After two seasons in 2021 and 2022, the streaming platform THIS IS SHORT is back – and this time on a permanent basis, curated by six European film festivals! The collaborative project originally kicked off on April 1, 2021 and thrilled film lovers from more than 50 countries for three months in the middle of the pandemic.
Entering its second round in spring 2022, the “online festival” eventually inspired this project to make the platform permanently available all year round: a streaming service with fascinating films, curated by acclaimed festivals.
THIS IS SHORT launches with just over 100 carefully selected films from around 30 different countries and will regularly add new films in the coming weeks and months, as well as critical reviews of them. The program is diverse, ranging from current movies to retrospectives, with award-winning films such as the four winners of the New Point Of View competition, dedicated to cinematic expression in the digital age.
Operating as a year-round, worldwide short film platform, the service was officially launched on November 20, 2023, at thisisshort.com, with a monthly subscription of 4.99 euros, and an annual subscription available for just 49.99 euros.
THIS IS SHORT is managed by the EUROPEAN SHORT FILM NETWORK, which includes six festivals: Vienna Shorts (Austria), Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen (Germany), Go Short Festival (Netherlands), Short Waves Festival (Poland), IndieLisboa (Portugal) and Uppsala Kortfilmfestival (Sweden).