Hollywood Shorts

Tue, August 14, 8:30 PM
Hollywood Shorts on The Zev

Ticket Information


7:00PM - Filmmaker Happy Hour
8:30PM - Film Screenings 

*Includes free parking and free popcorn!


presented with HBO


Hollywood Shorts is a monthly screening program that celebrates outstanding achievements in American and international short filmmaking and animation. Hollywood Shorts comes to the Ford for three outdoor summer screenings on The Zev: Tuesdays, August 14, September 11 and October 9. Attendees can grab popcorn or something heartier at the Ford Terrace Café before kicking back to enjoy an evening of the best film shorts under the Hollywood stars. Stay after the screenings for a brief Q&A with the filmmakers. 

Director: Chris Kezelos & Christine Kezelos
A strange creature races against time to make the most important and beautiful creation of its life. This award-winning film has screened in more than 60 festivals and received 22 awards, including the Grand Prize at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and the Best Animated Short at the Newport Beach and Sydney Film Festivals.

Director: César Pesquera 
The link between evil and the famed Santa Ana winds, extremely dry down-sloping winds in Southern California supposedly responsible for a tense, uneasy, wrathful, mood among the people of Los Angeles. This art-film/documentary hybrid has screened in 17 major film festivals across the globe, including SXSW, Raindance, Sitges, London, Slamdance and Guadalajara. 

Director: Caden Douglas
Carol has to face the thing she fears the most. Can Carol go through the door and burst through her crippling phobia?

Director: Patrick Waldrop
Documentary depicting the friendship between animator Gabor Csupo (The Simpsons, Rugrats) and the legendary musician Frank Zappa. 

Director: Carey Williams
Faced with an emergency situation, a group of young Black and Latino friends carefully weigh the pros of calling the police. Recipient of the Special Jury Award at Sundance 2018, Emergency won Best Short Film at SXSW, Seattle Intl Film Festival, Chattanooga Film Festival and BendFilm Festival. The film is a finalist for the HBO Short Film Award at the 2018 American Black Film Festival this summer.


This event is part of IGNITE @ the FORD!, a series presented by the Ford Theatre Foundation comprised of world-renowned contemporary artists whose work is thought-provoking and reflects the world in which we live. Supported by Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.


For this intimate event - which can accomodate approximately 150 people - the off-site parking lot at 3330 Cahuenga Blvd. West is not available. Free, stacked parking is available on site and free shuttles will pick up from the Universal City/Studio City Metro stop. For more information, please go here or call 323.461.3673.


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