Thank you for your interest in covering HSFF 2018!

To apply for credentials, the assigning Editor/Producer must fill out the following online application form. If you are a freelance journalist, you must be on assignment from a media outlet. Photographers must also be on assignment. Spec photography, portfolio photography, and personal website photography are not valid assignments. If you are not the assigning Editor/Producer or are a freelance journalist or photographer, please forward this form to the appropriate person to be completed. 

Please note the following: ONE designated point person in your media outlet should complete this application, on behalf of your organization, for ALL personnel wishing to cover the event on behalf of the outlet. Individual attendees should be listed within that single application. 

Requests for accreditation will only be considered if submitted via this official online process with the online application form completed accordingly. Application requests sent by email will not be accepted.

Only actively covering, legitimate media will be considered for credentials. Analysts, Market Researchers, Marketing / Advertising firms, Brand Content Producers, Consultants, Media Coaches, Educators, Filmmakers, etc. are not included in the HSFF definition of legitimate media. If you fall into this category, but are a contributor to an outlet that meets our qualifications, you must be on assignment, and provide a Letter of Assignment from your Editor.

Press Credential Applications should be filled out as soon as possible, and no later than Friday, July 27 , 2018. No Applications will be considered after this date, and walk-up requests will not be granted.

Your application is not considered complete until you receive a response from our team. 

Once your application is complete, please allow HSFF 15 complete business days to consider your request.

HSFF reserves the right to approve or deny accreditation. The decision is final and cannot be appealed.

Note: If you have covered HSFF in the past but recently changed media affiliation, accreditation is subject to HSFF approval of the applicant’s affiliation. Your past work as an accredited journalist will be taken into account upon assessment of your application.


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Volunteering at the HollyShorts Film Fest is a fun and enriching life experience.

There are two main ways to get involved: as a pre-festival volunteer and as an in-festival volunteer.

Pre-fest volunteers work on a team to organize and promote the festival.

  • Writers including social media, and publicists: writing articles, blogs, and press releases; integrating social network technologies; distributing posters, schedules and other print materials
  • Administrative: providing help offsite with scheduling, filmmaker liaison & Director support. 


In-festival volunteers help make this rich and complex event run smoothly, orienting moviegoers, providing technical support, facilitating the day to day operations, assisting filmmakers, moderators, and other festival participants. The pace is fast and the challenges are many, but the experience is fun and gratifying.

Although volunteers do not receive cash compensation, participants who contribute at least 12 hours, receive access to film screenings, panels and parties. 

If you have any questions about volunteering please contact us.


Interested in working together? Here's our contact info.


hollyshorts film festival 

14622 Ventura Blvd Ste 102

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403




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