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Hollyshorts and HUFH Launch Webisode Competition to Benefit HUFH

Winning Project Gets $500 Rental package Courtesy of Indie Rentals

Hollywood, CA -- March 31, 2009 -- HollyShorts and actor Jimmy Jean-Louis'("Heroes") non profit organization Hollywood Unites For Haiti (HUFH) are uniting to launch a competition for webisodes where the top projects will be showcased at the 5th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival.

The festival takes place August 6-9, 2009 in Hollywood, CA and the winning project will receive a $500 in-store rental package courtesy of Indie Rentals (, a quality Los Angeles and Hollywood camera rental provider. The announcement was made today by writer/director and HollyShorts Film Festival organizer I. Philippe Casseus (Freelancers, Sleeper).

The filmmakers responsible for the top webisodes will be honored during a special VIP celebration hosted by Royalty Rope Events, HollyShorts and HUFH on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at The Kress, a premiere dining and entertainment venue in Hollywood.

Filmmakers are encouraged to submit webisode pilots, first episodes, and even series as long as the total submission does not exceed 10 minutes.

A portion of the proceeds from the competition will be donated to HUFF, a non profit organization whose mission is to promote sports and cultural activities for the underprivileged youth of Haiti.

"It's a delight to be launching the first ever HollyShorts webisode competition," said Casseus. "It's also a personal honor to be partnering with Jimmy Jean-Louis and Hollywood Unites For Haiti. We look forward to launching a series of events and promotional activities to support the organization and elevate the awareness of this great cause."

Filmmakers interested in submitting can fill out the necessary online forms by visiting the HollyShorts page in Withoutabox at:

The exclusive HollyShorts and Hollywood For Haiti VIP after-party celebration will take place on the rooftop at The Kress overlooking Hollywood. The event will feature a guest list of top talent, special guests and a memorabilia auction with donations going to HUFH.

Deadline for all submissions is May 15, Withoutabox extended deadline is June 5. The standard fee for Webisode submissions is $20 per project. Good luck!

About HollyShorts
HollyShorts Film Festival is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. HollyShorts is devoted to the advancement filmmakers through screenings, Q&A sessions and networking events. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 30- minutes or less. For more information, please visit The 5th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival takes place August 6-9, 2009. Call for Entries now open, to submit:


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