SHORT to the Point

STTP // SHORT to the Point

10th edition

Jan 01 - Dec 31, 2019
Bucharest, Romania

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
Film length
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, B-Movie, Biography, Burlesque, Classics, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Flash, Foreign, Health, Hip Hop, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Live Action, Medical, Melodrama, Microcinema, Mockumentary, Music, Musical, Mystery, Nature, News, , Parody, Post modern, Realism, Reality, Religious, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Silent movie, Social issues, Spiritual, Sports, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War, Western

Mission / description SHORT TO THE POINT is an international network of distribution, exhibition and promotion of short films.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We don't screen the films online! The jury watches the films online, they choose the winners, and after that, each month the awarded films will be screened in more than 30 cities in Romania. You can see the list of the cities here:

Your nominations and awards can be listed on IMDb. (

Submissions to the festival will close at the beginning of each month and our jury will select the winners on the third week of the month.

You can find out more things about our Jury here:

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 gathered some awesome projects under its umbrella.

Each month, our jury selects the winning short films for each category: Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Narrative Short, Best Student Short, Best Young Director, Best Documentary Short, Best Animation Short, Best Experimental Short, Best Music Video, Best Amateur Short, Special Jury Award.

All monthly winners at STTP Monthly Awards will compete at SHORT to the Point annual event. Each year, we organize a ceremony where we give awards and trophies to our winners for all categories of films.

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 awesome festival films of SHORT TO THE POINT. We organize this event in more than 33 cities from Romania and in Chisinau, Moldova.

STTP Film Workshop is a solution for young talents to exercise their skills in filmmaking. They receive free guidance from specialists in cinematography, and they also receive free access to the adequate equipment and crew, in order to achieve a professional short film. The main goal of the STTP FILM WORKSHOP project is to initiate the young filmmakers in the art of film. This project is organized each year as a culture camp, in different beautiful places from Romania like Danube Delta or Transylvania.

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 WALLS TELL STORIES wants to establish a connection between the people and the environment they live in, through film.

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.

• 33+ 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.

*All films will get privately screened and evaluated by a team of international filmmakers.

*All selected films will receive official selection laurels.

*All monthly winners will receive official winner laurels and certificates.

Our jury will select the winners of each category:

Best Film
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Screenplay
Best Editing
Best Narrative Short
Best Student Short
Best Young Director
Best Documentary Short
Best Animation Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Music Video
Best Amateur Short
Special Jury Award

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.
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Class Founded: 2009
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Feb 11, 2018

Early bird deadline: Jun 19, 2018
Regular deadline: Sep 17, 2018
Late deadline: Dec 31, 2018

Notification date: Dec 31, 2018

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Fees Fees range from 6.87 to 14.50 EUR (0.00 to 0.00 USD) . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
Festival sections
Amateur Short
Short films made by amateurs (or unprofessional teams), no longer than 20 minutes; Mobile phone films, under 20 minutes
Music video
Music videos, no longer than 10 minutes
Short Animation
Animation Shorts, no longer than 30 minutes
Short Documentary
Documentary Shorts, no longer than 30 minutes
Short Experimental
Experimental Shorts, no longer than 30 minutes
Short Narrative
Narrative Shorts, no longer than 30 minutes
Short Student
Student Shorts, no longer than 30 minutes
General rules Article 1
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.

Article 2
The general objective of STTP is to reward films and audiovisual productions by promoting them worldwide.

Article 3
Parallel with the Festival, additional events like conferences about film industry, symposiums, exhibitions, thematic parties, workshops or talent camps will take place.

Article 4
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

Article 5
There is no restriction about the date of the production of the films.

Article 6
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.

Article 7
The official language of the Festival is English. Films must be subtitled in english.

Article 8
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.

Article 9
The participation in the Festival is subjected to agreement with these conditions and keeping to these terms.