We welcome you to the T-Short festival page!

THE FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE FROM MARCH 10 TILL MARCH 27, 2022.

THE DEADLINE FOR FILM SUBMISSION IS JANUARY 10, 2022.

------------------------------- JURY OF THE FESTIVAL 2022 --------------------------------

- Roze Stiebra (Latvia)

- Steven Subotnick (USA)

- Mira Yankova (Bulgaria)

- Hossein Moradizadeh (Iran)

- Eric Leiser (USA)

The Participant winning in competitive program of the festival 2022 in nomination "Best Debut" becomes the member of jury of following festival.

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The films will be available for viewing only from March 10th till March 27th 2022 after registering on the festival website and purchasing a ticket to the festival. Each film can be viewed no more than three times. After the festival, films will be available for viewing, only with the permission of the copyright holders of the films.

Films that are uploaded to the website t-short.net for selection are not available for viewing.

All films cannot be downloaded from T-Short and protected from unauthorized downloading.

Films that are freely available on the Internet cannot take part in the competition program of the festival.

___________________ABOUT T-SHORT FESTIVAL 2021___________________

We express our special gratitude to all festival participants and spectators.

We thank our wonderful Jury for their work and for their difficult choice of the festival winners.

We are pleased to announce the results of the T-Short festival 2021.

In total, almost 1,500 applications were submitted for the films selection.

All festival programs included 347 animated shorts from 63 Countries.

184 shorts were selected for the competition programs of the festival.

49 shorts were included in the "Storyline films" competition program.
29 shorts were included in the "Experimental animation" competition program.
39 shorts were included in the "Student films" competition program.
23 shorts were included in the "Musical Motives" competition program.
44 shorts were included in the "Human Factor" competition program.

The following programs are judged by the jury and the editorial board of the festival:

"Storyline films" competition program.
"Experimental animation" competition program.
"Student films" competition program.

The following programs are judged only by the editorial board of the festival:

"Musical Motives" competition program.
"Human Factor" competition program.

112 shorts were selected for the Out-of-competition programs of the festival.

48 shorts were included in the "Storyline films" Out-of-competition program.
20 shorts were included in the "Experimental animation" Out-of-competition program.
44 works were included in the "Student films" Out-of-competition program.

The following programs are presented at the festival:

A program with funny films by directors Nicolas Bianco-Levrin and Julie Rembauville from France - "11 Stories by Nicolas & Julie".

Beautiful student shorts program from France by ECV - Creative Schools & Community provided by a distribution company Yummy Films - "Student Films by ECV"

An interesting and varied program of student films from Taiwan by National Yunlin University of Science and Technology - "Taiwan Film Program"

A retrospective of experimental animation by Eric Leiser - "Eric Leiser's Experimental Shorts". Eric Leiser is an award-winning artist, experimental filmmaker, animator and holographer working in New York and born in California. An alumni of CalArts Experimental Animation program, he creates intricate works of film, sculpture, holography and painting along with film installation integrating animation, painting, sculpture, holography and live performance.

The winners of the festival 2021 can be found on the festival website in the news section https://t-short.net/festival/articles/read/prizewinners-of-the-festival-2021_24.html

Main nominations and prizes:

• Best of the Best

• Best Storyline film

• Best Bizarre animation (experimental, abstract, surreal)

• Best Debut (student or debut films)

• Best Design

• Best Musical Motive

Awards:

• Main prize for each nomination

• Jury Special Prize

• Audience Choice Award

• T-Short Special Award

• Other prizes and awards

1. About Festival 2022
1.1. T-Short Animated Film Online Festival will take place from March 10th till March 27th 2022 at t-short.net

1.2. The official languages of the Festival: English.

1.3. The Name of T-Short is a pun: T-Shirt is a well-known item of clothing and the word Short here means a short film.

Similarly, a project logo emphasizes a pun in the title – a film shaped like T-Shirt.

1.4. The T-Short festival doesn’t charge any Entry fees for participation in the festival. 

1.5. The films will be available for viewing only from March 10th till March 27th 2022 after registering on the festival website and purchasing a ticket to the festival. Each film can be viewed no more than three times. After the festival, films will be available for viewing, only with the permission of the copyright holders of the films.

1.6. The Founder of the T-Short: Marat Barsky - event organizer, founder and organizer of the BIMINI International Animated Film Festival (Riga, Latvia) that took place in 2003-2008.

1.7. Co-founder of the T-Short project is Viktor Ovchinnikov - a highly qualified programmer with PHP, Javascript, CSS and HTML skills. He has many years of experience in developing Web applications with different architectures and solutions. Currently he is working on Javascript projects - both Frontend and Backend.

