Submit Now. Film Shortage is a curated website, and part of our job is to carefully hand pick through the submissions the films that stand out the most. By continuing to use our service, you agree to our use of cookies. Submission categories are You’ve got plans to make and films to shoot. JUDGES In order to qualify as an International Short Film, at least half of the submitted project's financing must originate from outside of the United States. There is no premiere requirement, and films from any year of production are accepted. By no means does submitting your film guarantee that your film will be accepted for Short of the Week. Yes. Does my paid submission automatically get selected? Further details are in our licensing agreement. ShortsTV uses cookies to improve our site, for site personalisation, to customise our online advertisements and to enable certain social media tracking functionality, as further described in our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. We often even offer tips on who you can reach out to. However, your film must include English subtitles either baked into the video or as closed captions. Plus, the Grand Prize Winner will also receive a free Festival Pass to HollyShorts 2021. We are always looking for new talent and short films to broadcast on our TV channel and beyond. If any provision of this agreement is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this agreement, which will remain in full force and effect. Links to films or other external submissions will not be excepted. Submissions are not guaranteed to be selected and featured on Film Shortage. You will have the opportunity to specify a preferred launch date for your film, and we will do our best to accommodate—more advanced notice is better. Participants can submit short documentaries or fiction films ranging from three to eight minutes, or short videos for social media or animated short films ranging from one to five minutes. This is entirely optional – you can be as private or public as you like. Entry is now open via - Rules & Guidelines (Shorts Categories) - List of Qualifying Festivals. We will help you coordinate your launch and seed your film with industry influencers to maximize impact. Failure to submit an exhibition copy by January 26, 2021 will disqualify selected films from all award considerations. You will receive your script score once we announce our Finalists. Electronic/online delivery of exhibition copies is preferred. If, for any reason, you feel your film wasn’t viewed in its entirety, you’re welcome to reach out and test us. Weekly Featured Shorts are our highest standards with only two picks a week, these films are the benchmark from today’s indie filmmakers and include a larger homepage presence as well as a written article with the film + an addition to our Vimeo Channel. I have submitted a paid film but haven’t gotten a response yet. Our previous fund winners have had their films screened and nominated at Tribeca, London Film Festival, Austin, Encounters, Aesthetica, Rhode Island and many others. The best short films delivered to your inbox. Submit now. In general, though, the following tend to not be a good fit for us: Unfortunately we cannot refund a submission fee once you’ve submitted your film. If you land a big deal that requires you to pull your film down, we’ll congratulate you and give you a virtual high-five not throw a contract in your face. If you have a Gold Membership with Film Freeway, you receive a $5 discount off all categories and for all deadlines. 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And more Prizes for the Top 15 Finalists. No waiver of any term of this agreement will be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and SIL’s failure to assert any right or provision under this agreement will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. As soon as it’s completed. PLUS, every writer who enters will receive a FREE 18 Page booklet on HOW TO GET YOUR SCREENPLAY PRODUCED. Please make absolutely sure you want to submit your film before doing so. © Shore Scripts - 2012-2020 | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service, The produced Short Film(s) will be sent to all, Plus, the Grand Prize Winner will also receive. PLUS, we have 14 Award-winning Filmmakers on board to judge this year’s best scripts. This includes scripted or improvisational fiction, nonfiction or documentary, experimental film or video, animation, music video, or any other short-form film or video project. The festival has eight award categories, all based on audience votes: Best Drama, Best Comedy, Best Documentary, Best Animation, Best Sci-Fi / Horror, Best Music Video, Best Nevada Filmmaker, and Best Student. of new fans. Thank you for reaching out. For paid submissions you should get a response within 48h. Any submission you make is at your own risk. If anyone tells you differently, they’re simply lying. • Will receive an exclusive feedback report from one of our Judges with suggestions on how the writer can further develop and improve their project, • Your script read & considered by our Judges, Industry Roster & Directors, • Free Enrollment into the Ultimate Screenwriting Course, Team | About Us | Sign Up | Contact ). PLUS, every writer who enters will receive a FREE 18 Page booklet on HOW TO GET YOUR SCREENPLAY PRODUCED. 4. You can submit a film for revision via another format (Google Drive, Dropbox..), but if selected we may ask that the film be transferred to Vimeo or YouTube. You further agree that you will indemnify Shorts International Limited, and its affiliates, successors, licensees and assigns against any and all claims arising out of your breach of any of your representations or warranties hereunder. We do allow for resubmissions but only if the film has undergone significant changes from the original submission. Through the submitted films, we carefully curate and hand pick the best crafted projects to feature in one of our two categories: Featured Shorts and Daily Short Picks. 2. An online audience is already difficult to keep focus – so as a general rule, the longer the film is, the better it needs to be.