Film Festival

Season #17



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 100 short and animated films are programmed year round, and submissions are accepted throughout the year.  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.


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:

       African American ShortsFest

      Women Filmmakers Shortsfest

      Animation Shortsfest

Submit your Film

Season 17 begins on Sunday October 19th
Hollywood Shorts is hosted at THE ATTIC
6356 Hollywood Blvd, upstairs
Hollywood, CA  90028


Apr 26 – Filmmaker Happy Hour & Short Film Program #17.5

Our 17th season continues with our April Screening & Filmmaker Happy Hour. Films by Peter Borrud, Ben Barnes & Joel Huggins & more. (Pictured: The cast & director of FISH IN A SWEATER)

Apr 11 – IFFLA 2015 Shorts Program #2 – Arclight Cinema

Hollywood Shorts is the Presenting Sponsor of IFFLA’s Shorts Program #2. Join us April 11 at the Arclight. Films by Pratyusha Gupta, Sonali Gulati & more…

Mar 22 – Women Directors – Program #17.4

Our annual spotlight on Women Directors! Films by Alexis Korycinski, Sara Seligman, Cari Ann Shim Sham*, Kathleen Randazzo and more.

Jul 20 – Filmmaker Happy Hour & Short Film Program #16.5

Our July Filmmaker Happy Hour starts at 5pm on Sunday July 20th. Screening begins at 6:30pm. FREE ADMISSION

Feb 9 – Short Film Program #16.3

Join us for our Filmmaker Happy Hour before the screening! Films by Josh Mann, Matt Berenty & David Bokser, Annabel Osborne, M. Keegan Uhl & James Duarte.

Family Holiday Party – Dec 15 – Dim Mak Studios

Grab the kids for our annual Family Holiday Party and vintage animation screening.

Short Film Program #16.2 – Nov 17 – Dim Mak Studios

Click here to RSVP for Short Film Program #16.2! (Pictured: HOLD UP HEART)

SEASON #16 Opening Night – Nov 3 – Dim Mak Studios

It’s our SWEET SIXTEEN!! OPENING NIGHT festivities include Filmmaker Happy Hour & screening. Click here to RSVP.

Short Film Program 15.9 – Sep 21 – Season #15 CLOSING NIGHT

Celebrating the wrap of our 15th year with films and animation by Talibah L. Newman, Kate Rees Davies & Vassy, and more! Filmmaker Happy Hour starts at 5pm.

Short Film Program 15.8 – Aug 17 – Dim Mak Studios

PAULA GOLDBERG returns to HOLLYWOOD SHORTS with her newest short film WATERSHED.

“And Then…” Premiere Screening – Aug 7 – Dim Mak Studios

HOLLYWOOD SHORTS teams up with SHADOW AND ACT to present the premiere of “and Then…” by Ka’ramuu Kush. RSVP for this special screening and reception.

Short Film Program 15.7 – Jun 23 – Dim Mak Studios

Our June program includes Peter Hyoguchi’s brand-new animated sci-fi series THE NEW KIND.