Short Film

A short film is any film not long enough to be considered a feature film. No consensus exists as to where that boundary is drawn: 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 featurette originally applied to a film longer than a short subject, but shorter than a standard feature film.

The increasingly rare 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. Short films are often screened at local, national, or international film festivals. Short films are often made by independent filmmakers for non profit, either with a low budget, no budget at all, and in rare cases big budgets. Short films are usually funded by film grants, non profit 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. Short films do qualify for Academy Awards if screened in Los Angeles.

Read more about Short Film:  History, Modern Era, Short Shorts

Other articles related to "film, short film, short, films, shorts, short films":

Silje Reinåmo
... She has performed in several productions for television, film and the theatre, notably with a leading role in the short film In Chambers (Norwegian title Bak lukkede dører), which received an award for Best Short ... from doing instructional features, commercials and dubbing of animated films ...
Stanley (film) - Awards
... Best College Student Animation 2000 Nashville Independent Film Festival, USA Luna de Bronce 2000 International Film Festival Cinema Jove, Spain Grand Prize 2000 ...
List Of Argentine Academy Award Winners And Nominees - Short Film Categories - Short Film, Animated
... Best Animated Short Film Year Film Producer Result 2009 Logorama Nicolas Schmerkin Won ...
Short Film - Short Shorts
... Short short films are sometimes considered to be a category of their own ... The International Festival of Very Shorts is a festival based in Paris, which shows only movies less than three minutes long ... Filminute, the international one-minute film festival, has presented and promoted a collection of one-minute films across multiple media since ...
List Of Latin American Academy Award Winners And Nominees - Best Live Action Short Film
... This list focuses on live action short films directed by Latin American-born filmmakers ... Best Live Action Short Film Year Film Country Director Status Milestone/Notes 1971 Sentinels of Silence Robert Amram Won (original title Centinelas del silencio) This was the only time that a short film ...

Famous quotes containing the words film and/or short:

    The average Hollywood film star’s ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend.
    Katharine Hepburn (b. 1909)

    A good short story is a work of art which daunts us in proportion to its brevity.... No inspiration is too noble for it; no amount of hard work is too severe for it.
    Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844–1911)