2844 Dundas Street West,
Toronto ON M6P 1Y7
TV,the new SKY channel that will showcase the
best in new film and TV talent, launches February
2006. The channel, set up by East Coast Media and
The Image Channel Company with the aid of a 2.9
million investment from Yorkshire Forward, will
offer a free European platform for filmmakers to
showcase their work.
TV is currently scouting for new talent to showcase
on one of the exciting programming strands that
the channel will offer. Film First showcase will
be an entertaining blend of film shorts, film festival
premieres, film news, reviews and insight from the
film industry that will put new TV and film talent
in the spotlight.
please send your film on DVD with
your full contact details to:
c/o Screen Yorkshire,
46 The Calls,
Britshorts is continuing to acquire titles for its
award winning international catalogue of short films.
Working hard to expand the number of distribution
outlets for short film, we supply content to over
ninety syndication partners worldwide.
Send your film to:
25 Beak Street
London W1F 9RT
a Las Vegas cable TV short film show
CBC national network
Program Development Executive, "Canadian Reflections"
phone: (416) 205-7165
fax: (416) 205-7107
The mother of all Canadian short film broadcasters,
Canadian Reflections has been on the air since 1970.
This is the first stop for those trying to sell their
films, for one main reason: this show pays real money.
Licences are negotiated individually, but are usually
around $10,000 per television half-hour pro-rated
(which works out to approximately $500 per broadcast
minute). This show represents your only chance to
earn significant broadcast income. In addition, it
is considered the most prestigious broadcast showcase
for Canadian short films. Unfortunately, the 3 pm
time slot means that films containing profanity, sexual
content, nudity or violence cannot be programmed.
These movies formerly had the option of going to CBC's
other short film showcase, Open Wide; sadly, however,
that show is no longer with us.
In the fall of 1997, Canadian Reflections
will be broadcast twice a week (once in the usual
Friday afternoon slot, plus a repeat on Sunday afternoon).
This effectively doubles each film's exposure to a
wide national audience.
In addition to completed films, Canadian
Reflections will sometimes pre-buy a film at the rough
or fine cut stage, in exchange for a "Produced
in association with CBC- Television" credit.
The show rarely gets involved at a script stage, and
only with experienced production teams.
The fee includes 3 years of unlimited
plays (in practice, this usually means two or three
broadcasts, though shorter films are also occasionally
used as network fills). This includes a one-year "first
window" in English Canada - in other words, you
cannot sell to any other broadcaster for the first
year. Don't fret about this - the other broadcasters
are realistic enough to wait in line. Canadian Reflections
does not place any restrictions on your right to distribute
your film to festivals or show your film theatrically;
however, some festivals will not consider films which
have been previously broadcast.
(Western International Communications)
Director of Programming
ph: (780) 430-2800
fax: (780) 437-3188
The movie networks don't formally program shorts,
but they do use them as "interstitials"
(that's "filler" to you and me). When the
feature ends at 8:37, they need something to help
bring them to the top of the hour. Interstitials count
as Canadian content, so they do buy quite a few Canuck
short films. Movie Max! buys films produced in the
1980's or earlier, so this might be the time to dust
off those old demo tapes in your attic. Wendy will
view every tape that arrives on her desk, but she
particularly looks for 12-15 minute films aimed at
a mainstream market (in other words, don't send her
your latest experimental expression of angst). A light,
fast-paced, well-produced short will have the best
Licence fees are negotiated individually,
but are generally in the $100-$300 range for one or
two years of unlimited plays, non-exclusive.
Independent Axis is a television show dedicated to
showing the material of the artist and providing its
viewers with all things independent, local and national.
The show is on WTAP TV 15, Digital 49, an NBC affiliate
located in the Mid-Ohio Valley, with approximatly 80,000
households and plans to take it to a national level
soon. It will air Sarturday night/Sunday morning at
1:00 AM following SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.
If you would like your material considered, here is
what you need to know.
1. All entries will be required to sign a waiver that
permits MDS and WTAP to use their artwork, royalty-free
for as long as they deem fit, as well as a music license
release form stating the ownership and right to use
any piece of music in the artwork.
2. Entries can be sent in the following formats - Data
Disc (CD or Standard DVD)
-Beta SP Tape
The physical entry will not be returned to the sender.
So please send your submission in a format you do not
need returned, thank you.
3. If possible please include any bio information about
the people responsible for the artwork so that we may
use it in the show as well as any other footage you
might like reviewed, such as behind the scenes clips.
