The 18th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival commenced at the TCL Chinese Theater to showcase 400 Oscar-qualifying short films, featuring a diverse array of filmmakers, directors, screenwriters, producers, cinematographers and more talent from all around the world.
After 10 days of film screenings and red carpet interviews, 34 awards were presented on Saturday, August 20th, and the winners of HollyShorts’ three top prizes will be eligible for nomination at the 2023 Oscars®.
In this 11-minute episode, Elliott brings viewers around the iconic Hollywood venue and weaves together amazing, light-hearted, informative interviews with the nominated attendees.
Enjoy hearing the behind-the-scenes of these filmmakers’ lives, the trials and tribulations of creating short films, appearances and productions throughout the rest of 2022, and where we can find projects from each talented Creative going forward.
And Surprise! ONTHETREND chatted with two category winners:
Winner of Best TV, “A QUESTION OF SERVICE” by Erin Brown Thomas
Winner of Best LGBTQIA+, “NORTH STAR” by P.J. Palmer starring Colman Domingo.
Everyone featured in this episode are listed below:
JESS BERRY | DAUGHTERS – Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Actress
IANTHA RICHARDSON | J’OUVERT – Director, Executive Producer
JASMINE ASHANTI | J’OUVERT – Actress
EMILY ALPREN | TRYING – Director, Screenwriter
ABBY WATHEN | TRYING – Screenwriter, Executive Producer, Actress
P.J. PALMER | NORTH STAR – Director, Screenwriter
AUDREY WASILEWSKI | NORTH STAR – Actress
YUSUF NASIR | REGRET TO INFORM YOU – Director, Screenwriter, Actor
SANDRA LIPSKI | MI ISLA – Director, Screenwriter + Creator of Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival
DYLAN BOOM | ELEVATE – Director, Screenwriter
JASON BUTLER HARNER | ELEVATE – Actor
TRACIE THOMS | ELEVATE – Actress
TORY DEVON SMITH | THE BALDWIN ARCHIVES – Screenwriter
TRACE TALBOT | AUDITORIUM – Actor
ERIN BROWN THOMAS | A QUESTION OF SERVICE – Director, Editor
HANS OBMA | A QUESTION OF SERVICE – Screenwriter, Executive Producer, Actor
JAMES P. REES | THE AGENT – Actor
PHILLAPA TANNER | THE FALL – Producer
DESIRAE WITTE | THE FALL – Director, Screenwriter
KAZ PS | PROXY – Director, Editor
ARTHUR GROSS & JON ALSTON
MEHRDAD SARLAK | CALL CASTING – Producer
STEVE PETERSON | VIVA – Director, Screenwriter, Executive Producer, Editor
ALEX LOYNAZ | VIVA – Producer, Actor
ARAMI MALAISE | VIVA – Producer, Actress
TYLER HOLMES | TRIGGERMAN – Director, Screenwriter
SARAH AL-QATOU | TRIGGERMAN – Producer
HollyShorts Film Festival is created and programmed by Nicole Castro, Daniel Sol and Theo Dumont. 41 countries were represented at this year’s 18th anniversary Oscar-qualifying film festival, truly underscoring the global impact of short films in culture at large.