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Hollyshorts Film Festival

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The 12th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival, which takes place August 11-20, 2016 at the TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood and Roosevelt Hotel is now accepting submissions! For details simply visit or Ranked multiple times by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the top festival’s worth the entry fee, HollyShorts has grown from from a small one day event to the biggest independent short film celebration in Los Angeles. 

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SOLmont Entertainment, the organizers of HollyShorts anticipate over 20,000 attendees for the 12th annual week-long celebration, which will include screenings, daily networking events, panels, seminars, a short film market, the top next generation filmmakers from around the world and the 3rd edition of the HollyShorts Film Conference at the world famous Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood.


The maximum running time for submissions is 30 minutes. The festival’s categories include Short Live Action, Short Animation, Short Documentary, Student, Music Video, Web Series, Commercials, Trailers and 3D. This year HollyShorts is partnering with Latino Art Beat on a new Youth Film Competition 2014, a national competition available to all students attending a high school or college anywhere in North America. Students must be under 21 years old and the content must be original works 15 minutes or less. Also for the first time ever, the festival has introduced a short Screenplay category. Submit here:


HollyShorts upcoming deadlines: 

Our deadlines:

February 5, 2016

Early Bird


April 8, 2016

Regular Deadline


May 20, 2016

Late Deadline


June 6, 2016

Extended Deadline


July 11, 2016

Notification Date


August 11 – 20, 2016

Event Date


Screenplay contest, 15 pages or less short scripts, winners get a production deal valued at $10,000 courtesy of Evil Slave. 


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About HollyShorts

HollyShorts Film Festival is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. HollyShorts is devoted to the advancement of filmmakers through screenings, Q&A sessions and networking events. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 30- minutes or less. For more information please visit


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