HSFF2014

Immersive Storytelling and Short Form Content Panel at 12p TOMORROW

12-1:30pm

Immersive Storytelling and Short Form Content- Challenges and Successes, presented by Women in Film
Hear from a group of accomplished industry panelists who have launched very successful franchises on different screens: Film, TV and web.  What ties them together other than the “women power” behind them?  Great Shortform storytelling: by addressing the challenges of what to show versus what to leave to the imagination of an audience, they have successfully given their audiences what they want: a world they can be a part of and interact with.
 
Tamara Krinsky, moderator - Sciren
Jane Fleming – The Quest
Evette Vargas – Dark Prophet
Chase Fein – Dark Prophet
Elaine Hendrix – Sex,Drugs and Rock&Roll (w/Dennis Leary) and The Pet Matchmaker
Jennie Kong - The Resolution, Co-Chair Video Games Committee- BAFTA LA

Join us tonight at 10pm for some Edge of My Seat Thriller Shorts!

HollyShorts Film Festival Presents: 10:00pm: Edge of My Seat-Thrillers I

Julia Louis-Dreyfus joins us on Opening Night

Hermosa Beach resident’s ‘Only in HelLA’ pokes fun of L.A. life, screening at local film festival

HollyShorts Vine/Instagram Contest

TOMORROW is the deadline to submit your creative Vine or Instagram video to WIN TICKETS to #HSFF2014 Just tell us which short you’re looking forward to! RSVP using link

Tony Hale, Sophia Loren, Zach Braff Films Join HollyShorts' Opening Night - TheWrap

Joining us Opening Night Tony Hale, Sophia Loren, and Zach Braff shorts!

#twitterkills Brett Sorem



1%ERS Francesca de Sola



2-Star Jacob Halajian



A Little Broke Nic Novicki



A New Leaf Clinton Cornwell



A Quiet Courage James Card



A Stitch in Time (for $9.99) Mu Sun



After Lydia Nicholas Bradford-Ewart



ALCHEMY Winston Abalos



Alesia-Andrea (Official Music Video) LUCAS POSSON



All Those Delicate Cuts by Das Muerte Phil Mucci



Almost Crimes Diego Vega Jenkins



Alone Together Blake West



Amour (Love) Mark Columbus



And Then Ka?Ramuu Kush



Animal Cookies Matthew Temple (with his Daughters)



