On Wednesday, July 23, Golden Sky Productions, Pocho Productions and Smokin' Mirrors Productions kick-off the second annual Hollywood International Short Film Festival. In an effort to recognize the filmmaking community's unsung hero, the Hollywood International Short Film Festival (HISFF) was created in 2002 as a showcase for groundbreaking multi-cultural films made in the under-recognized short form.
Today, the short film has few venues for exhibition and limited distribution possibilities. The HISFF was founded to provide a space for short film showcases and to celebrate those brave artists who labor under the radar in anonymity behind LA's overwhelming feature-length film and network television culture. Firm in the belief that the short shall rise again, festival coordinators represent a the newest break-out spectrum of Pacific Rim, Chicano, Hip-Hop and Urban artists working in digital media, film, music and visual art.
The festival is slated to run from Wednesday, July 23 through Saturday, July 26. Each night will feature a selection of short film premieres, live music and the hottest urban hip-hop DJ crews. Admission for the Opening Night hosted bar reception, screening and post-screening party will be $15 person. Festival passes will be available for $35 and include the Opening night celebration. Nightly admission will be $12 person.
In addition to the featured selections, the HISFF will exhibit over 40 short films from around the world. Live music by premier West Coast artists will be presented once again against a stunning backdrop of the work by the LA's coolest visual artists. All showcases will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a reception/mixer. Tickets will be sold at the door and include the hosted reception as well as film screenings and DJ after-party.
Musical Guests: Arkestra Clandestina (Wednesday); Mezklah (Thursday); Ollin (Friday); and Nuthouse and Brahe Sound Affair (Saturday).