Short Com is a reviewing and features platform focusing on the comedy and film industries, with a key focus at major British festivals. Back in 2011, Short Com began as a comedy short film programme that showcased some of the funniest short films by independent comedy filmmaking talent, screening in major cities such as Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Bristol and Glasgow, as part of the Glasgow Short Film Festival. Over the year’s it picked up a strong following and fan base for championing talent often being overlooked. As a not for profit operation, Short Com raised over a thousand pounds for mental health charities such as CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) and SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health). Short Com ran its last screening in March 2016 at the Hackney Attic.


Now Short Com is focused upon bringing you reviews and news about the comedy and film industries, reviewing at major festivals. For comedy reviews, we only publish reviews deemed recommendable. Comedy can be a hard industry and it is not in our interest to be detrimental to peoples’ health. Whilst we don’t publish negative reviews, we don’t give easy marks out either.


Short Com was founded by Chris Aitken. It was merely a brain fart that had no idea what direction it was heading in and is pleasantly surprised where it is today. A large part of Short Com’s growth has been down to the kindness and hard work of volunteers.

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