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T-Short is the community of professionals and animated movie fans.
The Name of T-Short is a pun: T-Shirt is a well-known item of clothing and the word Short here means a short film. Similarly, a project logo emphasizes a pun in the title – a film shaped like T-Shirt.
The T-Short Festival is an annual screening of the best works in world animation.
The Festival encourages exchange of creative experience, search of new ideas, styles and technologies as well as the festival and the entire T-Short contributes to the popularization of author's animated films.
Another aim of the Festival is the introduction of young people into the world of professional animation of high artistic standards.
The festival will show only short films up to 25 minutes.
The festival will show the films not for children. T-Short doesn't target children's audience and doesn't allow movies or series that target only for children's audience.
The festival accepts the films for adult audience or for all family.
The festival is international and has no national awards.
The winners of the festival will be chosen by the Professional Jury, Spectators and T-Short Staff.
The Festival features the following film screenings: competition, panorama and special programs.
The editorial board of the festival selects films for the festival themselves.
The Festival editors appoint a professional jury representing different countries.
The Participant winning in competitive program of the festival in nomination "Best Debut" becomes the member of jury of following festival.
Films that are freely available on the Internet cannot take part in the competition program of the festival, with the exception of music videos.
A little bit of our history
In 2002 was founded the International Animated Films Festival BIMINI which took place annually in Latvia until 2008.
The idea to create a video project to show short animated films was born on the basis of the BIMINI festival back in 2006. Gradually, we started to move towards the creation of this project. However, in 2008 both the festival and the project had to be suspended because of the world financial crisis of 2008-2009.
It has been almost 13 years since the last BIMINI Festival took place and now we finally have the opportunity to create T-Short project, but in a completely different format than it was supposed to be in 2006, as well as to revive the festival, but this time in a new format.
We hope that we will be able to create an interesting animation project on the Internet together.
The founder & organizer of the BIMINI festival, as well as the founder of the T-Short project is Marat Barsky, an independent producer and organizer of events since 1996