"Only Hell Has Better Films" - everyone, after they see Mondo Cult Film Showcase

*NOTE - WE are no longer accepting features at this time. HOWEVER, we are actively seeking new Feature Film TRAILERS. Please feel free to submit your trailer in the "trailer/teasers" category. We love showing trailers for new feature films that fit our guidelines.*

From the people in charge of Etheria Film Night comes the Mondo Cult Film Variety Showcase. Mondo Cult is a monthly screening series at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California that showcases the best new underground, surreal, crazy, experimental, obscene, absurd, rule-breaking, and outlaw films from around the world.

It's the 21st century and the definitions of "art" and "cinema" no longer have to be inaccessible or pretentious. By joining our festival, you're making a statement that art has no rules, film is art, and anyone with talent is deserving of being celebrated even if they fail to conform to the rules of mainstream cinema.

THERE ARE NO QUALIFYING RESTRICTIONS other than that your film must have been made in 2017 or later. Films can be made by men, women, and anyone or anything in between. This is a screening series for the best new avant-garde and innovative filmmakers in the world.

Regular submissions through Etheria Film Night are automatically entered for participation in Mondo Cult for no additional fee.

Here are the submission fees:

$10 for shorts under 20 minutes
$10 for feature film trailers/teasers
$15 for shorts 20-60 minutes

Music videos, documentaries, and animation will be considered in addition to live narrative (and everything in between).

We'll screen films every month at the world-famous Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California as well as at the Screenland Armour in Kansas City, Missouri. All film screenings will be scheduled no later than one month in advance, usually the last weekends of the month.

This is not just another underground film festival. We're the best one.

To get into Mondo Cult, your film must be the BEST weird, crazy stuff. The only thing we *don't* want is mainstream films.

If your film breaks the rules, if your film oversteps boundaries, and if your film redefines what the words "cult" and "outlaw cinema" mean, we want to see it. And if it's right for our fest, we'll screen it in the world-famous Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California, USA in front of eager and hungry audiences waiting to discover their newest favorite pioneering filmmaker.

The Annual Bette Davis Jim Bean Award for Excellence in Filmmaking

*2018* - Awarded to Robin Comisar for "GREAT CHOICE"

We accept feature film trailers and short films. If your film is mainstream, boring, or plays by the rules, it won't get in.

Overall Rating
  • Our Producer just got back from Mondo Cult and raved about the quality of films and hospitality of the Mondo Cult crew. Leading up to the festival the communication was great and it's obvious that Heidi, Stacy and the rest of the team really care about the films they program. If your film is outside of the mainstream and you're looking for a welcoming place to showcase it, I highly recommend submitting to Mondo Cult!

    January 2019
  • Jim McDonough

    I am super fortunate to have had a film at the inaugural event. It was on the other side of the country so unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend.
    However between the kind words of encouragement from the fest directors and the conversations with the other filmmakers it already feels like a little family. A weirdo family but a family. I hope I’m lucky to have more films to screen in the future that’s for sure!

    November 2018
  • Maegan Houang

    Playing at the Mondo Cult Film Variety Showcase was by far one of my favorite screening experiences. The programming was exciting and dynamic and the crowd really wanted to be there. Will definitely submit all my work here!

    November 2018