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WELCOME

Welcome to the 13th edition of the HollyShorts Film Festival. This year is especially gratifying as HollyShorts has grown from a tiny one day mini festival to now an Oscar-qualifying 10-day independent extravaganza. One thing remains consistent – the passion of the team behind the scenes that strives to unite the next generation of storytellers and create a platform where filmmakers can advance their careers, promote their projects, and be inspired by some of the greatest creators and talent both in front and behind the camera. We had over 4,000 submissions this year and the represented lineup and the filmmakers behind the projects make the 2017 edition of HollyShorts one of the best ones we’ve ever had. So enjoy the screenings, the Film Conference, the fireside chats, parties, cocktail hours, but most of all be sure to knowledge-share and help inspire the next generation! Best, Theo, Daniel and Nicole HollyShorts

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 10th

30th ANNIVERSARY SCREENING Q&A WITH MATTHEW MODINE

5:30pm

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 10th HOLLYSHORTS 13th ANNUAL

OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION TCL CHINESE THEATRES 1 & 6

Without Grace Directed by Deborah Kampmeier, written/produced by Angela Cohen, Starring double-Emmy-nominee Ann Dowd (Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, HBO’s The Leftovers) and John Doman (HBO’s The Wire)

InGenue-ish Written and directed by John Stamos

11th Hour Directed by Jim Sheridan Starring Salma Hayek

Graffiti Directed by Brett Gursky Starring Tanner Anderson, Cassie Scerbo, and the late John Heard

Penny Sucker Directed by Erin Elders Starring James Paxton, and Debbon Ayer HollyShorts 2016 Screenplay winner

The Son, The Father Directed by Lukas Hasse

Crowbar Smile Directed by Jamie Mayer, produced by Josh Hutcherson, Starring Tristan Lake Leabu, Serinda Swan, Emily Robinson, Tate Donovan

Control Directed by Kimmy Gatewood, Written by and starring Alison Becker


FRIDAY, AUGUST 11th 12:00pm DOCS

(119 min.)

Love of Place Woody’s Order! Brian Olliver

Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, Jeremy Newberger The Tables Detected Jon Bunning Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, One Way Home Jeremy Newberger Qingzi Fan

Shepherd:

Refugee

An Appalacian Trail Joyce Chen & Emily Moore Dylan Stern

2:30pm Family Drama

Story

(144 min.)

Without Grace Crumble

Deborah Kampmeier

Pauline Lam

Aimee

Home Russell Simpson

Lee Whitaker

MOSTRI Mustard Seed Adriano Giotti Linda Roessler Chocolate

Thanksgiving Break

Thiago Dadlt

Andy Carrigan

90 Days CORKY Nathan Hale Williams, Jennia Fredrique Aponte

Ty Primosch

5:00pm Adult Animation Slope of the Curve Marshall Curry

Fox and the Whale Robin Joseph

(108 min.)

Unlovable Mark Todd, Esther Pearl Watson

And The Moon Yulia Ruditskaya

Ropes in Life Cop Dog Gerardo González Pérez Bill Plympton

Stands Still

Drifting Away First Bloom Cyprien Clément-Delmas Tingting Liu /5 /


POST NO BILLS The History of Magic: Robin Hays & Andy Poon Ensueno Jose Luis Gonzalez Flutter Vladimir Todorov

The Noise of Licking Nadja Andrasev

I Think My Healthcare Might Suck

Andrew Racho

Unsatisfying Thibault de Fournas, Nicolas Lefaucheux, Yann Pineill

7:30pm Shot on Film (82 min.) Blood Letting Real Artists William Davis

Cameo Wood

That Unusual Brick Jesse Burks

Little Bird Georgia Oakley

Nathan Loves Steven Arrigada

Ricky Martin

Frank Embree Skinner Myers

To Be Free Miss World Esther de Rothschild

Georgia Fu

Goodnight Eulogy Created by Roi Vissely; Directed by Yonatan Weinstein

10:00pm Horror Program

(111 min.)

