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, 2023.

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

Overall Rating
  • Our micro short film was selected by Flux Screening Series and we were extremely happy with the quality of communication, venue, hospitality and value that we received throughout the process!

    March 2024
  • Erin Murray

    This was the most fun screening experience I've ever had. The theatre at the Hammer is beautiful, and I felt very fancy to be screening work there. Jonathan and Meg are wonderful hosts and the crowd was awesome.

    March 2024
  • Niccolò Montanari

    Flux is one of the sharpest and highest caliber film curations I've been a part of. A wonderful mix of genres and a festival screening that isn't too long. The interactive presentations and creativity after it make it an incomparable artistic experience and the after party and audience is so smart and a joy. It is the best festival experience I've ever had. Meg and Jonathan are like parents, caring for the filmmakers with impeccable and kind communication, a love for the art form, and caring nature to make sure they're happy and fed :) Bravo!

    September 2023
  • Becca Rieckmann

    This was a really special event and I was so grateful to be included in the Fall 2023 program! The Flux team was so kind and organized. They really knew how to bring in a huge crowd and made sure myself and the other filmmakers were well taken care of.

    September 2023
  • 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