Short film distribution

Most short films disappear after their festival run and only get seen by friends. We want to change that. We are the never-ending festival that continues to connect you with opportunities. 

More than a platform

We are a London based streaming service that aims to give the best, brightest and boldest short films a home on our platform, but we’re also a place for filmmakers to connect with other industry people, share advice, and network with our community. All with one goal in mind: creating opportunities for each other.

Why not to be on Klipist

That’s right, here are the reasons why you should not put your film on Klipist.

We don't care about clicks

Even though we're already the #1 ranking short film streaming platform on Google, we don't really care about click numbers. We are about quality films and a quality audience. We advise you put your film also on other platforms if you care about click numbers.

We don't care about money

To make films fully accessible, we're not charging our users anything, plus 100% of the submission fee's are reinvested into the films. This means the whole team is not making any money, nor are the films. We advise you put your film also on other platforms if you want to earn money from it.

You have to be nice and kind

We want to build relationships with our filmmakers, connect them with our other filmmakers, let them network at our events and help them be successful. We advise you put your film on another platform if you don't care about all that.

Why choose us

Besides being honest and friendly folks, here are some other reasons.

We make your film accessible

We host your film on a highly SEO optimised film platform. This means it will not only be easily found online, but also look amazing on Google and when shared. Without signups, passwords, ads or subscriptions, your film will be easy to find and accessible worldwide.

We continuously market your film

Klipist is already the number 1 ranking short film streaming platform on Google. However to get your film seen, our marketing team will also continuously market it in creative and engaging ways across all our channels.

We value quality over quantity

Bundled on a strong platform with only great films, the reach of your film increases exponentially. We are a short film streaming platform with only premium content. With a clear quality-over-quantity mindset, we personally and carefully handpick and curate only the very best short films.

We are non-exclusive and flexible

Your film is non-exclusive on Klipist, so you can still have, submit, and show it anywhere you wish. If you wish to have your film removed, we can do so immediately.

What we do for you

Build a community

Not only are we connecting your film with a global audience of short film lovers and industry people, but you are also connected with our Klipist filmmaker community. We encourage our filmmakers to help each other, give advice and easily be contactable for opportunities.

Network and create opportunities

We screen Klipist films in cool venues where our filmmakers can network, we organise events, panels and interviews, and we also make sure anyone with an opportunity can get in touch with you directly from your film page where we add your socials and website.

Choose the platform that's right for you

How does Klipist compare to other platforms?

Youtube & Vimeo

The good: Well known to the public, billions of users. Potentially lots of views. Possibility to charge viewers.

The bad: Anyone can upload a film. Easily gets lost in the masses. If topic is controversial, gets reported by users and taken down.

Other Short Film Channels

The good: Dedicated to short films with the right audience. Potentially earn some money from views. Can get lots of views.

The bad: Business models rely on having masses of films and releasing lots of new films all the time. Film might just sit there in the masses. Accessibility issues (rely on subscription fees, geo-blocking, signups, or bother viewers with advertising). Often exclusivity or minimum availability needed.

Klipist Streaming Platform

The good: Super accessible (highest ranking short film streaming platform on Google, worldwide access, no subscriptions, signups or advertising). We don't rely on having lots of films. We show only high-quality films, we believe less is more, and value quality over quantity. Film can be on all other platforms too, it's non-exclusive. Curated and continuously markets each film. Builds a community and creates opportunities for filmmakers, including events, panels and interviews. Personal, uncomplicated and straightforward.

The bad: Underdog, less established. We can't think of anything else negative besides our dancing skills.

Trusted By

Besides being trusted by our filmmakers, we are proud to have formed partnerships with leading companies that support independent filmmaking.

Before you submit

• We accept short films and short documentaries with up to 40-minutes runtime.

• Old films, new films, we don’t care. If you’ve made a film in the past, you can give it a new life on Klipist.

• No premiere status is needed and your film will is also be non-exclusive on Klipist. You retain full ownership.

• All languages are welcome. If the spoken language isn’t English, the film should have English subtitles.

• We require films to have all the necessary licenses, rights, consents, releases, and permissions for us to stream it.

• What we don’t look for: music videos, commercials or very abstract projects with no story.

• In you: heart, talent and dedication.

• In stories: characters that make us feel something. Stories that aren’t usually told. Stories that are underrepresented.

It’s currently £15 instead of the usual £29. This covers the costs for all submitted films to be watched in full by several members of our team and undergo a selection process where each film is given full consideration. If your film is accepted, it also covers all marketing, hosting and organisational costs.

During the submission process you can easily and securely pay via card, Apple Pay and Google Pay.

As with other festivals, your submission fee is paid for your film to be considered. By no means does submitting your film guarantee that your film will be accepted for Klipist. If your film is not accepted, the submission fee is not refunded. Therefore please make absolutely sure you want to submit your film before doing so.

Your work will be watched in full by several members of our team and undergo a selection process. We promise that every film is given full consideration. We will get back to you within 14 days if your project has been accepted to Klipist’s Streaming Platform.

If your film is accepted, we will liase the go-live date with you, ask for the download link (film is hosted by us on Klipist.com) and your socials. All the rest will be prepared by us. There will be no further fees. All marketing, hosting and organisational works are covered with your submission fee.

Unfortunately we cannot refund a submission fee once you’ve submitted your film. Please make absolutely sure you want and can submit your film before doing so.

Don’t hesitate to reach out directly to our Head of Films Craig McDonald-Kelly: [email protected]

So, do you want to be on Klipist?

Submit your film below. Submission fee is currently just £15 instead of £29.

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