Body Image The Night Delivery Kim Garland

Scott O’Hara

Rush Yana Alliata

Tim Earnheart

Conduit

Fisher Cove Taste Sean Skene

Adrian Selkowitz

Scratch It Began Without Warning Emma Bell

Santiago C. Tapia

Wandering Soul Niles Canyon Josh Tanner

Sallyanne Massimini

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12am Midnight Block Jimbo Rodrigo Zanforlin

Scanners Natalie Jenison

(103 min.)

Buckets Julia Jones

Vocabulary Becky James

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An Obstinate Man Long Drive Home Jaclyn Noel

Michael Berwick

Autopsy Popsy Adam Long

Homsy

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12th 12:00pm Women In Film

(118 min.)

The Space Between

It Happened Again Last Night

Taren Maroun

Gabrielle Stone & Roze

Ash

Here Now Rachel Feldman

Kaz PS

2500km

Making

Daniela Arguello

It On Time – Christian Siriano

Lucy in my eyes Sophia Banks Panic Attack! Eileen O’Meara Waste Cowboy and Indian Justine Raczkiewicz Megan Park

“Yours Sincerely, Lois Weber”

Sujata Day

Svetlana Cvetko

2:30pm Romance (114 min.) Just Go! Angelfish Pavel Gumennikov

Dane McCusker

Rekindled The Egg and the Erin Brown Thomas Chris Skotchdopole Pretty Is Alan Scott Neal

Hatchet

Memory Box Audrey Ewell & Aaron Aites

Flesh of my Flesh Note To Self Matthys Boshoff

Dennis Williams II

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HSFF JURY Adam Schomer Alicia Malone Amirose Eisenbach April Mollner Armandina Cueva Barry Rubinow Ben Lyons Cheryl Bedford Cindy Baer David Rodriguez Earl Klasky Eddie Perez Elliott Owen Eric Connor Frantz Durand Ghen Laraya Long Greg Pedicin Gregory Weinkauff Jeff Beard Joanna Fang JT Mollner Juliet Berman Karene Jullien

Kay Madsen Lauren Freeman Linda Olszewski Lirit Topaz Matt Irving Michelle Lee Mike DeLorenzo Nikola Todorovic Peter Collins Reda Mustafa Rich Paul Ryan Leeder Shani Rotkovitz Steve Bellamy Steven Adams Steven Reich Tanner Beard Tye Sheridan Tyler Spindel Weiman Seid Yuka Kobayashi Zoe Kevork


5:00pm Cinematography

(120 min.)

Lacrimosa Asteria Tanja Mairitsch

Josh Crute

Neon Mark J. Blackman

Christina Jobe

LIMBO Konstantina Kotzamani

D’Arline 7TRUTHS

Brendan Murphy

Modern Houses Matthew Dixon

7:30pm Primetime

(124 min.)

Chasing Grace

Oh What a Wonderful Feeling

Julia Barnett

Francois Jaros

Wig Shop

A Beautiful Day

Kat Coiro

Phedon Papamichael

Toyed Jokes Yanes

GRAFFITI

Brett Gursky

My Nephew Emmett Kevin Wilson, Jr.

10:00pm Comedy

(119 min.)

The Birth Rufus Sarah Hatherley

Stéphane Dumonceau

Bigfoot’s Love Slave

Laces Kevin Broberg

Heather Tom

Broken Dreams Blvd

I don’t think that’s a leaf blower

Kevin Jordan

Stefano Pennisi

Hot Winter: A Film by Dick Pierre

Devon Sawa

Mamma Loves Shortin’

Jack Henry Robbins

“The Talk” True Stories About The Birds & The Bees Super Sex

Matthew Modine

Alain Delannoy

Awesome Thank You

It’s Not What You Know

Jon Ryan

Aaron Abrams

Yes, God, Yes Karen Maine

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12:00am Midnight Madness

(94 min.)

Cheese Fries Satisfaction Guaranteed Joe Zerull

Yue Ma

The End Of Decay Meeting MacGuffin Christopher Todd

Lunch Ladies J.M. Logan

Catya Plate We Are Not Lovers Crystal Friedman

Tales From The Toilet

Fucking Bunnies

Pete Novitch

Teemu NIukkanen

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13th 12:00pm Seattle Block Baby Ryan Zemke

(108 min.)

