Shorts Up is a monthly short film event screening emerging local talent, alongside established filmmakers right in the centre of London's West End.

We encourage submissions of older films which have done the usual film festival 'rounds' - because we feel that films don't have to have a use-by date. We also encourage submissions of any genre, format and style to submit from first-time filmmakers through to established professionals.

Unfortunately, there is currently no prizes for this event.

Submission Deadlines
Entries exist on a rolling deadline – You can submit any time but submissions will only be considered up to one (1) calendar month before the event, generally the 1st of that month (unless otherwise stated). If you submit your film within a month of the event your film will be considered for the next event.

Entry Fees
Entry fee is £5 per film submitted. To submit the film you must pay prior to submitting your entry form and include the reference number on the entry form. Entry fee’s are non-refundable.

Entry Requirements
Submissions for Shorts Up can originate from anywhere around the globe.
All non English-language entries must include English subtitles.
Narrative films and documentaries must not exceed 40 minutes in length
Narrative films and documentaries shorter than 25 minutes in length will be preferable over longer films but exceptional films between 25 and 40 minutes will be considered
Music videos must be shorter than 10 minutes in length
There are no completion deadlines on films
There are no distribution or premier requirements for Shorts Up
It is the filmmaker’s responsibility to obtain rights, clearances and permissions. Shorts Up assumes no responsibility for violation of copyright law.
Submission copies are accepted in any online form – Please include a link to view the film when submitting your entry form
Exhibition copies should be provided on a high-res digital file and should be clearly labelled with the title, running time, and a contact name/email. Files can be submitted on a disk or USB if they exceed 1gb. Films under 1gb can be sent online for download.
Once accepted for screening for Shorts Up press materials and exhibition copies must be sent 14 days prior to the event.
DVD submissions can be sent on request of our postal address.
Each entry must be accompanied by the following: Entry fee, Submission documentation + submission copy of the film
If selected, a confirmation email will be sent to the contact person provided.
Location, date/time and number of times film screened are at the discretion of the event. Shorts Up in no way guarantees the return of any entry and no guarantee is therefore expressed. Submitted entry copies will not be returned due to the high volume of entries received.
Shorts Up cannot accept responsibility for loss of, or damage to DVDs while they are on loan to us.
Entries may be disqualified for the following: Inappropriate material / Incomplete application materials & documentation / Submissions on unacceptable media / No application fee enclosed with entry. In the case of disqualification, an attempt will be made by the event staff to contact the entrant. This will allow an opportunity for the disqualification to be remedied.
In the case of disputes or misunderstandings, the decisions of the Directors of the Event are final. No correspondence will be entered into with reference to this issue.
Entrants shall indemnify, defend and hold the Event, its agents and its representatives harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses which may be incurred by reason of any breach of these representations, or arising out of any matter contained in the media or otherwise by the Event’s use of the media.
Participating in the event implies acceptance and understanding of Event terms and conditions.

Your entry implies that you have the legal right to represent and submit this film for consideration, and that you have read and accept the event regulations. By submitting your entry you consent to, and have obtained all necessary consents for (and agree to provide copies of the same on request), all or any part of the production being reproduced by the Organisers and/or any other parties authorised by the Organisers and/or broadcast by a third party in any media (e.g. press, television, internet or telephone download), solely in relation to, and in support of, the event provided that, wherever reasonably possible, the author of the work is given appropriate notification and credit.* Entries will not be used in any way for commercial purposes. *Please note that we will notify you if we intend to curate your work in programmes outside of the event screenings and you will be given the opportunity to opt out. Shorts Up reserves the right to include portions of films accepted to the event for promotional purposes, this includes a 2 minute or under excerpt from the film and any screenshots/photographs from the film. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Shorts Up, Faktem Films or the Arts Theatre from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. By entering into the event, the entrant represents and warrants that: a. it has the authority to enter the film in the event and to grant to the event the rights required to submit and screen the film. b. it owns all rights, title and interest, including the copyright and all intellectual property rights, in and to the film being submitted to the event and has the right to distribute, exhibit and promote the film in and or through all media formats now known or hereafter devised, including, but not limited to, the Internet throughout the universe. c. no material in the film being submitted by the entrant to the event is libelous or defamatory or violates any right of privacy or publicity of any person and the full use of rights in such film will not violate any rights, including copyright or moral rights, of any person, firm or corporation. d. it has complied with all the general rules and terms and conditions for the event. I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree as follows: a. I have read, understood, and complied with all eligibility requirements. b. The information provided as part of the submission and application process is correct to the best of my knowledge. c. I give Shorts Up the authority to use the submitted publicity materials for the purpose of promoting the film and the Event. By submitting an entry to Short Up, each entrant expressly grants permission to use their name, likeness, home country, etc. The waiver for use of material made at the time of submission is limited to the event month that the entry is submitted to, if Shorts Up wish to screen your film at a later date then the filmmaker submitting will be contacted for permission.