By definition, a short film is simply not long enough to be
considered a feature film. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
defines a short film as "an original motion picture that has a running
time of 40 minutes or less, including all credits.
The term “short subject” means approximately the same thing.
An industry term, it carries more of an assumption that the film is shown as
part of a presentation along with a feature film. Short is an abbreviation for
either term. Short films can be professional or amateur productions.
They are often screened at local, national, or international
film festivals and are often made by independent filmmakers with no profit
included. They rarely have a significant budget.
Short films are
usually funded by film grants, nonprofit organizations, sponsor, or out of
pocket funds. These films are used by indie filmmakers to prove their talent in
order to gain funding for future films from private investors, entertainment
companies, or film studios. They can qualify for Academy Awards if screened in
Longer and shorter films coexisted with similar popularity
throughout the early days of film. The comedy genre was somewhat more preferred
than others By the 1920s, when one purchased a movie ticket they watched one
featured film accompanied by several short films. To the present day the
production of short films declined and are screened on certain festivals or
The documentaries and video materials compiled in this
category are considered to be short subjects by definition. The topics are
connected exclusively in the sense of being classified as short films.
See the complexity of a
political system in a small town of Sagada in the Philippines. Discover the
motifs behind the planning of a wedding during elections. Explanations are
provided by the Richard Yodong, a deputy-major candidate.
Follow a heartwarming story of a man called Baltazar Ushca,
a glacier ice harvester, working on the Mount Chimborazao. He is the last
member of his family that is still in the business.
Ever wondered what it would be like to own and operate a
brewery? The documentary Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project gives you an
insight on that matter. Follow the story of Dann and Martha Paquette, a couple
of tenant brewers, and their love for the brewing industry.