HOLLYWOOD SHORTS Film Festival is a monthly screening program that celebrates the outstanding achievements in short filmmaking and animation from both U.S. and international directors and their creative teams. Over 300 short and animated films are programmed year round, and submissions are accepted year round. Submit your film
HOLLYWOOD SHORTS launched in October 1998 at a music venue in Los Angeles called THE JOINT. The overflowing crowd packed the house, and filled the sidewalk outside watching films by David Fickas & Mark Kelly, Frank Tota, and animation by Joe Pearson. The next month, Variety Magazine wrote a small piece about the next screening, and we were officially a member of the film festival community. Since that night, HOLLYWOOD SHORTS quickly became one of the most popular short film series in Los Angeles.
ANNUAL SPOTLIGHT SCREENINGS:
Our annual Spotlight Screenings began as part of our monthly series, and have grown to become their own stand alone events. The annual and bi-annual festivals are dedicated to showcase specific groups of filmmakers we believe deserve an opportunity to step into the forefront to share their work with the film and television community. Our SPOTLIGHT events include:
MAR: Women Filmmakers Shortsfest
JUN: Animation Shortsfest
Join us for Short Film Program #6. This program includes the films of the 6th grade filmmakers of the Bennett Film Academy! Family Friendly program – bring the kids!
Join us for our Filmmaker Happy Hour, then a screening of animation and VFX laden short films (Pictured: ED. – animated short by Gabriel Garcia & Leo Garcia)
See A LITTLE SUICIDE by Ana Lily Amirpour and more at our annual Women Directors screening.
Filmmaker Reception, Screening & Filmmaker Panel! Help us celebrate this year’s honorees. Pictured: ERIK WHITE (Snoop, T.I., Diddy, Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige…)
You are invited to our annual Filmmaker Holiday Party! Click here to RSVP for our afternoon of fun for the whole Family…
Program includes films by animator Carlos Lascano, fine artist Kirk Nelson, actor/filmmakers Kirsten Roeters & Kevin McDermott, and comedians Joe Lipari & Scott Garner.
Join us as we kick off SEASON #15!! We launch our fifteenth year with a special collection of short films & animation all created by HS Alumni.
Program #12 includes films by TIFFANY SHLAIN (with music by MOBY!), MARVIN SOLOMON, and Australia’s STU WILLIS. (Pictured: PAYLOAD by Stu Willis)
Meet actor/filmmaker SOCRATES ALAFOUZOS, visiting from Athens, Greece with his film LITTLE KING; and HS Alum DOUG VAN BEBBER returns with his powerful new film SOMEBODY.
BIG MAN, directed by Julius Onah, will premiere at LA Film Festival in Short Film Program #3, hosted by HOLLYWOOD SHORTS.
Screening of the Emerging Cinematographer Awards 2011 winners & finalists, and our annual ICG Local 600 Reception. Click here to RSVP!
New films by Steve Acevedo & T. Thaddeus Cahill, festival favorites by Maggie Kiley, Christopher Kezelos & Josh Mann. (Pictured: Josh Mann & Jane Anne Thomas in THE DOLPHIN)