Minimalen presents, in cooperation with Midtnorsk Filmsenter and with the support of Norwegian Film Institute:

Short Film Studies Symposium 2016

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 twelfth issue (#6.2) of the journal, focusing on the two prize-winning short films singled out for close study in the issue (see next page).

We are privileged to be joined by both filmmakers for a discussion of key aspects of each of the films, under the firm supervision of editor Richard Raskin. There will be ample room for members of the audience to play an active role in the discussion. This will be a genuine vitamin injection for anyone who wants to understand what makes a short film tick, and a competence boost for filmmakers at all levels.

Short Film Studies journal

Short Film Studies is a double-blind 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 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 publicly funded in Denmark, and both screened and awarded at international film festivals.

Thursday 17:00 (5 pm) (Total: 100 min.)

ISR 2004 | Fic. | 17 min.
Director Naomi Levari

PDF Download Abstracts of articles in Short Film Studies Vol 6 No 2


Pasifisten Yoav Ganer gjør alt han kan for å forhindre at sønnen Guy verver seg til forsvaret. De siste 24 timene før innrulleringen utvikler deg seg en følelsesmessig og ideologisk konfrontasjon mellom far og sønn.

Yoav Ganer, a 60’s pacifist, does everything he can to prevent his son Guy from enlisting in the Army. In the 24 hours prior to Guy’s induction, an emotional and ideological confrontation evolves between father and son.

Naomi Levari
(b. 1978, USA)

Script: Naomi Levari | Camera: Adi Halfin | Editing: Shiri Borchard | Cast: Yoav Avi Pnini, Guy Yedidya Vital

Production: Talya Salama, Yoav Abramovitz - The Sam Spiegel Film & TV School, Jerusalem


ISR 2000 | Fic. | 14 min.
Director: Sigalit Liphshitz

PDF Download Abstracts of articles in Short Film Studies Vol 6 No 2


På vei til markedet blir den israelske kyllingbonden Marziano og hans rumenske gårdsarbeider stoppet ved en ny veisperring. Til Marzianos overraskelse er det hans gamle gårdsarbeider Nabil han møter som politisjef. I den brennende heten fra en nådeløs sol ender det hele i en hanekamp.

On the way to the market, the Israeli chicken farmer Marziano and his Romanian worker are stopped at a new roadblock. Marziano, the farmer, finds himself confronted with Nabil, a former worker in his stalls, now a police commander. In the burning heat of a merciless sun, it ends in a cockfight.

Sigalit Liphshitz
(b. 1970, Israel)

Script: Sigalit Liphshitz | Camera: Ehud Segev | Editing: Michal Hagi | Music: Amos Hoffman | Cast: Marziano Uri Gavriel, Gabril Dirar Sulliman, Ceaucescu Haim Barbalat, Abu Maher Ahmad Abu Salum

Production: Michal Hagi, The Sam Spiegel Film & TV School, Jerusalem

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