7:00PM - Filmmaker Happy Hour
8:30PM - Film Screenings
9:30PM - Filmmaker Q&A
*Includes free parking and free popcorn!
presented with HBO
IGNITE @ the FORD!
Hollywood Shorts is a monthly screening program that celebrates outstanding achievements in American and international short filmmaking and animation. This event is the third in a series of three outdoor screenings taking place on The Zev this season, and it marks Hollywood Shorts' 20th anniversary to boot! Launched in 1998 at a small live music venue called The Joint on Pico and Robertson, Hollywood Shorts has continued to shine a light on the best short live action and animation films and documentaries, screened monthly in unconventional creative spaces all over Los Angeles.
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.
THE HORRIBLY SLOW MURDERER
by Richard Gale
SAM DID IT
by Dominic Burgess
Sam works in the hospital morgue, and is completely unprepared to come face to face with his celebrity idol. Dominic Burgess is a veteran TV actor, appearing regularly this season on Santa Clarita Diet (Netflix), The Good Place (NBC), Queen of the South (USA) and THE FLASH (CW). This is Dominic's directorial debut.
Sam Did It won the Audience Award - Best Short Film at Dances with Films this year as well as the Jury Award - Best Comedy at the Sonoma International Film Festival. The short has also screened this year at the Nashville International Film Festival, OUTFEST, Galway Film Fleadh in Ireland, as well as San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, Palm Springs ShortFest, Cleveland International Film Festival and Aspen Shortsfest.
by Ryan Zaragoza
In Bebé, a young illegal immigrant crosses the border with a lunchbox full of cash in search of a wealthy American family. Ryan Zaragoza is a LA-based filmmaker originally from El Paso, TX. He is an HBO ACCESS 2018 Directing Fellow and has just been named in the 2018 class of directors in Ryan Murphy's HALF Director Mentorship Program. Ryan was a finalist in the final season of HBO's Project Greenlight and has just completed his first pilot for HBO entitled Sterling.
Bebé has been an official selection of the NY Latino Film Festival, and has also screened at this year's San Diego Latino Film Festival and the San Antonio CineFest, the national original and longest-running Latino film festival.
by Eileen O’Meara
A film about anxiety, obsession and one woman's slippery hold on reality, Panic Attack is a hand-drawn animation by award-winning animator and USC Film School alumnus Eileen O'Meara. She wanted the transitions between the character's reality and her imagined fears to be seamless, so there are no edits. It is one continually transforming drawing. Panic Attack has won the Animation Spirit Award - Brooklyn Film Festival, Jury Prize for Animation - Jaipur International Film Festival, Best Experimental Short - Brooklyn Women's Film Festival, and 1st Prize - 2D Animated Short - Carton Animation Festival. It has been an official selection at over 100 film festivals.
Eileen O'Meara is an American artist known for her hand-drawn films. She has directed and produced commercials for HBO, UNICEFF, and Motown, and she has received prestigious grants from the NEA, California Arts Council, and Women In Film Foundation.
by Andrea Brusa and Marco Scotuzzi
In Magic Alps, an Afghan refugee arriving in Italy to seek asylum brings the immigration system to a grinding halt when he requests to bring his beloved goat. Magic Alps is one of this year's most celebrated short films and on track to be on the upcoming short list for Academy Award consideration next month. Andrea Brusa and Marco Scotuzzi are award-winning filmmakers based in Milan, where they met in 2006. Andrea then came to the U.S. to study screenwriting at UCLA and then returned to Italy to form a production company with Marco. Magic Alps is Andrea and Marco's third short film collaboration.
Magic Alps was the only Italian short film selected for competition at this year's prestigious CLERMONT-FERRAND Short Film Festival and has been selected to 12 Academy Award qualifying festivals including this month's Hamptons Film Festival. The short film has won this year's Ellen Award at Aspen Shortsfest, Best Italian Film and Best Actor awards at the Fano International Film Festival, and the Audience Award at Cortisonici. It also recently won the Audience Award at The Wrap's ShortList Film Festival.
Hollywood Shorts 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.
PARKING FOR THIS EVENT
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.