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Program Description

HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films and short screenplays from around the globe. The festival showcases the top short films produced 40 minutes or less and is looking for the best short screenplays 30 pages or less.

Deadlines and Fees

Early
Jan. 21, 2022
Regular
Mar. 25, 2022
Late
May 06, 2022
Final
May 27, 2022
ISA Extended
June 10, 2022
Category 2
Standard Fee
$35
$45
$55
$75
$80
$30
$40
$50
$70
$75
Category 3
Standard Fee
$35
$45
$55
$75
$80
$30
$40
$50
$70
$75
Category 4
Standard Fee
$35
$45
$55
$75
$80
$30
$40
$50
$70
$75
Category 9
Standard Fee
$35
$45
$55
$75
$80
$30
$40
$50
$70
$75
Category 10
Standard Fee
$35
$45
$55
$75
$80
$30
$40
$50
$70
$75
Category 11
Standard Fee
$35
$45
$55
$75
$80
$30
$40
$50
$70
$75
Category 12
Standard Fee
$35
$45
$55
$75
$80
$30
$40
$50
$70
$75
Category 13
Standard Fee
$35
$45
$55
$75
$80
$30
$40
$50
$70
$75
Category 14
Standard Fee
$35
$45
$55
$75
$80
$30
$40
$50
$70
$75
Category 15
Standard Fee
$35
$45
$55
$75
$80
$30
$40
$50
$70
$75
Category 16
Standard Fee
$35
$45
$55
$75
$80
$30
$40
$50
$70
$75

Program Benefits

Best Short Screenplay
The first place winning short screenplay will get produced by our production company sponsor Seattle Film Summit to be completed and screen at the HollyShorts Film Festival in 2023.  Completed film will also be qualified for Academy Awards consideration by HollyShorts!
Sponsor: Seattle Film Summit
Cash Award Value: 25,000 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 30,000 U.S. Dollar

Film Augusta prize
$10,000 value in production to make the winning screenplay in Augusta, GA.

Hawk Films Production Prize
$20,000 production prize to shoot the selected script.  Completed film will screen at the 2023 HollyShorts Film Festival!
Sponsor: Hawk Films
Value of Goods/Services: 20,000 U.S. Dollar

3rd Place
Final Draft software prize
Sponsor: Final Draft
Value of Goods/Services: 300 U.S. Dollar

Honorable Mention
Final Draft Software
Sponsor: Final Draft
Value of Goods/Services: 300 U.S. Dollar

Best TV pilot
Quarter and Semi Finalists
All Quarter and Semi finalists get invite to attend the festival, all access pass and option from 88th Street Productions for the winner of Best TV Pilot
Value of Goods/Services: 1000 U.S. Dollar

Best Female Screenplay
All Quarter and Semi finalists get invite to attend the festival, all access pass and option from 88th Street Productions to make the film. $1000 cash for the shoot and Becine providing rental camera gear for the shot for the winner of Best Female Screenplay
Value of Goods/Services: 2000 U.S. Dollar

 

Announcement Dates

Notifications Date

July 29, 2022

Winners Announced

Aug. 20, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

www.hollyshorts.com/faq

Rules

All entries submitted are eligible to win the top prizes.


Employees (and their immediate families (parent, spouse, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their same households, whether or not related) of HollyShorts and any of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies or festival sponsors, are not eligible to win. There is no limit on the number of short screenplays you can submit; however, each short screenplay submitted by you must be original and different from any other short screenplay submitted by you, submitted separately and accompanied by its own completed submission form and participant agreement. Short screenplays may be a maximum of 30 pages, must be in English and must be submitted in proper script format. HollyShorts reserves the right to reject any short screenplay that it determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, contains prohibited content or is offensive, inappropriate or otherwise unacceptable. All eligible entries received by HollyShorts will be judged by the HollyShorts selection committee and the production company sponsoring the contest.


By submitting your script for consideration for the HollyShorts Screenplay Contest, you agree for HollyShorts and its contest sponsor to produce your short screenplay if selected as the overall winner. The completed film will premiere at the HollyShorts Film Festival.

**subject to change** 

Contact Information

staff@hollyshorts.com

14622 Ventura Blvd. Suite 102 #722

122, CA, Sherman Oaks

91403

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