- Friday, Aug. 19, 2011
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The 7th Annual http://hollyshorts.com.>HollyShorts Film Festival wrapped last night with a standing room only awards ceremony at the Geisha House in Hollywood live-streamed courtesy of Dyal Productions and hosted by Actress Sheila Shah. Audience choice winners from each program will be announced later this weekend. The HollyShorts Best Overall Short Film prize, which wins a $10,000 in postproduction and finishing services package from Company 3, went to "Mrs. Peppercorn's Magical Reading Room" by Mike Le Han. The HollyShorts Best Director Award, which wins a $10,000 postproduction and finishing services package from Company 3, went to Christian Swegal, Director of "Stasis." Below please find the list of the announced winners.
· Best Short Film Shot in Los Angeles-"John Doe"-Melissa Ciampa
· Best Student Short Film-"Goldenbox" by Matt MacDonald
· Showbiz Store and Café Future Filmmaker Award-Jacob Chase, "Patient Zero"
· Best Webisode- "CLUBSCENE: The Bartender" by Adriano Valentini Best International- "ColourBleed" by Peter Szewczyk
· Best Family-"Me and The Chef"
· Best Horror- "Nowhere Road" by Benjamin Dynice
· Best Narrative- "Augenblicke" by Martin Bargiel
· Best Documentary-"The Vacuum Kid" by Katherine Mahalic Best Cinematography-"Dissection of a Storm" by Julio Soto
· Best Drama-"Sold" by John Irwin
· Best Comedy-"Bear Force One" by Andy Mogren
· Best Editing and VFX-"Stasis" by Christian Swegal
· Best Actor-David Dastmalchian-"Double Black"
· Best Actress- Grace Huang "Blood Traffic" Best Animation-"Photographs" by Brendan Clogher
· Best Music/Sound-"Sugartown" by JT Mollner
· Honorable Mention-"5 Second Short Films"
· Honorable Mention-"Pillow Talk"
· Best Commercial-"Levi's Post-Mortem" By Ezra Stanley
· Best Music Video-WhoMadeWho "Every Minute Alone" by William Stahl
· Best Director-Christian Swegal, Director of "Stasis"
· Best Short Film- "Mrs. Peppercorn's Magical Reading Room" by Mike Le Han
HollyShorts is an organization devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe, advancing the careers of filmmakers through screenings, networking events, awards, and various panels and forums.
For the past 7 years, HollyShorts has featured participation from some of the top filmmakers and artists in the world including: James Caan, Paul Haggis, David Lynch, Josh Brolin, Jessica Biel, David Arquette, Eli Roth, Jane Lynch, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Jason Biggs, John Dahl, Darren Lew, Malcolm Barrett, Mark Fergus, Demi Moore, Kirsten Dunst, Jamie Linden, Brian Geraghty, Scott Porter, Joel David Moore, Adrian Grenier, Carter Smith and many more. The tradition continues with this incarnation of the most anticipated short film event of the year. HollyShorts was the first short film festival ever in Hollywood to showcase a 3D short film program. http://hollyshorts.com.