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raymac Written by raymac
Jun. 7, 2010 | 11:31 PM





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6TH ANNUAL HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL TO OPEN WITH 3D PREMIERE OF DAVID ARQUETTE’S FILM “THE BUTLER’S



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6TH ANNUAL HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL TO OPEN WITH 3D PREMIERE OF DAVID ARQUETTE’S FILM “THE BUTLER’S IN LOVE”
 
HOLLYWOOD June 3, 2010—-The organizers of HollyShorts (www.hollyshorts.com) announced today that David Arquette’s short film “The Butler’s In Love” which was shot in state-of the-art 3D technology, will open the 6th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival on Thursday, August 5, 2010 at the Director’s Guild of America in Los Angeles with a special Dolby Digital 3D screening of the project. The HollyShorts festival premiere will mark the first-ever short film festival to exhibit a 3D short film in Hollywood. The announcement was made today by festival co-founders and directors Daniel Sol and Theo Dumont.


“The Butler’s In Love” is directed by David Arquette and features an all star cast including Thomas Jane (HBO’s “Hung”), Elizabeth Berkley (“CSI Miami”), Richmond Arquette (“Zodiac”), Jennifer Siebel (“Something’s Gotta Give”) and David Arquette. Based on a beautiful ‘absinthe era’ painting of the same name by renowned artist Mark Stock, the film tells the story of people longing for true love. “The Butler’s In Love” was written by Curtis Reynolds, directed by Arquette, produced by Eric Bischoff and Jason Hervey, packaged by Tim Staples and distributed by Converge.


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The 6th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival takes place August 5-12 in various locations throughout Hollywood including the DGA and Laemmle’s Sunset 5. The HollyShorts opening night celebration will feature a series of additional short films, special awards a Q&A with the filmmakers and special VIP reception.


“We are both honored and delighted to be opening this year’s HollyShorts with David Arquette’s 3D short film ‘The Butler’s in Love,’” said Sol. “We look forward to showcasing this stunning project at the DGA theatre for HollyShorts attendees. Our goal each year is to continue expanding this event in the right way by providing unique opportunities for our filmmakers. With 3D technology now shaping the future of filmmaking, it’s important to witness firsthand how cutting edge filmmakers are maximizing storytelling opportunities with today’s new tech tools.” 


The announcement comes following one the most successful HollyShorts Film Festival’s to date which took place August 6-13, 2009 and 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. Ranked by MovieMaker Magazine as “one of the top film festivals worth the entry fee,” HollyShorts 2010 will feature over 90 of the top short films, music videos, webisodes and feature films from around the globe. 


HollyShorts has a strategic distribution partnership with the Arthouse Marketing Group which allows a select group of short films from this year’s festival the opportunity to be screened on 238 screens across the country including: New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Miami, and Washington D.C.


HollyShorts partner Haydenfilms, which recently established its non-profit Haydenfilms Institute www.haydenfilmsinstitute.org, will return as a major supporter of this year’s festival.


HollyShorts is currently accepting submissions for the 6th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival. Entries can now be completed directly online by visiting www.hollyshorts.com or by submitting on Withoutabox directly at www.withoutabox.com/login/4655.


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:


June 5, 2010 - Withoutabox extended deadline


Completed U.S. and international short films may be submitted and must be postmarked by June 5. Complete information and eligibility requirements are available on HollyShorts.com.


Arquette is represented by UTA.


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 www.hollyshorts.com.


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