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2016 Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film Festival

The short film Manager has won the Grand Jury Best Short Film Prize at the inaugural 2016 Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film Festival (HCSFF).

Directed by Jacob Meszaros, Manager, tells the story of when a loud mouth idiot of a building manager discovers one of his tenants dead, he believes it’s murder. Instead of calling the police, he teams up with his girlfriend to solve the case.

The Grand Jury winner takes home a $5,000 studio rental package from sponsor True Vision Entertainment. Each winner in each of the categories will take home $1500 studio rental prize packages toward their next projects courtesy of True Vision Entertainment.

The festival featured 82 shorts in competition. Next year’s Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film Festival will take place April 7-8, 2017.


Grand Jury Best Short
Manager by Jacob Meszaros

Best Dark Comedy
SETH by Zach Lasry

Best Romantic Comedy
Relationship Goals by Nic Stanich

Best Spoof
Handjob Cabin by Bennet Silverman

Best Cringe
Tampoon by Jeanne Jo

Best Alternative Comedy
El Audifono (The Earpiece) by Samuel Quiles Palop

Best Web Series
Holloway Heights-The Web Series by John F. Beach, Alex Petrovitch, Katherine Randolph, Bill Sebastian

Honorable Mention
Honey Pot by Merve Tekin

Best Short Screenplay
Claus Vs. Hollywood by Alicia Lomas-Gross & Steve D’Arcangelo

Best Feature Screenplay
Zombie Games by Emily Thorne

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