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.


Best Short Film Grand Prize Winner qualifies for Academy Awards® 


Ranked Top 50 Festival Worth The Entry Fee for the past 7 years



Selected as one of the Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals


13th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival

August 10-19, 2017

Late Deadline is May 19, 2017 $65.00 entry fee*

*Student, Commercial, Digital Microbudget $60.00 entry fee


Have questions about submitting- check out our FAQ

Submit your screenplays to Coverfly!

Next Deadline: May 5, 2017

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Join us for our Monthly Screening Series at the TCL Chinese 6 Theaters


The HollyShorts Monthly Screening series is a monthly short film series showcasing short films in Los Angeles every month, with stops in New York, Austin, and Miami on occasion throughout the year. The screening series showcases the top short films produced 40 minutes or less and feature films of all genres from around the world.

Want to purchase a copy of your interview?


Next Monthly: April 20th

Submit to Monthly Screening:

Have questions about submitting- check out our FAQ