The HollyShorts Monthly Screening series is a monthly short film series showcasing short films and feature films in Los Angeles monthly and in New York once a year. The screening series showcases the top short films and feature films from around the world at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres.

HollyShorts Monthly Screening series is an annual monthly short film showcase highlighting various films from all genres, shorts and features. Now 16 years running and 8-10 screenings a year around the HollyShorts Film Festival in August. In Los Angeles, the screenings will take place at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres.

Audience vote winners each month in Los Angeles get prizes from Jungle Software given to the top audience vote winner each month!

HollyShorts Monthly Screenings Official Rules

All entries submitted are eligible for screening at one of our monthly screenings throughout the year in Los Angeles (Chinese Theatre) or New York City, among other potential cities.

Employees (and their immediate families (parent, spouse, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their same households, whether or not related) of HollyShorts and any of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies or festival sponsors, are not eligible to win. There is no limit on the number of short films you can submit; however, each short film submitted by you must be original and different from any other short film submitted by you, submitted on a separate Stream and accompanied by its own completed submission form and participant agreement. Short films may be a maximum of 40 minutes in length, must be in English or subtitled in English. HollyShorts reserves the right to reject any short film that it determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, contains prohibited content or is offensive, inappropriate or otherwise unacceptable. All eligible entries received by HollyShorts will be judged by the HollyShorts selection committee.

By submitting your film for consideration for the HollyShorts Monthly Screenings, you agree for HollyShorts to screen your short film if selected for one of the monthly events and are obligated to your commitment. Films submitted and selected to the HollyShorts Monthly Screenings are not eligible for the HollyShorts Film Festival. Submissions to the annual HSFF are separate from the monthly screening series.

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  • What night we had on 7/29. I can’t speak highly enough about this festival and everyone attached. Communication and presentation was exceptional!!!!

    What a dream it was have our film screened during their monthly screenings. So many amazing films shown that evening. An unmatched experience that I’ll cherish forever.

    Thank you for everything!!!!

    July 2022
  • Alex Bram

    Such a great experience. It was great to see the films up on a high quality Hollywood movie theater screen at the TLC Chinese Theaters! The panel and interaction with other artists was also top notch! Thank you from the whole Geisting team!

    July 2022
  • Jonathan Hammond

    Fantastic festival. Awesome programming and programmers!

    July 2022
  • Perfect! A great Festival! Proud to be part of it! Thank you very much!

    July 2022
  • Participating in HollyShorts Monthly was a welcome way to revitalize my spirit after the pandemic. It was great to meet other filmmakers and to be treated by a fun and enthusiastic staff upon entering the iconic Chinese theater. The films that screened alongside us were great to watch, and I hope to participate again soon!

    July 2022