

Harris Feldman

Sam Davis

Mat Sheldon

Cesar Gamino, Susie Lohse

Anna Hopkins

Thomas Simon

Edward Jordon

Michael Felker

Eve Noel

Lachlan Marks

B Maddox

Jack Brinkley

Jeremy Christensen

Matt H. Mayes

Joe Eatman, Stu Baker

Phil Yuhas

Corey Deshon

Carlos Montenegro

David Hunter Jr.

Csanad Alfold

James M Martin

Ross Schriftman

A Good Boat

Acouphenes

Affair

Antiquities

Azteca Dietica

Books, Beds And Baths

Burn Card

Cheeseburgers

Code Of Silence

Color Story: The Best Day Ever 

Consent

Darkness Never Forgives

Decrowned

Echo Chamber

Elvis And The Golden Ticket

Everybody Has A Thing

Faceless & Voiceless

Flight

Futurehealth

Geist

Graffiti Cat

Has Anyone Seen Dr. Jeannee Sebel

Headshot

Help Wanted

Homecoming

It Gets Heavier

Jameson

Laid To Rest

Little Boxes

Live At Five

Meteoric

Modern Love

Moth

Mustard Seeds

Never Loving David

Old Neighbors

On The Edge

One More Number Four

Period.

Pure

Rectified

Say

Starlight Girl

Stillwater

Stutter Buddy

Sunflower Care

Talent Night At Auschwitz: Bunk Five

Tee Time

The Book Lovers

The Boy And The Landmine

The Day The Chickens Died

The Dress

The First Four

The Give And Take

The Last Karaoke

The Loneliest Whale

The Pixel Edge

The Secret - A Short

The Twenty-Seventh

The Wood

This Is Me Now

Timerunner

To Whom It May Concern

Toy Store

True Blue

Unhappy

Welcome Back

Where Is God?

Wildflower

Witch Way Love

You Can't Say That

13th Annual HollyShorts Film Conference

Film Conference at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel - Oscar Room (2nd floor) - 7080 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Project Greenlight Digital Studios PitchFest

Friday, August 11    11:00am   Event Information 

Pitch Fest is a chance for creators of all experience levels to pitch their original ideas for short-form digital series to executives from PGLDS. One winner will be awarded a $5,000 prize and a meeting with Adaptive and PGLDS creative development teams.


How to Brand, Market and Build an Audience using Social Media and Marketing Hustle

Friday, August 11    1:00pm   Event Information     BUY TICKETS

Indie Film Hustle creator Alex Ferrari and Stage 32 Founder & CEO Richard Botto sit down to have a chat about the current state of the industry and how this influences your strategy to build an audience.


Roundtable Discussion: Hollywood Agents and Executives

Friday, August 11    3:00pm   Event Information     BUY TICKETS

In an industry that's seemingly in a continuous state of flux, it's important to stay on top of discernible trends with an eye to the future. What types of projects are moving the business these days? Are they ground-breaking TV series on HBO and NetFlix? Is TV the new cinema? How does this affect the industry and you? Join us for a chill session roundtable with up to the minute insights from Industry Agents and Managers and other Executives that have their fingertips on the pulse of the Entertainment Industry.


Opening Keynote : Jason Roberts-DGa,Assistant Director (Jurassic World, Batman V. Superman, Empire, Transformers 5: The Last Knight)

 

Friday, August 11    5:00pm    Event Information    BUY TICKETS

With over 30 years of experience and a plethora of blockbuster hit movies under his belt (including several this year alone), Jason Roberts shares an up -to-the-minute perspective on the current state of the industry and what it takes to break in.

Notable 2017 projects include; Downsizing (Directed by Alexander Payne starring Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig and Christoph Waltz), Ghost In The Shell (Directed by Rupert Sanders starring Scarlett Johansson), American Made (Directed by Doug Liman, starring Tom Cruise), Transformers 5: The Last Knight (Directed by Michael Bay, starring Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Hopkins) and First They Killed My Father(Directed by Angelina Jolie). 

Conference reception sponsored by Project Greenlight Digital Studios/adaptive & Peroni beer|Lite Bites sponsored by solmont events  6:30-8:30pm


Why You Need Production Insurance

Saturday, August 12    11:00am    Event Information    BUY TICKETS

Join us for an informal chat with Insurance expert Marc Spivey (led by Sukhi Pabla of Revolution and P2 Films) on the ins and outs of insurance issues specific to independent filmmaking and short film content creators. Topics include production insurance and other forms of insurance necessary for shoots, what you had no idea you needed to know and why you really need Production Insurance, How to stay within your shoot budget and common issues filmmakers most often face. Film production insurance is a staple in filmmaking. If you are a producer on a project, you carry the majority of the responsibility if something goes wrong. This is a huge responsibility that can have financial, legal, even criminal ramifications to you personally. A good film insurance policy protects the producers, filmmakers, film crew, production gear and all the filming locations from liability claims. A bad one protects you, yourself, and only you.


