ShortsTV to Host World Cup of Shorts

Written on 23rd Nov 2022.

The channel will celebrate the 32 competing football nations with a global on-air short film tournament

LONDON, 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 18 December.

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.


The World Cup of Shorts begins on ShortsTV on 21 November at 9.00 p.m. CET (EMEA), 7.00 p.m. ET (US), 10.00 p.m. IST (India), and on the Spanish language channel TVCortos at 10.00 p.m. ART (LATAM), and will air every night that there are football games during the tournament until the final on 18 December.

ShortsTV will also air a World Cup Warm-up in the week leading up to the start of the tournament. Featuring football themed short films and including the acclaimed animation series ‘World Cup Secret Stories’, which reveals the true story behind some of the World Cup’s most famous events, the World Cup Warm-up is for those who just can’t get enough of the beautiful game. It will air on ShortsTV from 14 November to 20 November at 10.00 p.m. CET (EMEA), 9.00 p.m. ET (US), 8.00 p.m. IST (India), and on the Spanish language channel TVCortos at 9.00 p.m. ART (LATAM).

About ShortsTV

ShortsTV is the first and most popular worldwide channel and network dedicated to short films. The channel is available in over 130 million homes across the US, India, Latin America, and Europe. With over 13,000 titles, ShortsTV has the world’s largest catalogue of quality short film offerings, including award-winning and star-studded live action, animated and documentary shorts. From content offerings and various distribution/licensing deals to presenting the Oscar Nominated Short Film releases for 17 years, ShortsTV seeks to amplify the voices of filmmakers around the world. As the leading advocate for short filmmakers globally, ShortsTV is also proud to be the initial and vital steppingstone for short film creators at the beginning of the content development funnel.

ShortsTV is owned by Shorts International Ltd, is headquartered in London, England and is represented in the US by Shorts Entertainment Networks, a wholly owned subsidiary located in Los Angeles. The company is led by Chief Executive Carter Pilcher and is majority owned by Shorts Entertainment Holdings with AMC Networks as a significant minority shareholder.

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