Jouska Winter Rhys

Haskell One Step Too James Allen Smith Ben M.F. Rapson

Far

Shards Serena Berry

Lifeline Adam Harum

Fool Eryn Rea

The Son, The Father Lukas Hassel

The Devil Needs A Fix Ian Bright

2:30pm LGBT

(119 min.)

SissyMan Joshua Atesh Litle The Mess He Made Matthew Puccini

Golden Boys Jill Riley TransMute Star Victoria

Cake Anne Hu

After The Date Iris Devins

Goddess (Devi) Swim Karishma Dube

Mari Walker

BOYS EYAL RESH

In a Heartbeat Beth David & Esteban Bravo

American Male Please Hold Michael Rohrbaugh

Jerell Rosales

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5:00pm VFX

(113 min.)

The Ningyo Revelation The City of Haze

Miguel Ortega

Lu Sun

Albedo Absolute Vlad Marsavin

FTL Adam Stern

Nano Mike Manning

Noro Duncan Roe

Leviticus 24:20 Freddy Chávez Olmos, Shervin Shoghian

7:30pm Sci Fi

(130 min.)

Picture Wheel Alientologist David O’Donnell

Tyler Rabinowitz

Transit Conjunction

The Last

Fredrik Waldeland & Jonas Reed

Dan Liu

Nation Down The Sound Liam Hendrix Heath

Antony Petrou

White Lily They Charge Tristan Ofield Terence Nance

For the Sun

Custom Order Will Lowell

10:00pm Thriller

(120 min.)

Dave

At The End Of The Cul-De-Sac

Shawn Lebert

Paul Trillo

Sidewalk Angels

Midwife

Paulo Miranda

Blake Salzman

Hijo por Hijo (Child for Child) Juan Avella

Bambina Alexis Korycinski

A Motel Story

Nick Epstein Quick Fix Brian Leider

Cul-De-Sac Damon Russell

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MONDAY, AUGUST 14th 12:00pm Youth

(114 min.)

Birdman Leftovers Yixuan (Maisie) Luo, Yixing L

Or Carny

Something In That Room

After The Fall

Joshua Seigel

Matthew Manyak

The Klumz A Birthday Card Neshama Ryman

Anvar Madraimov

Atlas World Mary & Marsha in the Manor Morgana McKenzie of Madness Kris Theorin Please He Sui

You Are My Sunshine Jun Jie Huang

2:30pm International

(129 min.)

Born Bone Boon When Demons Die Gori

Daniel Ruebesam

Sabine

Pushing Night Away

Sylvain Robineau

Jade Aksnes

Aurora Jose Maria Martinez

Joe Marcantonio

XYX

Time Machine

Daniel Chamorro

Adolfo Mena Cejas

Red Light

Mirame a los ojos Olga Alaman

5:00pm Period Piece The Massacre at Black Divide Steve Makowski

(107 min.)

Well Jim Powers

“Mother” (Matka) Woman With An Editing Bench Piotrek Golebiowski

The Nation Holds Its Breath Kev Cahill

Karen Pearlman

The Blue Jet Lawrence Le Lam

Hope Dies Last Ben Price

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7:30pm Sci Fi/Fantasy

(124 min.)

Memoir Chrysalis Alexander Jeffery

Unbound Maggie Mahrt

Ina Conradi, Mark Chavez The Secret Max Bartoli

Of Joy

Sunflower Iman And The Peter Ferris Rosati Jarrett Woo LILITH David Odio Miscast

Light Warriors

Boy in the Dark Jason Ragosta

Carsten Kurpanek

10:00pm Music Videos IAMEVE “Starman” Thor Freudenthal

(82 min.)

Turn The Lights On

Cristóbal González Camarena

Floyd Shakim “Mermaids” DAMEHT - Creeper Creeper Daniel Howlid

Jeff Hammer

Zed’s Dead “ Too Young” Warriors by Lisa Mitchell Chris Ullens

Vanessa Gazy

I Got You Nineveh’s Burning Featuring the Aqualilies Lukasz Pytlik Jessica Sanders Nostalgic Love Lord Loud “Tune In” Joscha Bongard Tim Ciancio NewHeights Seth Hirsch, Patrick Mauler Them Jared Rosenthal #Meat Marc J. M. van den Broek Young Damiano Perri Walls Maik Schuster The Fuzzy Crystals “Spinning” Justin Possenti METUBE 2 Fitz and The Tantrums “Roll Up” August Sings Carmina Burana Steve Jennings

Daniel Moshel

Life Is Better Blonde “Fires”

My Eternity

Ben Morgan, Natalie James

Jonathan Martin

“Go Hard” Glen McGowan

Black Swan Hassan Said


TUESDAY, AUGUST 15th 12:00pm Kids Animation/Family Films Summer Camp Island

(94 min.)

