The feedback from the filmmaking community has been great since we started shortfil.ms almost one month ago. Directors, actors and crew members appreciate it when we add their films to our catalog and get really excited when their short enters our most popular listing (which is dominated by »Cost of Living« right now).
Some filmmakers even asked us if there’s a way to show their audiences that their film got featured on our site or if they can display our logo on their poster, website or press release. It’s something we really hoped for: shortfil.ms becomes an indicator for high quality short films on the web.
Because of that we’ve created this classic, elegant laurel leaves award for filmmakers to use. So, if your short film has been added to shortfil.ms, feel free to use this logo wherever you want. We’re honored to be a part of your distinguished work!
Today is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere which holds a special meaning to us at shortfil.ms of course. However, do not expect us to be on a works outing to Stonehenge or something like that. In Germany, the shortest day is also the day of short films this year. Cineastes celebrate the shorts by showing and watching a variety of them all over the country.
We here at shortfil.ms want to show you the shortest short film ever to be nominated for an Oscar:
»Fresh Guacamole« by stop-motion artist PES was nominated at the Academy Awards for best short film with a running time of one minute and 40 seconds.
Furthermore: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
One week ago we launched shortfil.ms, the new platform to watch the web’s best short films. This first week has been great: A lot of people told us that they love our new site, the discovery tool and our curation of short films. Some also tweeted and blogged already about us or shared shortfil.ms with their friends via Facebook and so on. We really appreciate your kind words, tweets and shares!
Furthermore we received our first user submissions this week. Thanks to all of you and especially to HerrK (@CholeriK) and Michael (@Amujan) who submitted the first one – »Wanderers« – which became the most popular short film in our catalog within a few days. If you want to suggest a film for shortfil.ms, check out our submission form. User submissions are credited to the users who submitted them and include a link back to their blog or website (see David’s submission »Tell« for example). Thank you for making shortfil.ms better along with us!
Please keep on getting the word out about shortfil.ms and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Tumblr. Don’t keep it secret and share the shorts!