Based out of Chennai, A Startup, Shortfundly was founded by Selvam(Founder) and Maharajan(Co-founder) in October 2014. Being short filmmakers them selves, they were faced with the problem of reaching out to the audiences. These techies took this as an opportunity to build a platform for young talent who do not have access to a lot of funds to showcase their directorial and acting talent to audience worldwide.
Name of the company : Shortfundly
Names of partners : Selvam. M (founder) and P.Maharajan (co-founder)
Incorporated in : 2014
Industry : entertainment
Shortfundly is a platform to watch and share your shortfilms. It will help you to get more views to your short films and it provides incredible shortfilm rating. This rating, reviews and feedback will help you to get idea an where you are good and where we need to improve your skillset. I believe most of us require those reviews and feedback.
CEO, Selvam says –
“What makes Shortfundly unique are these features, it is a Linkedin of sorts for shortfilm makers, it is a dedicated short film video discovery platform and a crowdfunding platform for shortfilm makers. This portal will also use its contacts to promote the films in the short film festival circuit.”
Number of employees : 25
Funding : We are bootstrap start up.
SHORTFUNDLY is focused on building 3 things.
- Linkedin for short film makers
To help film makers get connected with film industry
- Dedicated short film video discovery platform
To help film makers reach audience
- Crowdfunding platform for short film makers
To get the short film project funded by the crowd
These are not 3 different platforms. This is one platform and we call it – “Shortfundly”. Within short period of time, we have collected more than 22,500+ short films in different Indian languages.
Future goals: ShortFundly is planning to launch short film festival through our brand. We will organize the world’s short film media content information and make it universally accessible and useful. We also plan to launch crowdfunding for short film makers
Start-up profile: https://angel.co/shortfundly/
Our competitors: www.viddsee.com and www.filmshortage.com
We are planning to launch shortfilm festival through our brand. We will organize the world’s shortfilm media content information and make it universally accessible and useful. We will help shortfilm makers in crowdfunding.
Challenges or Problems faced:
We were facing very fragmented shortfilm industry contacts and finally reach them through our unique platform. We reached shortfilm experts and talents. Check it out: http://www.shortfundly.com/expert
How shortfundly works?
Submit your shortfilm
Simply upload a film, add some basic details like who’s the director,actor,actress etc., and submit. That’s it you are done.
We Promote Your Shortfilm
Once, your shortfilm submit to shortfundly, We will help your Shortfilm to reach more people through our online platform.
People Watch Your Shortfilm
People will showing interest to watch your Shortfilm. It’s happening on shortfundly.
You Get recognized by people
Once your shortfilm submitted, People love it and they provides incredible shortfilm rating. This rating, reviews and feedback will help you to get idea an where you are good and where we need to improve your shortfilm making skillset. Shortfundly strongly believes most of us require those reviews and feedback of your creative shortfilm.
YouTube, vimeo etc. are great platforms providing online video streaming services. However, they are not designed for short film and short film makers. If you want to see a short film in some particular category, you are required to do extensive search to find the short film. So, we thought to build a new platform to help users quickly view and share short films without searching much.
Our Social channels
Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+Shortfundly/posts
Short film festival event :
We have successfully promote 6 short film festival events and 1 NGO film festival event through our platform. Check it out https://www.shortfundly.com/browsefestival