Not resuming only to Short of the Week , the concept of the short movie is fairly embedded in our cinematic culture. Roughly covering forty minutes, sometimes this type of motion picture consists in quite short subjects of three, five, ten or fifteen to twenty minutes or even half an hour.
Short movies treat various topics and due to their comparatively smaller size, tend to use the available time to instill emotions and reactions neglected by other movie directors/producers.
Fans of the genre can access several websites including the aforementioned and can attend or participate at the Shorts International Festival.
Other notable festivals that award shorts are the Sundance Film Festival, the Cannes Festival, the Aspen Shortfest, the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films and nonetheless, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.
Impressive, raw and sometimes avant-gardist, shorts gather notable elements of cinema, often using state-of-the-art animation and special FX.
Sadly, preconceptions about shorts stand strong, leading directors to promote their movies to indie audiences or art festivals. Among the many preconceptions is the idea that shorts were spawned from a low budget (all but true), since the wise phrase teaches us it’s better to have “Quality over Quantity”
LIVE ACTION (Nominees and Winner)
THE PHONE CALL – *2015 OSCAR WINNER*
Director: Mat Kirkby
Director: Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis
BOOGALOO AND GRAHAM
Director: Michael Lennox
Director: Hu Wei
Director: Talkhon Hamzavi
ANIMATION (Nominees and Winner)
FEAST – *2015 OSCAR WINNER*
Director: Patrick Osborne
THE BIGGER PICTURE
Director: Daisy Jacobs
THE DAM KEEPER
Director: Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi
ME AND MY MOULTON
Director: Torill Kove
Production: Mikrofilm in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada
A SINGLE LIFE
Director: Marieke Blaauw, Joris Oprins, Job Roggeveen (NE)
DOCUMENTARY (Nominees and Winner)
CRISIS HOTLINE: VETERANS PRESS 1 – *2015 OSCAR WINNER*
Director: Bill Isaacs
Director: Waja Studio
Director: Tomasz Sliwinski
Director: Gabriel Serra
Director: J. Christian Jensen