4. There is no guarantee that an entry will be shown,
but all will be considered and could possibly be used
later in festivals, live showings, or other such events.
5. Mindjakk Digital Studios/WTAP must receive all entries
at least one week before scheduled air date of a specific
show to be considered for that show.
Mail all submissions to
Mindjakk Digital Studios
104 Lakeview Center #311
Parkersburg WV, 26101
INDEPENDENT LENS -- INDEPENDENT LENS a 29-week national
PBS series showcasing independent documentary programming
and dramas, is seeking submissions of completed films
for consideration for broadcast during the October 2005
- June 2006 season. Jointly curated by PBS and ITVS,
INDEPENDENT LENS welcomes the full spectrum of film
— from history to drama to animation to shorts
to social-issue subjects. Programs accepted for the
series must be compelling, pro-social stories, well
told, with elements suited to attracting a national
audience. INDEPENDENT LENS seeks work that is innovative,
provocative, character driven, and well-crafted. We
welcome individual expression and are committed to presenting
diverse points of view.
Ancient City Network
Independent Cable Channel 53 of St. Augustine,
Florida is looking for short films of 5 to 60 minutes.
These films will be shown during commercial breaks to
support independent filmmakers by providing exposure
to a cable television audience. We are looking for any
category of films in either color or black and white.
Please include a short bio with contact information
or a small clip (<30 seconds) included at the end
of your submission. All submissions need to be in NTSC
format and stored on DVD, miniDV, or SVHS.
If you have a movie that you would like
to have broadcasted, then send your film to :
c/o Ancient City Network
1260 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite E
St. Augustine, FL 32084
All films will be reviewed for content
and suitability for display. There is no guarantee that
all films will be aired. Tapes will not be returned.
Submission of film gives ACN the right to air and edit
for time if necessary. No payments will be given for
Indy Film Showcase
216 E 600 N
Orem UT 84057
Short film cable show in UTAH that plays
in Park City, home of the Sundance Film Festival.
I just thought I would let you know about
a new TV show starting it's season this March. The show
is called the Indy Film Showcase. As the name hints
this is a film critique show but it is ment for the
indy filmmaker and indy film fans. The show is to be
broadcast all over utah including Park City, the home
of Sundance. There is no charge to be on the show (because
REAL indy filmmakers have no money). It your interested
in haveing your film featured on our show drop me a
line at Warren_workman@yahoo.com
Cinema Café, a brand new, monthly
indie film & video showcase, will start airing short
movies from movie makers in June 2004 on Vision TV.
The show will give movie makers the opportunity to show
their work to thousands of viewers in Central Florida.
The show’s producers would especially like movie
shorts from Central Florida film & video makers.
Appearing on Brighthouse Channel #98 and
Adelphia Channel #97 in Orange County, Florida, Cinema
Café will be a cool, hip TV show that will feature
2 to 3 short movies from indie film makers. All formats
& genres are welcome including animation, music
video, narrative, experimental, and documentary.
In order to be considered for Cinema Café,
film & video makers must
1. Submit movies that are 20 minutes or
2. Submit movies that are tasteful. (No pornography
or sexual suggestiveness. Although profanity is strongly
discouraged, some that is in context with the movie
may be accepted, but “beeped” out under
the discretion of the producers of Cinema Café.)
3. Submit movies on Beta SP, DV-Cam, or Mini-DV. Every
single submission must also include 1 VHS copy of the
4. Submit original works. (Movies should have original
music, footage, and writing.)
5. Include the full credit list.
6. Include complete contact information including full
name, phone number, physical address, and e-mail address.
7. Include title, production year, total running time,
and original shoot format on every single tape.
8. Be willing to sign a release allowing Vision TV the
right to air the movie.
All materials should be mailed to:
c/o Orange TV
Orlando Science Center
777 East Princeton Street
Orlando, Florida 32803
Attention: Bill Suchy
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
Questions may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Messier Show", a public access TV show
that runs on CH 18 Saturday night at Midnight in Rhode
Island, is calling for SHORT FILMS, ANIMATION, COMEDIC
SKETCHES, MUSIC VIDEOS, and other performances on
VHS, mini-dv, or DVD formats. Send materials to:
73 Simmons Street
Providence, RI 02909
questions can be emailed to:
122 Vley Road
Scotia, NY 12302
a new network in Martha's Vinyard, Nantucket,
and the Boston area, targeting the rich & wealthy
(including rock stars, TV execs, and stars).
