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HollyShorts Film Festival

International short film festival.

About

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.

Awards

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.

 

Rules

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

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Daniel Sol (Festival Directo).

Theo Dumont (FESTIVAL DIRECTOR)

Documents

Place

United States
Marina Del Rey

Official website

hollyshorts.com

Contacts

Address:

14622 Ventura Blvd Suite 102
#722
Sherman Oaks, California 91403
United States

Phone: 818-760-9897
Email: staff@hollyshorts.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    September 23, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline
    February 01, 2019
  • Regular Deadline
    April 05, 2019
  • Late Deadline
    May 17, 2019
  • Extended Deadline
    May 31, 2019
  • Notifications
    July 17, 2019
  • Event dates
    8 — 17 August 2019
Categories & Fees

Animated Short films 40 minutes or less.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $55
  • Late Deadline — $65
  • Extended Deadline — $80

7 minutes or less.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $55
  • Late Deadline — $65
  • Extended Deadline — $80

Documentary short films 40 minutes or less.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $55
  • Late Deadline — $65
  • Extended Deadline — $80

Live action short films 40 minutes or less. Category includes Drama, Narrative, Action, Horror, Thriller, Comedy, and Cinematography.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $55
  • Late Deadline — $65
  • Extended Deadline — $80

Webisodes should be between 1 to 20 minutes. One Web series submission can have multiple episodes within 15 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $60
  • Extended Deadline — $75

maximum 3 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $60
  • Extended Deadline — $75

VR short films 7 minutes or less.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $55
  • Late Deadline — $65
  • Extended Deadline — $80

Digital Microbudget films 5 minutes or less; filmed with cell phones (IPhone or Android), tablets, GoPro, etc. Budget must be under $500.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $60
  • Extended Deadline — $75

TV shows 60 minutes or less. Competitive Television category for TV pilots and premieres of new TV programs.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $55
  • Late Deadline — $65
  • Extended Deadline — $80

Films shot on 8mm, 16mm, or 35mm Sponsored by Kodak.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $55
  • Late Deadline — $65
  • Extended Deadline — $80

College or thesis projects, film class projects, etc. 40 minutes or less.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $60
  • Extended Deadline — $75
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