Short of the Week Presents™ Launches with 'A Family Portrait,' Brings Greater Exposure to Short Films

The terrific crew over at Short of the Week has launched Short of the Week Presents™, a curated series of shorts premiering online. SotW helps with with online launch planning and by bringing media and industry connections to the table. It's open for anyone to submit; here's "A Family Portrait," their first third curated launch (other than their own Thomas Beale Cipher), a deservedly award-winning rotoscoped film by Joseph Pierce:

With over 85k views in the first three days, the program is off to a great start. Imagine how many film festivals you'd have to play to get your short in front of that many viewers! Which is not to say that it's an either/or relationship -- you can do festivals and then submit to SotW, which is exactly what "A Family Portrait" did. Also see their case study of festival vs. online distribution.


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Hey Koo,

A Family Portrait is actually the 3rd non-SotW made film to benefit from the SotW Presents launch;

David Prosser’s Matter Fisher (72K views) won The Great Film Competition -
followed closely by Shahir Daud's Double Happy (35.1K views) -

June 8, 2011 at 5:40PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


Oops! Well, better late than never.

June 8, 2011 at 6:02PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM

Ryan Koo