While displaying your films online gives you the opportunity to publicity and have a larger and wider audience view your short film, there are some important things that you need to know about showing your shorts online. These things include: the kind of short that is most suited for the online arena; when it is best to put your film online; and your online rights.
The best kind of short film for the online arena has to do with the length, brightness, subtitles and movement; these are all factors that determine which films are best suited for being displayed online. Films that are shorter in length that is below 10 – 15 minutes tend to be the more popular online films. Films which are dark, or involve many dark scenes are more difficult to watch online. Also, if you have subtitles or text in your film, do ensure that the font is appropriate and in bold, as fonts that are small are not easily viewed online. Finally, there are some technologies which are used in streaming that are not capable of properly displaying fast or sudden movements in a short.