Call for Short Films & Animation – EXTENDED DEADLINE: Jan 3

HOLLYWOOD SHORTS 2012 Call for Entries

call for entries


Spring/Summer 2012 ScreeningsClick here to download our 2012 Spring/Summer Submission Form PDF

Submission Guidelines


HOLLYWOOD SHORTS is one of Los Angeles’ most popular and longest running monthly industry short film microcinemas.  Since October 1998, the HOLLYWOOD SHORTS team has hosted some of the top international short films and animation at screening venues throughout around Los Angeles.  This is an international showcase, and we accept all formats of production, including traditional and computer animation, 35mm, 16mm, Digital Video and HD.  All genres are accepted, including comedy, drama, sci-fi, children’s programming, music video, experimental and documentary. HOLLYWOOD SHORTS is generally held on the third weekend of each month.  Our monthly INDUSTRY SCREENING SERIES is non-competitive.  Appropriate submissions will also be eligible for programming in our special events, the annual ANIMATION SHORTSFEST, our annual WOMEN FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE and the AFRICAN AMERICAN FILMMAKERS SHORTSFEST.


Film must be no longer than 30 minutes. Submissions are accepted in DVD (NTSC ONLY please)  REGION 0 or 1 for review.  Digital submissions are accepted via secure online screener (e.g.: Vimeo, etc) or ftp upload.

Film must have been completed no earlier than January 2010.  Shorts can be originally shot on film, HD, or other video formats, as well as all animation formats. Films are evaluated in the following genres: drama, comedy, animation, documentary, music video, experimental.

Submission DVDs are generally not returned unless requested, and sent with self-addressed stamped envelope.   Selected submissions remain eligible and in consideration for up to 12 months for other special screenings and festivals organized and hosted by HOLLYWOOD SHORTS throughout the year.

DO NOT send packages with a signature requirement.



SUBMIT YOUR FILM ONLINE: Email link and password of your secure online screening page (Vimeo, private Youtube, etc.)

Film Title, and filmmaker name must be in Subject line of email.

PAY ENTRY FEE ONLINE: Click here to go to online payment page

$15.00 submission fee. Checks should be made out to: HOLLYWOOD SHORTS

INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSIONS:  $15.00 must be money order or cash – US DOLLARS.
No international checks please.

Each shorts program screening includes an extensive Filmmaker Q&A.

1801 Garfield Ave
Hollywood, CA  90028


Filed Under: Film Submissions


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