What is Shortly?
Shortly is a video-on-demand platform for short films only. We’re here to make short films easy to find and view, and to provide a way for makers of short films to earn money. You can sign up to watch films when you want, or sign up as a filmmaker and upload your creations.

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 1 minute and 69 minutes and 59 seconds long.

Membership: We have two different membership to choose from.

Film Watcher:  As a film watcher you can see any of the films unlimited times and rate them.

Filmmaker: As a filmmaker you can upload films and earn money each time someone views your film. You can also create your own channels, rate content, access your films’ statistics and share content with the Shortly community. When you've uploade a film, you will get access to all films on the platform as a watcher.

FAQ for Filmmakers

Do I need to include English sub-titles?

The short answer is yes. Our viewers come from countries around the world and English 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 sub-titles 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 bank account you register on your Filmmaker profile.

How often do I get paid for my films?
We calculate the numbers 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, create a Channel with curated content, 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 support@shortly.film.

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.

How do I get started?

Follow these easy steps to start watching Shortly today:

  1. Create an account by entering your email address and creating a password.

  2. Start watching!

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More questions?
Were our answers too short :)
If you have further questions please contact us at support@shortly.film .