The Word Is Out: Horror Fans Can Have the Bejesus Scared Out of them in Multiple Fright Nights Watching 67 Films at the 18th Annual HollyShorts Oscar-Qualifying® Film Festival, Screening from August 11-20, 2022

The list of filmmakers scheduled to push audiences’ fear buttons this way and that include: 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).

– As well as: 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.

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.

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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.

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About HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) #HSFF2022

HollyShortsbrings 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.

About Bitpix

Born out of the Oscar® Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival, Bitpix is a new Premium AVOD platform, featuring the world’s best short films. The platform is already live in alpha mode and available via Bitpix is streamed through the app for download on Airplay, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, AppleTV, Chromecast, IOS, Roku

2022 Selected Horror/Thriller Films selected this year include:

– Bettina Bresnan’s A KILLER SECRETGauri 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 mix 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! and Ana Liza Muravina’s YOU’RE THE BEST starring Riverdale’s Chris O’Sheaand Silcon’s Valley’s Krishna Smitha.