Short Comedies



What is it?
Short Comedies is a pitching session where filmmakers and/or producers have 5’ time to present short film comedy projects running up to 30’. The films presented at the pitch must not have been shot yet even in part. Due to sanitary crisis, the pitch will be posted online on a private platform especially dedicated to Torino Film Industry event. The pitch will be in English, one-to-one meetings with decision makers will follow and will be curated online too. If possible, a reduced version of TSFM will take place the spot in Turin. We keep you posted in September.

Who is it for?
Short Comedies Short Comedies are addressed to filmmakers and/or producers from any country. The film project must already have production company support. Therefore projects which do not have a production company backing cannot be presented. The aim of Short Comedies is to find partners and investors for the project presented.

When is it?
Short Comedies is scheduled during the 2020 Torino Short Film Market, between November 17th to 21st.
However the deadline for sending a complete application is September 14th 2020 at 11:59PM (CEST). Applicants will receive a selection notice by the half of October.

Where is it?
Short Comedies pitching session and one-on-one meetings will take place online. Following new sanitary restriction, we can’t guarantee Circolo dei Lettori access for now (Via Bogino 9, Torino, Italy).

How do I apply?

In order to take part to the selection process of Short Comedies applicants are required to:

• Register on the website (Username and password remain the same if the applicant has already taken part to a previous edition of TSFM since 2017. Forgotten credentials can be retrieved on the website)
• Submit a fully filled online entry form, accessible at this link

Mandatory regulations
The submitted project should NOT EXCEED 30 minutes in duration
The project presented at the pitch MUST NOT HAVE been shot yet even in part.
The project MUST HAVE a production company

How much does it cost?
Short Comedies application is up to you for this special edition. The sum is payable only via Paypal at the end of the application submission process. 

How do I get there?
Torino Short Film Market does not provide any travel refunds to Short Comedies participants, therefore selected applicants have to pay their travel expenses. However Torino Short Film Market will provide lodging for 2 nights and a free accreditation to a single representative for each selected project if travel and physical events will be allowed.