#Passion2Action: interview with Shorts On Tap founder Filippo Polesel on February 11th, 2020
Shorts On Tap is a short film community dedicated to championing independent filmmaking through monthly screenings and panel discussions at venues across London. Also active in Berlin and Tokyo, Shorts On Tap will soon expand its operations to New York City. Their next event ‘Mirror Mirror – a Symposium on Body Image‘ is on February 19th at Regent Street Cinema, London.
L'uomo dei corti proiettati nei pub di Londra on February 2nd, 2020
Polesel, 38 anni, e' l'inventore di Shorts On Tap, il festival internazionale di cortometraggi nato all'interno dei tipici bar della capitale britannica. Ha poi creato la casa di produzione Yellow Pill.
'Women of War' finalists from the 2019 TRT World Citizen Short Film Competition on September 2nd, 2019
The World Citizen Short Film Competition addresses the most pressing humanitarian issues of our time by focusing on human stories. This year’s theme, Women of War, addresses the situation in conflict zones around the world where women and girls are often paying the highest price, facing systematic violence, oppression, and persecution.
Women in Revolt - Beyond the Visible: short film event on May 30th, 2019
It is always interesting to see new films, ideas and talent emerge, so I was intrigued by a new screening event, especially as it was being held at the historic Regent Street Cinema in London. ‘Women in Revolt: Beyond the Visible’ is the first event under the ‘Indie Society’ banner, a collaboration between Shorts On Tap, London Film Academy, and UK Actors Tweetup, with the aim of bringing people together and making connections.
Brick Lane to celebrate World Mental Health day with screening of short films on October 9th, 2018
A Brick Lane bar and club will mark World Mental Health day today with a series of short films, live performers and panel discussions.
Organisers say the showcase – at 93 Feet East – will raise awareness on social, environmental and ethical issues through the use of short film. This production in particular will focus on psychological wellbeing.
Women in Revolt - 'Daughterhood' - event review on March 9th, 2018
There's a change of approach at the Regent Street Cinema on 8 March, as Shorts On Tap and CinemaItaliaUK presents a selection of shorts under the banner Women in Revolt: Daughterhood.
Shorts On Tap guests at London One Radio with Lorenzo Tamburini from CinemaItaliaUK on March 5th, 2018
London One Radio interview ahead of our collaborative event with CinemaItaliaUK, 'Women in Revolt - Daughterhood' on International Women's Day, March 8th, 2018.
LONDON LIVE NEWS: 'DIASPORA - TRAILS OF MIGRATION' on April 2nd, 2018
Shorts on Tap's directors Filippo Polesel and Michele Fiascaris discuss they're upcoming screening event 'Diaspora - Trails of Migration', a selection of short films and documentaries narrating & depicting the stories of ordinary people, in their journeys to their 'promised land'.
Migration, immigration, adaptability in the 21st century.
LONDON LIVE NEWS: 'WOMEN IN REVOLT' TO SHOWCASE FEMALE FILMMAKERS AND ARTISTS on September 21st, 2016
Shorts on Tap is a platform to bring together short film makers to show their work and share their experiences.
This week, they are putting on an event called Women in Revolt, which in addition to screenings, features Q&As with the filmmakers and poetry performances by female spoken-word artists.
The festival's founder Filippo Polesel and programmer Amelia Conway joined us on air to tell us more.
THE WONDERUSH SPOTLIGHT: SHORTS ON TAP on July 28th, 2016
Shorts on Tap is a great company. Through their themed screening nights which show a selection of short films, they’re giving Londoners the opportunity to find out more about an art form we might otherwise never really hear much about.
ORGANIZZARONO LA SERATA 'CULT' PER IL REMAIN: "QUESTO PAESE ORA CI HA VOLTATO LE SPALLE" on June 26th, 2016
Filippo, veneziano, e Michele, udinese, hanno una società di produzione cinematografica a Londra.
LONDON'S HUB OF INDIE SHORT FILM REVEALED - INTERVIEW WITH SHORTS ON TAP on June 3rd, 2016
1. Tell us about the Shorts On Tap project ?
Shorts On Tap is a short film screening platform based in London, dedicated to giving exposure to talented short filmmakers as well as facilitating the spread of ideas and raising awareness of social issues through film.
