What is Shortly?
Shortly is a video-on-demand platform for short formats only. We are here to make short formats easy to share and easy to watch, and to provide a way for filmmakers of short formats to earn money. Filmmakers submitt their films and viewers sign up to watch
What is a short film?
There is much debate about this, but at Shortly a short film must contain some form of narrative or concept and be between one minute and 59 minutes and 59 seconds long.
FAQ for Filmmakers
How does this work – short version?
Filmmakers submitt films at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will earn money each time someone views your film.
Do I need to include English subtitles?
Yes, our viewers come from countries around the world and English subtitles is the safest bet for making sure your film can be enjoyed by as many people as possible. Also, short films are perfect for watching in transit, so subtitles make viewing easier in noisy spaces such as trains and buses.
How do royalties get paid?
You are paid for every minute your film or films are streamed. Please see Terms and Conditions section 6 for details.
How will I get paid for my films?
We will transfer your payments to the account that you provide.
How often do I get paid for my films?
We calculate revenues and make payments twice a year. Please see Terms and Conditions section 6 for details.
How can I promote my film on Shortly?
Shortly will continuously market the Shortly service and thus the content in itself.
As a Filmmaker you have the opportunity to contribute editorial content, be a part of special themed events that match your film and easily share content on social media. Shortly is an ever-evolving platform and we are determined to always seek new ways to connect Filmmakers with audiences.
Someone has uploaded my film as theirs, what should I do?
Contact us immediately at email@example.com.
I’m not sure if I own all the rights to my film, what should I do?
You are solely responsible for the content you upload and it is your responsibility to ensure you have all the permissions you need to do so. Please see Terms and Conditions section 2.3 for further details.
If you have further questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org