Anniversario Jeffrey Dechausse



Another Life Mark Lammerding



Anxious Oswald Greene-Capilano University Canada Marshall Axani



App Alexander Berman



Artful Gambit Sigurd Culhane



As Long As You Watch My Heart Jacob Lundgaard Andersen



Asleep & Awake Joshua Giuliano



ATOMIK Bruno Mourral



Atrium Dave Paige



BAD TIMING Brandon Ravet



Bad Weather Films Peter Vass & Sam Milman



Bagels: The Movie Nick Hoffa



BALD Felipe Torres Urso



BAM Won Kang



Barista Rebekah McKendry



Beep Yvan Iturriaga



Behind The Bush Yoann Luis



Benny Picasso Charlie Alderman



Bernard Le Grand (Bernard The Great) Philippe Lupien



Besties Brooke Lenzi



Billie’s Blues Louis-Jean Gore



Bingo Night Jordan Liebowitz



Bitter Taco Steve Reese



BLACKOUT Alana Waksman



Blood Divideda Family Debate Corey Grant



Blowjob Jeff Vespa



Bound For Greatness Jimmy Gadd



Boxer On The Wilderness Alexandra Boyd



Boyfriend(s) Chris Varonos



Boys Noize ‘Starwin’ Michael Bishop



Break The Bars David Bianchi



Breakdown Brayden Yoder



Breakfast of Champions Ben Slatkin



Brooklyn Farmer Michael Tyburski



Brothers Daniel Rubesam



Bug James Pillion



Building Lines Mike Byrd



Bulimia: The Musical Kristin McCasey



& Marie-Helene Viens



& Allison Bosma



BULLY Robert Weiermair



Bunker Ned Ehrbar



Cafe Rebo (Haiti) Bruno Mourral



Cain-Columbia Zijian Yan



Call Her Lotte Annekathrin Wetzel



Capstone’s Oak Will Phelps



Carolina Parakeet A.J. Briones



Cash for Gold Robert Enriquez



Chase Marc Ruiz



Check Please Geoffrey James



Chocolate Milk Michael Ring and Harvey Guillen



Chula Victoria E. Soberal



Clapping for the Wrong Reasons Hiro Murai



Club Magic Moment Zachary Volker



COCA COLA COMMERCIAL Salvador Carrasco



Crazy Charlie Jejuan R. Guillory



Criminal Denzel Whitaker



Crying Man Brett Allen Smith



CRYSTAL Chell Stephen



Dark Origins Evan Randall Green



David Sedaris’ The Learning Curve Phil McCarty



De Puta Madre



Death by Omelette Greg Emetaz



Decon Luke Snailham



Delicious Ambiguity Justin Canel



Deliver Us-NYFA Laura Elisa Perez



Deserted Sammi Cohen



A Love Story Catherine Black



Destroy The Alpha Gammas Scott Brown



Diego Sara Seligman



Dirty Cues Cesar Gamino



Disabilidates Marques Chaney and Rachel Handler



Disconnected Ludovic Littee



Displaced But Not Defeated Maria Ceballos Paz



Distance Daniel Allan Langa



Dogonauts: Enemy Line Justin Rasch and Shel Rasch



Domino Falling Siavash Farahani



DRAG me: A Urban Music Tale Nikos Kellis



Drudge Kheireddine El-Helou



Duality Trailer Emad Asfoury



Dustland- AFI Jacob Lundgaard Andersen



Each Time Again Kip Kubin



Effed! Renny Maslow



El Tiempo del Agua Shahriar Adham El Kosht



Eleanor Ambos Interiors Andrew Michael Ellis



Electric Indigo Jean-Julien Collette



Elefante Pablo Lacuren



Elvis The Cat Matthew Cardarople



Emily Guy Davies



Emma and I Rock Chang



Escape John Wynn



Ethan & Eli Katrina Albright



EUGENE Catalina Hoyos-Restrepo



EVE Eric Gandois



Exit Hoods ‘Spooky Actions In The Distance’ Ilya Simakov



Face In The Crowd Alex Preger



FAR Brian Crewe



Father & Son Richard Courtney



Fight the Robots Russell Sadeghpour



Find Your Beach Mike Smith Rivera



Firsts ( First Night of the Rest of your Life) & (First Running into the Ex) Andrew Miller & Kevin Ward



Fist Gavin Hignight



Floating Sunflowers Francisco Solorzano



Footprints Bill Plympton



Forerunner Christopher He



Found. Jessie Rabideau



Foureyes Conor Byrne



From 1994 Casey Warren Danielle Krieger



Future Hero Ramin Serry



Ganas Dan Eccles



Garbage Day Matt King



Gasmask Pablo Bonelli



Gentle Men “Letting Go” Matthew Irving EpsteinNoah Sermos Martin



Get Some The Horton Brothers



GHOST LIGHT PJ Germain



Ghost of A Smile Peder Thomas Pedersen, Simon Bonde



Gli Zii (UK) Gerard Monaco



Glinda Nicole Cosgrove



Glossolalia Benjamin Disinger



Glow Douglas Jessup



Good Samaritan Jeffrey Reddick



Goutte d?Or Christophe Peladan



GREG - AFI Eric Yang



Grisha trailer Brendan O’Sullivan & Pelin Kirca



GURU Jonathan Kluger & Yassine Azzouz



H A L L U C I N A T I O N Anna Akana



Half Sour Sean McGing & Mary Anne Rothberg



Hands Down John Lawson



Happy Birthday Mr. Zombie David Leclercq



Happy Birthday-USC Richard Heredia-Arriaga



Happy Hour Gretl Claggett



Harmony Logan Kibens



He Took His Skin Off For Me-London Film School Ben Aston



Head Side Up John Byford



Hector: Lost Souls with Switchblades Jeff Compton



HelLA Rory Uphold



Herd In Iceland Lindsay Blatt



Here Comes The Rain Irene C Rodr¡guez



Hiccup Griffin Devine & Alyssa Radmand



Hilton Garden Inn Happy Hour SolMont Presents



His New HANDS Sudhanshu Saria



Hold Up Heart Justin Zsebe



Hollow Jason Salzman



Holloway Heights Alex Petrovitch, Katherine Randolph, John F. Beach & Bill Sebastian



