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HollyShorts is now accepting submissions for the 7TH annual HollyShorts Film Festival

HollyShorts is now accepting submissions for the 7TH annual HollyShorts Film Festival, which takes place August 11-18, 2011. The early bird deadline for submissions is Friday February 11, 2011.

Filmmakers from around the world are encouraged to submit their short form projects to take advantage of the discounted early bird rate. HollyShorts is accepting categories which include: Short Live Action, Animation, Documentary, Student, Webisodes, and Music Videos. The running times must be 30-minutes or less. For the first time ever, the festival has also added a Commercials category.

HollyShorts is also unveiling the official 2011 HollyShorts Film Festival trailer, which can be viewed here.

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The HollyShorts Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Film Presented by Company 3 includes a post production services package worth $10,000. The HollyShorts Best Director award is also presented by Company 3 and includes a $10,000 post production prize package.   

The 2011 HollyShorts Film Festival will once again feature a marquee opening night premiere celebration in Hollywood. The festival runs for one week at Laemmle's Sunset 5 Theatre. The organizers are adding more panel discussions and even more receptions to this year's program.

The submission deadline dates:

Early Bird:  Animation, Live Action, Documentary, Student, Webisode, Music Video, Commercials (at office by 2/11/11) 

Regular: Animation, Live Action, Documentary, Student, Webisode, Music Video, Commercials (at office by 4/15/11) 

Late: Animation, Live Action, Documentary, Student, Webisode, Music Video,  Commercials (at office by 5/20/11)                                                                  


Filmmakers can submit now via Withoutabox at:

Or on the HollyShorts Film Festival website at: HollyShorts

For the past 7 years, HollyShorts has featured participation from some of the top filmmakers and artists in the world including: James Caan, Paul Haggis, David Lynch, Josh Brolin, Jessica Biel, David Arquette, Eli Roth, Jane Lynch, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Jason Biggs, John Dahl, Darren Lew, Malcolm Barrett, Mark Fergus, Demi Moore, Kirsten Dunst, Jamie Linden, Brian Geraghty, Scott Porter, Joel David Moore, Adrian Grenier, Carter Smith and many more.  The tradition continues with this incarnation of the most anticipated short film event of the year. HollyShorts was the first short film festival ever in Hollywood to showcase a 3D short film program.

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, awards, and various panels and forums. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 30- minutes or less, as well as special alumni feature film screenings.
The 7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival takes place August 11-18, 2011 in Hollywood. For more information, please visit


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