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Submission is completely free, but requires your patience. It can take several days/weeks before viewing the films, and although we try our best to watch every single short, we cannot guarantee it.
If selected, your film is placed in our queue line, which can take over a year before being featured due to our numerous amount of submissions, combined with priorities given to the Premium picks.
- Instant short review with critical feedback within a week from our team – even if not selected.
- Receive a Star Rating from our review team.
- Selected films will be featured on Film Shortage within 2 weeks.
- Online Premiere Option. We work with you to select the best Online Premiere date for your film.
- If selected for a Featured Short, a portion of your payment will be invested into social media promotions for your film.
- Be featured with an awesome cinemagraph cover and a cool InstaTrailer on our Instagram feed.*
*Cinemagraphs and InstaTrailers can only be created if your short film style permit us to do so.
*We cannot in any circumstances reimburse a payment, so we trust you are sure about your decision.
Why select Premium?
The Premium Package allows the submitted film to be prioritized ahead of the free submissions, where they will be notified if the film has been selected or not, along with a feedback review. In addition, your film will be skipping the long queue line from the free submission, and can be featured within a 10-day timeframe.
We work very hard at keeping Film Shortage running, and even though watching films might sound easy, it is a very time-consuming process. The submission fees help us keep things running, and gives us an opportunity to keep investing to growing, benefiting your film as well.
Where Does The Money Go?
Film Shortage is a non-profit organization, created with a dedicated passion. Your donations will go to keeping the site running covering maintenance costs and providing a better service to our viewers. We will also be returning a portion of the donations in form of promotional investment for featured films (premium submissions only). Payments are made through secure PayPal.
Some Happy Filmmakers…
We were already aware that Film shortage was a trusted curator of short films. But for us, it was not only a beautiful venue to showcase our online premiere, but also a great launching pad for getting other notice including a Vimeo Staff Pick and featured on Gizmodo.
-Gabriel Olson, The Bridge Partner
Film Shortage was an integral part of getting the word out fast when we went live with Epilogue. They helped us reach over 200K views around the world and we couldn’t have done it without them.
-Eddy Vallante, Producer, Amalgamated Picture Co., Epilogue