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Short Film of the Year

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EVALUATION

1. Submit your Short Film

You have worked tirelessly on your film, and it is finally complete. Share it with the world on Shorted, and let it receive the recognition it deserves. Fill the form above to submit your film. You can submit Youtube, Vimeo or Google Drive links. The last date for the submission to be considered 'Short Film of the Year' is March 31, 2020. Regular submissions outside the eligibility criterion of this award can be made throughout the year.

2. Review

All short films that are selected get reviewed internally by our team. It usually takes 4-5 days for the completion of the reviewing process.The film is evaluated on aspects like story, screenplay, production and performances. All films submitted between January 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020 are automatically eligible for 'Short Film of the Year'.

3. Short Film Nominee

All short films that are selected get reviewed and featured on the website in the nominee section. If your film is not selected, your entire fee will be refunded.

4. Voting

All nominees with public links are placed in a queue to be voted for by users.The filmmaker will be notified when the voting begins. This process will last 30 days. For private links, the short films will be reviewed only internally by the Shorted team and is not open to voting. Please be assured that the private/public nature of your links does not affect your chances of winning the award.

5. Short Film of the Year

Based on the combined score of our team's rating and user votes (in case of public links) or only the rating (in case of private links), the highest-scoring film will be awarded Short Film of the Year.

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6. 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'.

7. 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'.

8. User Profiles

Users will also have the opportunity to create their personal Shorted profile that will be linked to all their submissions on Shorted as well as showcase more information about their work.

9. Distribution, OTTs, Revenue and Production

OTT and VOD platforms are constantly scouting for content that would strike the right chord with their viewers. If we feel your film makes the cut, we will pitch it to the most relevant platforms, and will help you with the revenue model and the release.

We are also working with selected filmmakers on our platform on new scripts and story ideas, helping them with project funding and production.

FAQs

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 films that are not in Hindi or English.

How do you showcase short films?

We review the films and embed the Youtube/Vimeo link along with it. We also add detailed information of the cast and the crew. For films traveling in the festival circuit, we add the festival information.

What is the last date of submission?

The last date of submission is March 31, 2020. All the films submitted after January 1, 2019 are eligible for 'Short Film of the Year'.

How long does the review generally take?

The review takes approximately 7-9 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 films get featured. They are judged for screenplay, direction, production and performances. You will get a full refund if you are not featured.

I am submitting my 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 film is in Tamil/Telugu/Punjabi/Bengali. Can I still submit it?

Yes, we take pride in showcasing regional films. 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 mantain the ownership of my 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 notfied if my film does not get nominated?

Yes, you will be notified if your film does not get nominated along with the refund details. 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.