Denzel Whitaker's film Operation: CTF set to premiere at the 8th annual Hollyshorts Film Festival

NAACP award winning actor Denzel Whitaker's first directorial debut film Operation: CTF is set to premiere at Hollywoods biggest short film festival at the famous Graumans Chinese Theatre on August 14th.
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Festival Takes Place August 9-16, 2012 at Grauman’s Chinese 6
August 14, 2012 HOLLYWOOD, CA—The organizers of HollyShorts ( announced the acclaimed short film OPERATION: CTF will be screening at the 8th annual HollyShorts Film Festival, which takes place August 9-16 at Grauman’s Chinese 6 in Hollywood. OPERATION: CTF will screen on August 14 at 9PM.

"Operation: CTF is about a futuristic, weapon-based game of Capture the Flag, following four combative team members through a maze-structured warehouse in effort to complete their objective and win the game."

Directed by Denzel Whitaker

Written By Barnaby Barrilla & Denzel Whitaker

Produced by Barnaby Barrilla, Denzel Whitaker & Kasey Shirk

Music by Marc Juenger

Cast: Jonathan Keltz, Barnaby Barrilla, Nicole Reddinger, Adam Conn, E-kan Soong, Michael Silva, Ashley Lynn Switzer, Shaun Gerardo

The full schedule and tickets are currently available for all of the screenings and panels and can be purchased now by visiting or

This year's festival will feature projects from the Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Macedonia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, the UK and the U.S.
The HollyShorts opening night celebration takes place Thursday, August 9 at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

This year HollyShorts received over 1,000 submissions with filmmakers from 20 countries in competition.

"I’m really excited to have my directorial debut and baby be recognized by the Hollyshorts Film Festival. It’s a culmination of everything I’ve wanted to do and the small odd hobby I’ve picked up along the way” - Denzel Whitaker

HollyShorts includes in-competition screenings of music videos, commercials, trailers, web series, documentary shorts, international projects, student shorts, action shorts, comedies, midnight horror/thriller shorts, animated shorts, drama shorts, experimental and more.

The HollyShorts in-competition shorts are judged by such major companies as: Sunny Field Entertainment, Company 3, Method Studios, Beast, Gersh, Fun Little Movies, Script Pipeline, Moviola, IKAN, Greenhouse Studios, Martini Crew Booking, Fangoria, FEARnet, Grindstone, Score A Score, and more.

The weeklong event will feature short film screenings from around the world, industry panels, and a whirlwind of exclusive receptions and parties. Twice named by MovieMaker Magazine as one of "25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee," HSFF is devoted to helping advance the careers of filmmakers by providing exposure through top-notch screenings and networking events during the highly anticipated week-long festival each August. The Festival presents over $100,000 USD in prizes to winners, with Company 3 sponsoring awards of $10,000 in post-production and finishing services to both the Best Overall Short Film and Best Director award-winners, and $5,000 in post-production services to the Best Commercial and Best Music Video winners. Other top prizes include a $5,000 camera rental package courtesy of Martini Crew Booking for the Best Student award-winner, and $12,000 in services from Greenhouse Studios. Other HSFF sponsors include Deluxe, Method Studios, Showbiz Software, Festival Genius, IndiePix, Final Draft, Adobe, Film LA, Ikan, Shorts HD, The Documentary Channel, Film Courage, Film Festivals APP, SLS Hotel, Constellation, WebTV Workshop, Eurochannel, Yelp, Fun Little Movies, Dreamhouse Theatre, FEARnet, StarNow, Fangoria, Script Pipeline, You, Me and Charlie, PopChips, Indie Printing, LightSpeed EPS, Moviola, Law Offices of Paul Battista, and Noci Cortinfestival.

About HollyShorts
HollyShorts, Short 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, Short Film festival showcases the top short films produced 30-minutes or less. For more information, please visit

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