"Animation is the future" at the HollyShorts Film Festival
Qualification for the Oscar HollyShorts Film Festival is proving that animation is the future when it comes to entertainment. The 17th edition, which will take place from 23 September to 1 October at TCL Chinese 6 Theaters, has unveiled its selection of animated shorts, including the world premiere of basketball superstar Shaquille O'Neal. HeadNoise.
Headnoise, produced and co-written by Shaquille O'Neal, examines the internal and external pressure to succeed as told through childhood friends Rashaun and Damon, two talented basketball players from the same downtown neighborhood. The short is also co-written and produced by playwright Donnie F. Wilson (Take down Cabrini-Green) and Michael Paris (Shaq vs., Shaquille O'Neal presents) under the Jersey Legends Productions banner.
Other highlights from the showing include Save ralph di Spencer Susser in collaboration with Humane Society International (HSI), with the voiceover of the A-listers Taika Waititi (Jojo rabbit), George Lopez (George Lopez's show), Zac Efron (The greatest showman), Olivia Munn (The Editor), Ricky Gervais (The office United Kingdom) and Pom Klementieff (Guardiani della galassia); Felix Kiner'S The Broken Candle (The broken candle) with Tiffany Haddish (Girls trip) and Eugenio Derbez (How to be a Latin lover); Demi's Panic by the famous animator and Oscar nominee Bill Plympton; Grammy nominated artist Jordan Asher Cruz (aka Boots) e Jennifer Goodridge'S No Future Here with Cleopatra Coleman (The last man on earth); as well as the Oscar nominee Erick Oh'S Namoo, among others.
The full list and schedule of animated short films includes:
Friday, September 24, 12pm PST: Entertainment for adults
- Boxbalet - Anton Dyakov
- BusLine35A - Elena Felici
- Death and the Lady - Geoff Bailey & Lucy York Struever
- Demi's Panic - Billy Plympton
- Eternal Igloo - Mostafa Keshvari
- Headnoise - Rafael Jiménez Mesa & Alejandro Álvarez
- Lines - Claire Fleming
- Namoo - Erick Oh
- No Future Here - Jordan Asher Cruz & Jennifer Goodridge
- Only a Child - Simone Giampaolo
- Save ralph - Spencer Susser
- Step into the River - Weijia Ma
- The Cat - Mary Apick
Tuesday, September 28, 12pm PST: Entertainment for Kids / Family Movies
- Astronaut Spaceman - Patrick Tiberius Gehlen
- A Tiny Tale - Sylvain Cuvillier, Chloé Bourdic, Théophile Coursimault, Noémie Halberstam, Maÿlis Mosny & Zijing Ye
- Beyond the Fog - Xue Feng & Han Xu
- Beyond the Line - Jinuk Choi
- Dwarfo-psychosis - Emily Pascal
- I Am a Pebble - Mélanie Berteraut, Yasmine Bresson, Léo Coulombier, Nicolas Grondin, Maxime le Chapelain & Louise Massé
- I'm a Vampire (Soy Un Vampiro) - Sofia Garza-Barba
- NAY NAY TOO BOMB - Marie Alyse Rodriguez
- Social Fitness - Anna Pakman
- souvenir - Cristina Vilches Estella & Paloma Canonica
- The Broken Candle - Felix Kiner
- The Crossing - Théo Atangana, Bastien Delbes, Delphine Espiasse, Myles Jackson, Evangelos Kapsopoulos, Guillaume Lambolez
- The Home Office (The Making of Cartoon HQ) - Dani Bowman
- There You Are - Rui Huang, Rong Deng, Yu Yang, Adam Morina, Randen Banuelos, Guangdi Jiang, Yuwei Lin, Mengyuan Guo, Alysha G. Bermudez, Nia Baker, Demetri Bouzos, Aubrey Isaacman, Lazybeam, DiipSilence & Michelle Ma
- Flying - Carlos Gómez-Mira Sagrado
For in-person celebration cards, visit www.hollyshorts2021.eventive.org.
For tickets to the virtual festival, please visit https://bitpixtv.com/orders/checkout?c=1262399.