Festivals, Film
Aug 14, 2012


PPLA reporter Demetria Johnson hit the red carpet for the Hollyshorts Film Festival. Check out our video of our favorite highlights from the fest and our full list of winners!

The 8th Annual Hollyshorts Film Festival took place at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood and wrapped with a standing room only awards ceremony hosted by Amy Paffrath. It was the most attended Hollyshorts to date and included screeings, panels, and receptions.

The HollyShorts Best Overall Short Film prize, which wins a $10,000 in post production and finishing services package from Company 3, went to Director Bryan Buckley for his film ASAD. The HollyShorts Best Director Award which wins a $10,000 post production and finishing services package from Company 3, went to Grainger David for his short film The Chair. Other notable prizes were given out for Best Documentary Short which went to Stephanie Butler’s Bo and The Method Studios Best VFX Award went to John Roberts’ The Wheel.

Here are the full list of winners:

Jury Honorable mention: “92 Skybox Rookie Card”-Maury Steinman
Jury honorable mention: “The Queen”- Adam Rose
HollyShorts/NociCortinfestival Jury Award: “Oroverde”- Piereluigi Ferrandini!
Best Actor-Robert Chester Smith for “The Hiccup”
Best Actress – Grace Kaufman for “Buttons in the Ground”
Best Animation -Luminaris-Juan Pablo Zaramella
Best Cinematography – “Asternauts-Xiaosu Han, Andreas Thalhammer
Best Comedy –Love and Germaphobia-Tyler Spindel
Best Documentary-Bo-Stephanie Butler
Best Editing-Sin Dolor-Joe Greco
Best Horror Fearnet Award -Mo-deon-pae-mil-li (Modern Family)-Kwang Bin Kim
Best International-Episodizt-Igor Aleksov
Best Score – Tumbleweed-Edison Jarrin
Best Narrative – Cherry Waves-Carey Williams
Best Drama -Prora-Stephane Riethauser
Best Female Director -Noeima-Moema Umann
Best Producer “Atlantis”- Stephanie Scire
Best Sci Fi -The End-Ted Marcus
Best Student –Maddoggin-Terrence Heuston
Best Action-The Crocodile – Steve Acevedo
Best Web Series –Sitting Babies- Cameron Fay
Showbiz Future Filmmaker Award -Sin Dolor-Joe Greco
Best Commercial – True Power-Karel van Bellingen
Best Music Video-Kindness Boomerang-Orly Wahba
Method Studios Best VFX-The Wheel-John Roberts

Best Director- “The Chair”- Grainger David

Best Short Film- “ASAD”- Bryan Buckley

Next year’s Hollyshorts festival will extend from seven to ten days and be held Aug 15-25, 2013.