On the heels of the most successful HollyShorts Film Festival to date, which honored acclaimed filmmakers David Lynch and Paul Haggis, with a showcase of short films from the likes of Josh Brolin, Jessica Biel and David Arquette, organizers recently announced the official call for entries for the 5th Annual festival event, which takes place from August 6-9, 2009 in Hollywood, California. The announcement was made by festival director and co-founder Daniel Sol.
Ranked by Moviemaker Magazine as “one of the top film festivals worth the entry fee,” HollyShorts will feature a marquee opening night world premiere event, screenings, panels and exclusive parties.
All submissions must be 30 minutes or less. Categories include Live Action, Animation, Documentary and Music Video. HollyShorts also has a discounted category for student projects. Deadlines to submit U.S. and International short films for the 2009 HollyShorts Film Festival are:
- February 20, 2009 – Early Submission deadline
- April 17, 2009 – Official deadline
- May 15, 2009 – Late deadline
Visit www.hollyshorts.com for more info and complete entry rules.