Tuesday, August 15, 2006

HollyShorts 2006 Announces Award Winners!!!


Avie Luthras Lucky Takes Home Top Honors and Best Foreign Short Award

Daniele Ferraro Gets $2500 studio rental package from Casablanca Studios in Palm Springs to shoot her next movie with Women in Film Award

HOLLYWOOD August 14, 2006 The 2nd Annual HollyShorts, Short Film Festival came to a close Sunday evening at Cinespace: Digital Superclub in Hollywood with top honors of Best Short and Best Foreign short going to Avie Luthra for her short film Lucky.

The event brought together filmmakers and audiences from around the world with 53 short films screened and 51 in competition. The award ceremony, which drew a packed house of filmmakers and enthusiasts, was followed by a special musical performance by R&B group 2Deep.

The audience choice award for day 1 went to Spin, Directed by Jamin Winans while audience choice for day 2 went to Maxi Doodles, Directed by Bronston Jones. The Stash Animation Award drew a tie with Kat Kosmalas Linear Progression and Eduardo Martin Julves Valle Parasio sharing the crown for Best Animated Short. The Women in Film Award went to Daniele Ferraro for her outstanding work as writer, producer and actress in Dirty Mary. With the win Ferraro was awarded free studio time to shoot her next movie courtesy of Casablanca Studios in Palm Springs with a total value of $2500.

Additional Award winners included:

Lovinsa Kasuma won the Best Documentary Award, presented by Fetro.com for her short film Rape for Who I am.

Best Comedic Short presented by The Dreamhouse Ensemble went to Bronston Jones for his short Maxi Doodles.

Varda Hardy took home The Best Short Screenplay Award presented by Creative Screenwriting Magazine for her short film Window.

Best Cinematography presented by New York Film Academy went to the directing duo of Honey for their short film Ozone.

Best Drama went to Matteo Servente for his short film Dammi il La (Run and Look).

About HollyShorts
HollyShorts, Short Film Festival is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. HollyShorts is devoted to the advancement filmmakers through screenings, Q&A sessions and networking events. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 30- minutes or less. For more information, please visit www.hollyshorts.com.

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