How it works

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 gathered some awesome projects under its umbrella offering professionals and amateurs the opportunity to see their short films projected in unconventional cinemas across the world.

SHORT to the Point – Monthly Awards and Screenings

This is our main project and it is dedicated to filmmakers from all over the world. Our jury selects every month the winning short films for each category:

Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Narrative, Best Production Design, Best Leading Actor, Best Leading Actress, Best Short Comedy, Best Short Drama, Best Short Horror, Best Short Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Best Narrative Short, Best Student Short, Best Young Director, Best Children Short, Best Animation Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Experimental Short, Best Music Video, Best Mini Short, Best Mobile Phone Short, Best Amateur Short, Best Series (Web/TV), Best Fashion Short, Best Commercial/Ad/TVC, Best Stop-Motion/Time-Lapse, Best Trailer.

How it works

First of all you have to choose one or more categories and submit your short film. You can do this on FilmFreeway, Reelport, Festhome, ClickForFestivals, SFilmmaker or FilmFestivalLife.

Usually, our submissions start on 4th-7th of the month and end on the same day next month.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We don’t screen the films online! The members of the jury watch the films online and they choose the Official Selections.

In maximum one week after the deadline day for submissions we publish the Official Selections list and we notify the filmmakers via e-mail.

During the next 10 days our members of the jury watch the selected short films again and they decide the winners for each category. After that we publish the Winners list and we notify filmmakers by e-mail. The lists are published on social media and on our dedicated website: theshortfilmfestival.com.

Your nominations and awards can be listed on IMDb.

This is a short tutorial about How To Get Your STTP AWARD Listed On IMDb

In the last week of the month we screen the awarded films. The event is organized by our partners Short Film Factory and it takes place in more than 20 cities across the world. We aim to bring short films not only in cinema theatres but in the most unconventional places where people get used to spend time like pubs, bars, cafes, bookshops, hubs, university clubs etc.

We have 3-4 months delay between the monthly awards and the monthly screenings. So the films which get an award in February for January edition will be screened in May-June. You can find out more about the screenings on our webpage: theshortfilmfestival.com.

All the awarded films enter the competition for the Annual Event which is held in the autumn. The winners of the Annual Event will receive our official trophy.