Hollywood: A mecca for aspiring actors, writers, directors, producers. For anyone serious about "breaking in," all roads lead to Hollywood. Come to the Hollywood Short Film Festival, meet interesting people, full of passion and make new connection.
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Best of The Best gets newest Vegas Pro $599.

Festival Certificates and Golden Plaques will go to all Winners.

All FINALISTS get All Films Passes for two, Awards Ceremony invitations for two + Live screening guarantee spot + Guarantee Spot at Q&A - Meeting with the audience after screenings.

No politics, religion agenda content. No Premiere status is necessary. No porn content. We do not accept "work in progress" versions. Make sure your work is finished. The film or script cannot be older than 10 years. Do not send any discs or files to us. Online materials are good enough for now. No porn content. HSFF is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening (including but not limited to multiple screenings in multiple U.S. and International locations), and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless HSFF from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Overall Rating
  • Wasn't able to attend the festival, but my DP went and FaceTimed me in when our short won an award (thank you HSFF)! Many thanks to Mark for the fast communication and the photos.

    February 2019
  • VIctoria McGee

    This was a great experience all around! The Festival staff, especially Mark, were helpful and hospitable! I recommend this festival to everyone!

    January 2019
  • Piotr Biedroń

    Very nice festival. Nice people, good program.
    I really appreciate all the organization and the communication. Hope I'll be able to submit new works soon.

    January 2018
  • Francesco Siro

    Such a great pleasure and honour be a part of this live event...nice moments and emotions!💕🎥

    January 2018
  • Samuel Gonzalez Vera

    Muy buen festival! muy buena selección!!

    February 2017