1. The Basics
The Future Shorts Festival allows anyone, anywhere to host a screening of the Future Shorts programme – a feature length programme of the best and most innovative short films from around the world. In essence, we provide the programme and you promote and host the screening. Before you buy a license you'll be asked to fill your details in a form - this helps us coordinating the festival. At the webshop you’ll be asked to register for a Future Shorts account, which means giving us your details and telling us a little bit about your proposed screening event. You then pay online and we’ll send you a e-license agreement to sign and return. Once that’s done, we’ll send you a DVD of the programme in the post for you to use at your screening. The programme is currently available in English, if you require a disc with subtitles please contact us here.
2. The License
When you buy a license you are buying permission to screen a Future Shorts Programme once and once only, on a single date to be mutually agreed. Your screening needs to happen sometime between 5th of January to 31st of March 2013 because these are the dates we’ve cleared the films for with the filmmakers. Every three months we’ll come up with a new programme of short films for you to purchase and screen.
Licenses are granted on a case-by-case basis. Future Shorts reserve the right to deny or cancel a license.
Upon purchasing a licence, the Screening Partner (that’s you) is granted permission to use the Future Shorts trademark logo but only as part of the approved promotional material provided by Future Shorts and only in connection with the agreed screening event. We’ll send you a link to download these materials once you’ve bought a license.
As an official Screening Partner your event details will be posted on our worldwide screening map. Future Shorts HQ will also post details of your event on our social media sites, including the Future Shorts Facebook event page. It is your responsibility to inform Future Shorts of any changes of venue and/or date since submitting your licence application. It is important that Future Shorts promote the correct screening details to our global audiences.
3. Screening Types
There are three screening types:
• Small (up to 80 people): Individual / Bar or Club / Town Hall
• Medium (80 to 150 people): Small Cinema / Business / NGO
• Large (150 to 250 people): Film Festival / Cinema
• X-Large (more than 250 people): Music Festival / Stadium / Arena
It’s your responsibility to buy the correct license type for your screening, and failure to do so would be a breach of the license terms. If you’re not sure how many people are going to turn up, just go for the one that most accurately reflects the size of the audience you hope to attract and the venue type you envisage hosting your screening event.
4. Changes to terms and conditions and your details
The Company reserves the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these terms at any time. Please note that by supplying your contact details before purchasing your license, you grant permission for Future Shorts to contact you regarding upcoming events and opportunities in the future (but we won’t ever share these with third parties without your permission).
5. Purchasing a License – the process
1. Create a Future Shorts account on our webshop then purchase a One-Off Screening License using Paypal (you'll receive a confirmation via e-mail).
2. Latest 3 days after the purchase, you will receive a personalised license via e-mail from EchoSign (email@example.com).
Please check your spam/junk email folder if this doesn’t show up.
3. Read and e-sign the license agreement (we will automatically have received a copy).
4. Once your signed license is received, Future Shorts will send a DVD with a programme to your delivery address, 15 days before the screening date you have specified in your licence application.
5. Return, safely dispose of or destroy the DVD after the screening.
6. Price of License
The price of the license depends on the intended audience size. If you’re in the UK the price includes VAT.
For a current list of prices click here.