No pay, but great exposure.
"Short films (Appx. 6 minutes and
under) wanted to air on a monthly show on Manhattan
Cable TV that showcases short films and filmmakers.
Any genre, any style. Please send submissions on MINI
DV or VHS (You may submit on VHS but I may not use it
if it is not broadcast quality)Tapes will not be returned.
Please include name and contact information.
570 7th Ave
New York, NY 10018
Are you looking to be the next big thing?
Think you have a great video and want exposure? If so,
then Moving Targets 2 is for you! Presented by the Communications
Department at the New York Institute of Technology,
Moving Targets 2 is a show that will feature video shorts,
ranging from comedy and drama to action, spoofs and
more! We are looking for talented people to send us
their videos for possible use in the upcoming pilot.
Please send all materials to:
Attn: Moving Targets 2
deSeversky Center, Suite #6
Old Westbury, NY 11568
Please note that all submissions will
not be returned. If you have any questions, please call
us at 516-676-7568 and leave a message or send and email
Final call for submissions!
Production of ‘wonderscreen’
for TV3 has begun – Lovely Productions have been
commissioned by TV3 Ireland to produce a 13 episode
series which will showcase the best Irish and international
short films, animation and experimentation. We are currently
accepting both Irish and international submissions.
We are looking for dark, funny, quirky
engaging little shorts between 15 seconds and 15 minutes
Please send preview copies of your films
and animations ASAP to ensure they are short-listed
for the show. We accept most formats but prefer preview
copies on DVD or VHS.
(Masters should be of broadcast quality)
For more info please contact Lorcan Finnegan
on 00353 - 18322079 / 00353 86 1259794 or email@example.com
Thanks again to all of you who have sent
in your films, the standard has been fantastic!
U.S. short film network in several markets in US
251 53rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11220
TV show for comedic short films
1448 Lawrence Ave. E. unit 19
P.O. Box 62038
Victoria Terrace P.O.
Canada M4A 2W1
Indie Films -- KQED programs an average of 25 independent
films (of all shapes and sizes) per month. From short
animation to feature-length documentary, KQED broadcasts
more independent films than any other public television
station in the country.
Tennesee cable show
Rock Theatre Studios
3914 St. Elmo Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37409
Australian TV distributor of short films
Short Films can be sent via mail to:
c/o Jan De Bont
MIND IGNITE SERIES
P O Box 8030
The Award Winning cable program, Indie
Film Showcase is accepting submissions for
its new season in the Twin Cities. IFS is a cable program
that highlights the work of Independent Filmmakers and
exposes their work to the Twin Cities market. 7-8 pm,
Saturday and Sunday for a month. No Fees. Send your
work in any format (Beta, 3/4, Mini, DVCPro, the 8's)
in a SASE for return to
Indie Film Showcase,
2134 Roth Pl.,
White Bear Lake, MN. 55110
" Also, you can send email to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
The Production Center
5500 Campanile Drive, COM124
San Diego, CA 92182-7601
Phone (619) 246-9496 Fax (619) 462-8266
is another TV opportunity, but in Southern Calfornia...
(they have not responded to
emails or updated their site in over a year)
programming selection is determined by a creative review
committee that selects work based on its cultural
and artistic merit.
distinctive programming attracts a broad audience, including
film and television industry professionals looking for
emerging talent. BOB provides a unique forum for the
independent filmmaking community and offers a venue
for a powerful form of expression neglected in television
until now. We invite all filmmakers and content producers
to participate in the launch of BOB by submitting their
films for our selection process.
We are now accepting
short films up to 15 minutes in length and would prefer
viewing copies on DVD, 3/4" or 1/2" tapes
in NTSC format (we will convert PAL if necessary).
If you are interested
in showcasing your work, please download the Option
Agreement, complete and mail it with your tape to:
BOB: Brief Original Broadcasts
10901 W. Toller Drive
Littleton, CO 80127 USA
Also, please include
a short synopsis of your film, the length and the category
that best describes it (ie. live action, drama, cell
animation, comedy, live action narrative, digital animation,
department will contact you with specific directions
on how to proceed should your film be selected.
85/89 Quai André Citroen
Paris Cedex 15 75711
Contact: Brigitte Pardo, Short Programs Buyer
ph: (33) 1-44-25-73-30
fax: (33) 1-44-25-73-74
YLE TV 2
Timo Tuovinen, Head of Programme Acquisitions
Fax: 358 3 345 6246