FAQ

FAQ for Industry Professionals

How do I register for T-Port?

If you are an industry professional you can click here to sign up. The cost of a yearly subscription is 20€ with no further fees involved. This allows access to view all the films on T-Port. See also ‘Who is considered an ‘industry professional? 

If you represent a school or an organization, please contact our team at info@tportmarket.com to learn how to join.

Who is considered an ‘industry professional’?

In general, individuals and company representatives who are involved professionally with the global film industry for the purpose of promotion and distribution of films. This includes, but is not limited to, festival programmers and executives, sales agents, buyers, distributors, producers, and film school executives.

How do you verify the identity of the professional users?

All users go through a process of examination to verify their professional background and details. Filmmakers can only watch their own films and do not have access to view other filmmakers’ films.

What type of films are presented on T-Port?

Short films (up to 35 min long) from any genre or category.

How can I find the film(s) I’m looking for?

Advanced and innovative search tools enable users to easily find films according to country, language, year, duration, genre, keywords and  search by special “badges” defined by T-Port. 

If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, you can go through our curated sectionTrending now, Festival Spotlights, School highlights or browse through our schools’ and partners’ selection

Our blog is also regularly updated with updates on the films.

Why should I join T-Port?

We offer:

  • The best and latest short films being made across leading film schools and from the most promising talent around the globe. 
  • An exclusive and curated section of independent films.
  • More than 750 shorts, including festival selections and award winners, from more than 20 leading film schools and leading industry partners from around the world.
  • An opportunity to watch the films online and contact filmmakers directly and with ease. 
  • Advanced search and filtering tools – to find exactly what you are looking for.
  • A platform restricted to and designed for professionals.
Which film schools/industry partners are currently on T-Port?

The complete and updated list of schools can be found here and of partners here.

I’m interested in a film - how do I contact a filmmaker?

It’s really easy! Once you view a film you’re interested in, click on the contact button on the film page. A message window will open that leads directly to the right-owner’s email address (in some cases, their representative’s). You are then free to approach them to discuss your interest as you see fit.

While we appreciate feedback and are always happy to hear about a film’s success,this contact is done independently and without any intervention from our side.

Does T-Port charge any fees as a commission from transactions between industry professionals and the right-owners?

No. Any transaction or a deal between a filmmaker and a customer is made directly between them – no further fees involved.

Why do you charge a registration fee?

T-Port is a non-profit organization which means that the fees contribute towards the upkeep of our service.

FAQ for Filmmakers

How do I register for T-Port?

If you are a student or an independent filmmaker, see T-Port Lighthouse to submit your film.

If you are a student from a school that is a member of T-Port – contact your school representative to learn how to register and upload your film.

Who is able to view the films?

Only verified Industry professionals have access to view the films on T-Port. Additionally, filmmakers are also able to share their own film pages with individuals outside of the platform using a password protected link.

Will my premiere/screening status be affected if I upload my film to T-Port?

No. Having your film on T-Port is not considered as a public screening as we restrict viewing access to industry professionals only and so, this should not compromise your chances of taking part in other festivals with the film. This is similar to having a private link, but simultaneously allows professionals who haven’t been exposed to the film yet to access it when they wouldn’t otherwise.

What do I get from registering my film to T-Port?
  • Professional exposure – More than 2000 professionals within our community receive access to your film and can contact you directly. Including A-list festival programmers, sales agents, distributors, producers, and buyers.
  • Personalised film page and profile – a unique page you can edit, share and use as a tool to promote your work.
  • Secured streaming – T-Port films are only accessible to professionals and protected with the most advanced SSL encryption protocol technologies available.
  • Direct contact  – The platform’s intuitive interface allows direct communication between filmmakers and professionals – no further fees involved!
  • Exclusive opportunities  – We provide opportunities to promote your film thanks to over 15 collaborations with leading institutions and festivals such as Cannes Film Festival, ARTE, Clermont-Ferrand Market, Les Arcs Film Festival, Torino Short Film Market.
How do you verify the identity of the professional users?

All users go through a process of examination to verify their professional background and details. Filmmakers can only watch their own films and do not have access to view other filmmakers’ films.

What type of films are presented at T-Port?

Short films (up to 35 mins long) from any genre or category.

How do you make sure the films get seen?

Our online community includes more than 1500 film industry professionals who receive regular updates through our newsletters and social media platforms, informing them of new film uploads, recommendations, etc. 

We use innovative technology – advanced search tools, customized recommendations, and more – to help professionals find exactly what they are looking for. 

Our work continues offline too. We regularly attend major film festivals around the world such as Cannes, Berlinale and Clermont-Ferrand, where we hold a variety of events, panels and one to one meetings in order to maximize opportunities for your film.

We also have partnerships with leading institutions such as the Les Arcs Talent Village and the Torino Short Film Market so that we can provide our filmmakers with exclusive opportunities to promote your films.

Can I share my film with individuals who are not T-Port members?

Yes you can! We even encourage it. You can share your film, along with your personal profile (including your filmography, pictures, items from the press and more) to individuals who aren’t T-Port members. We recommend that you do so as it is an effective way to promote your work within the industry. See our technical guidelines for more information on how to do so.

How do you make sure films on the platform are secure?

Every film that is uploaded to our platform is protected using the most advanced SSL encryption protocol technologies and is stored in a secure server that can only be accessed by registered T-Port users, only on T-Port. Additionally, films are not downloadable and can only be accessed via streaming.

Does uploading my film give T-Port the right to distribute my film?

Absolutely not. T-Port is only allowed to stream the films online on T-Port and to use part of the film for promotional purposes. We will not publicly or commercially screen a film without consent of the owners of the films. For more details see our Regulations.

Why do you charge a registration fee?

T-Port is a non-profit organization which means that the fees contribute towards the upkeep of our service.

How can I know when someone is interested in my film?

When an industry professional is interested in your film, they may choose to contact you. Any contact made will be received as a message sent directly to the email address that you signed up with. We do not intervene in that process, it is the filmmaker’s responsibility and choice to handle it as s/he sees fit.  If an industry professional approaches you with a proposal that is not currently relevant to you, we do still encourage you to respond in order to maintain contact for any potential future propositions.