Launched in November 2013, Shorts On Tap is now London’s leading short film community. Active all-year-round with monthly screenings, for the past 8 years Shorts On Tap has presented hundreds of short films and documentaries at sold-out events across the capital, becoming the place-to-be for London’s independent filmmakers. Our London venues include BFI Southbank, Regent Street Cinema, Prince Charles Cinema, Rich Mix and Samsung KX. Shorts On Tap is also active with regular events in Berlin and Tokyo.

The hippest film night in London


Shorts On Tap’s themed events and series have reached thousands of people, creating one of the most vibrant & sought-after nights in London and beyond.

In the past 8 years we had the honour to be partnering with Sony, Samsung, Kickstarter, as well as prestigious institutions such as The British Film Institute, Film London and the London Film Academy.

In addition to our in-cinema experience, we now offer online events, entirely live-streamed on our Youtube and Vimeo channels.

You can submit your work here.

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Shorts On Tap is striving to champion filmmakers’ voices whilst raising awareness on a number of social, environmental and ethical issues through short film. Presenting a wide range of film genres and styles (from narrative to experimental; from documentaries to animation and music videos), our events always offer a varied, eclectic and dynamic experience.

At Shorts On Tap we facilitate an engaged, vibrant and yet totally relaxed dialogue between film­makers and the audience via special Q&As, round tables and panel discussions. Artistic integrity and freedom of speech are key elements to our formula: we believe in short film as a means of communication without filters or censorship.


In addition to our regular screenings, we’re currently running 5 recurrent series and 1 networking event:

  1. Colorama: our series focusing on animated shorts
  2. Reality Check: our series dedicated to short documentary
  3. Road Map: our series dedicated to short documentary
  4. Women in Revolt: our series presenting shorts by female filmmakers
  5. Experimenta: our series dedicated to experimental shorts
  6. The Big Blend: our bimonthly networking event

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On top of our short film showcase, we now offer a range of tailor-made services for filmmakers. Check out Shorts On Tap’s Production, One On One, Premiere and Ruffcuts here.






Filippo Polesel


Venice-born Filippo is an award-winning writer and producer of commercials, short films and documentaries. He graduated from the University of West London with a BA in Advertising and Video Production in 2005. His advertising portfolio includes brands such as Fiat, Sony, P&G and Campbell’s amongst others.
He has produced content for TV networks such as HBO, A&E and RAI.
Filippo’s productions have been selected in several Oscar-Qualifying festivals, including HollyShorts and the world’s foremost genre film festival, Sitges Film Festival. Filippo is currently developing his first feature film, ‘Rain Catcher’, based on the namesake short, which was the recipient of several awards, including the prestigious ‘Silver Melies’ in 2019.

Filippo is the founder of award-winning short film festival Shorts On Tap, which he led to become the fastest-growing short film showcase in London with sold-out events and extensive media coverage. Shorts On Tap has been awarded the prestigious Film London Boost Award in 2015, and is now an international showcase with events planned in Berlin, and Tokyo. Shorts On Tap’s collaborations include the London Film Academy, The British Film Institute, Samsung, TimeOut and Bagri Foundation.

Michele Fiascaris


Michele is an award-winning writer director. A London Film Academy 2010 graduate, he haswritten and directed numerous short films, commercials, documentaries, and the feature film“Fat Cat”. His works have been distributed by networks such as HBO, Amazon Prime Video and A&E, andhave featured on publications such as Empire Magazine and La Repubblica. Michele has directed content for BBC and BAFTA TV and for brands such as Nike, Lamborghini,P&G, Kiehl’s, FIAT, Barilla and numerous others, including the United Nations. His latest thriller short film “Rain Catcher” has been selected by several Oscar-Qualifying andBAFTA-Qualifying festivals, has won the prestigious ‘Silver Melies’ awards and has beennominated for the ‘Golden Melies’ for Best European Short of Fantastic Genre of 2020 at SitgesFilm Festival.The short is available on HBO and Amazon Prime Video. “Rain Catcher” is currently being developed into a feature film. Since 2014, Michele is also co-director of Shorts On Tap, one of London’s leading short film events,with a history of hundreds of sold-out screening in some of the capital’s most prestigious venues,such as the BFI Southbank, Regent Street Cinema and Rich Mix. Shorts On Tap’s collaborationshave included partners such as TimeOut, Samsung, the BFI and LFA.

