Shenzhen Media Group and Shorts International have cut deal to bring Chinese short movies to US, European and African television audiences.

ShortsHD in the US and ShortsTV across Europe will be the first networks outside China to broadcast the shorts and interviews with China’s emerging directors.

“This marks an important step for Chinese film”, said Zheng, chairman of the Shenzhen Times Network Media Company.

The deal signed on Mar 17 at the fourth China International (KingBonn) New Media Shorts Festival also pledged joint efforts to support short filmmaking in China, the US and Europe.