Today marks the final day of the 8th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival at the Chinese 6 Theatres. Come and check out some great short films all day. Highlights include an 11am International Shorts Program, 1:30pm Odd Couple shorts program, Web Series at 4pm, and Documentary shorts at 6:30pm. In addition, check out some insightful panel discussions during the final day of the HollyShorts Indie Summit. Sessions include: Casting in the Indie Film World at noon, New Era in Digital Distribution at 1:30pm, Film Financing Presented by Dolce Films 3pm, and Production in the Cloud: Apps and Tools for the Indie Filmmaker at 4:30pm.
At 9:30pm come catch HollyShorts Alumni Adam Christian Clark’s first LA screening of his feature film Caroline and Jackie, the official closing film for HollyShorts. A hit at Tribeca 2012, Caroline and Jackie has received wonderful reviews in Variety, The Wall Street Journal and New York Magazine.
Tomorrow evening also marks the official HollyShorts Awards and closing reception which commences at 10pm in the Chinese 6 Theatres Lobby. Tickets are $20 for the event for the general public. The HollyShorts Awards ceremony will be presented by Amy Paffrath host of MSN’s Last Night on TV and MTV’s Jersey Shore: After Hours. Music by DJ J Grant.
Twice named by MovieMaker Magazine as one of “25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee,” HSFF is devoted to helping advance the careers of filmmakers by providing exposure through top-notch screenings and networking events during the highly anticipated week-long festival each August. The Festival presents over $100,000 USD in prizes to winners, with Company 3 sponsoring awards of $10,000 in post-production and finishing services to both the Best Overall Short Film and Best Director award-winners, and $5,000 in post-production services to the Best Commercial and Best Music Video winners, a $10,000 post-production prize from Method Studios. Other top prizes include $5,000 camera rental packages courtesy of Martini Crew Booking, and $12,000 in services from Greenhouse Studios, $900 packages from Reel Finance. Other HSFF sponsors include Deluxe, Showbiz Software, Festival Genius, IndiePix, Final Draft, Adobe, Film LA, Ikan, Score a Score, Shorts HD, Film Courage, Film Festivals APP, SLS Hotel, Constellation, WebTV Workshop, Eurochannel, Yelp, Fun Little Movies, Dreamhouse Theatre, FEARnet, StarNow, Fangoria, Script Pipeline, You, Me and Charlie, PopChips, Indie Printing, LightSpeed EPS, Moviola, Law Offices of Paul Battista, and Noci Cortinfestival.