Brit Es Magazine: Cortometrajes event review (in Spanish) on February 21st, 2016
Si nuestro primer evento de 'CORTOMETRAJES' nos dejó profundamente agradecidos y emocionados, el segundo nos ha dejado sin palabras; tanto, que han pasado ya tres días y aún estamos tratando de asimilar el éxito desbordante de esta segunda segunda proyección
Shorts On Tap present: Americana on January 19th, 2016
America in all its “greatness, virtues and contradictions” is the subject for a series of short films, taking place at 93 Feet East in Brick Lane on Wednesday, January 20. The screening is the initiative of Filippo Polesel and Michele Fiascaris, founders of ‘Shorts on Tap’, a London-based short film screening platform for both up and coming and established filmmakers.
Shorts On Tap present: Women in Revolt -Turning Point on January 8th, 2016
We love Shorts on Tap. For a while, the company and evening have been doing wonders for the London culture of short form cinema in all its goodness. Starting roughly two years ago, Filippo Polesel and his team have made a regular evening where spectacular filmmakers and unseen heroes can have their work showcased.
Shorts On Tap present: Critical Degrees @BFI Southbank on December 9th, 2015
Following on from their second birthday a couple of weeks ago, our good pals at Short On Tap had an absolute corker in store for us with Critical Degrees: this time with a social message.
Londonist on December 3rd, 2015
Two shorts from the hippest film night in London
In a boisterous bar just off Brick Lane, a crowd of hip young film fans are arguing over seats and arthouse movie trivia. We're at Shorts On Tap, one of London’s most successful short film nights, which celebrates its second birthday this week.
Shorts On Tap present: Seize the Night @Cafe 1001 on October 9th, 2015
This week’s collection of decidedly dark short films in the back room of Cafe 1001 had me jumping out of my seat more times than I care to mention.
Shorts On Tap present: Road to Perdition @Cafe 1001 on September 25th, 2015
This week’s Shorts On Tap was filled with happiness and sunshine, children laughing and woodland creatures singing.
CORTOMETRAJES - 7 Short Films on September 22nd, 2015
El pasado miércoles 16 en Shoreditch participamos de una iniciativa que promete exponer al público el genial trabajo de jóvenes españoles que se abren camino en el panorama cinematográfico británico.
Event Review: Shorts On Tap ‘All in the family’, 27 August 2015, Cafe 1001, Brick Lane on August 30th, 2015
Still attracting packed houses on Thursday nights - Europa League, what’s that? – Shorts On Tap showcases thematically-based short film programmes for discerning visitors to East London.
Shorts On Tap present: Imitation of Life @ 93 Feet East on August 14th, 2015
It’s been a hot few months for the short film power house programmers, but IMITATION OF LIFE particularly struck a cord with us in the back room of the dark, dingy and much loved 93 Feet East on Brick Lane.
Shorts On Tap present Women In Revolt - An Intimacy on July 15th, 2015
If you didn’t spend your Monday night in a steamy basement in Deptford full of women, what on earth were you doing?
Shorts On Tap present: Psycho - Tales of Madness on June 17th, 2015
Things have got dark. Tuesday was the 55th anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO, the original stabby shower film, and to celebrate Shorts On Tap hosted a night of insanity-themed short films in collaboration with the London Film Academy, giving us eight chilling shorts to send us into a spiral. I’m not going to deceive you, we wet our pants a little bit.
Credence premiere heralds LGBT representation in sci-fi on May 18th, 2015
This past weekend, 17 May to be exact, saw the 2015 International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Fittingly, the same day also saw the world premiere of Credence, the first sci-fi film to deal with contemporary LGBTissues.
WIRED.co.uk was in attendance at London's Prince Charles Cinema, where Credence screened in partnership with Shorts on Tap.
Shorts On Tap presents: Women in Revolt - Crossing Boundaries on April 15th, 2015
SOT, as we chummily refer to them, are greedily sticking their fingers into all sorts of pies nowadays. At the moment they are curating their first recurrent in the form of a three tiered female-focused collection of short film nights (of which two have already happened), and we had the pleasure of attending Part II: Crossing Boundaries on Monday evening.
Shorts On Tap present: A Touch of Noir @Cafe 1001 on September 3rd, 2015
Film Noir is a slinky, sexy genre that works well in short form: a sensual bite of a story, if you will. We had the pleasure of catching the genre-inspired films by Shots On Tap at Cafe 1001 last night, where the back room was packed out with industry people, students and passers by alike, jostling close to the screen to get the best view possible.
