Tye Sheridan and Nikola Todorovic Headline 2017 Hollyshorts VR Jury (EXCLUSIVE)
Hollywood March 6, 2017--Writer/Producers Tye Sheridan and Nikola Todorovic co-founders of VR production company Aether are teaming up with the HollyShorts Film Festival to launch a VR Experience at this year's HollyShorts. Sheridan and Todorovic will head up the HollyShorts 2017 VRJury and help curate the experience and VR conversations which will take place at the TCL Chinese Theater and Roosevelt Hotel August 10-19, 2017.
HollyShorts is now accepting submissions in their new VR category starting today. The announcement comes on the heels of HollyShorts being announced as an Academy Awards® qualifying festival. Sheridan and Todorovic have recently teamed up with Jaunt on a scripted VR experience called The Enlightened Ones.
Commented fest organizer Daniel Sol: "We are excited to have Tye and Nikola head up the Virtual Reality jury for this year's HollyShorts. It's an exciting time for Storytelling and VR, filmmakers worldwide have been creating high quality groundbreaking immersive experiences and we can't wait to share them at this year's festival."
"We at Aether are extremely honored to be a part of the festival this year," commented Sheridan and Todorovic. "HollyShorts is one of our favorite festivals as it truly encourages artists to express their voice. It’s really thrilling to help bring the new VR category to the festival, especially now that VR storytelling is growing at such a rapid pace and opportunities for VR filmmakers to showcase their work are still limited."
Filmmakers are encouraged to submit their VR Shorts today via http://www.hollyshorts.com/festivalsubmissions/. Early Bird Deadline is Friday.
Aether, Inc. is an American entertainment company based in Los Angeles, California primarily focused on the production of Film, Television and Virtual Reality content. The company was started by Tye Sheridan and Nikola Todorovic. The name Aether derives from early philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle. It was later revitalized by the 20th century inventor, Nikola Tesla. Tesla believed the invisible substance, Aether, to be the elusive fifth element.
HollyShorts Film Festival is an annual short film festival showcasing the best short films from around the globe. An official Academy Awards qualifying festival for the Short Film Awards®, HollyShorts is devoted to the advacement of filmmakers through a various screenings, film labs, conferences and networking events. The HollyShorts Film Festival showcases the top short films produced 40 minutes or less. Categories include Short Live Action, Short Animation, Short Documentary, Music Video, Webisode, and Youth Film.