Submit a Film

Showcase with Omeleto, and join spectacular company: Sundance winners, Oscar noms, and world-renowned filmmakers from every genre.

You've put countless hours into your film -- and you deserve an audience that appreciates it. Sure, you can submit it to film festivals, but fees add up and being selected can often be a political affair. Or you can throw it online, but it's hard to stand out from the ocean of content.

That's where we come in.

At Omeleto, we're passionate about getting great films seen by the world's largest audience. We're a leading platforms for award-winning short films with over three million subscribers on YouTube and Facebook combined, reaching tens of million of viewers each month.

We can't guarantee every film will reach millions, but we have a decent track record.

Requirements

  • YOU MUST OWN THE FULL RIGHTS TO THE FILM.
  • To be considered, your film must have played at a prior festival. Please mention any official selections or awards. We give precedence to Oscar-qualifying events. Web series or sketches will not be considered.
  • We prefer films between 8- to 15-minutes in length. On average, the films we feature run around 12 minutes. Longer films will be tougher to judge. Films under 6-minutes will not be considered.
  • We CANNOT accept films with graphic nudity, excessive violence or explicit sex, due to YouTube and Facebook's policies. However, if you can provide a "clean" cut, we can consider it.

What We Look For

  • Please check out our Official Selections for an idea of what we look for. Foremost, we consider the quality of the storytelling and its emotional impact. We also take into consideration skill of craftsmanship and production value.
  • We do NOT accept films with little story or comedies that rely on a single punchline.
  • We do NOT accept student works (with the exception of MFA thesis films.)

What to Expect

  • All submissions will receive proper credit and links if accepted.
  • We WON'T monetize your film. But we do request a short fade in/out of our mark at the beginning and end of the film, and a watermark to deter theft. For an example, take a look at any of the films we've showcased. We will show you a version for final approval before launch.
  • In some cases, unlicensed music can trigger a copyright claim from a record label. That means the record label puts ads on the film, with revenue going to them -- not us. If you're okay with that, so are we.

If you're interested in being considered, please shoot us an email at submit [AT] omeleto [DOT] com with:

  • A link to your film (upload to WeTransfer, Google Drive, YouTube or Vimeo).
  • A list of festival selections or awards.
  • A mention if you were referred or how you heard about us.

Due to the volume of submissions, we aren't able to reply to everyone. If you don't hear back from us within 14 days, unfortunately, your film was not selected.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you monetizing off filmmakers?

No -- we don't run ads on films. Occassionally, you'll see ads due to copyright claims by third-parties. Sometimes, a filmmaker uses unlicensed music and the music rights holder adds a copyright claim, meaning ads show on the film with the revenue going to them -- not us. The record label gets paid, the filmmaker gets to use music they should have paid for, everyone's happy. We post with ads only if the filmmaker is okay with this arrangement.

So then what's the catch?

There's no catch. Most people don't get into filmmaking for the money, they do it for the passion. We're no differnet. We do it because we found it frustranting there wasn't one place for great short films. We thought there was a better way to get films seen -- both by connecting filmmakers to a global audience and film lovers who can't make it to film festivals. We're not an agent or a distributor or a middle man. We don't try to sign away your rights. We're a small operation that's just focused getting great films seen by millions. And so far, we're doing it. Still, if you're a business and you'd like to work with us, hit us up.


Our Story

We started Omeleto to solve a problem. Filmmakers spend a lot of time and money trying to make a film, then spend just as much trying to get it seen. Film festival can get costly -- registration fees add up, not to mention the cost of travel and attending. And that's if you get in -- being accepted is often political. Who does your agent know on the selection committee?

Then, after the circuit is done, you throw the film online. But as Sundance Programmer Mike Plante explains, "If you put your short online the good news is many people can watch it. But the real news is that 10 people will watch it -- even if you are the hottest thing. There is just so much stuff online. Putting something online just isn't enough."

There had to be a better way.

So we had this idea that short films are the ideal medium in the age of mobile devices. And that "mobile cinema" is going to be the next big thing. Consumers -- with ever-shortening attention spans -- can't watch a 90-minute feature on a phone. But they can watch a 12-minute short. Personal, bite-sized and premium -- ideal for a lunch break, train ride or bathroom break.

How often do you watch a film in a theater? Maybe once a week or month? Now, how often do you watch a video online. Probably several times daily.

We want to give independent filmmakers the reach that no festival can offer -- on a world stage for free. Conventional barriers to entry shouldn't stop great films from reaching millions who love them.


Testimonials

When deciding where to seek distribution, Cooney states, "Obviously, you can go the route of Vimeo, but you never have a guarantee that it will be chosen as a Staff Pick or not... And then I ran into this channel called Omeleto on YouTube. They have a really great subscriber base and it's free to submit." Omeleto publishes a short a day, many of which are Oscar nominees and Sundance official selections. -Clare Cooney of Runner

I was excited to work with Omeleto from an audience perspective. As a filmmaker, it's hard to get your film seen and with Omeleto I was certain that my film could reach an audience that was much broader than the film festival or vimeo audience. As a filmmaker my biggest problem is twofold - finding funding and finding distribution that gets my film seen At the moment, I think Omeleto's network and ability to promote my film not only rivals, but exceeds what's available (like Vimeo Staff Pick). They're able to help me find an audience in a way I'd never be able to do on my own. -Emily Sheskin of Girl Boxer

Working with Omeleto was very fruitful. My short Jada has over 14 million views on the channel, a type of exposure I never imagined for it. And the feedback has been tremendous. I'd love to work with you guys again. -Doug Roland of Jada

I've been grateful for Omeleto to help build me an audience as I'm starting my career. I get dozens of emails from fans a week which is enjoyable. -Jack Anderson of Wire Cutters

We could not have imagined our film "Eric & Peety" would go viral with tens of millions of views. Omeleto surpassed every other avenue in reaching viewers around the world. We were amazed and extremely pleased with the reach and the engagement in terms of comments and sharing. Since then, Omeleto has helped reach tens of millions more viewers for our subsequent three films collectively, in large part thanks to their creative efforts. It was remarkable to see how their experiments with "Josh & Scout" generated 15M views starting from the special Memorial weekend push. Beyond the impressive global reach that Omeleto brings to Mutual Rescue's films, we are pleased at how aligned we are in our desire to inspire people to take compassionate action. We know that Omeleto understands and supports what drives Mutual Rescue, and we value their goal of focusing on storytelling. We hope to expand our international audience through Omeleto, given Mutual Rescue's popularity abroad. -David Whitman of Mutual Rescue