What we do
We put the spotlight on great short films and give filmmakers the tools to create, share, and connect. Since 2006, The Smalls has been supporting and promoting up-and-coming artists through our site as well as with our live events.
But apart from cheering on creativity and providing a safe and friendly place for artistic people to hang out, we are also hard at work on growing professional opportunities for our filmmakers to earn both recognition and money through doing what they love – developing creative ideas and making films.
Transforming the landscape of the short film 'industry' is not an easy task, but with the help of some pretty visionary people, brands, and organizations, we are connecting filmmakers more directly with the type of ventures that can drive their careers forward.
As for the brands that are members of The Smalls (we call them “Patrons”), they come here to immerse their identity in popular culture, and to discover new and original ways to tell their stories through short film. Sometimes that means they will post a brief for a documentary or a music video, and other times they may ask to see ideas for promoting their tasty blueberry jam. If you are a filmmaker, give them a chance, and perhaps they can change your life.
Ultimately, we hope that what happens at The Smalls inspires more people to watch, share, and make new films.