Julia Pott

Supermom Jason Honeycutt

Karma Zhaoyu Zhou

Homegrown Quentin Haberham

FuN? Shannon Van Metre

Stella1 Roberto D’Ippolito, Gaia Bonsignore

Dear Dad Carlos Hurtado

King Grandpa Martin Grau

Bosatsu - Year of the Dragon Siddharth Ahluwalia

2:30pm Golden Age

(120 min.)

Goodbye Vesna Getting Ed Laid Cristian Sulser

Deborah Pearl

Beat Around The Bush The Buzzing Of A Bumblebee Brianne Nord-Stewart

Oiled Up Richard Selvi

Vladimir Beldian

The After War Georgio Litt

Two Nocturnes Ien Chi

5:00pm Student Spilt Milk James Dunstan

(118 min.)

Palace Marcus Chan

A Little Memory Filip Nancy Wennan Zhang

Nathalie Álvarez Mesén

When Pigs Fly The Fare Andrew Wood

Santiago Paladines

Zayar Chriz Naing

Brian Robau

It’s Just a Gun /19 /


7:30pm Thriller II

(109 min.)

Whoever Was Using This Bed

Strangers on the Road

Andrew Kotatko

Carlos Solano

Highway Vanessa Gazy

Clarity Dustin Brown

Ditch Adrian Elliot

10:00pm Action

The Suitcase Abi Damaris Corbin

(113 min.)

Third World Man

Two Bellman Three

Brad Sayers

Daniel Malakai Cabrera, Mark David Spencer The Job Hunt for Hiroshi Jason Matzner Sam Gosper Relapse Girl at the Door James Poirier Song Joo-Sung

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16th 12:00pm Dance & Music REPAIRations! The Musical

Courtney Miller

(127 min.)

Cold Storage Thomas Freundlich

Night Dancing Smile: A Musical Barney Cokeliss

Sarah Phillips

Kill Off Genevieve Clay-Smith

Intrinsic Moral Evil

Deadpool The Musical Julian Higgins

Dust Sloan Inns

Harm Weistra

Echo Park Blues Michael Bofshever

Get Free Marine Assaiante

Through The Supermarket The Ballerina, Her Shoemaker In Five Easy Pieces and His Apprentice Anna Maria Joakimsdottir-Hutri Eva Ye


2:30pm Coming of Age

(119 min.)

Kid Gambled Under Water Alex Familian

Bryan Fitzgerald, Valéry Lessard

TV In The Fish Tail Mackenzie Iesh Thapar

Sofia Astrom

Ambi

Crowbar Smile

Marija Apcevska

Jamie Mayer

A Boy Called Su That Party That One Night Vedrana Music

5:00pm Drama II

Mylissa Fitzsimmons

(126 min.)

No One Ever Said Benny Got Shot Janet Rosenthal

Malcolm Washington

A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud Ouroboros Karen Allen

Scott Fleishman

White Face

Penny Sucker

Mtume Gant

Erin Elders

Emergency Carey Williams

7:30pm Dark Comedy

(120 min.)

Ingenue-ish Evil Woman John Stamos

Danny Turkiewicz

Control

Bye, Bye, Baby

Kimmy Gatewood

Fabio Frey

El Audífono (The Earpiece) Eulogilia Samuel Quiles Palop

Alex Grossman

I Know Jake Gyllenhaal is Going to Fuck My Girlfriend

Chell Stephen

Nino Mancuso

A Study in Tyranny

Shauna Is A Liar The Accomplice Jon Hoeg, John F. Beach

Andrew Laurich

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10:00pm Web Series

(112 min.)

