Welcome to T-Port

T-Port is a first-of-its-kind online market for student & short films,
for the use of industry professionals

T-Port is a non-profit online platform aimed at promoting films by emerging talents and to facilitate the distribution and circulation of short films within the professional film industry. The platform currently includes more than 600 titles, including Awards winners and A-list festival selections, made by independent filmmakers and young professionals from leading film schools in Europe and worldwide. T-Port was established in June 2017 at the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival, in collaboration with the Gesher Multicultural Film Fund (Israel’s leading film fund for short films).

As an industry tool, T-Port is restricted for professional use – i.e. festival programmers, TV buyers, VOD services, sales agents and distributors that are scouting for short films and talents, as well as producers, talent agencies who are searching for the next discovery. T-Port holds an extensive Pan-European network, organised by a group of 16 partnerships with leading organizations, including: film festivals and markets (e.g., Les Arcs, Torino Short Film Market), online VOD platforms, sales agents (e.g. Salaud Morisset, Miyu Distribution), producers, buyers (ARTE), national institutions (Federal German Film Fund, Unifrance) and film schools. Partnerships are held in order to: promote the films presented and facilitate their distribution, expand the films’ audience reach and provide filmmakers with new opportunities to develop their projects.

With the aim to bridge the gap between young makers and the professional industry, T-Port is regularly active at festivals, markets, and industry events, producing and holding professional events and panels to support the exposure of the films in the platform, to expand the filmmakers’ network and to contribute to their knowledge in distribution. In our activities, we aim to provide tools and knowledge, to promote transparency in the film industry, and improve its accessibility for young talents.

T-Port was originally initiated at the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival, with the aim to enhance its European activities, reach and promotion of A/V works, in 2019 T-Port established an official organization in Germany and was awarded a grant from Creative Europe MEDIA in September 2019 for online platforms.

About TISFF

The Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival was established in 1986 as an initiative of students from the Film & Television Department of Tel Aviv University and grew to be the largest film festival of its kind and one of the most important student film festivals in the world. The festival constitutes a profound and wide-ranging meeting place for more than 500 international young filmmakers, 250 participating films from over 50 countries and notable leading filmmakers from both local and international film industries. Since its establishment, the festival has been concerned with promoting young artistry and granting as many opportunities as possible for young filmmakers around the world.

 

 

The Team