Short

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 Los Angeles.

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 distributed online.

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.

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Texas Heritage Music Days
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08:19
Music +1

The Texas Heritage Music Day celebrates a unique way of learning local history using songs & stories! Over 50 performers gather to share with teachers, students and the Hill Countr...

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Skyliners
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A short film about the passionate people who go to extremes of highlining, walking tight lines between mountain peaks. Filmed at 4074 meters above sea level, these adventurers test...

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Rise Up and Sing
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16:53
Music +1

“Rise up and Sing – The Movie” documents the journey from classroom to recording studio for the middle school chorus students of New York’s PS 127.Singing a song written sp...

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Richard
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04:53
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Richard is the fascinating story of a travelling piano tuner who chooses to live outdoors. Shot in London, the film takes an alternative look at someone who treats the entire city ...

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An elderly gentleman attempts to retrieve forgotten memories while battling the progression and regression of the cycles of life.–A week prior to his passing, the filmmaker’s g...

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Provincial Politics
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08:50
Indie +2

From filmmaker George Clipp (A Mongolian Couch) comes a look into the world of politics in the small town of Sagada in the Philippines. Following Richard Yodong, a deputy-mayor hop...

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Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
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06:53

This is the story of Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project, owned and operated by Dann and Martha Paquette. They are tenant brewers, working in a rented brewery, which they take over on...

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Made by Hand / No 3 The Beekeeper
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06:02

Local farmer Megan Paska has witnessed beekeeping as it morphed from an illegal (and possibly crazy) habit to a sustainable, community-supported skill. Mirroring beekeeping’s own...

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Let’s Talk About Food
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08:24

Let’s Talk About Food is a short documentary film that explores why people eat meat.Do you eat meat? Have you ever asked yourself, “Why do I eat meat?” Watch to find out why ...

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Landfill Harmonic
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03:43
Music +1

Landfill Harmonic reveals a mind-boggling, inventive effort to change that – musical instruments made from trash. In the barrios of Paraguay, a humble garbage picker uses his ing...

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Killing Us Softly 3: Advertising’s Image of Women
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06:37
Beauty +2

Advertisement is all around us. It tries to convince us to buy a product based on a spokesperson or other mechanisms. But we sometimes fail to see how much of an effect this has on...

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Junk Man
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16:12

Junk Man is a short documentary which profiles inveterate “collector” Ron Bucher as he scavenges, stores and sells roadside refuse and salvaged scraps. While Ron lives the phil...

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Enchanted Way
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08:04

In Enchanted Way, Austin Baker takes the you to the Enchanted Forest, a theme park in Turner, Oregon that also happens to be his family’s business. While visiting, Austin talks w...

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