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FULL LINEUP FOR 8TH ANNUAL HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED
Aug 03, 2012
The organizers of the 8th Annual
HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) www.hollyshorts.com
have announced the official lineup for the upcoming largest short form content
celebration in Hollywood which runs August 9-16 at Grauman's Chinese Theatre,
Grauman's Chinese 6 and various other locations throughout Hollywood.
HollyShorts 2012 will feature 300 films in competition, including 50 world
premieres, and projects from 20 countries competing for top prizes. The
official selections were chosen from over a thousand submissions following the
festival's December 2011 call for entries. Filmmakers from around the
world are making plans to attend the festival and participate in the various galas,
screenings, receptions, panel discussions and networking events.
Joe Carnahan (The Grey) who
is being honored with the 2012 HollyShorts Visionary award during the
festival's opening night celebration (Thursday August 9) will also be on hand
on Friday August 10 for a special screening of his Paramount Pictures feature
film Narc. Prior to the screening, Carnahan will give fans an exclusive
look at For Sale By Owner, a short film he shot earlier in his career.
Following the Carnahan homage on
Friday August 10, the festival unleashes its midnight horror shorts program
presented by Fangoria and FEARnet with a series of thriller and horror short
films in competition, the winning film gets distribution on the FEARnet
The festival is also launching its
2nd Annual HollyShorts Indie Film Summit which will feature insightful panel
discussions, case studies and think tanks August 10-16 at Grauman's Chinese 6.
The Indie Summit will feature speakers from companies and guild's including:
Producers Guild of America (PGA), International Cinematographer's Guild, Women
in Film, Whitewater Films, Company 3, Method Studios, My LLC Legal, Film LA,
Film Courage, Showbiz Software, WEB TV Workshops and more.
On Sunday August 12, HollyShorts
will feature showcases of Shia LaBeouf's directorial debut Howard
Cantour.com and Bryce Dallas Howard's When You Can Find Me: Canon's
Project Imagin8ion. In addition, True Blood's Scott Schaeffer makes his
directorial debut with The Carrier, which unites four actresses from
HBO's hit including: Anna Paquin, Mariana Klaveno, Carrie Preston and
Deborah Ann Wol.
As previously announced the 8th
Annual HollyShorts Film Festival's opening night celebration will be a
star-studded affair. Zachary Quinto and his Before the Door Pictures banner (Margin
Call) will be opening the festival with the theatrical premiere of the
PERIODS. comedy film series, while Joe Carnahan will be the recipient of the
2012 HollyShorts Visionary Award Presented by Deluxe and will introduce the
world premiere of Zachary Guerra's new short film The Devil's Dosh,
which Carnahan executive produced. Opening night will also feature Jason Bergh
and Sal Masakela's short documentary Alekesam, Marc Brener's comedy Say
It Ain't Solo, and Nathaniel Krause's Double or Nothing written by
Neil LaBute which stars Adam Brody, Louisa Krause and Keith David.
The full schedule and tickets are
currently available for all of the screenings and panels and can be purchased
now by visiting http://www.hollyshorts.comor
March 31, 2020