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The commitment of Nocicinema is devoted to encourage short films and directors from around the globe, in order to create an interesting reality into the background of the projects of cultural cooperation between the countries This aim has seen the beginning of a collaboration with HollyShorts Film Festival. They have shared goals and are working together actively to develop the project of promoting advancement filmmakers through screenings and appreciating the international short horizone.

The HollyShorts Film Festival is the annual independent short film festival located in Los Angeles. Founded in 2005, the festival showcases the best and brightest short films from around the globe and features participation from industry heavyweights and other important upcoming celebrity including: Demi Moore, David Lynch, Jessica Biel, Paul Haggis, Kirsten Dunst, Josh Brolin, Rick Rosenthal, Larry Hankin.

Thanks to the partnership between Nocicinema and HollyShorts, filmmakers submitting to Nocicortinfestival will have a chance to be screened in August at the HollyShorts Film Festival, and among these films one will receive the Special HollyShorts Award. The director of the winning film will fly to Los Angeles to present his work to the American public. In addition, delegates from the NociCortinfestival handpick a selection of top short films submitted to HollyShorts to be screened in August at the NociCortinfestival and one filmmaker will have a chance to win a special award from NociCortinfestival and present their work to the European public.