Shorts On Tap: showing women film-makers at the new Deptford Cinema on April 14th, 2015
2015 marked the year Lewisham finally stopped being the only London borough without a cinema, as the community-funded and built Deptford Cinema finally opened its doors, having taken over an old shop on Deptford Broadway. The cinema has got right down to business with a raft of special screenings and seasons planned, including the fantastic "Cinemania New Worlds" season, but the Smoke Screen's first visit to the new venue coincided with an intriguing and diverse programme of short films by female filmmakers playing as part of the Shorts on Tap season.
Shorts On Tap: an eclectic and independent platform to showcase short films on April 10th, 2015
What do you do when you can’t find the right platform to showcase your work? Well, you create one. This was the idea behind Shorts on Tap, an eclectic short films night that stemmed in east London but has now reached as far as Japan. Hear from the organisers themselves, Filippo Polesel and Michele Fiascaris, on a skype interview with EastCast’s Ana Xavier.
Shorts On Tap: proyectando cortos y fomentando el networking entre creadores en Londres on April 09th, 2015
Shorts on Tap es una iniciativa cinematográfica con poco más de un año de vida, pero que ya ha revolucionado el este de Londres. Se trata de una serie de eventos periódicos y sin lugar fijo donde se proyectan cortometrajes de todo tipo...
Shorts On Tap present Women in Revolt on April 04th, 2015
On April 6th Shorts On Tap will present its first recurrent series: Women In Revolt in London’s Stow Film Lounge. This will be the first of three screenings that will take viewers on an exploration into female-film-making. The programme is in collaboration with Club Des Femmes: a positive female space for the re-examination of ideas through art and is funded by Film London’s Boost Award...
Shorts On Tap: interview on April 04th, 2015
Some of you might remember that last week, I shared with you my impressions of True Colours, an event organised by Shorts on Tap (if you don’t, check it out HERE). As I mentioned there, there was quite a buzz throughout the evening, established filmmakers mingling with novices, sharing ideas and discussing films…
East meets West: unravelling the relationship between Japanese and British culture on March 30th, 2015
The Japanese entertainment industry has been permeating the collective cultural consciousness for the better half of a century, bringing worldwide fame to characters like Pikachu, Doraemon, and Hello Kitty.
Shorts On Tap show us their True Colours on March 29th, 2015
Given the buzz they create now, it’s hard to believe that Shorts on Tap’s screenings taking place every month all around London started as tiny screenings in the spare rooms of cafes. Word of mouth was quick to spread the news; the low entry fees (usually around £3 –£5) helped, as did the quality of the work shown.
Londra da vivere on March 18th, 2015
Festival, teatro, musica, cinema, mercatini vintage, mostre e potremmo continuare ancora: a Londra non è difficile trovare qualcosa da fare nel tempo libero, può esserlo invece scegliere di fronte a un numero pressoché infinito di alternative a disposizione di turisti e residenti.
Londonist on March 17th, 2015
Across three Monday nights in April, an impressive list of up-and-coming female filmmakers will get a chance to show and talk about their short films as part of the Women In Revolt series. The programme aims to investigate a range of relevant issues including how the female form is depicted on screen and how it has been commodified. So a long overdue take-down of cellulite on celluloid then..
Girls on film on January 14th, 2015
Tuesday eve saw Cafe 1001 host the most exciting SHORTS ON TAP ever! By now a popular bi-or-tri-monthly short film screening event that people are happy to shed three quid for, SOT keeps things interesting by picking a theme for each night.
EVENT REVIEW: SHORTS ON TAP ‘AUTUMN LEAVES’, TUESDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2014 – MORE GREEN THAN BROWN
Larry Oliver on November 12th, 2014
Since when did ‘Shorts on Tap’, the East London based showcase of short film wonderment get so popular? Tuesday night – no football on the telly; that’s one explanation. Word of mouth and it’s free? That is another. As I sunk into the judges’ two-seater sofa for the third time (grazie, Filippo) young people started appearing at my feet. Surely, my co-judge, award-winning filmmaker and qualified sky-diver, Boris Thompson-Roylance, was not some sort of deity? No, there was no room anywhere else. It felt more like a sleepover than a movie screening. Pass the Horlics, Pia!
SHORTS ON TAP PRESENT: LOOKING FOR CHANGES @ CAFE 1001
Girls on Film on October 14, 2014
Fast becoming GOF’s (not to mention half of East London’s) favourite short film evening, this month’s Shorts on Tap night was dedicated to 7 LGBT-focused films, and donated all its proceedings to anti-abuse charity Galop and to the production of short Wonderkid, which profiles homophobia in the footballing community. We were lucky enough to see see talks by Rhys Chapman, writer of Wonderkid, and Mike Buonaiuto, director of Credence (which, from the trailer, looks to be a first-of-its-kind science fiction LGBT-focused feature film).
