Standstill to screen at the Oscar®-Qualifying Hollyshorts Film Festival's "Sweet 16"
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STANDSTILL will screen virtually November 14th, 2020 exclusively on Bitpix

LOS ANGELES - Californer -- Flyer Films is proud to announce that Standstill, written and directed by Katia Shannon,

will be screening in competition at the Oscar®-Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival. The annual festival saw over six-thousand submissions for their "Sweet 16" year and will take place virtually between November 9-15, 2020 on the new streaming platform Bitpix.

Anchored in director Katia Shannon's own life experience as a type 1 diabetic, STANDSTILL exposes the fine thread that people living with diabetes navigate on a daily basis to stay alive. STANDSTILL proposes an impressionistic and visceral portrait of the harrowing isolation that comes with being misunderstood.

''I wanted to challenge myself in conveying these intimate and intense sensations visually.'' said Shannon. ''That's why diabetes is not mentioned explicitly in the film, because when something happens in the real world, you never have the luxury of context. Therefore, the film rests on performance and Victoria Diamond has done a stellar job. She truly carries you into this film.''

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STANDSTILL follows the story of how a fight to get through the gridlock becomes a fight for survival for Amanda as her body comes to a standstill. Audiences can catch STANDSTILL on World Diabetes Day, Saturday, November 14th at 17:00 PST during the Thrills and Chills block.

Winners will be announced on Sunday, November 15th online along with the three Oscar®-Qualifying categories, Best Short Film, Best Live Action, and Best Animation Short.

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About HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) #HSFF2020

The annual Academy Awards® Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival will celebrate its 16th year in November 2020. 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 between November 9-15, 2020 online at Bitpix (

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About Bitpix

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 Bitpix is streamed through the app for download on: Airplay, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, AppleTV, Chromecast, IOS, Roku.

Gareth Brown

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