Be the first to know about great films and the talented filmmakers behind them before they hit the world. Watch private screeners of films from top festivals before they screen for audiences.


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What is it?

The Short List is a new exclusive service offered by Short of the Week that offers private screeners of unreleased short films, episodes, and trailers from the best up-and-coming storytellers to selected industry representatives. Whether you’re scouting for content, talent, or just want to get a glimpse into what’s poised to set the film world on fire, we offer the simplest way to discover and connect with the next generation of filmmakers.

As the top destination for short films on the web, we’ve seen a dramatic shift taking place. We believe that the next generation of filmmakers are shifting away from traditional film festivals as their primary mode of discovery and instead turning first to online platforms like Short of the Week to premiere their work, find their audiences, and showcase their voices. The Short List now offers exclusive access to these films before they premiere for selected industry individuals.

What you get.


Exclusive Premieres

Films on the Short List are not yet available anywhere online. Some have screened offline at festivals like Sundance or SXSW and others are world premieres. Look for the yellow Short List badge or see all of the films on the Short List Channel.


Emails & Notifications

Receive film screeners with recaps and insights written by the team delivered straight to your inbox or phone.


Contact Filmmakers

We made it dead simple to contact filmmakers with a specific request or just to say “hello.” No more hours wasted hunting down shared connections.

What you do.

  1. Request Access and create an account.
  2. Once we accept your request, your subscription will be activated!
  3. Browse for existing Short List films and be notified of new films via email.

Free is hard to beat.

During beta, we’re offering access to The Short List for free. In return, we hope to open a line of dialogue with you around what’s working and what could use additional thought as we work out any kinks.

Keep it Confidential.

We ask that you keep The Short List including the films and content featured, a closely held secret. Access to The Short List is by invitation only. If you know of other industry individuals who would like to join The Short List Beta, please direct them to The Short List to request access.


If you have any issues, questions, or comments, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’ll be extra hands on as we work through kinks: