5 Questions With Tadeusz Lysiak

As the awards season approaches, the more notable films of the year start getting additional attention. One of those films that has been shortlisted for the upcoming Oscars is The Dress, an incredible film about a woman’s search for love amid loneliness and ridicule. We sat down with the film’s director, Tadeusz Lysiak, to speakContinue reading “5 Questions With Tadeusz Lysiak”

5 Questions With Maria Brendle

As we make our way towards the upcoming 94th Oscars, it seemed like a prime opportunity to take a look at a film that has been shortlisted for the approaching awards ceremony. An incredible film focused on a tough topic, Ala Kachuu (Take and Run) puts a spotlight on a terrifying practice, that of brideContinue reading “5 Questions With Maria Brendle”

5 Questions With Léo Berne & Raphaël Rodriguez

With awards season quickly approaching, now felt like a good time to have a conversation with one of the short films that ahs been put on the shortlist for the upcoming 94th Oscars! Directors of the incredible Censor Of Dreams, a film we covered recently in our spotlight of films from the Salaud Morrisset distributionContinue reading “5 Questions With Léo Berne & Raphaël Rodriguez”

5 Questions With Gaetano Naccarato

Filmed during the pandemic, filmmaker Gaetano Naccarato’s new film Farmer: A Way Of Life talks about the damage done to the planet by industrial farming, and what must be done to give back to the Earth and live more sustainably. Given the passion it takes to deliver such an incredible film at such a difficultContinue reading “5 Questions With Gaetano Naccarato”

5 Questions With Yasmine Bresson!

A heartwarming film about an otter who adopts themselves into a family of pebbles, I Am A Pebble is a wonderfully beautiful animated film. Produced by a team of students for their graduation film, I Am A Pebble has been so beloved by those who have seen it that it was voted best animated shortContinue reading “5 Questions With Yasmine Bresson!”

5 Questions With Lindiwe Suttle Müller-Westernhagen

One of the most hyped films of the years HollyShorts Film Festival, Desmond’s Not Here Anymore drew rave reviews from everyone who got the chance to see it. A powerful family drama about a woman taking care of their mother, who is suffering from dementia, takes us on a deep and emotional journey through pain,Continue reading “5 Questions With Lindiwe Suttle Müller-Westernhagen”

HollyShorts 2021 Closing Night Highlights + Q&A With Sally Rubin

We’ve made it to the final night of the festival, with so many incredible short films featured this year. The final night features some major standouts as well, some of which will be highlighted here. At the end of the highlights will be a “5 Questions With” installment with Sally Rubin, a wonderful filmmaker whoseContinue reading “HollyShorts 2021 Closing Night Highlights + Q&A With Sally Rubin”

HollyShorts 2021 Day 7 (Sept. 29th) Highlights + Q&A With Serhat Karaaslan

While the festival is nearing its close, we still have so much to see and so many wonderful films to enjoy. This penultimate day has a full schedule of talented filmmakers giving us incredible stories, such as the story by today’s “5 Questions With” guest, Serhat Karaaslan, whose film The Criminals shows us the journeyContinue reading “HollyShorts 2021 Day 7 (Sept. 29th) Highlights + Q&A With Serhat Karaaslan”

HollyShorts 2021 Day 5 (Sept 27th) Highlights + Q&A With Savannah Sivert and Taylor Hinds

We’re on to day 5 of the festival, and sadly that means we’re about halfway through the festivities. But thankfully there’s still so much more to watch and enjoy from these talented filmmakers, including everything on today’s schedule. We’ll go through the highlights here, as well as add another installment to out “5 Questions With”Continue reading “HollyShorts 2021 Day 5 (Sept 27th) Highlights + Q&A With Savannah Sivert and Taylor Hinds”

HollyShorts 2021 Day 3 (Sept. 25th) Highlights + Q&A with Emily Lerer

We’re on to day 3, and with it comes another packed schedule full of creative and visionary films for us to take a look at. These films are all incredible and those who make them should be very proud of their work. Additionally, we have another installment of our “5 Questions With” series, this timeContinue reading “HollyShorts 2021 Day 3 (Sept. 25th) Highlights + Q&A with Emily Lerer”