INAUGURAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL DEEMED SUCCESSFUL
HollyShorts, Short Film Festival Comes to an End With "Dick (The Short)" Taking Top Honors
Robert McGee, C.S.A. Addresses Filmmakers During Q&A Session On Independent Film Casting
23 Short Films Screened From the U.S., Poland, Canada, India and U.K.
HOLLYWOOD, CA AUGUST 15, 2005---The inaugural HollyShorts, Short Film Festival came to a close last night at The Space Theatre in Hollywood with top honors of HollyShorts Best Short Film going to "Dick (The Short)," Directed and written by Rufus Dorsey USA (13 minutes). The event, which took place August 13-14, showcased 23 short films, 30-minutes and under.
Robert McGee, C.S.A. participated in a Q&A session with the standing room audience, giving young filmmakers insight on casting for independent films. The official opening short film for the event was "Y Nada Mas," Directed and writen by Justin Liberman, which debuted at Tribeca earlier this year. Liberman participated in a discussion with the audience after the screening. The closing short film, which was showcased at Sundance earlier this year was "Husk," Directed by Brett A. Simmons. Simmons also gave advice to the filmmakers in attendance.
"We were thrilled to showcase the best short films from around the world," said Daniel Sol, festival co-founder. "Having industry experts such as Robert McGee participate at HollyShorts was an honor. We look forward to next year's event."
The opening night private party took place at The Bungalow Club on Melrose, with over 200 directors, writers and film enthusiasts in attendance. The Audience Choice for Best Short Film on Saturday, August 13 went to "Bluff Point," Directed and by Kelly Rigg and Natashia McGough USA (2 minutes and 22 seconds). The Audience Choice for Best Short Film on Sunday, August 14 went to "The King of K-Town," Directed by Aaron Caine and written by Aaron Caine and Michael Moeller. The night came to an end with a special musical performance by local act Golden Ratio.
HollyShorts, Short Film Festival is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. HollyShorts is devoted to the advancement filmmakers through screenings, Q&A sessions and networking events. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 30- minutes or less. For more information, please visit www.hollyshortsfilmfestival.blogspot.com.