Long Story Short 2024: Join Kickstarter’s Annual Celebration of Short Films in March

Launch a short film project in March and join a cohort of boundary-pushing, rabble-rousing, future-dreaming filmmakers doing the same.

Long Story Short 2024: Join Kickstarter’s Annual Celebration of Short Films in March

Launch a short film project in March and join a group of ambitious and creative filmmakers doing the same.

From Nia DaCosta to Don Hertzfeldt, Matthew Cherry to Georgia Oakley, Ben Whishaw to Molly Manning Walker — all these award-winning filmmakers have launched short films on Kickstarter. 

In fact, whether you’re established or emerging, working in narrative, animation or documentary, we think there’s no better place to launch a short than here on Kickstarter. And with no better time to unveil your newest creation than March, now’s the moment for you to spring into action and join this dynamic group of ambitious and creative filmmakers.

Mark your calendars for the return of Long Story Short in March 2024. Our celebration of short films and the visionary creators behind them is a month-long open call showcasing live short film campaigns spanning all genres. Promotion for live campaigns will run all month long on the site, on social, and in newsletters. Additionally, we'll shine a spotlight on the phenomenal filmmakers who have left their mark on Kickstarter and on the world over the years.

Since the launch of the first Long Story Short in 2020 we’ve seen 500 projects go through our yearly open call. These films join more than 15,000 short films that have been launched on the platform since Kickstarter opened its doors nearly 15 years ago.

Shorts take on the world

Short films have always found success here. Shorts funded on Kickstarter have been featured at film festivals (The Dalles premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival), released on DVD and Blu-Ray (like Don Hertzfeldt’s World of Tomorrow), and selected as Vimeo Staff Picks (check out Liz Sargent’s Take Me Home). What’s more, Kickstarter-funded shorts have picked up three Academy Awards: Hair Love won in the Animated Short Film category in 2020, Period. End of Sentence won in the 2019 Short Documentary category, and Inocente took home the award in the Short Documentary category back in 2013. Will you be next?

An open call for creators

It’s never too early to start planning for Long Story Short. So, we’re inviting emerging and established filmmakers, film students, and other enthusiastic cinephiles to start thinking now about what they want to launch into the world.

Here's your roadmap to becoming a part of Long Story Short:

Come March, we’ll promote shorts in Kickstarter newsletters, throughout the site, on social media, and more.

We can’t wait to see what you make.