VR / 360 / AR and Beyond - The Future of storytelling

Saturday, August 12    1:00pm    Event Information    BUY TICKETS

In this panel, the Co-Founder of AirShareVR will lead an esteemed list of filmmakers and content creators In a discussion about the current state of immersive entertainment, the challenges of creating it and the future of filmmaking in Hollywood.


Hollywood, Films and Financing

Saturday, August 12    3:00pm    Event Information    BUY TICKETS

Our expert panel will discuss today's market, factors that influence funding and strategies to prepare filmmakers for the ever-changing world of film financing.


The Future is Female - Wonder Women in Hollywood

Saturday, August 12    5:00pm    Event Information    BUY TICKETS

Can the myth that "women cannot handle big budget movie making" be dispelled? Join a lively panel discussion moderated by Kate Rees Davies of The Alliance of Women Directors including fellow AWD members. Hollyshorts Alumni and some of this years selected filmmakers about the challenges women face in today's film & entertainment business and the role that Film Festivals play in your career.

Conference reception sponsored by Peroni beer |Lite Bites        sponsored by solmont events    6:30-8:30pm


Casting Agents, Managers and Directors: Insiders with insights

Sunday, August 13    1:00pm    Event Information    BUY TICKETS

Are you an actor or filmmaker looking for advice on working with casting directors? Getting the most out of your performance—or your actors—on set? How to be cast in more projects? Tips for casting your next short or feature? Whether you're an experienced professional or a filmmaking newbie, this session will provide you with insider tips from top casting directors that have worked Productions around the world including a rolodex of projects in Blockbuster Feature Films, Television, Reality TV, Music Videos and more.


Abundant Story Playground: An interactive event

Sunday, August 13    3:00pm    Event Information    BUY TICKETS

Back by popular demand, this interactive event led by Lorraine Montez takes selected winning scripts and breaks them down in front of a live audience through Abundant Story Playgrounds' writing disruption and immersion process. Content creators, writers, directors, producers, actors and audience members who want to play and create in a whole new way should attend.


Demystifying the Oscars - qualification, strategy & distribution

Sunday, August 13    6:30pm    Event Information     BUY TICKETS

This Roundtable discussion will engage and delight as you hear from Jon Bloom - AMPAS Chair & Governor, Short Film and Feature Animation Branch,  Linda O. (Campos Olszewski) - ShortsTV & Oscar Shorts distribution, and other special guests who will discuss strategies on how to qualifying for the Oscars.

 

CONFERENCE RECEPTION SPONSORED BY the Seattle Film Summit, Abundant productions & PERONI BEER, LIte Bites by solMont events 7:30-9:00PM

2017 Jury

Adam Schomer

April Mollner

Armandina Cueva

Barry Rubinow

Cheryl Bedford

David Rodriguez

Earl Klasky

Eddie Perez

Eric Connor

Erick Salomon 

Jaime Linden

Jake Pushinsky

Joanna Fang

JT Mollner

Juliet Berman 

Kay Madsen

Ken Kokin

Linda Olszewski

Nikola Todorovic

Peter Collins

Reda Mustafa

Rich Paul

Ryan Black 

Ryan Leeder

Stephanie Liang

Steve Bellamy

Steve Reich

Tanner Beard 

Tye Sheridan

Tyler Spindel

Yuka Kobayashi

2017 Photos/Interviews

Here you will find links to all photos taken during the 2017 HollyShorts Film Festival 

Filmmaker photos

Please see our Flickr account for each day's photos.

 

CLOSING NIGHT BOOTHY CALL 

Find all the Photo Strips from Closing Night's Party.


Major Film Events Interviews from 2017 Festival


Please direct all press and media inquiries to pr@dumontmarketing.com

Tickets & Festival Badges

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film screenings

TCL Chinese 6 Theaters

 6801 Hollywood Blvd (3rd level) Hollywood, CA 90028

 

 

 

Opening night AFTER PARTY

Cinematic Picture Group

 6801 Hollywood Blvd (Suite 200) Hollywood, CA 90028

 

 

 

film conference panels

The Roosevelt Hotel - 7000 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028

Film Conference will take place in The Academy Room  Aug 11-13

 

 

Awards/closing night

Harmony Gold- 7655 Sunset Boulevard  Los Angeles, CA 90046

Awards Ceremony will take place on August 19th at 8pm

Closing Night After party to follow.

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Roosevelt Hotel- 7000 Hollywood Blvd

Roosevelt Hotel- 7000 Hollywood Blvd

Roosevelt Hotel- Hollywood

Please book directly here:

HollyShorts Film Festival has a deal for $289+ taxes* for:

Superior Room

300 sq ft, Room with One King Canopy Bed. A desk, hardwood floors, Davines Amenities, in-room safe, fully stocked Mini Bar.

*Booking via phone or online via Roosevelt will not honor the discount we currently have and you may find the rates higher.