Hollyshorts announce line-up of films; “Full Metal Jacket” to Open the festival with a tribute to Matthew Modine

By Oliver Carnay


Hollywood, CA (August 4, 2017) – HollyShorts unveils it’s star studded opening lineup. The 13th annual Academy Awards� Qualifying Festival kicks off next Thursday night August 10 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theaters. A record 4,000 films were submitted and 400 are screening in competition August 10-19.

Below is the opening night program which will follow the special screening of Full Metal Jacket with Matthew Modine Q&A. Ben Lyons is hosting the evening.

HollyShorts Opening Night Shorts Program Lineup

Without Grace Directed by Deborah Kampmeier, written/produced by Angela Cohen, starring double-Emmy-nominee Ann Dowd (Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, HBO’s The Leftovers) and John Doman (HBO’s The Wire).

InGenue-ish Written and Directed by John Stamos

11th Hour Directed by Jim Sheridan starring Salma Hayek.

Graffiti by Brett Gursky starring Tanner Anderson, Cassie Scerbo

Penny Sucker by Erin Elders starring James Paxton, and Debbon Ayer.

HollyShorts 2016 Screenplay winner The Son, The Father by Lukas Hassel.

Crowbar Smile by Jamie Mayer, Produced by Josh Hutcherson (Hunger Games), starring Tristan Lake Leabu, Serinda Swan (HBO’s Ballers), Emily Robinson, Tate Donovan

Control by Kimmy Gatewood (Netflix Original Series GLOW), written and starring Alison Becker (Parks and Recreation)