Do quality short films deserve close and comprehensive
study? If you would answer that question
with a resounding 'yes', then the journal called
Short Film Studies is likely to interest you. At this
symposium, we will launch the sixth issue of the
journal, focusing on the two prize-winning short
films singled out for close study in the issue (see below).
We will be privileged to have both the two filmmakers
with us for a discussion of key aspects of each
of the films, under the firm supervision of editor
Richard Raskin. This time we will also have one of
the article authors with us, Professor Bjørn Sørenssen
from the Department of Art and Media Studies
at NTNU. There will be ample room for members
of the audience to play an active role in the discussion.
A genuine vitamin injection for anyone who
wants to understand what makes a fiction short
film tick, and a competence boost for filmmakers
at all levels.
Short Film Studies is a peer-reviewed journal from Intellect Journals, designed to stimulate ongoing research on individual short films as a basis for a better understanding of the art form as a whole. In each issue, two or three short films will be selected for comprehensive study, with articles illuminating each film from a variety of perspectives.
Please find a PDF with abstracts of the articles for each film below.
Richard Raskin (b. 1941), founding editor of Short Film Studies, is associate professor at Aarhus University, where he teaches screenwriting and video production. His books include The Art of the Short Fiction Film (McFarland, 2002). For many years he edited P.O.V. – A Danish Journal of Film Studies, a journal he also founded. Short films based on his screenplays have been funded by New Danish Screen and the West Danish Film Fund and screened at international film festivals.
Far er lagt på spisestuebordet. Han er død, og familien
har ikke råd til å begrave ham. I en surrealistisk
begravelsesprosesjon legger de ut på en ferd med
sin fars lik for å finne et siste hvilested for ham.
Dad is laid out on the dining room table. He is dead
and his family cannot afford to bury him. In a surreal
funeral procession, they set out with their father's
corpse to find a final resting place for him.
Script: Liz Hughes | Camera: Nicholas Heydon, Andrew
Davis | Production Designers: Anny Mokotow, Sarah
Watt | Editors: Melissa Juhanson, Liz Hughes | Sound
Editing: Piers Douglas | Sound Design, Music: Paul
Schutze | Cast: Helen Rollinson, Ian Nash, Imogen
Gough, Paul Bajada, Ryan Giddins, Andrea Swifte
En svart komedie om en mann som sitter alene i en
nedslitt burgersjappe og nyter sine brente poteter
og en burger. Midt i middagen blir gjesten plutselig
forstyrret av et nokså spesielt ransforsøk.
A black comedy about a man sitting alone in a rundown
burger joint, enjoying his burnt fries and a burger. Suddenly a very extraordinary hold-up disrupts the snack bar's owner in his cooking and the guest, who is
right in the middle of his dinner.
Script: Pål Sletaune | Camera: Peder Nordlund |
Editor: Pål Gengenbach | Sound: Sturla Einarson |
Design: Karl Juliusson | Cast: Anneke von der Lippe,
Robert Skjærstad, Bjørn Sundquist, Bjørn Jenseg
Awards – Nordic Competition Four films were awarded by the jury. All the winners receive a Nordic Competition Trophy. Please note that the films in the Norwegian Competition also participated. [+]
Publisert 03.03.2013 16:16
First programme released: EFA 2013
European Film Academy – European Film Award nominees Under the heading Short Matters!, 15 Prix UIP winners from European festivals are presented, all nominated for the European Film Awards 2012. The [+]
Publisert 07.11.2012 16:09
The 25th Minimalen: February 27 – March 3, 2013
We are looking forward to our silver anniversary! The dates for the 25th Minimalen Short Film Festival are February 27 - March 3, 2013. Film submissions (Nordic and Norwegian competitions) open on September 1, [+]
Publisert 20.06.2012 18:47
Award winners Minimalen 2012
Awards 2012 Awards – Norwegian Competition Two films were awarded by the jury. Best Norwegian Film: A DCP (Digital Cinema Package) from BUG. PREMATUR (Premature) by Gunhild Enger Jury statement:”With a [+]