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Minimalen 2017

Festival 2017:
  Schedule (pdf)
International Comp.
Nordic & Norwegian Comp.
Short Matters
Deborah Stratman
Short Treats
Czech Animation
Forum: Contemporary Propaganda
Multiplié Dance Film
Music Video Party
Children's Prog.
Regional Premieres & Reception
Norwegian Film Art:
The 90s
Short Film Studies Symposium

  Awards 2017
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Previous festivals:
  2013 - 2014 - 2015
  2010 - 2011 - 2012
  2007 - 2008 - 2009
  2004 - 2005 - 2006
  2001 - 2002 - 2003

Minimalen presents, in cooperation with Midtnorsk Filmsenter:

Short Film Studies Symposium 2017

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 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.)

AUT 2014 | Fic. | 9 min.
Director: Patrick Vollrath

PDF Download Abstracts of articles in Short Film Studies Vol 7 No 2


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...

Patrick Vollrath
(b. 1985,

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

Production: garde11, Patrick Vollrath


ROU 2014 | Fic. | 17 min
Director: Radu Jude

PDF Download Abstracts of articles in Short Film Studies Vol 7 No 2

(Trece Si Prin Perete)

Jeg er redd, Bestefar! Hører du? Menneskene i huset gråter, sa han. De savner han som døde, det er grunnen til at gråter. Basert på en Tsjekhov-novelle.

I'm frightened, Grandfather! Do you hear? The people in the house are crying, he said. They miss the one who died, that's why they are crying. Based on a short story by Chekhov.


Radu Jude
(b. 1977,

Script: Radu Jude | Camera: Marius Panduru | Editing: Cătălin Cristuţiu | Cast: Ion Arcudeanu, Marcel Horobet, Sofia Nicolaescu, Gabriel Spahiu

Production: Ada Solomon − Micro Film

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Programme 2017
Nova Cinema, 1, 2 & 3
General age restriction: 15 y.o.
(Children's prog.: 6 y.o.)

18:15 Forum: Contemporary Propaganda [Antikvariatet]
12:00 NOR 1
14:00 NOR 2
16:00 Meet the Filmmakers
16:00 Short Matters 1
18:00 Regional Premieres
19:30 Opening Reception
21:00 INT 1
22:00 Festival Club

10:00 Children's prog. 1
11:00 How the Troll Was Made
11:00 NOR 3
12:00 Children's prog. 2
13:00 How the Troll Was Made
13:00 NOR 4
15:00 Meet the Filmmakers
15:00 Short Matters 2
17:00 Short Film Studies Symposium
19:00 INT 2
21:00 INT 3
22:00 Festival Club
11:00 NOR 5
12:00 One-minute-films
13:00 NOR 6
15:00 Meet the Filmmakers
15:00 Short Matters 3
17:00 INT 4
19:00 Deborah Stratman 1: Retrospective
21:00 Czech Ani. 1:
21:00 Music Video Party
[Helmet Studio]

11:00 Czech Ani. 2:
13:00 INT 5
15:00 INT 6
17:00 Meet the Filmmakers
17:00 Deborah Stratman 2: Retrospective
19:00 Deborah Stratman 3: Masterclass
21:00 Czech Ani. 3:
22:00 Festival Club

11:00 Norwegian Film Art 1990-2000: Part 1
13:00 Norwegian Film Art 1990-2000: Part 2
15:00 Award ceremony and screening
18:00 Multiplié Dance Film
20:00 Short Treats
20:00 Festival Club

Changes might occur.

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