Hawaii Film Blog

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Short Run

Be sure to catch a screening of the 2005 Oscar Nominated Short Films at The Doris Duke Theater at the Academy of Arts, July 22-27. There will be 4 live and 4 animated films from Spain, Australia, the US, India, Canada, the UK, and New Zealand (Taika Waititi's "Two Cars, One Night").

Newbie indie filmmakers may find it particularly helpful to see what makes an award-winning short film. Though the explosion of the short film form back in the heyday of the Internet boom has died down a bit (anyone remember POP.com?), it still remains an immensely popular form among film school students and independent filmmakers with limited funds. A short film is often used as a "calling card" for feature film deals, but the short has become a respected form in its own right. Check out some shorts at Internet bust survivors AtomFilms and iFilm.

>> Doris Duke Theater Schedule of Events
>> Short But Not Slight; The Evolving Landscape for Short Films [indieWIRE, 5/27/04]
>> FLASHBACK: The golden age of the short [CNN.com, 5/15/00]

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