19 Canadian Films selected for the Oscar-Qualifying® 18th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival

The Oscar® Qualifying HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL returns for its much-anticipated 18th edition from August 11- 20th, 2022, 19 British films help form this year’s exciting programme.

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 the world-renowned TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood and virtually through the official festival streaming platform BITPIX.

Canadian selections include Marilyn Cooke’s film NO GHOST IN THE MORGUE, Jack Weisman and Gabriela Oslo Vanden’s NUISANCE BEAR, Tesh Guttikonda’s MOM V MACHINE, Lou Rigoudy’s NOUNOURS, Martin Klapperbein’s WAKE, Brian Sepanzyk’s IN THE SHADOW OF GOD, Adrian Bobb’s THE FOREMAN, Desirae Witte’s THE FALL, Romain Dumont’s SEE YOU GARBAGE, Annie St-Pierre’s OSCAR® Shortlisted film LIKE THE ONE’S I USED TO KNOW, Farhad Pakdel’s EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT starring Canadian Screen Awards Winner Nahéma Ricci, Aisha Evelyna’s ALEX starring Canadian Screen Awards Nominee Perrie Voss, Wei Li’s TEHURA, Mayumi Yoshida’s DIFFERENT FROM BEFORE, Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah and Araya Mengesha’s DEFUND, Walter Joseph Woodman’s JEFF, Rachid Allaoua’s YANNI, Colin Nixon’s IN THE JAM JAR, Alexandra Magistro’s HUSH starring Samantha Sloyan, Massimo Meo’s THE CRADLE, India Barnardo’s CAT AND MOTH, Chedly Bouzouaia’s SNAKE, Samantha Wan’s LADY ADA’S SECRET SOCIETY, Sunny Mohajer’s ATARAXIA and Mary Darling’s COLOR ME JANE.

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 

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