13th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival: August 10-19, 2017



Early Bird Deadline: February 3, 2017

Regular Deadline: April 7, 2017

Late Deadline: May 19, 2017

Extended Deadline: June 2, 2017

Notifications to arrive: On/AroundJuly 11, 2017


HollyShorts 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.




Awards & Prizes:

HSFF awards prizes from sponsors Company 3, Panavision, Final Draft, Lightspeed EPS, True Vision Entertainment, and many others! Awards go to over 20 categories including Best Short, Best Director, Best Animation, Best Doc, Best Cinematography, Best Music Video, Best Commercial, etc. Distribution opportunities available for winners via Bitpix, Shorts HD, and Indieflix.

Company 3 awards up to $60,000 in post production prizes for Co3 grand jury, Best Director,  Best Cinematographer, Best VFX categories.*   (*subject to change)


Rules & Terms:

Films and videos submitted to the Festival will be considered for competitive categories. Oscar nominated films may be submitted for screening but not in the competitive categories. By submitting your film for consideration for the 13th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival, you agree for HollyShorts to screen your short film if it is an official selection for this year's festival and are obligated to your commitment.

All films will screen on DCP unless otherwise mentioned.  Total Run Time including credits should be no longer than 40 mins.

Still have Questions- Check out our Submission FAQ Page.

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