OVER 400 SHORT MOVIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD SET TO BE SHOWCASED IN HOLLYWOOD
Hollywood August 1, 2016—-The organizers of the 12th annual HollyShorts Film Festival are announcing today that “Hello Again” directed by the Smith Brothers has been officially selected for the upcoming festival and will compete for the $15,000 cash prize from Zype and $60,000 in post-production services from Company 3 and Method Studios at the event. Hello Again will play on August 20th at noon at the TCL Chinese 6 Theaters in Hollywood, CA.
The lineup includes 400 of the top short movies from almost every major continent. The festival received a record 2,800 submissions this year a festival record. HollyShorts, which was named “The Cannes of Short Film Festivals” by Indie Wire, and is consistently ranked as one of the top film festivals each year by MovieMaker.
The organizers bill HollyShorts as “The Filmmakers Festival.” The festival will take place at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres August 11-20, 2016. The HollyShorts Film Conference, which will feature heavy hitter panel discussions, will take place at IgnitedSpaces August 14-19th .
Hello Again tells the story of a widower named Darren who is struggling to cope with life, but has a chance encounter with a stranger who gives him the last thing he expects to have, hope. The film stars Alex Smith, Katie Streeter, Sujata Day, and Dale Crenshaw. The film was produced by Alonzo Smith, Jr and Alex Smith for Rosary Lane films.
This year’s categories include: Live Action, Animation, Documentary, Web Series, Trailers, Commercial, Music Videos. Short genres range from Horror, Romance, Drama, Action, Comedy, Thrillers and much more.
Commented Theo Dumont, HollyShorts co-founder and co-director: “We are honored to showcase this selection of the world’s top short movies at HollyShorts. This festival has grown into the biggest and most prestigious annual celebration of short movies and prides itself on providing next level opportunities for our filmmakers. It’s going to be an epic 10 days with receptions every day for our guests.”
From the Smith brothers: “We’re thrilled to be apart of HollyShorts 12th Annual film festival. This is the premiere Shorts film festival in our eyes as Daniel and Theo continue to champion the independent filmmaker.”
This year’s HollyShorts sponsors include:
All Short TV, Brickyard VFX, Color Space Finishing, Company 3, Creative Handbook, Crypt TV, Daily Motion, Dark Horse Wine, Delmay Partners, Diablo, Evil Slave, Film Radar, FilmLA, Final Draft, Greenleaf Gourmet Chop Shop, Ignited Spaces, Indi.com,
Indievent, Jungle Software, Kim Ruggles Events, Law Offices of Clifford Lo Entertainment Law, Lightspeed EPS, Lyft, Mercury Production Report, Method Studios, New Media Vault, NYFA, OHM, Panavision, Philippe Catering, Pond5, Red Giant, Robert Taylor Insurance, Script Pipeline, Shorts HD, Showbiz Software Store,
Simple DCP, Stage 32, TCL Chinese 6 Theaters, The Agency-Sports & Entertainment Division, Uber, UCLA Extention, Women in Film, Zype.
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.