THIS IS SHORT – Streaming Portal

The initial spark for the founding of the short film platform THIS IS SHORT was the COVID-19 period. Social and cultural life was at a standstill due to lockdowns and contact restrictions, which meant that many events moved online. THIS IS SHORT was born.
Curated by the six European film festivals Vienna Shorts (Austria), Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen (Germany), Go Short (Netherlands), Short Waves (Poland), IndieLisboa (Portugal) and the Uppsala Kortfilmfestival (Sweden), the platform began streaming its first short films on 1 April 2021. The online festival inspired the year-round follow-up project: a streaming service for short films.
“The new service is aimed at the curious and film fans, the audience of arthouse cinemas and festivals, everyone who makes films and everyone who wants to discover talent. It is about great cinema in all its brevity. The focus is deliberately on the short format – which has always been and still is the most important source of innovation for the art of film and filmmaking,” say the member festivals of the European Short Film Network (ESFN).
THIS IS SHORT will start with 100 films from around 30 countries in the main programme. New films will be added regularly over the coming weeks and months during the duration of the participating festivals. The programme will offer short films on current topics, award-winning films and retrospectives. Submissions for THIS IS SHORT are not possible outside the festival selection.
The films will be available without regional restrictions as far as possible and will be shown in their original language with English subtitles. After a free trial period of two weeks, a monthly subscription costs €4.99 and an annual subscription costs €49.99.