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 fourteenth issue (#7.2) 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 one of the filmmakers and one of the article contributors 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 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.)
AUT 2014 | Fic. | 9 min.
Director: Patrick Vollrath
Gutt møter jente. Det kan være kjærlighet. Men så er det denne jakken. Og jakken forandrer alt...
A boy meets a girl. It could be love. But there is this jacket, too. And the jacket will change everything...
Script: Patrick Vollrath | Camera: Anselm Hartmann | Editing: Sebastian Schreiner, Patrick Vollrath | Sound: Konrad Glas | Sound design: Rudi Pototschnig | Cast: Daniel Sträßer, Laurence Rupp, Hanna Binder