HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL 2022 HORROR/THRILLER LINE-UP

Check out the line-up at the Hollyshorts Film Festival.

From the Press Release

With 67 films on offer this year, horror and thriller fans can get stuck into the fantastic selection of films screening at this year’s HollyShorts Film Festival.

The Oscar® Qualifying HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL returns for its much-anticipated 18th edition from August 11- 20th, 2022, with an impressive 5000 entries this year! Epic Dread Sponsor this year’s scary strand.

This exciting strand includes Sam Max’s CHAPERONE starring Zachary Quinto, Double OSCAR® Winner Paul J. Franklin’s FIREWORKS, Thomas Simon’s BOWLHEAD starring John Hursley (Dad), Brian Sepanzyk’s IN THE SHADOW OF GOD starring Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries), Alexandra Magistro’s LOVE YOU MAMA starring The Haunting of Hill House’s Samantha Soyan, Eli Powers’ SKIN AND BONE starring Amanda Seyfried, Evan Miller’s THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS starring Adrianne Palicki alongside Zachary Levi and more.

Eli Powers’ SKIN AND BONE
Pauk J. Fanklin’s FIREWORKS

As previously, the winners of HollyShorts’ three top prizes will be eligible for nomination at the 2023 Oscars®. Six HollyShorts films were nominated for the 2022 Academy Awards® with two wins for Aneil Karia and Riz Ahmed’s THE LONG GOODBYE and Ben Proudfoot’s THE QUEEN OF BASKETBALL.

This year’s hybrid celebration of short films will take place in-person with screenings at world-renowned TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood and virtually through the official festival streaming platform BITPIX.

Brian Sepanzyk’s IN THE SHADOW OF GOD

To view the full list of official selections visit:  https://hollyshorts.com/official_selections_2022

HollyShorts screenings will take place from August 11-20 at TLC Chinese Theatres, 6801 Hollywood Blvd. 3rd Level, Hollywood, CA, 90028, followed by the annual awards gala on August 20.

For additional information and tickets visit: www.hollyshorts.com

To purchase an All Access Early Bird Badge visit: Hollyshorts2022.eventive.org/passes/buy 

www.hollyshorts.com

The annual Academy Awards® Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival will celebrate its 18th year in August 2022. HollyShorts (HSFF) brings together top creators, industry leaders, and companies and has launched many filmmakers into the next stages of their careers. HollyShorts, regular on MovieMaker Magazine’s “Top 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee list”, also engages its community and spotlights short films year-round through monthly screenings, panels, and networking events. HollyShorts Film Festival will take place in-person between August 11-20th, 2021 at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, with the annual Awards Gala set to take place on August 20th, 2022.

2022 Selected Horror/Thriller Films 

Horror and thriller films selected this year include

Bettina Bresnan’s A KILLER SECRET

Gauri Adelkar A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE

Joshua Amar ANACONDA starring Homecoming’s Sam Mara

Jack Reynor’s BAINNE starring Chronicles of Narina Star Will Poulter

Alexander Thompson’s BLACK DRAGON (Rồng đen)

Queen of the South star and Director Peter Gadiot’s BLACK EWE

Thomas Simon’s BOWLHEAD starring John Hursley (Dad)

Collin Schiffli’s BOBYMOM

Jessie Barnett’s BYE BYE BABY

Dylan Bruno & Kasper Vejlø Kristensen’s CALL CASTING

Sam Max’s CHAPERONE starring Zachary Quinto

Quinten Sansosti and Tim Truesdell’s CLEAN UP

Grace Sloan’s DEATH VALLEY

Madeleine Coghlan’s DEFIBRILLATOR

Izabel Pakzad’s DON’T WORRY, IT’S GONNA BE OKAY

Mikai Geronimo and Josh O’Caoimh’s FALL OF THE IBIS KING

Double OSCAR® Winner Paul J Franklin’s FIREWORKS

Beth Park’s FISHWIFE

Juan Avella’s FREEBIRTH starring Narcos actress Andrea Londo

Alison Roberto’s GIRLS NIGHT IN

Rebecca Sonia Berrih’s GLITCH

Bartley Taylor’s HIDDEN VALLEY PLACE

Will Seefried’s HOMESICK

Gabriela Ortega’s HUELLA

Meko Winbush’s IN THE DARKNESS

Brian Sepanzyk’s IN THE SHADOW OF GOD starring Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries)

Casper Rudolf Emil Kjeldsen’s IN THE SOIL

Nicolai G.H. Johansen’s INHERENT

Kelsey Bollig’s KICKSTART MY HEART

Jamie Gyngell’s LISTEN TO MOTHER

Sofie Somoroff LOVE IS FIRE

Alexandra Magistro’s LOVE YOU MAMA starring The Haunting of Hill House’s Samantha Soyan, Madeleine Arthur (Blockbuster) and Matt Biedel (Midnight Mass). 

Also screening in this scary strand are

Nuhash Humayun’s MOSHARI

James Hunter’s NEST

Joe Williams and Charlie Edwards-Moss O. GLORY

Ursula Ellis’s OCCUPATIONAL HAZZARD

Jan-David Bolt’s PHLEGM

Jim Vendiola’s PRETTY PICKLE

Russell Goldman‘s RETURN TO SENDER

Bennet Silverman’s REVERSE EXORCISM

Sean Addo’s ROOTED

Dylan Ashton’s SEABOUND starring Dana Melanie (Greenhouse Academy)

Izzy Stevens’s SEAFOAM

Eli Powers’ SKIN AND BONE starring Amanda Seyfried

Nathan Alan Bunker’s SLEEPWALKER starring David Sullivan (The Wilds) and Hayley Webb (Teen Wolf)

Lark Lee’s STREET NO. 4

Julia Varvara’s SUPPRESSION

Jonathan Levy’s SURVEYOR

Jayden Rathsam Hua’s SUSHI NOA

Ethan Soo’s SWEPT UNDER

Joseph Badon’s THE BLOOD OF DINOSAURS

Yoon Hei Cho’s THE LAW OF JUNGLE GYM

Filipe Melo’s THE LONE WOLF’S

Tosin Morohunfola’s THE PULPIT – PRELUDE

Thomas Matthew Brush’s THE UNLOCKING

Mike Simses’ THE UNUSUALIST

Luis Gerard’s THE WAKE,

Evan Miller’s THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS starring Adrianne Palicki and Zachary Levi. Director Daniel Daly’s TWIN,

Lucas Camps’ WALL #4,

Nir Paniry’s WATCH OVER ME,

Benjamin Feldman’s WHENEVER YOU’RE READY starring Canada’s Samantha Wan,

Rebekka Johnson and Kate Nash’s WILD BITCH starring Westworld’s Ptolemy Slocum,

Tipper Newton’s WILD CARD,

Andy Koeger and Dan Frantz’s YOU ARE TRASH!

Ana Liza Muravina’s YOU’RE THE BEST starring Riverdale’s Chris O’Sheaand Silcon’s Valley’s Krishna Smitha.

For additional information and tickets visit: www.hollyshorts.com

To purchase an All Access Early Bird Badge visit: Hollyshorts2022.eventive.org/passes/buy

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