Join the fastest-growing short film community in London. 

At Shorts On Tap we showcase short films, from both up-and-coming and established film­ makers, at venues all over London and beyond. 

Shorts On Tap is an award-winning London-based short film screening platform for both up&coming and established film-makers aimed at showcasing their work, exchanging ideas and receiving feedback. Shorts On Tap also aims at facilitating the spreading of awareness on social issues through film. A young company that grew to be one of the most vibrant hubs for film-makers and film lovers alike in just 4 years.

SOT provides a great opportunity for people to discover the best material from the contemporary independent short film scene.

Featuring great talent and special guests from the film industry, Shorts On Tap is striving to champion short film­making. Coming to you from across a wide range of genres and styles and in the most inclusive way: from narrative to experimental; from documentaries to animation and music videos. We always deliver a varied, eclectic, dynamic experience and we facilitate an engaged, vibrant and yet totally relaxed dialogue between film­makers and the audience.

SOT's steep growth is partially due to its uniquely themed events which brought an unprecedented flexibility in the spectrum of subjects and topics presented. This fresh formula allows SOT to collaborate with a number of institutions spanning from LGBT rights charities to state-of-the-art mobile app developers.

Partners include Raindance Film Festival, The BFI, Kickstarter, Shooting People (one of the largest filmmaking community in the Uk) and prestigious film schools such as the London Film Academy and Central Film School London. SOT believes in content versatility and have a 360 vision which will lead them to reach uncharted territories of distribution.

SOT went global in February 2015 with their first screening outside of the UK: 'London Calling' was held on February 9th at Uplink X, in the heart of Tokyo's Shibuya district (sold-out). Today Shorts On Tap screens in Tokyo regularly. 
SOT's first event in Berlin was held on International Women's Day 2016, March 8th, at Z-inema Berlin, SOT new home in Germany.

SOT's portfolio of collaborations include non-profit and charity organisations such as Galop (LGBT anti-violence group) and MedAct (an organisation providing medical care in war zones) They've also been involved in the fundraising for the production of Wonderkid: a film aiming at tackling homophobia in professional football.

In only 4 years Shorts On Tap has established itself as the 'place to be' in the London Indie film scene and has become one of the most vibrant platforms for networking, debate and collaborations. Each month, they attract audiences of up to 600 which continues to grow.

SOT has been awarded the prestigious Film London Boost Award 2015 (partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery) which funded the the production of a new series of events called Women in Revolt. Women in Revolt was launched in April 2015 across 3 brand new London venues. The series is an exploration of womanhood in short filmmaking and has carried on bi-monthly ever since, and enjoyed extensive media coverage.

On May 17th 2015, the International Day Against Homophobia SOT has hosted the premiere of Mike Buonaiuto's Credence at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square: Europe's largest cinema district. The event was aimed at raising awareness about themes of equality, identity and the portrayal of LGBT people in media. For the occasion, SOT have been partnering with Shape History: a creative studio for social impact helping organisations tackle crucial issues, creating content that touches millions.

December 2015 saw Shorts On Tap first screening at the British Film Institute with Critical Degrees: a selection of short films on climate change.

In early 2016 SOT launched a new series of events called Road Map: a series of screenings focusing on international short film.

INTRODUCING SHORTS ON TAP'S HORIZON AWARD

Horizon is Shorts On Tap's £3000 grant aimed at part-funding one short film or documentary in 2018. 
A money prize awarded to the 'best short film script' or doc proposal submitted to Shorts On Tap between 2017 & 2018. 
Our way to encourage a brilliant filmmaker to get his/her next project off the ground. 
A special jury in charge of choosing Horizon's winning script, will be announced in Autumn 2017. 
Horizon Award winner announced in early 2018.

We'd like to give a voice to as many film­makers as possible, so if you are one or you know anyone who'd be interested in submitting their work please don't hesitate to do so here: there's no deadline, no charge, no fuss. 

Shorts On Tap was founded in late 2013 by producer Filippo Polesel.
Writer & Director Michele Fiascaris joined the company in April 2014. 

 

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