How to Upload Your Short Films

Exclusive to filmmakers:

To insure the integrity of our community we ask that you please create an account first, then Contact Us so we may verify and activate your account for you to be able to upload your short film, for only filmmakers are able to post. (Activation is done immediately after verification)

After you have created your account please Contact Us

Short Films

A short film is any motion picture that is short enough in running time not to be considered a feature film. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences defines a short film as "an original motion picture that has a running time of 40 minutes or less, including all credits"


Once you have been granted access please fellow these instructions to upload and publish your film.

  1. On top right in navigation bar find the camera symbol and click on it, then click on Encode Video.

  2. Here enter the title of your short film, logline (maximum 190 characters) and choose genre/category from drop down menu.

  3. Then click on +Add Files: browse to get your file from you drive or desktop, or just drag and drop your file into uploader. Your video will be uploaded, encoded and hosted on our servers. You may drag and drop multiple files here. (File Formats: .mp4 Maximum File Size: 10GB)

To Edit Your Videos:

On the home page under menus at left or right in navigation bar go to My Videos portal and to the far right of the video you just uploaded you will find 5 Icons that you will use to edit your video.

  1. Play Button Symbol to play your video and inspect it.

  2. Doc symbol: You are able to copy and embed your video into other websites.

  3. Pen Symbol: Edit your video title, logline, genre/category, and choose rating for your film.

  4. Trash Can Symbol: Delete your video

  5. Red Off Symbol: Uploaded video will not go live instantly on site, after you have completed adding all the elements then you will click on the Red Symbol to turn it on (Green Color), you are able to change status here to Unlisted as well (Grey Color), or Off again.

  6. Custom Thumbnail is where you add the thumbnail for your short film.

  7. Upload Subtitles - Closed Captions: If your video has closed captions and or subtitles click, upload, pick language and save

  8. Create Subtitles: If you do not have subtitles for your short film you are able to create them here.

If you need help please click here to Contact Us.