|ABOUT HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (HSFF) #HSFF2021
The annual Academy Awards® Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival will celebrate its 17th year in September 2021. HollyShorts (HSFF) brings together top creators, industry leaders, and companies and has launched many filmmakers into the next stages of their careers. HollyShorts, a regular on the MovieMaker Magazine 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. HollyShorts Film Festival will take place in-person between September 23-30, 2021 at the TCL Chinese Theaters in Hollywood, with the annual Awards Gala set to take place on October 1, 2021.
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 Bitpixtv.com. Bitpix is streamed through the app for download on Airplay, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, AppleTV, Chromecast, IOS, Roku.
About KEVIN WINSTON
Kevin Winston has moderated HollyShorts panels and pitch sessions for the past decade, including hosting the HollyShorts Film Festival Awards in 2019. He is the award-winning founder and CEO of Digital LA, the largest LA-based organization of professionals in tech; digital entertainment including movies, TV, music, games, VFX; social media, marketing, startups, and advertising. Previously, Kevin worked at Fox Interactive Media and Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment creating integrated digital marketing campaigns. Kevin has spoken at conferences including: SXSW, Cannes Film Fest, VidCon, San Diego Comic-Con, Silicon Beach Fest, and more. He is President of the Yale in Hollywood alumni networking group. You can follow his adventures around Hollywood, beaches and pool parties at @kevinwinston @DigitalLA
About LIZZA MONET MORALES
Lizza Monet Morales, aka @xoxolizza, is an award winning actor, tv host, best-selling author and content creator in both English and Spanish who was named one of the “20 Most Influential Latinos and Latinas” in the United States by ALEGRIA magazine, won the prestigious TECLA award for “Best Live Broadcaster” two years in a row and is recognized in and out of the tech space for her work as a pioneer in the live-streaming space. Amongst the many awards and accolades she’s received, Lizza was named an “agent of change” by FLOTUS Michelle Obama and named one of the top 10 Latino voices in the United States by President Obama. When not working, she serves on a variety of non-profit boards and is a dedicated advocate for diversity inclusion and social justice.