Gunner Jackson - Chapter No. 1

Christian Strevy

Fired Robert Matthews

My America Dated Anna Jones & Asaad Kelada Rob Burnettt Dropping The Soap

Sleep tight: “Teeth”

Ellie Kanner

Jason Perlman

The Room Actors: Norm and Kate Love the Ladies Where Are They Now? “Casanorman” Robyn Paris

Kate Przylepa

Crystal Crystal Correa

Rob Janas, Syd Wilder

Fab Life Teresa XO

THURSDAY, AUGUST 17th 12:00pm DOCS II

(123 min.)

Tyler Tabor: A Life Lost Cheryl Hiltzik

The Open Patient: Healing Through Sharing

Prince of Smoke Brett Abramsky Matthew Gelb I’ll Wait Here Harry At Midnight Buerkle Amber McBride Harmes Way Daniel Morfesis Marian Rick Rodgers

2:30pm Coming of Age II Sweet Maddie Stone

(119 min.)

Brady Hood

Ricky’s Baby Melanie Aitkenhead

Spring

Verano 78’

Laurel Parmet

Serapi Soler

It’s All Right, It’s Ok Jim Cummings

Du

sollst nicht lügen (Thou Shalt Not Lie)

Sascha Zimmermann Arlo Alone Nicole Dorsey Snowplow Mia Niebruegge


5:00pm A Touch of Romance

(121 min.)

Strobe

Five Minutes With Mary

Joshua Shultz

Matt Beurois

(le) Rebound This Always Happens Laura Beckner

Alexander Christenson

Lemon Timothy Cooper

Tripolar Alexander Gruszynski

A Date in 2025 Us Funny

Julia Bales, Jim Cummings

Ryan Turner

HIT Katie Trew Cheline

7:30pm Crime Drama

(118 min.)

Watu Wote: All of us

Monday

Katja Benrath

Dinh Thai

Lunch Time For Blood Alireza Ghasemi Lorenzo de Guia Endurance Grzegorz Dębowski

10:00pm Otherwordly

Nacido de Nuevo Evan Kaufmann

(122 min.)

UFO Days The Tinwife Quinn Else

Travis Neufeld

Visitors Icarus Alon Juwal

Tom Teller

Man in the Moon I Am The Doorway Monique Mulcahy

Robin Kasparik

Cubicle Zombies Cork Man Paul Thurwachter, Nicolas Chevaillier

Dawn Han

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 18th 12:00pm International II

(121 min.)

Baraka Néstor Ruiz Medina

Alphagirl

Erica Iselin Saga

“Nomeolvides” (“Forget-me-nots”)

Martin Monk

Miguel Berzal de Miguel Il Silenzio Ali Asgari, Farnoosh Samadi The Cat Adrian Burt Morning Cowboy Fernando Pomares

2:30pm Historical

(125 min.)

Max Chernov

Blood Brothers

Split Ticket Alfred Thomas Catalfo

Oma

To My Father

Daniella Rabbani

Diana Skaya, Liliana Komorowska

The Drone And The Kid Iron Imran J. Khan

L. Gabriel Gonda

Eclipse Jason Ruscio

5:00pm TV

(114 min.)

Shoot Me Nicely Van Diaries Elias Plagianos

Tamara Garfield

Shady Pines Companion Daniel Sorochkin Matt Ferrucci Break The Will Jonathan Siebel

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7:30pm Drama

(127 min.)

Your Day His Lover Ginger Gonzaga

John Burr

Charlie’s Gift Pueblo Indio Duane Journey

Alejo Restrepo

Beast Christopher Sferrazza

The Interview

10:00pm Comedy II

(126 min.)

Top Son Joseph Puleo Shy Guys

Marc Gurung

Tinder is the Night E02: Pee Sitting Down

Mischa Calvert

Fickle Bickle Stephen Ward Spell Claire Greg Emetaz The Machine Adolfo Mena Cejas Time Travel Romance Fredric Lehne

The Real Stephen Blatt

Ben Giroux

Justin Long, Christian Long Mommy Heist Anna Gutto

Afternoon Delight

Matteo J. Mosterts

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19th 12:00pm Sports

(119 min.)

Revolution In The Ring Jason Sklaver

The Language Of Ball Ramón Rodríguez

$15 Kicks Jenn Shaw

The Cage Ricky Staub

GAME Jeannie Donohoe Bola Ian Cumming

Brooklyn Bred Justin Ciccotelli Howay William J. L. Hamilton

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2:30pm Diverse

(121 min.)