Salute Your Shorts: Shorts on Tap presents Enemy At The Gates
I'm With Geek on October 08, 2014
Shorts on Tap is a fortnightly exploration of short film, shown in creative hub of Shoreditch at Cafe 1001. On behalf of I'm With Geek, I was fortunate enough to be invited to judge the recent theme of 'War'. A thought-provoking theme presented in a dynamic format.
A SHORT MISSION: SHORTS ON TAP PRESENTS ROCKET SCIENCE
Cinema Chords on September 25, 2014
Science fiction is one of the most lucrative genres for filmmakers. There is a plethora of imaginative strands that span across the Milky Way or pump inside the views of wide eyes dreamers.
Salute Your Shorts: Shorts on Tap presents Rocket Science
I'm With Geek on September 25, 2014
Shorts on Tap continued again last night. The event that brings together film makers and film lovers to celebrate a collection of shorts. For this gathering, Rocket Science Choice, the films all had a science-fiction theme with Zombies, Aliens and viral outbreaks all present. Audiences were treated to four new shorts with three of last month's event best.
LBC Radio podcast : The Iain Dale Show Live from Shorts On Tap – September 17th
Lorraine Horgan on September 17, 2014
Live coverage from Shorts On Tap's event Beyond Scotland for the Iain Dale Show on LBC Radio: commercial Radio Presenter of the Year, Iain Dale is one of Britain's leading political commentator's and every weekday on Drive, he brings you informed opinion and debate from the corridors of power.
Salute Your Shorts: Shorts On Tap present Beyond Scotland
I'm With Geek on September 19, 2014
My first I’m With Geek team outing took me to a dark bar on a side street just off Brick Lane, where a few of the other film girls and I perched precariously on wooden tables to the side of a plethora of mis-matched furniture. We had come to watch a variety of shorts from Shorts on Tap, and the room was packed and excited to see what the evening’s various directors had in store for us.
A Short Mission: Shorts On Tap present Beyond Scotland
Cinema Chords on September 18, 2014
Whichever way the vote is swayed today, there is no denying that it will be steeped in history. For many years, our Scottish kin have whispered of breaking away to thrive without the rule of our government. Whichever way you look at it, the people will speak at that roaring statement of No or Yes will ricochet through the United Kingdom with like a deafening drum best. Last night, seven independent film makers, largely thanks to Creative Scotland, presented the ideals and politics surrounding this tentative day of voting in last night’s Shorts on Tap event.
EVENT REVIEW: SHORTS ON TAP’S ‘A TOUCH OF NOIR’, 2 SEPTEMBER 2014, CAFE 1001, BRICK LANE, LONDON
//Projection// on September 02, 2014
Shorts on Tap: And the Winners Are...
EVENT REVIEW: SHORTS ON TAP: ‘NATURE OF THE BEAST’, 3 JULY 2014, CAFE 1001, BRICK LANE, LONDON
Larry Oliver on July 05, 2014
London’s premier short film showcase – sorry, Portobello Film Festival - ‘Shorts On Tap’ opened its doors on 3 July for a screening of seven short movies based around the theme of violence. ‘All you need for a movie is a girl and a gun,’ someone once said, to which I would add, ‘yes, and a story.
SHOREDITCH AND SHORTS: HAVE I SAID I LIKE SHORT SHORTS?
Gee Gee Free on July 4th, 2014
"Café 1001 is the hipsters’ answer to Mecca. It’s lounging cushions, its tatty-chic leather sofas and its “I’m free and I like it” vibe is the perfect place for the showing of seven short films; the event called Nature of the Beast, Tales of Violence from ShortsOnTap."
ABOUT TIME: YOU CAME TO LOL WITH SHORTS ON TAP
About Time on May 5th, 2014
"The founders of Shorts on Tap, Filippo Polesel and Michele Fiascaris, explain the idea behind their short film festival in advance of our joint event on the 4th June at Cafe 1001."
A New Home for Short Films in London: Shorts on Tap moves to Brick Lane!
