The Hammer Museum hosts Open Projector Night, an independent short film festival, on Tuesday night this week.
The event is billed by the museum as "equal parts showcase and showdown" and "the most raucous independent short film festival around." It's scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at 10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Submissions of work under 10 minutes only will be accepted from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sign-ups are first come, first served. Accepted media formats are VHS, DVD, Mini DV & Mini HDV, Super 8mm, 8mm, and 16mm film.
"Films and videos of all genres have garnered praise and wrath alike, and though this is not an event for the thin-skinned, it's a fantastic opportunity to find out 'what they really think' about your work," museum officials said in an announcement.
The comedy team Sklar Brothers will emcee and free popcorn will be served. All Hammer public programs are free, and Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations are not accepted, and RSVPs are not required.
Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6 p.m. For more information visit hammer.ucla.edu/programs.