Each of the 32 competing nations will be represented by a short film in the competition

ShortsTV World Cup of Shorts

ShortsTV has launched a World Cup of Shorts to celebrate the ongoing Qatar 2022 World Cup. 

Each of the 32 countries taking part in the football competition will be represented by a short film, to compete with each other in fixtures that mirror those in Qatar. Audience polls on Instagram will decide the winner of each ‘match’, with the tournament kicking off on 21 November and running until 18 December.

ShortsTV is a global short film network, with over 13,000 titles available across the US, India, Latin America, and Europe.

Jade Tan, ShortsTV’s director of programming, said: “ShortsTV’s expert editorial team has selected incredible short films to represent the competing countries, so we can’t wait to see which shorts our viewers think deserve to win each match, and if they do as well as their football teams.”

ShortsTV CEO Carter Picher added: “We are excited to bring stars of the big screen out in support of the beautiful game: while the footballing world will be coming together in Qatar, we’ll be bringing the filmmaking world together on ShortsTV. The World Cup of Shorts gives our audience amazing films that celebrate art and sport.”

Ian Carrasco, ShortsTV’s VP of distribution in EMEA & LATAM, commented: “We’re proud to be working with our broadcast partners to amplify the tournament to their subscribers by introducing them to unmissable films from different countries around the world, adding to the excitement we will all share in the coming weeks.”