Sunday, July 19, 2009
5th ANNUAL HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL KICKS OFF WITH STAR STUDDED OPENING NIGHT AT DGA THEATRE
Festival Set to Honor Eli Roth and Unveil Directors Cut of Cabin Fever for 1st Time in U.S.
Hollywood, CA—The 5th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival (August 6-13, 2009) kicks off on Thursday August 6 with a special opening night celebration at the DGA Theatre in Hollywood. HollyShorts will present Eli Roth (Inglorious Basterds) with the inaugural HollyShorts Indie Film Visionary Award during the festival’s opening night celebration. With the honor, HollyShorts will screen for the first time in the U.S. Roth’s Director’s cut of Cabin Fever on Friday August 7 at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 during a special filmmakers showcase presented by Haydenfilms.
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The HollyShorts opening night celebration will also honor acclaimed cinematographer Darren Lew. The event will feature a showcase of three top short films that Lew has shot including:
*”Streak” Directed by Demi Moore (Bobby)
*”Welcome” Directed by Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man)
*“Bugcrush” Directed by Carter Smith (The Ruins)
The HollyShorts Opening Night celebration marks the Hollywood Premiere of “Kidnapping Caitlynn,” a short film starring Jason Biggs (American Pie), Julie Benz (Dexter), Rhys Coiro (Entourage) and Jenny Mollen (My Best Friend’s Girl) Directed by Katherine Cunningham-Eves (Murdering Mamma’s Boy), all confirmed to attend and participate in a special Q&A session.
The evening will also feature a special screening of the award winning DVD producer David Prior’s (Zodiac, Fight Club) horror thriller “AM 1200.”
The opening night celebration will be hosted by Ben Lyons (E! Networks resident film critic , ABC’s “At The Movies” correspondent). NBC’s LXTV First Look correspondent Viviana Vigil will be a special presenter for the evening.
Get ready for the best and brightest short films from around the world, industry panels, Q&A’s with filmmakers and a number of high profile receptions and networking events!
Tickets are now available for the HollyShorts opening night celebration which takes place on Thursday, August 6 at the DGA Theatre on Sunset in Hollywood presented by Royalty Rope Events. The official media partner for the evening is H-Magazine (http://www.h-monthly.com).
To purchase opening night tickets, just click here: www.hollyshorts.com
5th Annual HollyShorts Schedule at a Glance (August 6-13, 2009)
• HollyShorts 2009 Opening Night Celebration (Red Carpet), Thursday August 6 DGA Theatre, 7920 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90046.
• HollyShorts Short Film Screenings, Industry Panels, Q&A’s and special receptions: August 7-9 at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in Hollywood, 8000 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, 90046.
• HollyShorts and Haydenfilms Showcase, $10,000 Award Presentation to Haydenfilms Film Festival online winner and US. Debut of Eli Roth’s Director’s Cut of Cabin Fever: Friday, August 7, 2009 at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in Hollywood.
• HollyShorts and Actor Jimmy Jean Louis’s (Heroes) Hollywood Unites for Haiti Charity VIP Celebration: Saturday, August 8, 2009 at The Kress in Hollywood Presented by Royalty Rope Events. The evening will feature a Webisode Showcase, marquee lineup from Floored and Lifted.
• HollyShorts Awards: Sunday, August 9 at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in Hollywood.
• HollyShorts and More: Festival winners and feature film screenings: August 10-13 at Laemmle’s Sunset 5.
• HollyShorts closing night celebration, Thursday August 13 at Laemmle’s Sunset 5.
HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. HollyShorts is devoted to the advancement of filmmakers through screenings, Q&A sessions and networking events. HSFF showcases the top short films produced in 30- minutes or less. For more information, please visit www.hollyshorts.com.
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