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5th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival


August 6th - 13th

5th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival

Tickets are now on sale for the 5th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival which takes place August 6-13, 2009. There is something for everyone at this years festival and we are delighted to be bringing you the best short films, webisodes, music videos, world premieres, feature films, Q&A's, industry panels, and exclusive VIP receptions. Below is a breakdown of some of the events. We had over 700 entries with filmmakers from 25 countries submitting this year, a festival record. Congratulations to all of the filmmakers and we look forward to seeing you at HollyShorts!

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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 opening night will 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
*"Welcome" Directed by Kirsten Dunst
*"Bugcrush" Directed by Carter Smith (The Ruins)


HollyShorts will also 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.

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. NBC's Open House LA host Viviana Vigil will be a special presenter for the evening.

5th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival Sponsors: Clifton Production Services, Royalty Rope Events, Haydenfilms Online Film Festival, Hollywood Unites For Haiti, h Magazine, Indie Rentals, Martini Crew Booking, Holiday Inn Express Hollywood, HD Creative Services, B-Side, Starnow, Showbiz Software, Popcorn Mafia, Moving Pictures Magazine, 22 Entertainment, Ink Tip, Pura Casta Tequila, Project 21, Film Radar, Dry Soda, Post Digital Services, Sushi Dan, Stock Footage For Free.

About HollyShorts:
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


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