17th Edition of HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL to return at TCL Chinese Theaters in Hollywood September 23 – 30, 2021.
By Oliver Carnay
HollyShorts will take place in-person September 23-30, 2021 at the TCL Chinese Theaters in Hollywood, with the annual, star-studded Awards Gala set to take place on October 1, 2021.
The festival will once again offer a streaming option for fans around the world via its proprietary platform BITPIX https://bitpixtv.com/, making 2021 the first time in HollyShorts’ 17 year history a hybrid event. Born out of the Oscar® Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival, Bitpix is a new Premium AVOD platform, featuring the world’s best short films. The platform is already live in alpha mode and available via Bitpixtv.com. Bitpix is streamed through the app for download on Airplay, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, AppleTV, Chromecast, IOS, Roku.
The festival winners and honorees who celebrated virtually in 2020 are being invited to attend this year’s special in-person gathering. The 2020 edition of HollyShorts saw a record-breaking seven Oscar nominees and two winning alumni films. Those alumni included:
Winner – Best Live Action Short:
Two Distant Strangers directed by Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe
Winner – Best Animated Short:
If Anything Happens I Love You directed by Will McCormack and Michael Govier
Nominated – Best Live Action Short:
Feeling Through directed by Doug Roland
The Letter Room directed by Elvira Lind
The Present directed by Farah Nabulsi
White Eye directed by Tomer Shushan
Nominated – Best Documentary Short:
Hunger Ward directed by Skye Fitzgerald
For more information visit: hollyshorts.com