The Siblings Liebencrantz The Colonel Jonathan Johnson

Tim Williams

Wishing Box The Silent Child Wenli Zhang and Nan Li

Chris Overton

Whitney’s Wedding

KAP David M. Weiss

John Lawson

Best Friend Vicious Cory Reeder

Andrew Jeric

Grace Note

Swimming in the Desert

Alex Gayner

Alvaro Ron

5:00pm So Long, Farewell

(145 min.)

Fry Day The Importance Laura Moss of Sex Education L. Jack and Jill Elizabeth Powers Nikhil Melnechuk Mother, Child Tin Pang Bettas Benjamin-Shalom Rodriguez La Petite Mort Elizabeth Jaeleigh Davis Mare Nostrum Rana KAZKAZ, Anas KHALAF The Foster Portfolio Danielle Katvan The Ceiling Teppo Airaksinen

Towards The Sun Monica Santis

6:00pm Stage 32/Harmony Gold Screening (83 min.)

Sisters Taylor Shortall Monsters Steve Desmond

Dryad Thomas Vernay Cumulus

Must Escape Vadym Shapran

The Light In The Afternoon Six Letter Word David Steiner

Lisanne Sartor

Eliza Mikko Löppönen /29 /


HSFF PARTIES THURSDAY, AUGUST 10 Opening Night After Party

TUESDAY, AUGUST 15

9:30pm - 1:00am

LOCATION: TBD

CINEMATIC PICTURES GROUP 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Ste. 200 A, Hollywood Beer, Wine, Cocktails, Light Appetizers Entertainment: DJ Sandman Ticket: $35

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16

FRIDAY, AUGUST 11

9:00pm - 1:00am

9:00pm - 1:00am LOCATION: TBD

LOST PROPERTY 1704 Vine Street, Hollywood

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18

9:00pm - 1:00am

9:00pm - 1:00am

9:00pm - 1:00am BOARDNERS 1652 N. Cherokee Ave., Hollywood

THURSDAY, AUGUST 17

9:00pm - 1:00am

DAVE & BUSTERS 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Ste. 343, Hollywood

THE STUDY 6356 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 Awards Night

9:00pm - 1:00am SPARE ROOM

7:30pm

7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood Special: Punch Bowl - $7

HARMONY GOLD THEATER 7655 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles Light appetizers, beer, wine, cocktails

MONDAY, AUGUST 14

After Party

at The Roosevelt Hotel

9:00pm - 1:00am

10:00pm

ADULTS ONLY BAR 7065 1/2 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood

PROJECT CLUB LA 6356 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood


8:00pm AWARD CEREMONY Harmony Gold 13th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival Awards

Harmony Gold Theatre • 7655 Sunset Blvd.

8:00pm CLOSING NIGHT FEATURE TCL Chinese 6 Theatre

THIS IS MEG Directed by: Alex Ferrari Written by: Jill-Michele Melean With: Krista Allen, Carlos Alazraqui, Debra Wilson “30 is the new 50 here, lose 15 pounds, Meg! You need to be on new age social media, Meg!” From nagging agents to nagging parents, aspiring comedienne/actress Meg finds herself in a rut as she evaluates how far she is from making it big in Los Angeles. This is Meg sends us on a whirlwind of an adventure from struggle to enlightenment, the Los Angeles way.


13th ANNUAL HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTI FRIDAY, AUGUST 11 11:00am Project Greenlight Digital Studios PitchFest Brought to you by Adaptive Studios, the Project Greenlight Digital Studios (PGLDS) Pitch Fest is a chance for creators of all experience levels to pitch their original ideas for short-form digital series to executives from PGLDS. One winner will be awarded a $5,000 prize and a general meeting with Adaptive and PGLDS creative development teams.

1:00pm How to Brand, Market and Build an Audience using Social Media and Marketing Hustle Indie Film Hustle creator Alex Ferrari and Stage 32 Founder & CEO Richard Botto sit down to have a chat about the current state of the industry and how this influences your strategy to build an audience

3:00pm Producing and Financing features in the Streaming ecosystem Fireside Chat on the rapidly changing economics of movie distribution.

