Thursday, May 01, 2008


Check out the Holly WAB spotlight...tell everyone you know and submit now!

Hollywood, California - USA
August 7 to 10, 2008

Dear Distributionlab,

In the Spotlight this week is the 4th Annual HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL. Recently selected by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the "25 film festivals worth the entry fee," HollyShorts presents exceptional short films from around the globe for audiences full of industry influencers and executives in the heart of Hollywood.

Boasting star-studded events, industry attendance, and a history of excellent programming, HollyShorts is ripe with opportunity. Attending filmmakers can walk away with agency meetings, distribution deals, over $40,000 in cash as well as in-kind prizes from industry sponsors, and press coverage from major outlets. Selected films will even be invited to tour to destinations around the world including New York, Greece, and the United Kingdom.

HollyShorts 2008 will kick off with the Hollywood premiere of X, by Actor/Director Josh Brolin of NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, at the famed Egyptian Theatre (in conjunction with the American Cinematheque), with weekend screenings at the Laemmle Sunset 5. The Festival is packed with parties, panels, and networking opps, and concludes with the HollyShorts Awards ceremony, where winning filmmakers receive top honors.

May 16, 2008 - Late Deadline
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HollyShorts Film Festival is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films of 30 minutes or less from around the globe.

Recent HollyShorts alumni include "Entourage" star Adrian Grenier, who screened his short film EUTHENASIA at the 2007 Festival; Michael Attardi (ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS VILLAGE) was shortlisted for the Academy Awards, and is now working on a feature film; Rob Meyer (AQUARIUM) has gone on to receive an Honorable Mention at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival; and David Alcalde (Y QUE CUMPLAS MUCHOS MAS) is in pre-production on a thriller starring Diego Luna. Many other HollyShorts filmmakers have received representation and distribution offers.

Director Alex Ferrari (BROKEN) sums it all up well: "HollyShorts is one of the best filmmaker-friendly festivals I've ever been to. They treat the filmmaker like a star and give your film one hell of an LA audience." Be there; submit your short to HollyShorts Film Festival today!

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