Terms and conditions

Terms and legal conditions

By accessing our website and/or using our services, you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions.

If you do not agree to be bound by these terms, you should leave the website immediately and refrain from using our services.

Any changes to this policy will be posted on this page. By accessing our website after such changes are posted, you indicate your acceptance of the revised policy. You should check this page regularly to ensure you are always aware of our terms and conditions.

Shorted does not guarantee the accuracy, reliability or continuity of any of the information on this website. The content and services offered on this website are for general purposes only and are not intended to address your individual requirements.

All material contained on this website is the property of Shorted. All rights are reserved and any unauthorized use or reproduction is strictly prohibited. Our content may not be used for commercial purposes unless expressly authorized by Shorted.

Films featured on our site remain the intellectual property of their creators. However, by submitting a film, you agree to its publication on our site and reproduction in other publications produced by Shorted.

Shorted accepts no responsibility for the information and/ or content provided on any of our winners’ Films.

Shorted showcases the best Short Films in the world from the top filmmakers, agencies and brands working today. Filmmakers can submit their films on our website. Simultaneously our editorial scouts for highly rated short films on the internet.

Evaluation system

By submitting a film to Shorted, you confirm that you have read and accept the following and agree to accept the outcome of the vote in accordance with our evaluation system and criteria as outlined below.

Our intention is to be fair when evaluating each film submitted to Shorted, so we’ve created an evaluation system based on 4 criteria: Story, Performance, Editing and Camera.

A nominee certificate and laurels are awarded to all the submissions which receive a rating above 6. For special challenges, like 'Lockdown Challenge' or '2020 Film Challenge', a badge is provided instead.

Termination

a. Services may be terminated by us, without cause, at any time.

b. Services may be terminated by you, without cause, by following the cancellation procedures: (i) via your user panel or (ii) via Shorted customer support.

c. Shorted may terminate Services at any time, without penalty and without notice if you fail to comply with any of the terms of this Agreement or the intellectual property protections applicable to these Services.

d. Notice of termination of Services by Shorted may be sent to the contact e-mail associated with your account. Upon termination, Shorted has the right to delete all data, files, or other information that is stored in your account.

Returns & Refunds

Film submissions

Users should note that submitting a film to Shorted does not guarantee they will be showcased on the website. However if the film is not featured for not meeting the minimum criteria, the submission fee will be refunded. The decision of the editorial team is final and not subject to change. The submissions are irreversible and refund is not applicable if the user wants to widhraw the submission after submitting on the website or for not following the rules. It is only applicable if Shorted decides not to feature the film for not meeting the minimum criteria.

Plagiarism

We have a zero-tolerance-policy against plagiarism. The film will be disqualified immediately if it is found to be plagiarising or copying content from another in any manner or is not in accordance with copyright laws pertaining to media, cinema and intellectual property. Refund will not be applicable in this case.

Privacy policy

We respect the privacy of everyone who visits our site. We do not collect personal information about our users without their knowledge and prior consent. No scripts or devices are used for this purpose. In order to use certain features of our website we may ask you to register by entering some personal information. This information is given voluntarily and will be used only as stated in the paragraphs below. This information will not be given, traded or sold to any third party without the user’s knowledge and prior consent.

The information provided upon registration, with the exception of your e-mail address, will be displayed on your user profile and we reserve the right to use it in other publications produced by Shorted. By registering, you indicate your acceptance of these conditions. Further information may be provided at the user’s discretion but is not compulsory.

When you submit a film , you will be asked to provide some information about the project. This information will be published on our site and we reserve the right to use it in other publications produced by Shorted. By submitting your site, you indicate your acceptance of these conditions.

We collect some information such as: 1) Pages visited, 2) Click stream data and 3) Other browsing information, for administrative purposes and to improve our website and services.

Cookies: This website does not use cookies, but it does use third party technologies which use them to provide useful features and services. Cookies identify a user’s computer, not the individual user. Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. You can always set your browser to refuse cookies, but you may not be able to use all the features of our site.

Children: Shorted complies with the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Shorted will not knowingly accept submissions or correspondence from children under 13 years of age without written permission from their parents or legal guardians.