Congrats to the Winners at 7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival!

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.”

Click here for Our Red Carpet Interviews at the 7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival 

Here’s the list of winners from this year’s festival:

  • 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

Here are photos from the Red Carpet Opening Event

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Brian Beacock IMG_3872Brian Beacock IMG_3899Imani Shakur IMG_3913Monique Ganderton IMG_3934Diane Namm IMG_3962Diane Namm IMG_3981
Jessie Kahnweiler IMG_3983Jessie Kahnweiler IMG_3984Jessie Kahnweiler IMG_3991Malia Fields & M David Melvin IMG_4046Malia Fields & M David Melvin IMG_4045Steve Brio, Bailey Huff & Brent Huff IMG_4048
Steve Brio, Bailey Huff & Brent Huff IMG_4057Steve Brio, Bailey Huff & Brent Huff IMG_4068Steve Brio, Bailey Huff & Brent Huff IMG_4085Ken Davitian IMG_4137Ken Davitian IMG_4147Jason Barber, Ashleigh Pannell, & Bryan Loundon IMG_4163

7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival Screening Tickets Available Now

HollyShorts Film Festival (August 11 to 18)

HollyShorts Film Festival (August 11 to 18)

Come out to the seventh annual HollyShorts Film Festival (August 11 to 18) showcasing shorts from around the world at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome and Laemmle’s Sunset 5, this acclaimed festival features films from amateur auteurs and Hollywood veterans alike.

HollyShorts Film Festival Schedule – Tickets

Opening night Red CarpetMingle Media TV will be there covering as media. Screening Thursday will include several great shorts – (personal favorite: Cutlass!):

Check out the schedule during the week long event and come out to see the screenings of these awesome shorts on topics from teens in cars to the best and brightest industry panels.
Follow the happenings on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/Hollyshorts and look for our Red Carpet Report after Thursdays opening night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Love Filled-Horror Story?

If you read my previous post, you’ll know that I am a sucker for a good dating series… going from the dates that our heroine in the web series “Dating in the Middle Ages” faces to the very depths of true horror dating in the short film “The Horror of Our Love” from Elftwin Films, there’s no loss for these story tellers in conveying their search for true love while coupling it with music.

We met Dave Reda, the director, writer and actor of this short film at the HollyShorts last month and loved what he had to say about the industry and competing in festivals. Check out our interview here:

The Horror of Our Love, short film, is a combo horror/comedy/love story that is based on the song by the band Ludo. As this film is still in the festival rounds, it is not available online for you to view… but you can listen to the song that inspired Dave Reda to write this entertaining but short – short!

Stay tuned… there will be more awesomeness coming from this filmmaker (award winning filmmaker, we’d like to add).

John Deiner, Paula Rhodes at 6th Annual Hollyshorts Short Film Festival Red Carpet

The sixth installment of the HollyShorts Film Festival (www.hollyshorts.com) kicked off on Thursday August 5 at the DGA theatre in Hollywood with a star studded opening night celebration. Find out more about the HollyShorts Film Festival at http://www.hollyshorts.com. For more video coverage of this event please visit the Red Carpet Report on Mingle Media TV. http://www.minglemediatv.com

Roy Vongtama at 6th Annual Hollyshorts Short Film Festival Red Carpet

The sixth installment of the HollyShorts Film Festival (www.hollyshorts.com) kicked off on Thursday August 5 at the DGA theatre in Hollywood with a star studded opening night celebration. Find out more about the HollyShorts Film Festival at http://www.hollyshorts.com. For more video coverage of this event please visit the Red Carpet Report on Mingle Media TV. http://www.minglemediatv.com

Cynthia Stafford at 6th Annual Hollyshorts Short Film Festival Red Carpet

The sixth installment of the HollyShorts Film Festival (www.hollyshorts.com) kicked off on Thursday August 5 at the DGA theatre in Hollywood with a star studded opening night celebration. Find out more about the HollyShorts Film Festival at http://www.hollyshorts.com. For more video coverage of this event please visit the Red Carpet Report on Mingle Media TV. http://www.minglemediatv.com

Hamky Madera at 6th Annual Hollyshorts Short Film Festival Red Carpet

The sixth installment of the HollyShorts Film Festival (www.hollyshorts.com) kicked off on Thursday August 5 at the DGA theatre in Hollywood with a star studded opening night celebration. Find out more about the HollyShorts Film Festival at http://www.hollyshorts.com. For more video coverage of this event please visit the Red Carpet Report on Mingle Media TV. http://www.minglemediatv.com

Tyler Collins at AOFFest Fundraiser for Andy Swan, Screening of Swan

July 24th 2010: At the Action On Film International Film Festival VI, AREA 9 Productions will present ?SWAN,? a charity event to benefit the Lung Cancer Foundation Of America. The event was hosted by Executive Producer Ed Bernero and the cast of the popular CBS television show, ?CRIMINAL MINDS? in Pasadena. In attendance, supporting Andy Swan and his family were Shemar Moore, Ed Bernero, and Kirsten Vangsness from Criminal Minds, Al and Zadrina Eisenmann from Area 9 Productions and more. In February 2010, just as his career was beginning to take off, 34-year-old writer/director Andy Swan was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer, a total shock as Andy was never a smoker. Through his drive and determination, coupled with cutting-edge cancer treatments and tremendous support from his family, friends and colleagues, Andy has a bright future ahead. Andy is a partner in AREA 9 Productions. He is married to Jen Swan and is the father of 3-year-old, Nicholas. For more info on the Lung Cancer Foundation of America please visit: http://lcfamerica.org To find out how you can support Andy Swan, his family and the Lung Cancer Foundation of America in this cause, please visit: http://www.area9productions.com For video footage from this event, please visit, http://www.minglemediatv.com.

Ronan’s Escape at 6th Annual Hollyshorts Short Film Festival Red Carpet

The sixth installment of the HollyShorts Film Festival (www.hollyshorts.com) kicked off on Thursday August 5 at the DGA theatre in Hollywood with a star studded opening night celebration. Find out more about the HollyShorts Film Festival at http://www.hollyshorts.com. For more video coverage of this event please visit the Red Carpet Report on Mingle Media TV. http://www.minglemediatv.com

Jimmy Jean-Louis at 6th Annual Hollyshorts Short Film Festival Red Carpet

The sixth installment of the HollyShorts Film Festival (www.hollyshorts.com) kicked off on Thursday August 5 at the DGA theatre in Hollywood with a star studded opening night celebration. Find out more about the HollyShorts Film Festival at http://www.hollyshorts.com. For more video coverage of this event please visit the Red Carpet Report on Mingle Media TV. http://www.minglemediatv.com