Welcome to Short of the Week!
We believe in the power of stories.
Stories about what it’s like to grow up…
Stories about killer zombies,
Stories about love,
and about loss.
The stories that shape us.
We believe in the power of stories. Stories were our first way of passing on knowledge. From tales around a cave fire to dramatic theater to virtual reality experiences, great stories have shaped our culture. Stories have taken us to distant places we could never reach on our own, introduced us to people we’d never be able to meet, and have placed us into new, awkward, or frightening situations we’d never want to find ourselves in—all at a comfortable distance. Some stories are fun, some are challenging, some are downright painful. But a great story always keeps us thinking for days. It changes us—if ever so slightly—as a new experience seared into our memories to join our own experiences as part of an ever-growing understanding of the world that makes us each unique.
The web changes everything.
From how films are funded, produced, and ultimately consumed, online short films are paving the future of storytelling. Today, the most interesting stories aren’t being told in theaters or even on TV. They’re being told here on the web. This is where you find the storytellers who are breaking free from formulas, inventing new genres, and surprising the world with shocking new points of view. The next Spielberg, Tarantino, or Cuaron won’t be discovered at a film festival. They will first make their mark right here on the web.
What we do
We’ve been serving up epic, bite-sized films to millions around the world since 2007. We discover and promote the greatest and most innovative stories from around the world. Every week we program about an hour of the greatest stories. Start here.
If you’re looking for a place to start, try our latest Awards.
If you’re looking for something specific—Sci-Fi, Comedy, Documentary—Browse our channels.
We also write about how the traditional world of stories is changing. Read our News section to learn more about the new entertainment industry that’s emerging on the web. Be sure to check out How We Launched Our Film Online, Know Your Medium, and Fade to Black.
We are filmmakers, writers, and connoisseurs of the web. As filmmakers, we’ve won awards at major festivals around the world and as curators have programmed for the biggest film festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, and others. We’re based in Brooklyn with contributors from all around the globe.
Founder / Managing Director / @asallen
Co-Founder / Managing Editor / @jasondhi
Editor / Head of Programming / @kung_fuelvis
Editor / @IvanKander
Festival Programmer / @boittyboo
Filmmaker / @chelsealupkin
Animator / @Jeanette_Bonds
Sundance / @katiemetcalfe
Filmmaker / @jasonbkohl
Dreama TV / @GeorgCsarmann
Filmmaker / @benwatts_
Couch Fest Films / @craigdowning
How do I submit my film?
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