Throughout the year we receive several requests for short film’s screenings in several cities, national and internationally . Each festival/Initiative has their own audience, sometimes theme, purpose and so on, to simplify all this process we have created a protected-online catalogue where we feature the most voted short films by our Jury Team in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Is up to our partners to programme the Short Films that better fit their programmes. Shortcutz Amsterdam last year had 240 screenings abroad.
This is an advantage of our competition, there is no fee to be part of this programme.
These are some considerations you should have regarding Shortcutz Amsterdam Distribution’s programme:
The featured titles in our catalogue can change, the idea is to keep it fun to our partners too.
Shortcutz Amsterdam does not have any rights over your film, all the screening requests will be handled one-by-one and we will always require your permission for each screening.
Shortcutz Amsterdam will try, as much as possible to work with the information we have from you in our database. In case you want to change some information please send an email to: Alexa (email@example.com).
Shortcutz Amsterdam will not manage your film, we do not accept or manage film festival’s entries fees, we will not apply your film to other festivals, except if it’s part of the competition’s advantages. For these managing purposes we advise you to hire a dedicated distributor.
What makes an organisation a good partner for Shortcutz Amsterdam?
Before teaming up with a new partner where are some things we take in consideration:
Is the organisation prestigious and/or hip and/or loved and recognised by their community?
Are their events normally crowded?
Are their events supported/attended by interesting (networking wise) persons?
Is the city/venue exciting and/or upcoming?
Will the association with this institution give good image to: our Filmmakers, Shortcutz Amsterdam and Dutch cinema?
If the overall evaluation of the partnership is positive, we will approach you with the screening request.
How do we deal with screening fees REQUESTS?
Shortcutz Amsterdam will always try to negotiate screening fees for your screenings although it will not always be possible. This how our decision process works:
If it’s a free screening and/or non-supported screening: it’s normally sci-fi to get screening fees for these kind of screenings but we will always ask. If a screening fee is not available, the criteria we will look before contact you with the screening request are: the credibility and word-of-mouth of the organisation, the expected audience, the potential interesting persons who will watch your film and the location (city or venue).
If it’s a paid screening, Shortcutz Amsterdam will try to negotiate screening fees more intensely.
If screening fees aren’t possible, the criteria we will look before contact you with the screening request are: the credibility and word-of-mouth of the organisation, the expected audience, the potential interesting persons who will watch your film and the location (city or venue).
If screening fees are available, the partner festival will decide how do they want the information to be handled:
The partner festival will handle all the requests to the filmmakers, handle the permissions, request the info and build the packages: Shortcutz Amsterdam will charge a 0% distribution/handling commission to the partner organisation. The screening fees should be negotiated directly with the partner organisation, Shortcutz Amsterdam will only act as connector between you and the organisation.
The partner festival wants Shortcutz Amsterdam to compile all the requested materials and screening copies, permissions, and handle all the individual screening fee payments: Shortcutz Amsterdam will charge a 20% distribution/handling commission to the partner organisation. The screening fees we will purpose you are always net and free of any commission. You should always invoice us your screening fee + VAT. You can find our invoice’s details on the chapter EXTRAS.
Regardless which option of workflow we are using we will always request permission for each screening, and we (or our partner organisations) will always let you know all the screening fees applicable and it’s always up to you to accept it or not.