IMPORTANT NOTE: We don't screen the films online! The jury watches the films online, they choose the winners, and after that, each month the awarded films will be screened in more than 30 cities in Romania. You can see the list of the cities here:

Your nominations and awards can be listed on IMDb. (

Submissions to the festival will close at the end of each month and our jury will select the winners on the third week of the next month.

You can find out more things about our Jury here:

SHORT TO THE POINT (STTP) is an international network of distribution, broadcast and promotion of short films. Since 2009, SHORT TO THE POINT has gone through several steps, and right now it has turned into a monthly film festival.

Short films don’t have a very long life. Theoretically, the only time when filmmakers can show their work in front of an audience is during short film festivals.

SHORT TO THE POINT comes with a number of opportunities for promoting, broadcasting and distributing the films entered into the festival. STTP offers professionals and amateurs the opportunity to see their short films projected in unconventional cinemas across Romania and Germany.

The Festival THE WALLS TELL STORIES (by STTP) brings to the people’s attention the short film in a very attractive way. The walls of buildings in the historic center of cities selected to participate in the festival will come to life for about 4 hours. Dozens of short stories that address the public in the form of films will entertain the film lovers, art lovers, bystanders, or even the curious that pass nearby. The Festival THE WALLS TELL STORIES wants to establish a connection between the people and the environment they live in, through film.

Monthly screenings of short films in unconventional places! Short Film Factory (by STTP) aims to bring short films in the most unconventional places where young people get used to spend time. Clubs, bars, cafes, bookshops and pubs of the most important cities will be hosts of the festival films of SHORT TO THE POINT.

• 29 cities of Romania have met the SHORT TO THE POINT film festival and the concept of short film;
• Over 1 million STTP ads were printed in the pages of romanian media publications;
• Hours of advertising on radio stations across the country;
• Hours of advertising on Tv stations across Romania;
• Over 5000 short films have been signed up until now within STTP.

We have launched our Facebook page! Stay tuned for more news about the monthly awards and screenings -

Awards & Prizes

All entries receive Official Selection Laurels for the monthly private screening edition: Your film will get privately screened and evaluated by a team of international filmmakers.

All monthly winners will receive laurels and certificates.

Our jury will select the winners of each category:

Best Film
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Screenplay
Best Editing
Best Short Narrative
Best Short Student Film
Best Short Documentary
Best Short Animation
Best Short Experimental
Best Amateur Short
Special Jury Award

The jury will also select the films that will be screened at SHORT to the Point annual event. The best films voted during the annual event will receive a special prize.

Rules & Terms

Article 1
SHORT TO THE POINT (RO: SPUNE PE SCURT) is an international network of distribution, exhibition and promotion of short films.
Every short film included in the SHORT TO THE POINT festival will be promoted in the monthly events, such as THE SHORT FILMS FACTORY, an event developed in Bucharest and other major cities from Romania and abroad. Other means of distribution and promotion of the films owned by SHORT TO THE POINT are the open air projections (STTP TOUR) organized in different cities from Romania (Buzau, Slobozia, Galati, Ramnicu Sarat, Focsani, Bacau, Iasi, Piatra Neamt, Suceava, Bistrita, Borsa, Baia Mare, Satu Mare, Oradea, Caransebes, Resita , Timisoara, Hunedoara, Deva, Alba Iulia, Cluj, Targu Mures, Sighisoara, Sibiu, Valcea, Pitesti, Ploiesti, Brasov, Fagaras), and also the talent camps held annually.

Article 2
The general objective of STTP is to reward films and audiovisual productions by promoting them worldwide.

Article 3
Parallel with the Festival, additional events like conferences about film industry, symposiums, exhibitions, thematic parties, workshops or talent camps will take place.

Article 4
Film Genres: All kinds of short films are accepted. Here are some examples: Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Advertising, Animation, Art-house, Asian, Black, Black Comedy, Bollywood, Children, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Fantasy, Foreign Language, French, Hindi, Historical, Independent, Jewish, Music Video, Musical, National, Reality, Religious, Romance, Science Fiction, Short, Silent, Sport, Student, Thriller, TV, Western, Women etc

Article 5
There is no restriction about the date of the production of the films.

Article 6
Each participant is responsible for the content of his/her work and for any possible copyright problems. The participant owns all rights concerning the usage of his/her work according to the regulations. The Festival Committee has no responsibility to third parties. The Festival Committee has the right to reject films, if the content or technical quality does not correspond to the Festival conditions.

Article 7
The official language of the Festival is English. Films must be subtitled in english.

Article 8
The Executive Committee decides on the Festival schedule including the sequence of the screening of all the films. It also decides on the exclusion of any participants and their film in case of any breach of conditions and decides on all issues not included in these Regulations but related to the organization of the Festival.

Article 9
The participation in the Festival is subjected to agreement with these conditions and keeping to these terms.

57 Reviews

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    Hristo Poriazoff

    Thank you for the attention which you give to my film
    "That is Your Baby".
    For me and my team
    It's an honor to be part of Your official selection!
    Hristo Poryazov, Sofia

    June 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thanks a lot for you kind words!

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    Muriel Paraboni

    Honored and pleased to have had our short "Eventide" in the february official selection of Short to the Point. A really serious, dynamic and creative platform with excellent communication and publicity, giving broad international visibility to the films and opening many new exhibition paths! I´m grateful to have the film selected, wish much success for the festival and the whole team!

    May 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the review Muriel!

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    Hugo Pinto

    Great festival. Great movies and very proud to be selected.

    May 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thanks a lot Hugo!

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    Dagomir Kaszlikowski

    This is one of the most respectful festivals for us filmmakers. The responses are timely and the overall management is impeccable. I'm tired of other festivals that take advantage of filmmakers in the most ruthless ways in spite of the fact that they can't exist without us but we can exist without them.

    I highly recommend this festival. It's simply great! Thank you for being out there and supporting our artistic efforts.

    May 2017
    Response from festival:

    Your words make us feel wonderful. We pay all our attention to the little details. So we do our best for you, the filmmakers. Thanks a lot for your kind words!

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    Daniel Chan

    As a new filmmaker, I found the festival a very enlightening and eye opening opportunity. The management is communicating and keeping everybody updated in a timely manner. Am thrilled to learn that my film, "Youth Daughter" got officially selected. I look forward to more opportunities to showcase my films in future.

    May 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Daniel. We are delighted to hear that.