5:00pm Opening Keynote - Legendary AD Jason Roberts Legendary AD Jason Roberts (1st AD for Michael Bay, Angelina Jolie, Steven Spielberg, and more) will be talking about the current state of the industry and what it takes to break in. 2017 projects include Ghost in the Machine, Downsizing, American Made and Transformers 5: The Last Knight.

6:30pm Conference Opening Night Reception: Network + Mingle Sponsored by Greenlight Digital Studios, Adaptive Studios and Peroni Light bites sponsored by SolMont Events


VAL PANEL CONFERENCE

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 11:00am Why You Need Production Insurance Join us for a chat with Insurance expert Marc Spivey (with Sukhi Pabla of Revolution ES) on the ins and outs of insurance issues specific to independent filmmaking and short film content creators.

1:00pm VR / 360 / AR and Beyond - The Future of Storytelling In this panel, filmmakers and content creators will discuss the current state of immersive entertainment, the challenges of creating it, as well as the future of filmmaking in Hollywood.

3:00pm Hollywood, Films and Financing Our expert panel will discuss current factors at play and tips & strategies to help prepare today’s filmmakers for the ever-changing world of film financing.

5:00pm The Future is Female - Wonder Women in Hollywood Join a lively panel discussion hosted by Aliance of Women Directors and hear the latest from working industry females and HollyShorts festival alumni about the challenges women face in today’s Film & Entertainment business and the role that Film Festivals play in the launch of your career.

6:30pm Conference Reception: Network + Mingle Sponsored by SolMont Events and Peroni /33 /


SUNDAY, AUGUST 13 1:00pm Casting Agents and Directors: Insiders with insights Whether you’re an experienced professional or a filmmaking newbie, this session will provide you with insider tips from top casting directors that have worked Productions around the world including a rolodex of projects in Blockbuster Feature Films, Television, Reality TV, Music Videos and more.

3:00pm Abundant Story Playground: An interactive event Back by Popular Demand! Experience Abundant Story Playground. An interactive event for digital content creators, writers, directors, independent filmmakers, actors and audience members.

6:30pm Hunting for Oscar - How to qualify and strategize

7:30pm Conference Reception: Network + Mingle Sponsored by The Seattle Film Summit, Abundant Productions and Peroni • Lite Bites sponsored by SolMont Events

TUESDAY, AUGUST 15 5:00pm Power Up Your Premise, Power Up Your Story, Power Up Your Career Looking to hone your story? How best to pitch your project to executives and producers? Take the next step in your writing career? This discussion, led by top screenwriting experts, will give you the tools and tips you need to get your writing, your script and your career to the next level.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 17 7:30pm ADULTS ONLY BAR 7065 1/2 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood

Last Call with Badal & McInnis Sharon Badal (Tribeca) and Kathleen McInnis (Aspen, Toronto, Palm Springs) serve up all you need to know about thriving (and surviving) on the film festival circuit. Whether you take it straight up or on the rocks, these two short film mavens will deliver bracing and practical insider information.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18 6:30 PM FIRESIDE CHAT: The Camera Division Filmmaker Mixer Join The Camera Division for a filmmaker Mixer upstairs at the TCL Chinese Filmmaker Lounge

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THANK YOU! Thanks to my HollyShorts Family, DMG family, and Dumont, Casseus and Bijaoui family, what a year! Be great. Theo Dumont Thank you to all the wonderful filmmakers for creating amazing work to screen. Without them we do not have a festival. To my amazing wife Puah, I love you and thank you for blessing us with our beautiful daughter Anaïs Hava Benzicron-Sol! Daniel Sol Thanks to the incredible filmmakers in this year’s festival, we’re thrilled to showcase you. Huge thanks to our team: Edith, Alex, Ozzy, Alejandra, Carter, Kevin, Erin, Parrish, Leimomi, Kim & Jerome – you guys are awesome! Theo/Daniel what an idea you had! Continues to astound me at how amazing this is each year! Kudos guys! Many, many thanks to our volunteers! Much love to SLC. Nicole Castro

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Hollyshorts17 Festival Program  

2017 HollyShorts Film Festival screenings and panels lineup.

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