Synopses & Reviews
The first films were shorts. Most leading filmmakers made shorts, including Chaplin, Keaton, Orson Welles, Stanley Kubrick, Lindsay Anderson, and--more recently--Lynne Ramsey and Damian O' Donnell. Though a standard and much-loved part of the cinemagoing experience for decades, short films are now rarely seen, even though more are made than ever. Hundreds of student films are made annually and television stations use shorts as fillers. Dotcom companies fight to secure rights and short film festivals take place all over the world. There is even the beginning of a comeback for the cinema short.
This book traces the history of the short film and its current role. Focusing on short-film producers and directors, it looks at the short film as a training opportunity for new talent. It covers issues of distribution, funding (including the lottery boom), exhibition, festivals, training, and publications.
This work looks at the history of the short film and its current role. It focuses on contemporary short-film producers and directors, and its role as a training opportunity for new talent. It also covers issues of distribution, funding, exhibition, festivals, training and publications.
About the Author
Eileen Elsey is Principal Lecturer in Time Based Media at the Faculty of Art, Media and Design, University of the West of England. Andrew Kelly is Director of the Bristol Cultural Development Partnership and Founder of Brief Encounters.
Table of Contents
A history--interviews with film-makers--funding and distribution, including new media--what you really need to know about film festivals--the short film and its place in UK production--a guide to short film and the Web.