Discover.film – changing the world of entertainment
Discover.film is changing the world of entertainment by making the exciting genre of short film mainstream. We source the best short films from around the world and give them a platform through video on demand, our proprietary mobile app and multi-channel distribution. We host the fastest growing film festival in the world – The Discover Film Awards, which in 2017 was rated in the global top 100 film festivals out of over 5,000 reviewed by filmmakers. We also help filmmakers produce better short films through the discover.film academy.
Why short films are great
The best kind of stories are told in short films (or “short movies” as they are described in the U.S.). The kind of stories that make you laugh. Or Cry. That entertain, shock and amaze. Best of all, they take up less than 20 minutes of your time. This makes short movies perfect for short journeys, short breaks and short attention spans!
In the early years of cinema (1900 – 1920), when people went to variety shows in theatres, short form content was the norm. It was only with the introduction of television in the 1930s and 1940s, that movie producers started producing longer epic films to get people into cinemas. The internet is reversing this trend.
Against this backdrop the founders of discover.film (who are a mixture of passionate filmmakers and entrepreneurs who have started and run successful global media, technology and data businesses) decided to to create a multi-media platform for short film distribution.
Who we are
What we offer
- consumer app (with 10,000+ installations) powered by proprietary discover.film algorithm
- multi-media streaming service
- the fastest growing film festival in the world (398 film submissions in the first edition, 752 in second, over 1,000 in third and 1,500+ in fourth)
- licensed short form content for distribution
- online interactive filmmaker community
How we can help brands
- We can get your brand in front of over 400,000 film makers and other creatives
- It’s not just about the numbers, filmmakers and other creatives that we work with are social influencers
- We have 16,000+ active social media followers and 10,000+ members of our own creative community
- We work with universities and other student bodies so can get you talking with the filmmakers of tomorrow
- We offer global brand exposure via commercial partnerships with the Discover Film Awards
Brands we partner with
We work with a wide range of institutions – a selection are listed below.
What people are saying about us
“The discover.film awards show that the Phoenix is not just a cinema with a great past, but one which has an important part to play in the future of filmmaking.”
“Smart, passionate film-making pros behind this fest, and it shows in what they take seriously (the films and relationships with filmmakers) and what they don’t take seriously (anything requiring fun).”
“Fantastic festival! Discussed my film and other films with fans and filmmakers throughout the night and into the awards, which consisted of great food, drink and a very fun evening! Highly recommended to get involved with these guys.”
“What a spectacular weekend. Fantastic films, great company, and an abundance of encouragement and inspiration to take away.”