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The HollyShorts Awards were presented last night in front of a standing room only crowd at OHM in Hollywood. Hosted by Damon Campbell and Gabrielle Loren, Awards were given to the top short movies created from content creators from all over the globe. Nearly $200,000 in cash and in-kind prizes were awarded. Screenings will continue through Saturday at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres and the closing party takes place this Saturday at the W Hollywood. This year’s fest featured 2,200 submissions and 400 officially accepted films. 

 


During last night’s Awards ceremony, which drew nearly 1,000 attendees, Jamie Donoughue took home the Zype Best  Short Film Grand Prize and $15,000 Cash Prize for his short film called SHOK. 

Company 3 and Method Studios Awarded over $60,000 in post production prizes.

The Grand Jury Award Presented by Company 3 went to Moon Molson for his short THE BRAVEST, THE BOLDEST.

Best Director went to Annie Silverstein for SKUNK.

Best Animation went to THE OCEANMAKER by Lucas Martell

Best VFX went to DISSONANCE by Till Nowak

Best Film Shot in LA presented by FilmLA went to TOM IN AMERICA by Flavio Alves

The Louisiana Film Prize a $10,000 prize for Best Screenplay went to THE IMPORTANCE OF SEX EDUCATION by L. Elizabeth Powers

The Evil Slave $10,000 and Screencraft $2000 Consulting Prize for Best Screenplay Award went to LUNCHBOX BRIGADE by Kyle Thiele

All of the winners are noted below 

 

Category

 

Film

 

Winner

 

 

         

Best Action

 

Dead Hearts

 

Stephen W. Martin

 

 

         

Best Actor

 

Primrose

 

Nick Thurston

 

 

         

Best Actress

 

The Bravest, the Boldest

 

Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris

 

 

         

Best Animation 

 

The Oceanmaker

 

Lucas Martell

 

 

         

Best Cinematography 

 

Slut 

 

Chloe Okuno

 

 

         

Best Co3 Grand Jury Award

 

The Bravest, the Boldest

 

Moon Molson 

 

 

         

Best Comedy

 

A Reasonable Request 

 

Andrew Laurich

 

 

         

Best Commercial 

 

7UP: Feels Good to Be You

 

Imran J. Khan, Christopher Vennemeyer

 

 

         

Best Director 

 

Skunk 

 

Annie Silverstein

 

 

         

Best Doc 

 

The Last Barn Dance

 

Jason Arthurs, Ted Richardson

 

 

         

Best Drama 

 

Zawadi

 

Richard Card

 

 

         

Best Editing

 

Twisted

 

Stuart Bowen

 

 

         

Best Female Director 

 

Bie Pu (Home)

 

Amelie Wen

 

 

         

Best Horror The Crypt TV Award

 

Mr. Dentonn

 

Ivan Villamel

 

 

         

Best International 

 

While They Were Flying to the Moon

 

Borisa Simovic

 

 

         

Best LA Film presented by Film LA

 

Tom In America 

 

Flavio Alves

 

 

         

Best LGBT

 

Stealth

 

Bennett Lasseter

 

 

         

Best make up

 

The Smiling Man

 

Melanie Leandro

 

 

         

Best Method Studios Best VFX 

 

Dissonance

 

Till Nowak

 

 

         

Best Music Video 

 

Gary Clark Jr's When My Train Pulls In 

 

Carmela Makela

 

 

         

Best Narrative 

 

Birthday

 

Chris King

 

 

         

Best Short Film- Grand Prize- Zype

 

Shok 

 

Jamie Donoughue

 

 

         

Best Panavision Future Filmmaker Award 

 

The Leap

 

Karel van Bellingen

 

 

         

Best period piece

 

Del Ciego Desert

 

FRANCOIS LEDUC

 

 

         

Best Producer

 

Visible Proof

 

Drew Diamond, Evan Drolet Cook

 

 

         

Best Sci Fi 

 

Dust

 

Michael Grier

 

 

         

Best Score

 

Witching Hour

 

Carl Firth

 

 

         

Best Screenplay 

 

Lunchbox Brigade 

 

Kyle Thiele

 

 

         

Louisiana Best Screenplay Jury Prize 

 

The Importance of Sex Education

 

L. Elizabeth Powers

 

 

         

Screenplay Runner Up

 

Growing Pains

 

Derek Dow

 

 

         

Screenplay Runner Up

 

The Yellow Ribbon Around Her Neck

 

David Ho

 

 

         

Best Diversity

 

Carne Seca

 

Jazmin Diaz

 

 

         

Best Student 

 

Blackwell

 

Ed Barnes

 

 

         

Best Thriller 

 

County, State, USA: Sweet Corn

 

Jonathan Nowak

 

 

         

Best Web Series 

 

Kowalski 

 

Jason O'Mara

 

 

         

Best Youth

 

Alien Communications

 

Kris Theorin, Kurtis Theorin

 

 

         

Honorable Mention

 

Midland

 

OLIVER BERNSEN & DAN MAGNANTE

 

 

         

Honorable Mention

 

Shaman

 

Marco Kalantari

 

 

         

Inspirational Quote Winner

 

The Game

 

Ruben Languren

 

 

         
 

 

Sponsors for this year’s HollyShorts included:

Company 3

Method Studios

Zype

Hollywood Short Film Association in conjunction with CCTV

TCL Chinese Theaters

OHM Nightclub

Ignited Spaces

Robertson Taylor Insurance

Simple DCP

Panavision

Law Offices of Clifford Lo

Shorts HD

Jungle Software

Media Services

Production HUB

Martini Crew Booking

Film LA

Stage 32

The Agency

True Vision Entertainment

Quick Film Budget

Film Radar

Uber

Lyft

New Media Vault

Final Draft

Bra's Counter and Bru's Wiffle

Indie Printing

LA 411

NYEH Entertainment

Indi.com

Color Space Finishing

UCLA Extension

New York Film Academy

Kim Ruggles Events

Indievent

Red Giant Software

Mercury Production Report

Women in Film

LightspeedEPS

Videoink

CryptTV

Delmay and Partners

Mama Shelter Hotels

Green Leaf

Deep Eddy Vodka 

Dark Horse Wines

Peroni 

Crispin 

Monster Energy 

Hint Water 

Caffeinated Club 

Diablo 
 

Press Contact

DMG

Kelly Wilson

(kelly@dumontmarketing.com)


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