HollyShorts Film Festival to Honor Joe Carnahan With Visionary Award (Exclusive)

3:50 PM PST 07/16/2012 by Tatiana Siegel
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Joe Carnahan

This year's fest will feature the world premiere of the Zachary Guerra-helmed short "The Devil's Dosh," which he exec produced.

The eighth annual HollyShorts Film Festival has tapped Joe Carnahan for its 2012 Visionary Award.

Past recipients include Paul Haggis, Eli Roth and Neil LaBute.

This year's fest, which runs Aug. 9-16 at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, will feature the world premiere of the Zachary Guerra-helmed short The Devil's Dosh, which Carnahan exec produced.

Devil's Dosh will unspool during opening-night festivities, which will be hosted by Extra’s Ben Lyons and Epix’s Carly Steel.
 
The festival already locked down Zachary Quinto to open the event with the premiere of his short Periods.

The year's HollyShorts also will feature West Coast premieres of the Jason Bergh and Sal Masekela Tribeca documentary short Alekesam and the LaBute-penned Double or Nothing, starring Adam Brody.

In addition, the filmmakers and stars behind Lionsgate’s upcoming feature Freelancers, whose cast includes 50 Cent, Robert De Niro and Forest Whitaker, will participate in a Q&A panel opening night.

HollyShorts received more than 1,000 submissions this year, with some 320 being accepted. The lineup was unveiled Monday.

Carnahan's helming credits include The GreyThe A-Team and Smokin' Aces.

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