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 13 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 $2,500 in valued prizes from Jungle Software, Lightspeed EPS software, and The Camera Division rental certificate prize worth $800 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.

Overall Rating
  • Brett Bentman

    Great event, great films and a packed house of amazing filmmakers.

    June 2019
  • Lauren Bair

    Thank you for hosting our short comedy "Sorry for Your Loss"! Amazing venue of course, and a world class block of films, followed by an engaging Q+A with a knowledgeable moderator. Every time I attend this fest, the bar is raised higher. Totally worth it.

    June 2019
  • Karolina Sivas

    Been apart of the event twice (2015 and 2018), truly a great group of people. Energetic, supportive, plus a gorgeous venue and it’s a must event for any project.

    June 2018
  • Rain Zheng

    Wonderful festival. Super supportive staff. I had a blast.

    June 2018
  • Awesome people. Even the monthly screenings are 5 star! Treated like VIP's and who doesn't want to screen at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood???

    May 2016