Saturday, July 22, 2006

2nd Annual HollyShorts, Short Film Festival
August 12-13, 2006, Cinespace, Hollywood
Tickets go on sale July 31 on

Thursday, July 06, 2006


53 of the Best Short Films From Around the World
to Be Showcased at Cinespace in Hollywood

Joseph's Cafe to Host Opening Night Reception

Hollywood—-The organizers of HollyShorts, Short Film Festival ( announced today the line up of the short films that will be showcased at the 2nd annual event. Joseph’s CafĂ© in Hollywood will host this year’s opening night reception on August 11. The short film screenings will take place August 12 and 13 at Cinespace: Digital Super Club and Lounge in Hollywood. 13 countries will be represented as 53 of the best and brightest short will be screened.

“We had a great turnout of submissions for this year’s event and our panel of judges carefully selected the most creative, original and thought provoking short films from around the world,” said Daniel Sol, Producer and Co-Founder of HollyShorts, Short Film Festival.

HollyShorts ‘06’ official opening film is “Round 5,” an action-packed short from Illegal Artists, a directing duo out of Mexico City, comprising of siblings Javier and Jorge Aguilera . Jorge and Javier have been confirmed to direct the live-action adaptation of the Japanese anime “Kite” for producers Rob Cohen and Anant Singh. The closing short for this year’s festival is the Oscar nominated short film “Ausreisser (The Runaway),” Directed by Ulrike Gote of Germany. Cinespace is located at l6356 Hollywood Blvd. Tickets for the event will be available for purchase beginning July 31, 2006.

This year’s official selections include the following:

Directed by: Shawna Baca
Country: USA

A Prayer For Area 23
Directed by: John Alberts
Country: Malawi, Africa

Directed by: Andrew McGary
Country: USA

And Now A Word From Our Sponsors
Directed by: Wojciech Lorenc Evanston
Country: USA

Artistic License
Directed by:Michael Wohl
Country: USA

Directed by: Christopher Keller
Country: USA

Ausreisser (The Runaway)
Directed by: Ulrike Gote
Country: Germany

Available Men
Directed by: David Bottrell
Country: USA

Directed by: Ramon and Pedro
Country: USA

Conversando con Junior (Chatting with Junior)
Directed by: Carmen Cabana
Country: Venezuela

Dammi il La
Directed by: Matteo Servente
Country: Italy

Dediche D’Amore (Love Dedications)
Directed by: Alessandro Merluzzi
Country: Italy

Dirty Mary
Directed by: Stuart Rogers
Country: USA

DOOBIE PINK or how I quit being a party freak…
Directed by: Sary Sehnaoui
Country: Canada

Dream a Little Dream
Directed by: Brett Blewitt
Country: Australia

Directed by: Kimiko Sano
Country: USA

Directed by: Bryan Law
Country: USA

Every 30 Seconds
Directed by: Jeremy Corray
Country: USA

Fear Tomorrow
Directed by: Gregory Hobson
Country: USA

Fizzy Days
Directed by: Mark Millicent
Country: United Kingdom

Fumi and the Bad Luck Foot
Directed by: David Chai
Country: USA

Directed by: Kelly Rigg
Country: USA

Genesis Antipode
Directed by: John Robinson
Country: New Zealand

Harry and Greta
Directed by Ryan Cooper
Country: USA

Inicio do Fim (The Beginning of the End)
Directed by: Gustavo Spolidoro
Country: Brazil

King’s Echo
Directed by: Haim Silberstein
Country: USA

Knife Shift
Directed by: Jim Hudson
Country: New Zealand

Linear Progression
Directed by: Kat Kosmala
Country: USA

Directed by: Avie Luthra
Country: South Africa

Maxi Doodles
Directed by: Bronston Jones
Country: USA

Namibia, Brasil
Directed by: Miguel Silveira
Country: Brazil

Directed by: Anya Belkina
Country: USA

Not A Pick Up Artist
Directed by: Johnny Roc
Country: USA

Directed by: Honey
Country: United Kingdom

Perils in Nude Modeling
Directed by: Scott Rice
Country: USA

Directed by: Michael Steinbach
Country: USA

Pretty Dead Flowers
Directed by: Justin Liberman
Country: USA

Rape For Who I Am
Directed by: Lovinsa Kavuma
Country: South Africa

Directed by: William Olsson
Country: USA

Round 5
Directed by: Illegal Artists
Country: USA

Sans Pertinence
Directed by: Derek Lake
Country: USA

Directed by: Jim Travernetti
Country: USA

Directed by Jamin Winans
Country: USA

Squirrel Man
Directed by: Jeffrey Lynn Shepherd
Country: USA

The Curling Stones
Directed by: Pascal Franchot
Country: USA

The King of Siam
Directed by: Byron McKim
Country: Canada

The Legend of Flashpants
Directed by: Nate Foll
Country: USA

The Locrian Mode
Directed by: Eric Lodal
Country: USA

The Pros and Cons of Breathing
Directed by: Seth Manheimer
Country: USA

The Way I See It
Directed by: Cindy Konits
Country: USA

Through These Eyes
Directed by: Kevin Callies
Country: USA

Valle Paraiso
Directed by: Eduardo Martin Julve
Country: Spain

Directed by: Varda Hardy
Country: USA

About HollyShorts
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


Theo Dumont/Dan Sol
HollyShorts, Short Film Festival
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