//Projection// on May 5th, 2014
"Every month, it's easy to find me and a growing number of faithfuls at Shorts on Tap at the Juno Shoreditch. We enjoy some of the most artful, impressive, bizarre and sometimes hysterical short films from the UK and abroad. The event, helmed by Filippo Polesel and Michele Fiascaris, has become wonderfully popular in recent months, and this week will debut at its new location, the storied Cafe 1001 on Brick Lane."
EVENT REVIEW: SHORTS ON TAP: ABSURDIA, 22 APRIL 2014, JUNO SHOREDITCH
Film Annex on April 23rd, 2014
"It all began with a chair. Actually there were three of them in the front row for my fellow jurors, Jon Olav Stokke, Miriam Lee and I in the basement of the popular Juno Bar in London’s Shoreditch, or South Hoxton, as the locals sometimes call it (that’s Soxton in my book). We were there on the invitation of Shorts on Tap, a showcase for filmmakers of every description..."
The Neighbours, and an interview with Ronnie Mackintosh
//Projection// on March 30th, 2014
"Among the top films from this month's Shorts on Tap was The Neighbours, the hilarious and arresting adaptation of the short story written by Raymond Carver, directed by David McKay. The film, starring Peter Mullan (who most of us will remember as Mother Superior in Trainspotting and the terrifying crazy man in Session 9), examines a couple whose foray into apartment sitting for their well-off neighbours takes a weird left turn into self-discovery..."
ABOUT TIME X SHORTS ON TAP
About Time on March 29th, 2014
"About Time. are pleased to announce a partnership with Shorts on Tap. We will be showcasing the best of London’s short films coming out of their monthly events as well as hosting an About Time event of our own in May..."
Shorts On Tap: Two Become One
Scar's Shelves on March 28th, 2014
"Last week I was invited to go along to Shorts On Tap’s Two Become One film night. There were ten films shown, and three other judges – Sebastian, Mujden and Michael – and I had to choose three winners for the evening..."
Tapping the Vein: Shorts on Tap London
//Projection// on February 21st, 2014
"Part gritty, part elegant, Juno Bar in Shoreditch is a nice little place with all the "cool" to be expected from its location. And it's got an interesting thing that happens in the basement every month. Shorts on Tap is something of a mini film festival, featuring short films by local and international directors based around a pre-determined theme...."
(L)ending Lines, and an interview with photographer Ottavia Castellina
//Projection// on January 26th, 2014
"I had the pleasure of watching this short at the "Shorts on Tap: Women at Crossroads" screening in London. There's no artificial "magic" in the film or the photos, no special effects..."
Critical Week: King of the world
Shadows on the Wall on December 19th, 2013
"This week I also participated as a juror for the second Shorts on Tap event, which this month was themed "Through Challenge and Change". We watched 11 short films, all introduced by their directors, who stuck around to answer questions. And we awarded our top 3 films to:..."
Shorts On Tap – Tuesday 17th December
Gorilla Film Magazine on December 16th, 2013
"Shorts on Tap burst on to the scene last month with their themed short film nights (last month’s was ‘journeys’), and they clearly did well enough to come back for a second. They’ve shifted from Monday to Tuesday but are sticking with the location in Shoreditch..."
Shorts On Tap – Measure of the Senses Review
Mild Concern on November 26th, 2013
"Last Monday night saw the first ever Shorts on Tap night take place at Juno in London. It was an evening of short films connected by the theme of the five senses. It was a fun evening during which I laughed, got confused, and tried to look as intelligent as possible when photos were being taken...."
Shorts On Tap: Event Review
Cass for Questions on November 21st, 2013
"So Monday saw the first "Shorts on Tap" event take place at Juno Bar in Shoreditch. The event showcased ten films that were broadly based around the theme of the senses. Events like this are really important as they give a platform to young/undiscovered filmmakers and allow them to receive feedback on their films as well as meeting other filmmakers..."
Measure of the Senses: Shorts on Tap.
Cass for Questions on November 6th, 2013
"This is just a quick blog to announce that I have agreed to be a part of an exciting new film event coming to Shoreditch. Measure of the Senses will be showcasing 10 brand new short films at Juno Bar in Shoreditch on the 18th November at 8.30pm (Free Entry)..."
Shorts On Tap – Measure of the Senses
Mild Concert on November 4th, 2013
"Happy Monday film fans. Today I would like to draw your attention to a short film event we are involved with that is taking place in Shoreditch on 18th November. A new night of short films run by Shorts On Tap will be holding its inaugural event at theJuno bar deep in East London’s most hipster dense corner. ..."