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 40 minutes or less. Categories include Short Animation, Short Live Action, Short Documentary, Music Video, Webisode, Commercials, Trailers, 3D Shorts, Youth Film and Digital Microbudget.
The 11th installment of the upcoming HollyShorts Film Festival
(August 13-22) star-studded opening night lineup will feature films starring Rose McGowan, Jason Patric, Sharon Lawrence, Rose McIver, Beth Grant, Robert Forster, Jennifer Morrison, Josh Lawson, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin, and many more. The festival will also open with a new clip from 2009 HollyShorts Visionary Award recipient Eli Roth’s highly anticipated new feature film THE GREEN INFERNO from Blumhouse Productions, Universal and Focus Features. The film is being released in theaters on September 25.
HollyShorts opening night takes place this Thursday, August 13 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres and OHM nightclub at Hollywood and Highland.
Commented festival director Daniel Sol: “We are thrilled to open HollyShorts with such a star-studded and great lineup of short movies, it’s going to be quite a night and an epic week of incredible content! This year marks the biggest HollyShorts ever and we look forward to helping create opportunities for our filmmakers August 13-22 in Hollywood!”
HollyShorts received a record 2,300 submissions from almost every continent this year. The overall Grand Prize winner of HollyShorts will take home a $15,000 cash prize courtesy of Zype.
HollyShorts opening night celebration will feature the following short films:
Chris Ekstein’s western short Weight of Blood and Bones starring Jason Patric, Danny Trejo, Rose McGowan, Mark Boone Junior, Noah Hardin, Marissa Coughlan and Jeff Daniel Phillips.
Gabriel Olson’s The Bridge Partner, written by acclaimed author Peter S. Beagle (The Last Unicorn) starring Beth Grant (Mindy Project), Emmy nominee Sharon Lawrence, Rebecca Brooks, Catherine Carlen and Robert Forster.
Warning Labels Directed by Jennifer Morrison (Once Upon A Time, Warrior, Star Trek), starring Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy), Josh Lawson (House of Lies), and Rose McIver (iZombie).
Dissonance Directed by Bryan Fox starring Leven Rambin (The Hunger Games ), Cindy Dolenc (Eyes Wide Shut), Lorraine Bracco (The Sopranos ), Henry Winkler, Yeardley Smith (The Simpsons), Carly Chalkin (Suburgatory), Nancy Travis (Last Man Standing), Perrey Reeves (Entourage), Kelly Preston, Devon Graye (Legendary ). The HollyShorts opening sponsors are The Agency’s Sports & Entertainment Division and Dark Horse Wine.
Eli Roth’s THE GREEN INFERNO centers on a group of student activists traveling to the Amazon to save the rain forest. They soon discover they are not alone after crash-landing on a remote location, and are held hostage by a native tribe they set out to help save.