SHORT TO THE POINT (STTP) is an international network of distribution, broadcast and promotion of short films. Since 2009, SHORT TO THE POINT has gone through several steps, and right now it has turned into a monthly film festival.
Short films don’t have a very long life. Theoretically, the only time when filmmakers can show their work in front of an audience is during short film festivals.
SHORT TO THE POINT comes with a number of opportunities for promoting, broadcasting and distributing the films entered into the festival. STTP offers professionals and amateurs the opportunity to see their short films projected in unconventional cinemas across Romania and Germany.
The Festival THE WALLS TELL STORIES (by STTP) brings to the people’s attention the short film in a very attractive way. The walls of buildings in the historic center of cities selected to participate in the festival will come to life for about 4 hours. Dozens of short stories that address the public in the form of films will entertain the film lovers, art lovers, bystanders, or even the curious that pass nearby. The Festival THE WALLS TELL STORIES wants to establish a connection between the people and the environment they live in, through film.
Monthly screenings of short films in unconventional places! Short Film Factory (by STTP) aims to bring short films in the most unconventional places where young people get used to spend time. Clubs, bars, cafes, bookshops and pubs of the most important cities will be hosts of the festival films of SHORT TO THE POINT.
• 29 cities of Romania have met the SHORT TO THE POINT film festival and the concept of short film;
• Over 1 million STTP ads were printed in the pages of romanian media publications;
• Hours of advertising on radio stations across the country;
• Hours of advertising on Tv stations across Romania;
• Over 5000 short films have been signed up until now within STTP.
Awards & Prizes
All entries receive Official Selection Laurels for the monthly private screening edition: Your film will get privately screened and evaluated by a team of international filmmakers.
All monthly winners will receive laurels and certificates.
Our jury will select the winners of each category:
Best Short Narrative
Best Short Student Film
Best Short Documentary
Best Short Animation
Best Short Experimental
The jury will also select the films that will be screened at SHORT to the Point annual event. The best films voted during the annual event will receive a special prize.
Rules & Terms
SHORT TO THE POINT (RO: SPUNE PE SCURT) is an international network of distribution, exhibition and promotion of short films.
Every short film included in the SHORT TO THE POINT festival will be promoted in the monthly events, such as THE SHORT FILMS FACTORY, an event developed in Bucharest and other major cities from Romania and abroad. Other means of distribution and promotion of the films owned by SHORT TO THE POINT are the open air projections (STTP TOUR) organized in different cities from Romania (Buzau, Slobozia, Galati, Ramnicu Sarat, Focsani, Bacau, Iasi, Piatra Neamt, Suceava, Bistrita, Borsa, Baia Mare, Satu Mare, Oradea, Caransebes, Resita , Timisoara, Hunedoara, Deva, Alba Iulia, Cluj, Targu Mures, Sighisoara, Sibiu, Valcea, Pitesti, Ploiesti, Brasov, Fagaras), and also the talent camps held annually.
The general objective of STTP is to reward films and audiovisual productions by promoting them worldwide.
Parallel with the Festival, additional events like conferences about film industry, symposiums, exhibitions, thematic parties, workshops or talent camps will take place.
Film Genres: All kinds of short films are accepted. Here are some examples: Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Advertising, Animation, Art-house, Asian, Black, Black Comedy, Bollywood, Children, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Fantasy, Foreign Language, French, Hindi, Historical, Independent, Jewish, Music Video, Musical, National, Reality, Religious, Romance, Science Fiction, Short, Silent, Sport, Student, Thriller, TV, Western, Women etc
There is no restriction about the date of the production of the films.
Each participant is responsible for the content of his/her work and for any possible copyright problems. The participant owns all rights concerning the usage of his/her work according to the regulations. The Festival Committee has no responsibility to third parties. The Festival Committee has the right to reject films, if the content or technical quality does not correspond to the Festival conditions.
The official language of the Festival is English. Films must be subtitled in english.
The Executive Committee decides on the Festival schedule including the sequence of the screening of all the films. It also decides on the exclusion of any participants and their film in case of any breach of conditions and decides on all issues not included in these Regulations but related to the organization of the Festival.
The participation in the Festival is subjected to agreement with these conditions and keeping to these terms.