The Second Annual Rock the Shorts Film Festival!

DATE: Saturday, March 6, 2021

UPDATE: DUE TO COVID-19 we will be going virtual with special additions to highlight the filmmakers. We plan to make our second RTS even more special than our first. We hope to go back to our home at the historic DOWNTOWN INDEPENDENT in 2022. 
PLACE: THE DOWNTOWN INDEPENDENT LA
251 S Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The founders of Rock the Shorts are both filmmakers and huge fans of short films. Shorts can pack an emotional punch and take us on a wonderful ride in 40 minutes or less. We feel the creators of such entertainment deserve recognition and encouragement.

When your film is an "Official Selection" at a well-organized film festival it is the most gratifying experience. This is what we want to bring to you. Our goal is to further inspire you to keep creating...keep writing...keep directing...keep producing...keep acting...keep telling stories...keep making short films! 

Congratulations to our 2020 Award Winners!

Short Films Rock!

Many actors, directors and writers have launched their careers by making short films. Many continue to make short movies to tell stories, their own way.

We had the privilege to screen THE ARRIVAL at the First Annual Rock the Shorts. THE ARRIVAL a dark comedy written and directed by Jocelyn Deboer & Dawn Luebbe.

Michael McMillian stars opposite Deboer and Luebbe as a husband who magically has two wives after his son wishes for a "new mommy." McMillian is best known for his TV roles on  TRUE BLOOD, CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND and SILICON VALLEY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A LOOK BACK AT SOME OF THE SHORT FILMS THAT HAVE WON ACADEMY AWARDS. One day your film may be on this list!

2020 - A Neighbors' Window2019  –  Skin2018  –  The Silent Child2017  –  Sing2016  –  Stutterer2015  –  The Phone Call2014  –  Helium2013  –  Curfew2012  –  The Shore2011  –  God of Love2010  –  The New Tenants