Who are we?
Short Circuit federates European organizations whose activities are dedicated to the distribution and promotion of European short film whatever its genre: fiction, animation, experimental, documentary or video art. Its main objective is to represent the short film distribution sector at a European level and increase short film distribution in Europe and worldwide on all the screens.
The Short Film Pool
Short Circuit organises the Short Film Pool, a selection of mostly European shorts available for theatres, festivals and other screens in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal and Switzerland.
Almost 100 projects from all over Europe competed to participate in the 4th year of the Visegrad Animation Forum (May 3-5, Třeboň). 12 short films and 12 TV series in development were selected for the contest where the Hungary clearly dominated on the winners’ box.
The Short Film Pool partners are now proposing 4 original curated programmes with films from the Short Film Pool. The programmes are diverse and allow the audience to discover a large range of films of all genres.
Visegrad Animation Forum VAF 2016
After programming 20 films from the Short Film Pool in 2015, the Alès Film Festival – Itinérances is going to screen 8 more films from this collection during its 34th edition, which will take place from March 18th to 28th 2016.
The Short Film Day is expanding and reaching new countries! We know of a number of projects around Europe (see our list here) but there are probably more we are not aware of : please let us know about the Short Film Day in your country and answer our survey by contacting the Short Circuit’s coordinator, Florence Dupont!
In order to promote the Short Film Pool, a flyer was created that will be launched in Clermont-Ferrand.
The shortest day of the year is a very special day for the short film. On December 21st, people in many different countries around the world celebrate the “short format”.
The Swedish Film Institute organized the second edition of Short Film Day in Sweden (“Kortfilmsdagen”), doubling the number of participating venues from the previous year. In 2015 there were screenings in cinemas, libraries, art galleries, churches, shopping malls and schools in 23 cities all over the country.
Short Film Night was very successful in Slovenia. The event took place for the second time this year.
For the SHORT FILM DAY 2015, the Italian Short Film Center (Centro Nazionale del Cortometraggio) has selected a programme with six Italian recent short films that will be screened in 22 Italian cities as well as 17 cities round the world thanks to the network of the Italian Cultural Institutes.
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