Jess Iszatt


Jess Iszatt is the presenter and producer of the BBC Music Introducing show every Saturday night 8pm-10pm on BBC Radio London, showcasing the best undiscovered and under the radar musicians from London.

She prides herself as a taste maker at the forefront of the new music scene in the UK, and has strong links with AIM (the Association of Independent Music), and national BBC Radio shows, such as BBC 6 Music, often covering the introducing Mixtape there with Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 1Xtra features on Jamz Supernova’s Tuesday night specialist show, and Huw Stephen’s introducing show on BBC Radio 1.

Jess also presents weekdays 4-8pm on Magic Chilled, playing fresh, laid-back hits from the 90’s, 00’s and present.
She has also presented for The Hook, one of the largest media groups online for entertainment, viral videos and news, interviewing Hollywood stars such as James Franco and his brother Dave Franco, Scarlett Johansson, Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Relishing her passion for music, Jess often DJs at festivals and events.

Hannah Jackson


Hannah Jackson is a multi-faceted presenter, actress, model and voice-over artist with a huge amount of experience both in the UK and around the world, from travel shows in Indonesia, to reporting at tech shows in the US. Some of her recent credits include ‘The Face’ of Champions League Handball covering the social media for games all over Europe, presenting comedy content for beauty brands such as ‘Benefit Cosmetics’ & ‘Urban Decay’, food shows for Japanese TV, and MCing for ‘Nike’, ‘Virgin’ and ‘Asics’ at various sporting events including the London 10K. However with such a variety of experience, film is one of her main passions, having hosted ‘London Film Club’ on London Live TV channel every week for 2 years, and now presenting with ‘Odeon Cinemas’ covering premieres and junkets – Aladdin, Frozen 2 & Spiderman being some of her favourites.

Pia Jackson


Pia Jackson is a TV Presenter, Actress, Filmmaker, Writer, Producer, Blogger and Voice Over Artist.
With an enormous variety of experience within the factual entertainment and corporate genres, Pia is a versatile and multi-talented presenter. Her most recent presenting credits include training with the Royal Marines, presenting the Chelsea Flower Show, launching Absolutely Magazine in SW London, learning Krav Maga as well as providing the voice for the Calvin Harris Takeover Show on BBCís Radio 1. Pia is also an experienced voice-over artist, avid blogger and published author.

Yasmine Alice


Yasmine is an actress and a tv reporter who speaks 5 languages. She moved to the UK in 2008 to study law and worked as a corporate lawyer for 4 years. After that, she transitioned into reporting and working as an entertainment news correspondent for Turkey. She worked as a full-time tv reporter for 2 years, whilst filming documentaries for TRT World and a series with Amnesty International covering human rights issues. She has interviewed numerous politicians for Turkish news, celebrities on red carpets and artists on her talk show. Yasmine is also a professional actress who has worked on tv shows such as Red Dwarf, feature films such as Ruptures which premiered at BFI in 2019, numerous commercials and films with award-winning directors and a play in the West End’s Criterion. She loves martial arts, weaponry and feminist activism.

Yuriko Okamura


Yuriko is a film programmer, writer and translator based in Berlin. After graduated from Kingís College London (MA Film Studies) in 2015, she started her career as a film programmer and also started working in film production. Currently, she is a programmer for Berlin Film Society and is also working on programming for other film screening projects. She has been working with film production companies in Berlin since 2015. As a translator, she has made subtitles for films including a feature-length documentary film ìBam Bam Bam: The Story of Sonzeiraî for the theatrical release in Japan. For Shorts On Tap, she has co-programmed ìTokyo Callingî with Filippo in January 2015, and she has also coordinated Shorts On Tap screenings in Tokyo and in Berlin.

Alba Moyano


Alba is an award-winning writer and New York Film Academy graduate with a portfolio covering film, TV, radio, theatre, music and advertising.
Aside from working as short film programmer with Shorts On Tap, she currently covers the position of account manager for Disney at Digital Media Services, while she also collaborates with film production companies (Yellow Pill, On The Corner TV) and institutions (Film London) as freelance copywriter, script editor and translator.

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