Thursday, July 28, 2005


As we prepare for the inaugural HollyShorts, Short Film Festival August 13-14, we have secured some press stories on the event. Indiewire, the premier online resource and community for indie filmmakers ran a wonderful story on HollyShorts yesterday.

Here's a snippet from's feature article:


Short film fans in Hollywood should mark their calendars for Aug. 13-14, when the inaugural HollyShorts Film Festival is set to launch at Tinseltown's Space Theater.

Organizers have programmed an international selection of 22 films, including Justin Liberman's Tribeca favorite Y Nada Mas and Brett Simmons' Sundance-screened thriller Husk. The twenty other shorts in competition represent an international array of filmmakers from as far away as Poland, India and Thailand.

You can view the entire article by going to

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Y NADA MAS (Official festival opening film, not in competition)
Directed and written by Justin Liberman, Y Nada Mas, which debuted at Tribeca earlier this year, is a cinematic tapestry of four vignettes depicting the Mexican-American man and his place within our society. Writer/Director Justin Liberman threads dialog and visceral imagery through four simultaneous stories of the Mexican culture. Centered around the human spirit, all four stories are perceived through a prismatic context utilizing simplicity as a metaphor for life's most meaningful moments.

HUSK (Official closing night film, not in competition)
Directed by Brett A. Simmons, and screened at this year's Sundance Film Festival's Shorts program, Husk is a 27-minute short film. Four men, a stalled car, corn fields and scarecrows. Is that a house in the distance?

Tickets for the general public are available now. You can purchase them here

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Experience LA

HollyShorts announced today The Bungalow Club will host the official opening night party for the inaugural HollyShorts, Short Film Festival on Saturday, August 13, 2005. The festival will take place August 13-14 at the Space Theatre in Hollywood (665 N. Heliotrope, Los Angeles, CA).

"We are thrilled to have our opening night party at The Bungalow Club," said Dan Sol, co-founder of HollyShorts, Short Film Festival. "We've been looking forward to hosting our event for quite a while and its an honor to celebrate the first night of our festival at such a reputable club."

The organizers have an exclusive guest list for festival participants to partake in the opening night party festivities. The Bungalow Club is located at 7174 Melrose Avenue, just three miles west of The Space Theatre. Street parking available and valet parking is $5. To RSVP, please call the Holly Hotline at (818) 760-9897 or email us at

About HollyShorts
HollyShorts, Short Film Festival is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. Comprised by Cali Shorts Society, a group devoted to the advancement filmmakers through the short film genre, the HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 30 minutes or less. The inaugural event will feature various genre's of short films, a special musical performance, and awards. For more information, please visit For advanced tickets, please contact Karen Worden (

Monday, July 04, 2005

Shorties Watching Shorties. Check out Sorrel Ahlfeld's award winning 10 second short film "Walking Haiku" on Ten Second Films. Sorrel won first place in the contest, which consisted of over 1000 entries.

Ten Second Film contest winner
According to the site, Sorrel has directed numerous music videos, short form promos, and motion graphics.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Holly Shorts would like to congratulate Writer/Director John Harden on his Best Narrative Short Film award at last week's LA Film Festival for "La Vie d'un Chien."
According to the Shorts competition Jury, "It was our goal to recognize films that pushed outside the limits of tradition, while rewarding us on several levels simultaneously visually, aurally, thematically, narratively and viscerally."

We See You! David Kobznatsev, appearing in next week's Fight For Fame on E Entertainment TV. David participated in the last actor showcase event which took place back in March. Here's the synopsis of next week's episode. If you're the Next Big Thing, you gotta know how to party, right? So, this week, five new actor hopefuls raise the roof at an on-camera frat party, trying to impress Industry big shot Gil Junger (producer of Hope and Faith, director of 10 Things I Hate About You). But only one of these Hollywood party monsters gets the keys to the animal house--and an agent.

With a budget of a whopping $135 million, Spielberg's "War of The Worlds" leads the charge this weekend for the top spot at the B.O. On wednesday, the film premiered
and racked up $21.3 million from 3,908 theaters according to Variety. The film stars Tom Cruise film and is based on the HG Wells classic which has the same name. Good luck finding good seats, we recommend a matinee viewing.