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ShortsTV hosts World Cup of Shorts

November 23, 2022

ShortsTV, the global short film network, has announced the launch of the World Cup of Shorts, an on-air film celebration of the 32 nations competing in Qatar this November and December.

During the series, each country will be represented by a National Short Film, with the films being broadcast on ShortsTV on the days their respective teams are playing football, starting with the group stages on 21 November and continuing until the final on December 18th.

The National Short Films will progress through the World Cup of Shorts alongside their football teams with ShortsTV running audience polls on Instagram to find out if the winning short films are the same as the winning football teams.

“ShortsTV’s expert editorial team has selected incredible short films to represent the competing countries, so we can’t wait to see which shorts our viewers think deserve to win each match, and if they do as well as their football teams,” said Jade Tan, ShortsTV’s Director of Programming. 

“We are excited to bring stars of the Big Screen out in support of the beautiful game: while the footballing world will be coming together in Qatar, we’ll be bringing the filmmaking world together on ShortsTV,” said Carter Pilcher, CEO of ShortsTV. “The World Cup of Shorts gives our audience amazing films that celebrate art and sport,” continued Pilcher.

“We’re proud to be working with our broadcast partners to amplify the tournament to their subscribers by introducing them to unmissable films from different countries around the world, adding to the excitement we will all share in the coming weeks,” added Ian Carrasco, ShortsTV’s VP of Distribution in EMEA & LATAM.

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