The Cynopsis Short Form Video Festival & Conference is gearing up.
We’ll recognize outstanding work in this exploding space showcasing fresh and surprising storytelling across platforms. At the event in March, we’ll also offer panels on the state of short form video as well as opportunities to network with creators and buyers. View pictures from last year’s event. Entries will open soon and videos from the finalists will be showcased at the 2nd Annual Short Form Video Festival, taking place in March of 2019 in NYC.
The quick & easy entry process is done solely online. First, you will be guided through the registration process, and then the nomination (synopsis + supporting materials) and payment process.
The Cynopsis Short Form Video Awards are open to all individuals and teams worldwide including: production companies/studios, producers, networks, composers, lyricists, animators, video game developers/producers, website developers, mobile & app developers/producers, marketing companies, PR firms, ad agencies, creative services teams, developers, interactive advertising/media, online film/video, and social content. Vendors are also eligible to compete on behalf of a client. The program is open to national and international entrants.
We define short form video as content that runs from 5 seconds to 10 minutes. Content on any platform is eligible: YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, and more.
The file cannot exceed 150MB. If you are unable to upload video content due to copyright issues, please provide a link to view it instead (YouTube, company’s website or another video sharing platform).
Prizes will be awarded in each category for
1st, 2nd, 3rd
One video will be selected as
Best in Festival
Finalists will be notified in mid-November 2018
“Why is short-form content so hot now?”
"We’ve finally reached a point where many people have a beautiful movie-viewing machine in their pocket and high-speed bandwidth to match it."
Head of YouTube MCN
"Once technology got good enough that we could walk around with screens (on our phones), it created a demand for a different kind of video content."
Head of Editorial
"Users are continuing to spend more time in social feeds on mobile devices, where they can quickly swipe to a new post if they aren't interested."
Director of Strategy
"With distribution as democratized as it is now, creators no longer have to wait for permission to create. They just create."
Founder and CEO
"Short form is hot because it is instant and concise, thus catering to the mentality of the digital-age consumer."
SVP, Original Programming
"It's the perfect format for modern attention spans and multitasking habits, allowing audiences to watch, read, and listen - simultaneously."
Director of Customer Success
Each entry costs $199 for the first category entered
If you submit the same entry into multiple categories, the additional fee is $99 per category.
Entries submitted after October 17, 2018 will be charged an additional $199 per video.
Payment in full must accompany the entry. All entries are non-refundable.
For questions related to award entries or event tickets:
If you would like to purchase a sponsorship:
VP, Sales & Marketing