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HollyShorts Film Festival Unveils Schedule and Line-Up

The Oscar-qualifying event returns August 11-20 with programs featuring both adult and family-friendly animation; films to screen at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres include ‘New Moon’ by Emmy nominee Colman Domingo, ‘Five Cents’ by Aaron Hughes, and Cannes Selection 2022 ‘Scale’ by Joseph Pierce.

The 18th edition of the HollyShorts Film Festival is back, running August 11-20 at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres. The Oscar-qualifying event has announced its lineup of animated short films, including Emmy nominee Colman Domingo’s New Moon, an imaginative surrealist journey of a young boy and his mother chasing their inner-city dreams.

Other notable films include:

  • Five Cents – directed by Aaron Hughes and starring Emmy Award-winner Brian Cox (Succession)
  • Ninety-five Senses - directed by Jerusha Hess (Austenland, Napoleon Dynamite, Don Verdean) and Jared Hess (Minecraft, Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre), written by Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer
  • Scale (Cannes Selection 2022) - directed by Joseph Pierce
  • Domenica and Constanza Castro’s We Are Here (Sundance Selection 2022) – directed by the Castro Sisters
  • Saint Android (Cannes Cinéfondation 2021) – directed by Lukas von Berg

The complete list and schedule of animated shorts include:

Friday, August 12, 2022 - 12:00 PM PST - Adult Animation

  • A Guitar in the Bucket
  • Angulos de la Hora
  • Chilly and Milly
  • Fall Of the Ibis King
  • Freedom Swimmer
  • Holy Holocaust
  • Invisible Eyes
  • Love, Dad
  • More Than I Remember
  • New Moon
  • Night
  • Ninety-five Senses
  • Other Half
  • Saint Android
  • She Dreams At Sunrise
  • Slouch
  • Sprite Fright
  • Tehura
  • The Awakening of the Insects
  • The Chemical Factory
  • The Clearing
  • The Fall
  • The Island of Us
  • The Law of the Jungle Gym
  • The Originals
  • The Record
  • The Seine's Tears
  • What I Had to Leave Behind
  • Zoon

Sunday, August 14, 2022 - 5:00 PM PST - Kids Animation/Family Films

  • A Cartoon of a Cat Sleeping
  • Cool For You
  • Depths Of Night
  • Nounours
  • The most boring Granny in the whole world
  • The Ocean Duck
  • The Social Chameleon

For information about the event, visit HollyShorts Film Festival here.

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.