HSFF awards prizes from sponsors Kodak, Panavision, Final Draft, Klio Studios, BeCine, The Camera Division, Red Giant, Neko Productions, Jungle Software, Easterseals Disability Challenge, Zoe Kevork Law, Stage 32, and many others! Awards go to over 25+ categories including Best Short (Academy Qualifying), Best Live Action (Academy Qualifying) Best Director, Best Animation (Academy Qualifying), Best Doc, Best Cinematography, Best Music Video, etc. Distribution opportunities available for winners via Bitpix, Dust, Alter, Stampede, and Indieflix. Industry attendees at the 2021,edition included programmers from TriBeCa, Cleveland, Newport Beach, and others!
All winners receive an offer to be on our exclusive platform Bitpixtv.com.
(*Categories/Amounts subject to change*)
By submitting (uploading & purchasing a submission to festival), your project to HollyShorts Film Festival via FilmFreeway, you acknowledge that you are not eligible for a refund. Films and videos submitted to the Festival will be considered for competitive categories. Oscar nominated films may be submitted for screening but not in the competitive categories. There are no refunds for double submissions or submissions that are not accepted. If you have double submitted, you will receive a credit for another submission. No refunds will be given for any submission that asks to withdraw, regardless of reason. By submitting your film for consideration for the 16th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival, you agree for HollyShorts to screen your short film if it is an official selection for this year's festival and are obligated to your commitment. All films with screen on DCP unless otherwise mentioned. Simple DCP is our DCP vendor.
**Please note that by submitting your film, being accepted and submitting your DCP to screen- you are confirming that HollyShorts can screen your film, regardless of another festival's acceptance and are bound by these terms and conditions.**