Friday, June 12, 2009

Save the Dates…HollyShorts Film Festival (August 6-13, 2009)

Save the Dates…HollyShorts Film Festival (August 6-13, 2009)


Filmmakers and Stars Set To Align for HollyShorts ‘09, a week of Screenings, Industry Panels and Networking

• Festival kicks off with opening night celebration At the DGA Theatre in Hollywood presented by Royalty Rope Events to honor and feature 3 short films shot by acclaimed cinematographer Darren Lew:

*"Streak" Directed by Demi Moore (Mr. Brooks)

*"Welcome" Directed by Kirsten Dunst (Spiderman)

*“Bugcrush" Directed by Carter Smith (The Ruins)

*The HollyShorts Opening Night celebration also 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.

• Festival to showcase over 90 of the best and brightest short films, music videos and webisodes from around the world.

WHEN: August 6-13, 2009

WHERE: A variety of high profile venues throughout Hollywood including:

• Opening Night Celebration: Thursday August 6, 2009 at the DGA Theatre in Hollywood, 7920 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

• HollyShorts Short Film Screenings, Industry Panels, Q&A’s and special receptions: August 7-9, 2009 at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in Hollywood, 8000 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, 90046.

• HollyShorts Red Camera Seminar Presented By Clifton Production Services: Friday August 7, 2009 at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in Hollywood.

• HollyShorts and HaydenFilms Film Festival Showcase: Friday, August 7, 2009 at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in Hollywood.

• HollyShorts Industry Panels hosted by Jamie Linden (We Are Marshall): Saturday, August 8, 2009 and Sunday, August 9, 2009.

• 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.

• HollyShorts Awards: Sunday, August 9, 2009 at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in Hollywood.

• HollyShorts Back lot: Festival winners and feature film screenings: August 10-13 at Laemmle’s Sunset 5.

• Hollywood premiere of acclaimed independent film Knuckle Draggers Written and Directed by Alex Ranarivelo: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in Hollywood.

WHY: HollyShorts is an organization devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe, advancing the careers of filmmakers through screenings, networking events, and various panel and forums. Last year’s festival featured appearances and short films from actors Jessica Biel, David Arquette and Josh Brolin, the festival awarded legendary filmmaker David Lynch the 2008 HollyShorts Visionary Award; Oscar winner Paul Haggis with the 2008 HollyShorts Outstanding Achievement in film award and fast-rising actress Paula Garces with the 2008 HollyShorts Future Star award.

HOW: Tickets and full festival schedule:

For Interviews and Press Credentials, please contact:

Erica Sardarian ( 818-760-9897

Talent Submissions please contact:
Isandra Gonzalez ( 22 Entertainment (Talent)

• Mark Fergus, Writer (Ironman, Children of Men, Consequence)
• Jimmy Jean-Louis, Actor (Heroes)
• Bill Purple, Writer, Director, Producer (Hole in the Paper Sky, Iron Ocean Films)
• Jesse Terrero, Writer, Director, Producer (Soul Plane, music videos for 50 Cent, Sean Paul, The Lox, G-Unit)
• Lucas Carter, The Weinstein Co. Director, Production and Development
• Larry Hankin, Writer, Actor, Director (Friends, Seinfeld)
• Peter Russell, Story Analyst (Walden (AFG) Films (The Chronicles of Narnia), and Participant Productions (An Inconvenient Truth), Imagine Films, and CBS Television Network)
• Amy Draughn, Production (Josh Brolin Productions)
• Jeff Vespa, Writer, Director, Actor (co-Founder Wireimage, Nosebleed)
• Jayme Linden, Writer (We Are Marshall, Dear John, The Dogs of Babel)
• Maurissa Tanchoreon, Writer, Actress (Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog)
• Jedd Whedon Writer, Composer, Actor (Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog)
• Arianna Jackson, Partner, Producer, Chill Entertainment (G, Confessions of a Memory Eater)
• Leah Meyerhoff, Writer, Director (Twitch, Unicorns)
• Eric Robles , Executive Producer, Creator Nickelodeon's Fanboy and Chum Chum
Stacey Parks, Stacey Parks, founder of Film Specific and author of The Insider's Guide To Independent Film Distribution
• William Olsson, Director, An American Affair