Monday, January 11, 2010

hollyshorts 2010 call for entries announced!

Extravaganza Takes Place August 5-12, 2010 in Hollywood, CA


Hollywood, CA January 6, 2010 – On the heels of the most successful HollyShorts Film Festival ( to date which featured participation from such stars and filmmakers as Demi Moore, Kirsten Dunst, Darren Lew, Eli Roth, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Joel Moore, and Tom Everett Scott, the organizers of the event announce today the official call for entries for the 6th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF).

Ranked by Moviemaker Magazine as “one of the top film festivals worth the entry fee,” HollyShorts will take place August 5-12, 2010 in Hollywood and feature a marquee opening night world premiere event, short film and feature film screenings as well as industry panels and exclusive receptions and parties. The announcement was made today by festival directors Daniel Sol and Theo Dumont.

Submissions can now be completed directly online by visiting or by submitting on Withoutabox directly at

Submissions must be 30 minutes or less. Categories include Live Action, Animation, Documentary, Student, Webisode and Music Video. HollyShorts also has a discounted category for student projects. Deadlines to submit U.S. and International short films for the 2010 HollyShorts Film Festival are:

• February 19, 2010 – Early Submission deadline
• April 16, 2010 – Official deadline
• May 14, 2010 – Late deadline

Completed U.S. and international short films may be submitted and must arrive in office by February 19 for early consideration and a reduced submission fee. Complete information and eligibility requirements are available on

To promote this year’s HollyShorts Call For Entries, the organizers are initiating the following initiatives: HollyShorts page videos and clips on; HollyShorts banner placement on leading film industry sites such as and Moving; Submission discounts for participants at upcoming HollyShorts monthly screening series at the Echo Park Film Center.

The 5th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival took place August 6-13 at the DGA and Laemmle’s Sunset 5 Theatre in Hollywood with top honors of Best Short Film going to “La Petite Lilia,” Directed by Reda Mustafa. Mustafa took home a prize package from Clifton Production Services which included a RED ONE digital cinema package valued up to $5,000.00, while Johnny Gill took home a $10,000 cash prize for the Haydenfilms Online Film Festival contest for his short film “My Turtle's Name is Dudley.”

The submission link and complete information regarding eligibility and entry rules for the 2010 HollyShorts Film Festival are available on the HollyShorts Film Festival website at Information is also available through the HollyShorts hotline at 818-760-9897 818-760-9897 , by email to For sponsorship information, please email with your query.

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About HollyShorts

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. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 30- minutes or less. For more information, please visit



HollyShorts Film Festival co-founder and Director Daniel Sol was a featured in-studio guest this past weekend on LA Talk Radio's Film Courage show hosted by David Branin and Karen Worden. The insighful segment was a roundtable with fellow fess EgoFest and Festivus. Listen to the show by clicking on the photo below: