WHAT IS IT?
The Short Film Content call aims to collect content for both TSFM vol. 7 online Video-Library and onsite and online Market Screenings.
TSFM Video-Library is a tool for promoting recently completed short film productions to an audience of professionals. TSFM Video-Library will feature Curated Programmes, selected by TSFM programmers, alongside Guest Programmes, curated by partners.
All submitted films, although not featured in any Curated or Guest Programme, will be anyway part of TSFM Video-Library and available to be searched and watched by TSFM accredited professionals.
TSFM Market Screenings are a series of industry screenings aimed at promoting recently completed short film productions to an audience of professionals. TSFM Market Screenings will feature Curated Programmes, selected by TSFM programmers, alongside Guest Programmes, curated by partners.
Please note that the release status of films featured in both TSFM Video-Library and TSFM Market Screenings is not modified since both are considered closed screenings.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The Short Film Content call is dedicated exclusively to filmmakers aiming to promote their short films to a diversified audience of cinema professionals – buyers, festival representatives, directors, producers, and film institutions.
Both completed and WIP short films can be submitted.
Please note that distribution companies aiming to promote their distribution catalogue MUST send an email to email@example.com before any submission
WHEN IS IT SCHEDULED?
TSFM Video-Library will be available from Sunday November 27th 2022 until Thursday June 1st 2023 to all TSFM vol. 7 accredited professionals exclusively.
TSFM Market Screenings are scheduled from Monday November 28th 2022 to Wednesday November 30th 2022 during TSFM vol. 7.
WHERE IS IT?
TSFM Video-Library will be available online at tsfm.filmchief.com.
TSFM Market Screenings will be available online at tsfm.filmchief.com and are scheduled to take place in Torino, Italy.
Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic, in order to comply with public health safety measures the location might be different.
Furthermore, if required by the local safety health institutions, TSFM Market Screenings might be moved entirely online. TSFM team will inform the right holders of any change of location that may occur as soon as any new information will be available.
HOW DO I APPLY?
In order to submit a film, applicants are required to:
- Register and sign in at tsfm.filmchief.com (If applicants have already been accredited to TSFM from 2017 on, username and password remain the same and they can be used to sign in. In case of lost credentials, these can be retrieved directly on the website)
- Submit a fully filled online entry form, accessible at this link
- Submitted short films should NOT EXCEED 59 minutes in length.
- Submitted short films should have been EXCLUSIVELY completed in 2021 or 2022.
- Submitted short films MUST have embedded English subtitles if the film is in a language other than English.
- Submitted short films MUST be provided as a password protected Vimeo link. Please note that changing the Vimeo link password will prevent the short film to be seen on TSFM Video-Library.
WHEN IS THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS?
There are several deadlines for submitting a complete application to the Short Film Content call.
The regular deadline is scheduled on Wednesday August 31st 2022 at 23:59 CEST (11:59 pm CEST).
The late deadline is scheduled on Friday September 30th 2022 at 23:59 CEST (11:59 pm CEST).
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The Short Film Content call submission fee varies according to the chosen deadline for submitting a complete application.
The regular deadline fee amounts to 10,00 €.
The late deadline fee amounts to 20,00 €.
The sum is payable at the end of the submission process via Paypal only.
WHEN WILL APPLICANTS BE NOTIFIED OF THE SELECTION RESULTS?
All films submitted will be included in the TSFM Video-Library.
Selected films will be featured in the Curated Programmes of TSFM Video-Library and/or in TSFM Market Screenings.
Only applicants selected for TSFM Market Screenings will receive a selection notice via email by Tuesday November 15th 2022.
IN CASE OF SELECTION IS PARTICIPATION MANDATORY?
No. Filmmakers of films selected for TSFM Curated Programmes and/or TSFM Market Screenings are not required to travel to Torino. If interested, TSFM will provide a free accreditation to a single representative for each film. In order to request your free accreditation please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday November 1st 2022 at 23:59 CEST (11:59 pm CEST), stating the title of your film and the submission number. Travel and lodging costs will not be covered or reimbursed.
IS THERE A PRIZE?
Yes. Radiator IP Sales will assign the Film Festival Strategy Consultancy Award to one film submitted to the Short Film Content call. The award consists of one hour film festival strategy consulting for the film’s director/producer.