The upcoming 10th anniversary of the HollyShorts Film Festival and Film Conference is the most star-studded in the festival’s history, featuring participation the most recognizable faces and companies in Film and TV. The festival takes place August 14-23, 2014 at the TCL Chinese Theater, Roosevelt Hotel and additional surrounding locations throughout Hollywood.
HollyShorts tickets and special passes are currently available at www.hollyshorts.com.
The fest will feature over 400 short form projects. Programming highlights include:
Opening Night, Thursday August 14, 2014
Alumni brothers Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) who are receiving the HollyShorts Visionary Award. The fest will premiere Luke Wilson’s Award-winning short film Satellite Beach, which follows the unique journey of the Endeavor space shuttle as it travels through the streets of LA and the final move of the Atlantis space shuttle to the Kennedy Space Center. The King of Indie Animation Bill Plympton will receive the HollyShorts Animation Indie Icon Award on opening night and premiere his short film Footprints and he will show a clip from his new animated feature film Cheatin’ which is being released theatrical in Los Angeles that weekend. The Russo’s will be showing a 10-minute exhilarating clip from Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Stephanie Laing, Producer for some of the most popular shows including Veep, Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals, will premiere her short film Trouble & the Shadowy Deathblow. On had for her big night will be the cast which includes: Tony Hale(Arrested Development), Andy Buckley(Bridesmaids), Jean Villepique (I Love You Man),Tim Baltz (Drunk History), and Frankie Faison (Banshee). Also supporting Laing’s premiere will be friends and colleagues Danny McBride, and Chris Addison (In The Loop) and other cast members from Veep and Eastbound & Down.
HollyShorts is also premiering on opening night The Visitant, a short film horror by Nick Peterson produced by Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) and co-produced Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville). Directed by Nick Peterson, The Visitant stars Amy Smart (Crank) and Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth).
HollyShorts opening night will also feature Edoardo Ponti, son of legendary actress Sophia Loren, who will be presenting his short film The Human Voice starring Sophia Loren. The Human Voice, which made a splash at this years’ Cannes Film Festival, is a gripping adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s one-woman play.
Director Renny Maslow will be on hand presenting his short film Effed co-written by and starring Ethan Sandler (The Bourne Supremacy) and Adrian Wenner (Whitney). Effed! also stars Zach Braff, Ted Levine, Talia Tabin and Brian Gattas.
Director David Martin Porras will present his acclaimed short film Inside The Box, which stars Wilson Bethel (Heart of Dixie) and Regina King. The film is Executive Produced by Pau Brunet.
HollyShorts Film Conference August 15-21-Roosevelt Hotel
After incredible feedback from last year’s panel series, the organizers have once again beefed up the lineup for the HollyShorts Film Conference, a co-located event taking place at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. Seed&Spark, the one stop shop where filmmakers can crowdfund, distribute and interact with their audiences is joining forces with Tugg, the platform that gives audiences power to bring movies to local theaters to deliver the keynote address at the upcoming the Film Conference, which is Presented By Method Studios. Other participating companies include Warner Bros. TV, Lionsgate, CBS, General Assembly, PGA Digital, CSA, Route 1 Films, DigitalLA, Voltage, Electus, Women In Film, Shout Factor’s Scream Factory, Fangoria, ShortsHD, UCLA Extension, IndieFlix, Tribeca Film Festival, The Weinstein Co., AMPAS, The Hollywood Reporter, New Filmmakers LA, Evil Slave, Quick Film Budget, Final Draft, Full Moon Entertainment, Circus Road, Three Point Capital, among others.
Snapshot of the Star-Studded HollyShorts 2014 Lineup
Here’s short snapshot of the star powered-shorts showing in the HollyShorts lineup:
The Magic Bracelet starring Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld, Kaitlin Doubleday, Bailee Madison, Jackson Rathbone and directed by Jon Poll (screens 8/15 at 12noon).
Harvey Guillen’s Chocolate Milk starring Victoria Justice (8/15 at 2:30pm).
Last Call directed by Camille Delamarre who is currently directing Transporter 4 (screens 8/15 at 2:30pm).
Alex Prager’s Face in The Crowd starring Elizabeth Banks (screening 8/15 at 7:30pm).
Today’s The Day starring Danny Devito and directed by Daniel Cloud Campos (screening 8/16 at 7:30pm).
Bulimia: The Musical starring Gary Anthony Williams, Cedric Yarbrough, Jamie Denbo, Katherine Burns and directed by Kristin McCasey (screening 8/16 at 10pm).
#twitterkills starring Sarah Paulson and Nathan Parsons and directed by Brett Sorem (screening 8/16 at 10pm).
Clapping for the Wrong Reasons starring Donald Glover and directed by Hiro Murai (screening 8/18 at 7:30pm).
Jordan Bradley and Travis Champagne’s The Sound of Trains starring Daniel Baldwin (screening 8/19 at 7:30pm).
1%ERS starring Michelle Rodriguez and directed by Francesca de Sola (screens 8/18 at 5pm).
Resurrection Slope starring John Hawkes and directed by Tamara Feldman (screens 8/19 at 12noon).
Life Coach starring Andy Dick directed by Remond Francois (screening 8/20 at 12noon).
Interstate starring Gina Rodriguez and directed by Camille Stochitch (screens 8/20 at 5pm).
One Armed Man executive produced by Philip Seymore Hoffman, starring Terry Kinney and directed by Tim Guinee (screens 8/21 at 5pm).
The Box directed by Jon Huertas and Andrew Bikichky (screening 8/21 at 5pm).
All of the short films among the rest of the entire lineup of 400+ shorts will be premiering during the 10-day extravaganza which features slew of galas, panels, conversations with the next gen filmmakers, private receptions and much more.