We're back! The Flux screening series brings together the creative community to celebrate outstanding short films and music videos from around the globe with wildly inventive filmmaker presentations and performances.

The acclaimed event, running since 2008, is part of the Hammer Museum's free public program series. Flux happens seasonally, three times a year, at the museum's Billy Wilder Theater, one of Los Angeles' most beautiful cinemas.

Past guests have included Michel Gondry, Floria Sigismondi, OK Go, Andreas Nilsson, Hiro Murai, Kyle Cooper, Shepard Fairey, Kirsten Lepore, Encyclopedia Pictura, Miwa Matreyek, Nabil, Jessica Sanders, Martin de Thurah, the Daniels, Ryan Heffington, Chris Milk, Cat Solen, Aaron Rose, Casey Neistat, Carlos Lopez Estrada, Mia Doi Todd, Dugan O'Neal, Keith Schofield among many others.

The Flux Screening Series is non-competitive. It is a unique event that brings together the creative community to celebrate amazing short form films on a huge movie screen. The audience is as cool as our filmmakers, filled with fellow directors, visual artists, musicians, designers and more than a few talent scouts. Careers have been formed at Flux. Spouses have been met. New projects hatched.

• Submissions can be of any genre or category. We love films that mix genres and categories. We are always looking for something innovative that we haven't seen before.

• Films must be submitted via online screener.

• Submissions must be in English or have English subtitles, excepting music videos and films without dialogue.

• Films must have been completed after January 1, 2021.

• Please do not send stills or press kits. If your film is selected we will ask you for promotional materials.

Overall Rating
  • Derek Basco

    Thank you for including us in your festival!
    Although, we couldn't attend last minute. We felt very included and honored to be a part of it.
    Hope to be able to attend in person for the next one.

    July 2022
  • Suzana Thomaz

    So glad to participate and have our film screened at the Hammer Museum!! I just wish we could have been there! Thanks for the communication.

    July 2022
  • Dan Rule

    Great team, experience and venue. Really pleased with my work being shown at the Hammer museum.

    June 2022
  • Dimitri Luedemann

    We had a blast at the Flux Festival in November. Meg and Jonathan were fantastic and super warm hosts, making sure we were super well taken care of for the whole evening. The quality of the work shown was amazing. The backstage vibe was super relaxed and cool with everybody sharing their projects and stories. On top of everything they add the opportunity for surprise presentation from film makers which made it even more special. Thank you guys for having us. We had a blast and look forward to submitting again soon.

    January 2020
  • Flux Screening Series is a masterfully curated, one-of-a-kind experience. Their innovative live show allows the filmmakers to express themselves in unexpected ways, transforming the traditional Q&A into an immersive dialogue between the creators and the viewing audience. It was a privilege to participate in their Fall 2019 event, in what became an emotionally impactful evening where I felt I truly connected with those who attended. There's no place like Flux!

    December 2019