Latino Art Beat

LATINO ART BEAT
FILM ADVISORY
Latino Art Beat and HollyShorts Film Festival form partnership for 2014

Chicago. 20 December 2013. Latino Art Beat has formed a working collaboration with the 10th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival, Hollywood, CA and will sponsor its NEW film competition category titled ‘Youth Film Competition 2014’. This film competition is truly a national competition and is available to ALL students attending a high school or college anywhere in the United States (or North America)! Students must be under 21 years of age and the filmworks must be original works, with original score 15 minutes (or less.) All filmworks should have been made after January 1, 2013 for submission to this competition. The ‘Youth Film Competition 2014’ category will replace the ‘Film & Animation’ competition category previously offered to Latino Art Beat student filmmakers in participating cities.

ALL entries must be submitted to the 10th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival, Hollywood, CA either via Withoutabox at www.withoutabox.com or directly to the festival at http://hollyshorts.com/. To submit film entries via Withoutabox, students must go to the Withoutabox website and set-up an account, with a dedicated password – then follow the instructions. To submit directly to the film festival, students should go to the HollyShorts website; go to ‘Submissions’ and download the form (if they are NOT submitting thru Withoutabox.) Hard-copies of the actual film (DVD) in either instance must be sent to HollyShorts. The appropriate submission fees can be paid thru Withoutabox (credit card) or directly to the festival by Money Order. NO ENTRIES are to be sent to Latino Art Beat. Withoutabox www.withoutabox.com or directly to the festival at http://hollyshorts.com/. To submit film entries via Withoutabox, students must go to the Withoutabox website and set-up an account, with a dedicated password – then follow the instructions. To submit directly to the film festival, students should go to the HollyShorts website; go to ‘Submissions’ and download the form (if they are NOT submitting thru Withoutabox.) Hard-copies of the actual film (DVD) in either instance must be sent to HollyShorts. The appropriate submission fees can be paid thru Withoutabox (credit card) or directly to the festival by Money Order. NO ENTRIES are to be sent to Latino Art Beat. Withoutabox will confirm entries which students can track thru their dedicated account.

This procedure will give all student filmmakers a real-time experience in submitting to an actual high-profile film festival and an opportunity to gain scholarship support and have their winning filmwork screened in HOLLYWOOD!

HollyShorts Film Festival will discount ALL student film submission fees. The entry fees and deadlines for student entries into the Latino Art Beat competition category are as follows:

DeadlinesDiscounted fees

Earlybird deadline / February 7, 2014 $15.00
Regular deadline / April 11, 2014 $25.00
Late deadline / May 23, 2014 $35.00
Withoutabox extended deadline / June 6, 2014 $40.00




The ‘Youth Film Competition 2014’ will be broken down into several sub-categories: Live Action, Documentary, PSA’s and “My Life” (for Latino student directors only). Future press releases will further define the categories and awards.

The 10th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival, in Hollywood, CA will be August 14-23rd 2014. The Youth category winners will be given a dedicated scholarship (to specific colleges) and their filmworks will be screened during the festival at the world-famous TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly Grauman Chinese Theatre) on Hollywood Bldv. Student winners will be flown in to the festival courtesy the Southwest Airlines- Latino Art Beat collaboration. Southwest Airlines is ‘The Official Airline of Latino Art Beat.’