Showcase your work among the best films handpicked by Shorted. You have worked tirelessly on your short film, and it is finally complete. Share it with the world on Shorted, and receive the recognition it deserves.
The visual space is massive and growing at a cut-throat pace every day. The list of online platforms which allow you to share your content is endless. While this is great for the creator, it also adds to the clutter, owing to which several great short films don’t get the attention they deserve.
Additionally, sifting through all the content that is available online is a tedious process for the viewer. Simplifying this is Shorted, a platform for short films all across the globe.
The website consists of ratings and reviews of all major films in the space which are divided by genre, categories and festivals which the viewer can easily navigate through. One of the two things the platform seeks to achieve is deliver the content through its narrow and focused search and save you a lot of time in getting exactly what you want.
Secondly, it aims to be a space for filmmakers where they can share, seek and get a sense of the content contemporary creators are engaging with. The idea is to democratise the process. Platforms which primarily showcase short films often stick to famous actors and high-end productions. Shorted attempts to change this by using the same yardstick for all kinds of production - a film by a renowned name is measured using the same index as one by a new filmmaker.
Short Film Nominee
All the short films that are selected get reviewed and featured on the website in the nominees section.
Short Film of the Day
All the nominees with public links are placed on a queue to appear as 'Short Film of the Day'. The score to qualify qualify for it is a relative one, and is constantly changing on the ratings of short films we receive everyday. Thus, your short film competes with other films added around the same time. It usually takes 12-15 days for a nominee to show/or not show up as 'Short Film of the Day'.
Short Film of the Month
The high scoring short films each month are reviewed by the jury a second time, and the winner is announced.
Pick of the Festival Circuit
All the nominees with private links and traveling film festivals are placed on a queue to appear as 'Pick of the Festival Circuit'. The score to qualify for it is a relative one, and is constantly changing based on the ratings of short films we receive everyday. Thus, your short film competes with other films added around the same time. It usually takes 12-15 days for a nominee to show/or not show up as 'Pick of the Festival Circuit'.
What are the submission rules?
The short film should be under 60 minutes in duration and should not contain offensive or pornographic material. The person submitting it should either own the content or have the required distribution license. All short films that are submitted must be shared in their original language. Subtitles should be present for all short films that are not in English.
What exactly do I get for $19?
All the short films that are selected get reviewed and featured on the website. Additionally, the 'Short Film of the Day' and 'Pick of the Festival Circuit' get shared across our social media platforms and through our distribution partners.
How do you showcase short films?
We review the short films and embed the Youtube/Vimeo link along with it. We also add detailed information of the cast and the crew. For short films traveling in the festival circuit, we add the festival information.
How long does the review generally take?
The review takes approximately 8-10 days to go live on the website.
If I submit, am I guaranteed a feature?
Unfortunately, no. We showcase the best short films with our viewers which is why not all short films get featured. They are judged for screenplay, direction, production and performances.
I am submitting my short film to other festivals. Can I still submit to Shorted?
Yes, you can. If you wish to keep your short film private, you can share a private link with us. For Vimeo links with a password, please add the password next to the link in the form. We also accept Google Drive links. Private links are only for internal reviewing purposes and won't be shared anywhere publicly.
Do you accept Private Links?
Yes, you can share a private link with us. For Vimeo links with a password, please add the password next to the link in the form. We also accept Google Drive links. Private links are only for internal reviewing purposes and won't be shared anywhere publicly. They will not be playable on the website.
My short film is in French/Spanish/Russian/Persian. Can I still submit it?
Yes, we take pride in showcasing short films of all languages. The short film should have English subtitles.
How long will my short film be on Shorted?
If selected, your short film will never be removed from the website. However the filmmaker can notify us if they wish to remove their short film.
Will I maintain the ownership of my short film?
Shorted only reviews and showcases your content. We have zero ownership of the short films you submit. It remains a property of the creator.
Will I be notified if my film does not get nominated?
Yes, you will be notified if your film does not get nominated. However after nomination, only filmmakers who progress to next rounds (Short Film of the Day, Short Film of the Year etc.) will be notified.
My film has been a nominee for more than 15 days. I have not heard anything from Shorted.
Unfortunately, your film did not qualify for further rounds.
My film is not playable on Shorted, but I can see the review. What should I do?
This is because you submitted a private link. Please share a public Youtube/Vimeo link with us to make it playable. Youtube unlisted links also work.