The fourth annual HollyShorts Film Festival kicks off on Thursday, August 7, with a marquee opening night celebration featuring a number of high profile short film projects. The opening night event, which takes place at the Egyptian Theatre in conjunction with the American Cinematheque, will feature director Bill Purple’s Hole in the Paper Sky, which stars Jessica Biel and Gary Marshall; WireImage co-founder Jeff Vespa’s Nosebleed, which stars David Arquette; director Alex Ferrari’s Red Princess Blues Animated: The Book of Violence, voiced by Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay‘s Paula Garcés; radio personality Marty Keegan’s award-winning Verboten; and, as previously mentioned, the Hollywood premieres of directorial debuts from two actors — Josh Brolin‘s X and Larry Hankin’s The Outlaw Emmett Deemus.
Friday, August 8, will mark the festival’s inaugural HollyShorts Music Video celebration, showcasing clips from some of the industry’s hottest new music video directors. The festival’s core screenings and industry panels take place at the Laemmle Sunset 5 on Saturday, August 9 and Sunday, August 10. “We’re stepping up our Hollywood presence in a major way this year, with a marquee opening night celebration in conjunction with the American Cinematheque, a new music video category and a lineup of high profile films,” said HollyShorts Film Festival director and co-founder Daniel Sol. For tickets and more information, click here.