2. The aims and concept of the Festival
2.1. The T-Short Festival is an annual screening of the best works in world animation.

2.2. The Festival encourages exchange of creative experience, search of new ideas, styles and technologies as well as the festival and the entire T-Short contributes to the popularization of author's animated films.

2.3. Another aim of the Festival is the introduction of young people into the world of professional animation of high artistic standards.

2.4. The festival will show only short films up to 25 minutes.

2.5. The festival will show the films not for children. T-Short doesn't target children's audience and doesn't allow movies or series that target only for children's audience.

2.6. The festival accepts the films for adult audience or for all family.

2.7. The festival is international and has no national awards.

2.8. The winners of the festival will be chosen by the Professional Jury, Spectators and T-Short Staff.

2.9. The Festival features the following film screenings: competition, out of competition and special programs.

2.10. The editorial board of the festival selects films for the festival themselves.

2.11. The Festival editors appoint a professional jury representing different countries.

2.12. The Participant winning in competitive program of the festival in nomination "Best Debut" becomes the member of jury of following festival.

2.13. Films that are freely available on the Internet cannot take part in the competition program of the festival.

2.14. The winners of the festival as well as movies taken part in the festival which haven’t won the prizes but deserving attention in the opinion of T-Short administration, get PRO account and an invitation to T-Short Gallery and films are placed, by the community administration, in a special category of the T-Short Gallery, which cannot be reached without participating in the festival.

3. Nominations and prizes
3.1. The films included in the Festival program are evaluated by the jury in accordance with the following nominations:

• Best of the Best

• Best Storyline film

• Best Bizarre animation

• Best Debut (student or debut films)

• Best Design

• Best Musical Motive

3.2. Awards:

• Main prize for each nomination

• Audience Choice Award

• T-Short Special Award

• Other prizes and awards

4. Film selection conditions
4.1. The selection committee selects films for the Festival program. The decisions of the selection committee are indisputable.

4.2. The Festival editors reserves the right to include films of high artistic value, that for outer reasons have not been submitted for selection in due time, into the Festival program.

4.3. Only films finished after January 1st, 2020 are accepted for selection.

4.4. Any completed animated film, made in any animation technique may take part in the competition screening.

4.5. The festival accepts only short films up to 25 minutes.

4.6. The festival accepts the films for adults or for all family.

4.9. The editors of the festival have the right to change the category of the film at their discretion.

4.10. The organizer of the Festival will inform on the results of the selection until February 10th, 2022

4.11. Anyone who has been selected by the selection committee for any of the festival programs receives free access to all festival programs.  

5. Film submitting
5.1. Films must be submitted in the following format:

Container: MP4

Video codec: H.264

Frame rate: 25 fps

Audio: AC3 or AAC

Bit rate:

720p (1280 x 720) up to 4500 Kbps

1080p (1920 x 1080) up to 8000 Kbps

Attention! Other formats are not supported!

5.2. The films must be either dubbed or embedded subtitles in English.

5.3 Dialogues for films in English should be sent via e-mail editor @ t-short.net to the editor of the T-Short. Dialogues should be with the title of the film in English.

5.4. All the films must be submitted not later than January 10th, 2022 at www.t-short.net or FilmFreeway or Festhome or Click for Festivals

5.5. The T-Short festival doesn’t charge any Entry fees for participation in the festival.  

6. General rules
6.1. The organizers of the Festival only resolve to screen the films on Festival programs.

6.2. Fragments of films (not more than 10% of the full length of the film or 3 min.) may be used in the advertising campaign of the Festival.

6.3. This regulation has been composed in English. In case of any uncertainties concerning the interpretation of the text the English version is determinant.

6.4. Participation in the T-Short festival involves complete approval of the rules and conditions stated in this regulation.

6.5. Issues that arise during the arrangement and the course of the Festival will be dealt with according to the laws of common sense.

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  • Most Unique Animation Festival Out there

    May 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks!

  • Emmet O'Brien

    Really enjoyable! Delighted to have been part of this and I greatly enjoyed the interaction!

    May 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much!

  • T-Short was one of the best festivals of this year,
    Thank you so much!

    May 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much!

  • Pedro Pedrosa

    Such a great experience! They are great and very fast in terms of communication and organization. The selected movies were awesome, very diverse, intriguing, and well displayed. Their website is also cool because it resembles a social media platform, so you can get to know better the other directors and participants. If you work with animation, I strongly recommend submitting or even just watching the festival!

    May 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much! We will always be glad to see you!

  • Manuel Rossi

    It was really nice, i like a lot the festival platform for the screening.

    May 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks!