Terms and Conditions

By using this website, you agree to accept the terms and conditions on this page.

Information

Short Film Central is a platform for filmmakers, companies and events to promote themselves and the short films they represent. Information about the short films, events, people and companies listed on this website can be added by the owners of those entities and by us. We moderate all added content to ensure that it meets our presentation guidelines, however while we do verify some information before displaying it, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of all the information displayed. We will not be liable for any content which you may find offensive, indecent, harmful, defamatory, innacurate or deceptive, but we will consider modifying or removing any information where the user who added the infomation has misrepresented their relationship to the entity, or which has otherwise been published unlawfully or without proper authorization.

Adding and editing content

If you are involved in production, marketing, sales or exhibition of short films, you are welcome to use Short Film Central to promote yourself, your short films, your event or your company. To add a new profile or edit an existing profile, you must have the right to publish the information, and you warrant that the information is true and accurate. You agree to grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free right to display the information on this website and to exercise the copyright, publicity and database rights (but no other rights) you have in the information. We will seek your permission for any usage of your information or materials beyond this website, other than where your materials can freely be accessed from this site by other services such as search engines.

If you choose to display your film or trailer/excerpt on your film profile, you must hold all the necessary rights and licenses to publicly screen the work on the internet.

For quality control, all submitted content goes into an update queue and is usually displayed on the profile within 24 hours. We do not wish to censor any content, so when providing information, please consider that this website has a very broad audience. We reserve the right to withhold or remove any content for any reason, or to edit the information to meet our presentation guidelines.

To ensure that only valid awards and nominations are displayed on film profiles, we verify each award on the event's official website. You may be required to provide a link to a page on the event's official website which lists the award and we will only display awards which can be verified. We reserve the right not to display an award in cases such as where an 'award' is given to most or all of the films in a program. Similarly, a nomination will only be displayed if the event has specifically provided a list of nominated films selected from its larger program. An official selection is not considered to be an award or a nomination.

Rating and reviewing short films

You are encouraged to give feedback to filmmakers by rating and optionally reviewing or commenting on short films which you have seen. To avoid comment spam, you must be a registered user to write a review. You may optionally display your full name with the review. See the Privacy Policy for more information about your personal details.

All comments are added to an update queue and are usually displayed on the film profile within 24 hours. We do not wish to censor your comments, so when writing reviews, please consider that this website has a very broad audience. We reserve the right to withhold or remove any content for any reason, or we may consult with you about editing your review before it is displayed.

Privacy

We value your privacy. See our Privacy Policy for more information. The Privacy Policy forms part of these Terms and Conditions.

Copyright

All content provided for the films, filmmakers, events and companies listed on this site, including text, images, video and audio clips and downloads, is the property of its respective owner. All other content, the software used, and the compilation of information on this site is the property of Short Film Central. All copyrighted content is protected by Australian and international copyright and intellectual property laws and does not constitute material in the public domain. Any usage requests concerning material for which we do not own the copyright will be forwarded to its owner.

If you believe that any material contained on this website infringes your intellectual property, please send us a written description with the following information: (i) physical or electronic signature of the owner or authorized agent of the owner of the allegedly infringed work; (ii) identification of the allegedly infringed work and of the material that is claimed to be infringing; (iii) your contact information; and (iv) a statement explaining your belief that the use of the material is not authorized by its alleged owner, its agent or the law. See the Contact page for our contact details.

Website usage

Your access to this website is limited to interactive usage through a regular web browser. You may download material for your own personal non-commercial use only. You may not modify, reproduce, transmit, distribute, re-publish, display, perform or commercialise the material in any way without written permission from Short Film Central. You may not frame any portion of this website or utilize any type of meta tag or other type of hidden text in connection with this website without our written consent. You may not use any automated processes such as web robots (other than for legitimate search engines) to extract information from the pages, or attempt any unauthorized access to any part of this website.

You are welcome and encouraged to provide a link to this website from a page on your own site. The link should include, or be adjacent to the words 'Short Film Central'. You may link directly to the home page or to other pages such as profile pages, news or search results. This website must be displayed in its own window, and not in a frame on another web page.

Relationship

No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer, franchisor-franchisee or other similar relationship is intended to be or is created by your use of this website or other services provided by Short Film Central.

Disclaimer and limitation of liability

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THIS SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. SHORT FILM CENTRAL MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE, OR THAT THIS SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL ISSUES. ALL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PURCHASED ON THIS SITE ARE SUBJECT ONLY TO THE WARRANTIES (IF ANY) FROM THEIR RESPECTIVE MANUFACTURERS OR OTHER SUPPLIERS, AND YOU AGREE THAT WE HAVE NO LIABILITY TO YOU. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, Short Film Central DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Short Film Central, ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND REPRESENTATIVES WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, ITS CONTENT, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH CASE YOU AGREE THAT OUR MAXIMUM LIABILITY TO YOU SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT WE RECEIVED FROM YOU WITH RESPECT TO THE TRANSACTION THAT GAVE RISE TO THE CLAIM. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR ANY PROBLEM YOU MAY HAVE WITH RESPECT TO THIS SITE OR ITS CONTENT IS TO DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE SITE.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold us and our subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees, harmless from any claim, demand or expense, including legal fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms and Conditions, your use of this website, its content, any products you may have purchased, or the materials this website incorporates by reference, or your violation of any law, regulation, order or other legal mandate, or the rights of any third party.