HOME SWEET HOME Matthew Davis Hickney



Hotline Deva Blaisdell-Anderson and Lee Miller



Human Resources: Sick Days Aren’t A Game Jeff Barry



I Can See You Lucy Butler



I Remember You John Michael Kennedy



Alex Petrovitch, Katherine Randolph, John F. Beach & Bill Sebastian



I Swear Beautimus



IF WE TOOK A HOLIDAY Glenn Gaylord, Dennis Hensley & Nadya Ginsburg



Inheritance (UK) Matt Houghton



Inner Demons Ben Caird



Inside The Box David Martin Porras



Interstate Camille Stochitch



Interview Mikkel Okholm



Into The Silent Sea-Chapman Andrej Landin



Invasion of the Money $natcher$ Patrick Murphy



It’s A Thing Sebastian Crank, Sage McCommas & Meredith Morran



It’s About Time Snehal Patel



Jenny & Lalo Janine Salinas Schoenberg



John Varvatos Spot Neil Payne



Jon and Jen are Married. Gregory Fitzsimmons



JONESTOWN David B. Berget



Justlikeabitch (Ireland) Ruaidhri Conroy



KARAGANDA Max Weissberg



Keeping Up with the Joneses (UK) MIchael Pearce



King Eternal Christiano Dias



KOSMODROME Youcef Mahmoudi



Krisha Trey Edward Shults



La Belle Gueule Thierry Sausse



Lady of The Night Attie Albertus & Laurent Boileau



La-Haut (Up There) Bill Barluet



Lambing Season Jeannie Donohoe



Las Cieni Andrzej Cichocki



Last Call Camille Delamarre



LE DEVOIR Justin Wu



Le Gouffre Carl Beauchemin, David Forest



Le Village Marcel Simoneau



LIFE COACH Remonde Francois and Andy Dick



Lifers Joel Salaysay



Life’s



a Bitch Francois Jaros



London Grammar ‘Hey Now’ Christopher Ullens de Schooten



Looking For Rubbish Tim Stone



Los Olvidado David Feldman



Los Rosales Daniel Ferreira



LOST Xiaoxiao Chen



LOST PINES Britta Lundin



Love and Dating in LA! Alex Russell



Love and Laundry Bryce Morgan



LUCID Kevin K. Shah



Lucky 13th Kirstin Zotovich



Luna Antonio Perez



Machsom Joel Novoa



& Nicole Adam Ward



Malory



Man With



Manager Jacob Meszaros



Market Hours Jon Goldman



Mateo Nancy C. Mejia



MATT Seth Shapiro



MEDIATION Francisco Lorite



Minimum Max Joshua Ovalle and Phil Venti



Money Shot Jackie! Zhou



& Thomas Chrétien



& Ronald Quigley



a Movie Camera Ameenah Kaplan



Monsters big and small Alex Grybauskas



MONSTRO! Christopher Romano



Morning Dror Soref



Mouse-X Justin Tagg



My



2 Black Girlfriends Jenn Page



My Dear Americans Arpita Kumar



Neil and John in THE KEY Sherwin Shilati



Neon Hitch-We Can’t Stop Bryan Yokomi



Ni-Ni Melissa Hickey



No Company Benjamin Morgan



Noel Joe Holt



North Bay Adam Grabarnick



NOVA John Albanis



Numb Ivo Raza O Jogo Pedro Coutinho



Oceans Maria Juranic



Odyssea Morrisa Maltz



ON/OFF Thierry Lorenzi



One Armed Man Tim Guinee



One Please Jesse Burks



One-Minute Time Machine Devon Avery



ONLY ME Carlos Hurtado



OONA



- Kaleidoscope



Operation Barn Owl Satsuki Okawa



OstrichLand David McCracken



Out of Love Jon Ryan Sugimoto



Out To Lunch Nic Reader



- official music video Side of Fries



Paradiddle Craig Singer



Parole Officers Adam Ward



Penance Jeff Wolfe



Personal Day Philip Jessen



Petite Columbo ‘Cryonics’ Olivier Mastey



PIN IT Joshua Staman



Playtime-Tisch School of the Arts, Asia Hamad Al-Tourah



Please Hand Stamp Jeff Jenkins



Points of Origin Anya Leta



Poker Donkey Laura & Roger Ranney



Pole-Itics Emilee Wilson



Present Trauma USC Mark D. Manalo



Professional Conduct Becoming of an Elite Spy Matt Wells



Pull Over To Kill Robbie Ikegami



QANIS REDA MUSTAFA



Raging Balls of Steel Justice Michael Mort



Raker Ande Cunningham



Random Stop-UCLA Benjamin Arfmann



Reach - Van Cliburn Foundation Aaron Kodz



