SHORTies

Welcome to SHORTies – thank you for popping by! We are very excited about working together with the filmmaker community to create a one-of-a-kind channel designed to deliver an audience for and give short films, documentaries and indie films of every genre the recognition they deserve, not to mention the possibilty of monetisation. In case you're wondering, this site is an information hub for filmmakers where they can submit films for consideration to The SHORTies Channel which will be available through a browser-based app, as well as every connected device pictured below. That being said, here are some 'points of interest':

  •   SHORTies is a 24/7 streaming television channel showcasing independent films, documentaries, and of course, short films.
  •   SHORTies is part of a global lifestyle television network available on EVERY SCREEN through the 'VIVE lifesyle network' app.
  •   Films of every genre and minimum resolution of 720p will be considered.
  • 4K films are especially interesting for our UHD apps.
  •   If selected, films air in 90-day increments, but they may be renewed according to viewer demand.
  •   Viewers and fans may stream SHORTies free of charge or choose to pay for individual downloads.
  •   SHORTies is funded by spot adverts and sponsorships; however, the ratio is kept to 1:1.
  •   Filmmakers are invited, yet not obligated, to select sponsors and produce their respective spots in their own artistic style.
  •   Filmmakers earn a 50% share of revenues generated by spots appearing immediately before their films.
  •   Open Submissions are open effective immediately. Nominal administration fees apply.
  •   SHORTies will launch very soon, so please help spread the word using #SHORTies!

How We Work

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CONTENT CREATORS

Distribution

VIVE Lifestyle Network comprises original, ultra high definition entertainment available on every screen – smart phones, tablets, game boxes, OTT's, smart TV’s, cable set-top boxes and cinemas.

Monetisation

VIVE Lifestyle Network facilitates ad-funded viewing of its channels through its suite of ubiquitous apps, as well as subscription and VOD sales for individual films, series and episodes.

Fundraising

CROWDPOWER TV, a crowdfunding-devoted channel & platform, demonstrates the adage 'strength in numbers' facilitating the the process of rallying lifetime support for your productions.

Platforms

ENTERTAINMENT EVERYWHERE:

VIVE Lifestyle Network APPLICATIONS WILL LIVE ON EVERY CONNECTED DEVICE PICTURED BELOW – INCLUDING CABLE SET TOP BOXES IN THE EU, UK & US – WITH A POTENTIAL REACH OF OVER 300 MILLION SCREENS WORLDWIDE. LAUNCHING SOON*.
  • Samsung UHD
    SAMSUNG UHD TV
  • LG UHD
    LG UHD TV
  • Sony Playstation 3/4
    PLAYSTATION 3 & 4
  • XBOX ONE/360
    XBOX ONE & 360
  • Apple TV
    APPLE TV
  • ANDROID TV
    ANDROID TV
  • Amazon Fire TV
    AMAZON FIRE TV
  • Roku
    ROKU
  • iOS
    iOS
  • Android
    ANDROID
  • Kindle Fire
    KINDLE FIRE
  • Chromecast
    CHROMECAST

* Plaforms subject to change without notice at VLN's discretion.

VIVE Lifestyle Network

VIVE Lifestyle Network (VLN) is the first true, broadcast quality 24/7 lifestyle television network comprising channels in genres such as food & wine, weddings, health & fitness, fashion & beauty, entertainment news & music, garden & wildlife, travel, property, automotive, weddings, crowdfunding, and films. Original VLN programmes are shot in 4K but delivered in every format to every device exploiting the cutting edge technology of its global partners.

VLN specialises in producing original, long-form content so as to create the most captivating entertainment possible, otherwise referred to as "Want-to-Watch" experiential TV.

Launching soon!
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Channel Curator

MATT RICHARDS

Matt Richards is an award-winning Director/Producer and Screenwriter. Over a 22-year career he has made over 300 programmes for BBC One & Two, ITV1, Channel 4, Five, Discovery, History Channel, Dave and numerous international broadcasters in North America and Australasia. He has directed a number of short films, including the award-winning "If I Wish Really Hard", is the director of the feature film "To Say Goodbye", and the producer of the movie "Ninety Five". He has written the screenplays "Jasim", "To Say Goodbye" and "Island Affair" and has co-written "Rise To Cool" and "7 Days" and is currently working on "Breaking The Seal", "83 Minutes" and "The Sombrero Kid". He has written and directed "The Sea" for the stage starring Joss Ackland and Jack Shepherd. He is currently directing the movie "With No Mercy".

Specialising in historical films, in January 2012 Matt was awarded the 'Spirit of Tiger' Award in the USA for "Outstanding Documentary Coverage of World War II".



Matt Richards, Filmmaker

"Short films are so important in the development of the film-maker. They open up a world of opportunities, not only to perfect the craft of film-making, but also to experiment and push boundaries. They enable film-makers to find their voice and, just as importantly, short films allow audiences to explore and experience a world of films and film-making beyond the formulaic fare served up at their local multiplex." –Matt Richards

Apply

Please be advised that administration fees shall apply as per below:

 

first two films – £20 each
each additional submission* – £10 each

*Submissions are capped at 10 per filmmaker per application, and fees reset with each new application.
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