Sunday, December 30, 2007

HollyShorts Film Festival Now Accepting Submissions!

Call for entries for the 4th annual HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) begins on Monday, January 14, 2008. Filmmakers from around the globe are encouraged to submit their short films, all genres, 30 minutes and under to HollyShorts, one of the fastest growing festivals in the US and the premiere short film event in Hollywood, CA. Student submissions receive a $5 discount on WAB. Submissions will be accepted through The 4th annual HollyShorts Film Festival takes place August 7-10, 2008 in Hollywood.

The third annual HollyShorts was a record breaking event, drawing over $26,000 in prizes awarded. Best Short film honors went to “Songbird” Directed by John Thompson. Thompson was awarded a one week audio rental package courtesy of Action Audio and Visual, featuring sound and communications equipment rentals to utilize for his next film project. The event featured Actor Adrian Grenier’s short film “Euthanasia,” a DJ performance from the legendary hip hop DJ Biz Markie and 57 short films in competition.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Call for entries for the Haydenfilms 4.0 Online Film Festival!

Our good friends over at Hayden Films have some good news for the holidays!

Dear friends in the Film Industry:,

Call for entries for the Fourth Annual Haydenfilms Online Film Festival! Student and independent filmmakers can submit their short films for the chance to win a $10,000 cash prize! All genres will be accepted for review, including animation, experimental, and documentary.

Complete rules here:

On Jan 10th, 2008 - Haydenfilms will be honoring our final four filmmakers, whose films will be chosen as per your votes from our online film festival, at the prestigious Director's Guild of America Theater in New York City. Following a wonderful networking party with film industry professionals, including cocktails and hor'derves, their films will be showcased on the big screen, at our Season Three Awards Ceremony.

The event will also showcase Michael Attardi's short animated film, starring Jim Belushi and Tim Curry called "Once Upon a Christmas Village" has won at the Festival De Cannes, South Africa, Florence, New York, Boston, Hollywood, Las Vegas, Houston and Wales. He also won 11 Telly Awards, 4 Accolade Awards, 7 Aurora Awards and 7 Davey Awards. The film has qualified for the Academy Awards in the Short Animated Film Category and has shattered the all-time film festival award record with 66 awards. .... Feel free to forward !

Tickets on sale now here:

Click below to find out more about the people behind the films!

Haydenfilms Season Two Awards Ceremony Photos:


Hayden Craddolph

Haydenfilms, LLC
131 East Main Street, Suite 2
Kutztown, PA 19530-1526

vox: 610.894.9639
fax: 610.894.9959

The KILLER short film on FEARNET

2007 HollyShorts Film Festival Short Film THE KILLER, Dir. by David Nelson, is on Read below!

We are proud to announce that THE KILLER has finally been released on!

In its first year since exhibition, THE KILLER has been included in
over 15
major film festivals, been chosen twice for opening night
twice as a specially invited festival selection and won a nomination
Best Actress.

It stars Mrs. Michael Learned, 4 time Emmy winner, and Miguel Sandoval,
currently starring on "Medium".

Fearnet channel, a conglomeration of Lions Gate, Sony and Comcast, has
optioned the THE KILLER to air on their website and, possibly, Direct
channel. In two weeks the film has already received close to one

You can find it at...

If you enjoy it, please let others know.

Happy Holidays and I hope this finds you well!

David A. Nelson