Recoil Evan Matthews



Recurring Symptoms Peter Szewczyk



Red Rider Gala Goliani



Reincarnation of Frank Margo Romero



Relics Jennie Allen



Research - A Web Series Adam Hall



Resignation Joshua Caldwell



Resurrection John Wardlaw



Resurrection Slope Tamara Feldman



Retreat Kris Theorin, Kurtis Theorin



Roads End Ben Renschen



Robin’s Egg Blue-USC Gorby Mu Fan Shih



Roland Trevor Cornish



Room 19 Kimberley Browning



Rotation Jenn George



Sad Motivator Nathan Alan Bunker



X Is Back Maxwell Benson



Sadat



Salvatore William Shermer



Sassi Keshet Never Eats Falafel (Israel) Nimrod Shapira



Satellite Beach Luke Wilson



Sausage Robert Grieves



Security (South Africa) Mark Middlewick



Serpent’s Lullaby Patricia CHICA



Service Jerry Pyle



Sex Pose Man Daniel



Sexy Shopping Antonio Benedetto



Shift Paradigm Ben Andrews



Shifter Diego Hallivis



Shower-Douche Marie-Eve Beaumont



Sic Joshua Hinkson



SLEEPOVER LA Lily Baldwin



Snowflake Francesco Roder



J Pico



& Adam Selo

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HollyShorts Alumni Official Opening Feature Film DRONES

We're excited to have Seed&Spark and Tugg Inc. Keynoting #HSFF2014 'Crowdfunding to Independence'

Seed&Spark and Tugg To Keynote HollyShorts Film Conference Presented By Method Studios Discussing Crowdfunding To Build Independence
 
HSFF Film Conference To Feature Speakers From: Warner Bros. TV, Lionsgate, CBS, CAA, General Assembly, PGA Digital, CSA, Route 1 Films, DigitalLA, Voltage, Electus, Women In Film, Shout Factor’s Scream Factory, Fangoria, ShortsHD, UCLA Extension, IndieFlix, Tribeca Film Festival, The Hollywood Reporter, New Filmmakers LA, Evil Slave, Quick Film Budget, Eli Roth’s The Crypt, Final Draft, Full Moon Entertainment, 
Circus Road, Three Point Capital, among others
 
July 29, 2014 Hollywood—Seed&Spark, the one stop shop where filmmakers can crowdfund, distribute and interact with their audiences is joining forces with Tugg, the platform that gives audiences power to bring movies to local theaters to deliver the keynote address at the upcoming HOLLYSHORTS FILM CONFERENCE Presented By Method Studios discussing Crowdfunding To Build Independence.
 
The HOLLYSHORTS FILM CONFERENCE takes place on Friday August 15 at 12noon at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. Emily Best, Founder and CEO of Seed&Spark and Alex Dobrenko from Tugg will headline the session. Seed&Spark and Tugg’s seminar will explore how Crowdfunding has become a fundamental piece of most financing plans for independent film. However, many filmmakers miss the opportunity to turn their film funding campaigns into audience-building opportunities that can last an entire career and provide the groundwork for theatrical distribution that they control.   The session will provide an action plan for Crowdfunding and Distribution, an important element to creating a lasting, flourishing, direct relationships for audiences.
 
The 10th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival takes place August 14-23, 2014.
Other power HOLLYSHORTS FILM CONFERENCE sessions include THE GOLDEN AGE OF TELEVISION on Saturday August 16 at 2pm moderated by David Rodriguez (American Bully) and featuring Mick Betancourt, Consulting Producer/writer-Chicago PD (NBC), Christopher Mack, VP, Current Programming and Writer/Director Workshops-Warner Bros., Jeanie Mau VP, Current Programming and DGA Director Diversity Program CBS, Ashley Holland, Literary Agent-CAA, Rina Brannen, Literary Agent-Rothman Brecher, Andrea Simon, Literary Manager-Andrea Simon Entertainment, Liz Devine, Co-EP/Writer, CSI (CBS), and Mike McGrale, Fox’s The Following.
 
