From Aug. 8, 2019 until Aug. 17, 2019
is an organization devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe, advancing the careers of filmmakers through screenings, networking events, and various panel and forums. The Academy Qualifying HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 40- minutes or less.
The 2018 Academy Qualifying HSFF will take place August 9-18th 2018 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres and awards at Harmony Gold Theater.
HSFF Alumni include Josh Brolin, Trey Edward Shults, Terence Nance, Reed Morano, Kirsten Dunst, Demi Moore, Joe Carnahan, Darren Lew, David Arquette, Dash Mihok, Ryan Eggold, James Hong, Neil Labute, Zachary Quinto, Adam Brody, Pras Michel, Francois Jaros, Jon Heder, Russo Brothers, Bill Plympton, Felicia Day, Nash Edgerton, Jaime Linden, Jennifer Aniston, Mark Fergus, Jessica Biel, Malcolm Barrett, Carter Smith, Jason Biggs, David Pryor, Jimmy Jean Louis, Paula Garces, Adrian Grenier, David Lynch, Paul Haggis, Bragi Schut, Beth Grant, Sharon Lawrence, David Weinstein, William Olssen, Alex Ferrari, Larry Hankin, Lance Larson, John Thompson, Nick Carmen, Scott Porter, Kat Coiro, Joel David Moore, Mary Pat Bentel, Denis Hennelly, Richard Riehle, Biz Markie, Joe Carnahan, Matthew Libatique, Matthew Modine, David Rodriguez, Kat Coiro, Issa Rae, Bryan Buckley, Carey Williams, Chadwick Boseman, Moon Molson, Neal Dodson, and many, many other great filmmakers and actors. Industry attendees include HBO, Kodak, Shorts TV, Indieflix, Lexus Short Films, Adaptive Studios, Legion M, The Camera Division, Monster Energy Drink, Peroni, Stage 32, Zoe Kevork Law, Color Space, Indiepix, ZYPE, Snagfilms, FInal Draft, Hulu, Netflix, Google Play, Lionsgate, Grindstone, Sony, 20th Century Fox, CAA, William Morris, UCLA Extension, General Assembly, Arri Alexa, Gersh Agency, The Seattle Film Summit, Seed and Spark, Indiegogo, Simple DCP, and many others!
Awards & Prizes
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.
(*Categories/Amounts subject to change*)
Rules & Terms
Films and videos submitted to the Festival will be considered for competitive categories. Oscar nominated films may be submitted for screening but not in the competitive categories. There are no refunds for double submissions. You will get a credit for another submission. By submitting your film for consideration for the 15th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival, you agree for HollyShorts to screen your short film if it is an official selection for this year's festival and are obligated to your commitment. All films with screen on DCP unless otherwise mentioned. Simple DCP is our DCP vendor.
**Please note that by submitting your film, being accepted and submitting your DCP to screen- you are confirming that HollyShorts can screen your film, regardless of another festival's acceptance and are bound by these terms and conditions.**
This Festival was founded in 2004
is an organization devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe, advancing the careers of filmmakers through screenings, networking events, and various panel and forums. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 40- minutes or less.