HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. The festival showcases the top short films produced 40 minutes or less.
HSFF awards prizes from sponsors Kodak, Panavision, Buffalo 8, Final Draft, Adaptive Studios, The Camera Division, Red Giant, Lightspeed EPS, MyProducer, Neko Productions, Jungle Software, Easterseals Disability Challenge, Zoe Kevork Law, Stage 32, and many others! Awards go to over 25+ categories including Best Short (Academy Qualifying), Best Director, Best Animation, Best Doc, Best Cinematography, Best Music Video, Best Commercial, etc. Distribution opportunities available for winners via Bitpix, Shorts TV, Dust, and Indieflix. Industry attendees at the 2018 edition included programmers from TriBeCa, Cleveland, Newport Beach, and others!
All winners receive an offer to be on our exclusive platform Bitpixtv.com and Shorts TV.
Oscar nominated films may be submitted for screening but not in the competitive categories. There are no refunds for double submissions.
All finalists get invite to attend the festival, all access pass.
Audio language: original
Subtitles language: English
No premiere requirement
Jury and Organizers
Daniel Sol (Festival Director / co Founder).
Theo Dumont (FESTIVAL DIRECTOR)
Marina Del Rey
14622 Ventura Blvd Suite 102
Sherman Oaks, California 91403
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Animated Short films 40 minutes or less.
7 minutes or less.
Documentary short films 40 minutes or less.
Live action short films 40 minutes or less. Category includes Drama, Narrative, Action, Horror, Thriller, Comedy, and Cinematography.
Webisodes should be between 1 to 20 minutes. One Web series submission can have multiple episodes within 15 minutes.
maximum 3 minutes
VR short films 7 minutes or less.
Digital Microbudget films 5 minutes or less; filmed with cell phones (IPhone or Android), tablets, GoPro, etc. Budget must be under $500.
TV shows 60 minutes or less. Competitive Television category for TV pilots and premieres of new TV programs.
Films shot on 8mm, 16mm, or 35mm Sponsored by Kodak.
College or thesis projects, film class projects, etc. 40 minutes or less.