On Friday, get ready for A TERRIFYING CALLING CARD: HOW TO BEST USE YOUR HORROR SHORT FOR BUSINESS presented by Shout Factory’s Scream Factory and Fangoria conversation about making the most of your horror short in regards to the business of film. Speakers include: Gavin Hignight –Moderator - Writer, Marketing Manager at FEARnet, Filmmaker Nicholas Tana – (Hollyshorts Alumn), Drew Daywalt, horror features streaming network and Charles Brand, Full Moon Entertainment.
 
The HOLLYSHORTS FILM CONFERENCE will feature 2 sessions tackling Film Financing. One on Saturday, August 16 at 12noon and the other on at 12noon on Sunday August 17.
 
Sunday August 17 is also Washington Film Day at HollyShorts and at 4pm attendees can hear from a series of Washington based entertainment companies discussing: WASHINGTON FILM—COME SEE WHAT YOU’RE MISSING (30% Back in Tax Credits in 30 Days).
 
Also on Sunday at 2:30pm get ready for FILM DIRECTORS REVEAL-WHAT DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO GET YOUR MOVIES INTO THE FEST?  With Alex Ben Block, Moderator – Senior Editor, The Hollywood Reporter, Sharon Badal - Tribecca Film Festival, Director, Shorts Programming, and Larry LaBoe - New Filmmakers LA.
 
On Tuesday August 19 is the ENTERTAINMENT LAW FOR SHORT FILMMAKERS-PLATFORMS, MODELS, CAN YOU DO THE DEALS CONTRACTS YOURSELF?
Wednesday August 20 is Digital Day at HollyShorts Presented by General Assembly with sessions that feature the PGA Digital, Digital LA and much more.
 
HOLLYSHORTS FILM CONFERENCE features 3 engaging sessions including an intimate cocktail reception on each day of the Festival Conference.
 
Participating and presenting companies include: Warner Bros. TV, Lionsgate, CBS, General Assembly, PGA Digital, CSA, Route 1 Films, DigitalLA, Voltage, Electus, Women In Film, Shout Factor’s Scream Factory, Fangoria, ShortsHD, UCLA Extension, IndieFlix, Tribeca Film Festival, The Hollywood Reporter, New Filmmakers LA, Evil Slave, Quick Film Budget, Final Draft, Full Moon Entertainment,  Circus Road, Three Point Capital, among others
 
About Emily Best/Seed&Spark
Emily Best founded Seed&Spark to make a contribution to the truly independent community in which she would like to make moving pictures. In 2011, she had the great fortune of producing her first feature with a remarkable group of women. The spirit, the community and the challenges of that project, Like the Water, inspired Seed&Spark. Before producing Like the Water, Emily produced theater, worked as a vision and values strategy consultant for Best Partners, ran restaurants, studied jazz singing at the Taller de Musics, tour guided and cooked in Barcelona, and before that, was a student of Cultural Anthropology and American Studies at Haverford College. Emily was named one of the 2013 Indiewire Influencers, dedicated to 40 people and companies who are asking the big questions about what the independent film industry is today (and why) and, more importantly, what it will become. Emily is touring film and tech festivals around the world, Sundance and SXSWV2V to Sheffield and Galway, to educate filmmakers and learn their best practices in connecting with their audiences to build a sustainable career.
 
About Alex Dobrenko/Tugg
Alex Dobrenko has been with Tugg since it’s inception in 2011. As Tugg’s second employee, Alex helped develop the Tugg Theatrical model and has been working with promoters, filmmakers and partnering organizations to create theatrical events in theaters across the country. In mid-2012, Alex began to work with Tugg’s top filmmakers on developing Tugg’s Non-Theatrical service in response to promoter inquiries from universities, churches and community centers interested in bringing the films to their non-theatrical venues. Since then, Alex has helped develop the strategy and execution for the Non-theatrical campaigns of films like Honor Flight, Blood Brother, Travis: A Soldier’s Story and more.
 
Tickets to the HollyShorts Film Conference keynote and all conference access passes are now available for purchase at www.hollyshorts.com.
 
About HollyShorts
HollyShorts Film Festival is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. HollyShorts is devoted to the advancement of filmmakers through screenings, Q&A sessions and networking events. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 30- minutes or less. For more information please visitwww.hollyshorts.com.
 
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