Minimalen presents, in cooperation with Midtnorsk Filmsenter, Richard Raskin and Intellect Journals:
Short Film Studies Symposium 2019
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 eighteenth issue (#9.2) of the journal,
focusing on the two prize-winning short films singled
out for close study in the issue (see next page).
This year, the symposium is hosted by Endre Eidsaa
Larsen. The films will be screened in their entirety, and
the filmmakers of both films have created a video
explaining key aspects of their project. Furthermore,
one of the journal article authors will present his text.
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 Studiesis 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) is the Founding editor of Short Film Studies,Unfortunately, he cannot come, but still works as an editor and facilitator of the symposium.
Endre Eidsaa Larsen (b. 1988)
holds an MA in Film and Media Studies from NTNU, and is currently a Ph.D. student at Volda
Wednesday 17:00 - Nova 2 (Total: 90 min.)
ESP 2016 | Doc. (Essay) | 13 min.
Directors: Adrian Martin, Cristina Alvarez López
Et audiovisuelt essay laget for filmtidsskriftet Sight& Sound som utforsker nostalgiens gleder og sorger hos
en av filmens store diktere av følelsesminne. Klipp fra
Spirit of the Beehive (1973), El Sur (1983) og Dream of
An audiovisual essay made for Sight & Sound magazine,
exploring the joy and regret of nostalgia with one of the cinema’s
great, spare poets of sense-memory. Clips from Spirit
of the Beehive (1973), El Sur (1983) and Dream of Light (1992).
(b. 1959, Australia), Cristina Alvarez López
(b. 1980, Spain)
Rosana har jobbet som hushjelp for Vidal-familien i
mange år. Når eldstefruen i huset dør, sørger hun på sitt
eget vis. På begravelsesdagen må hun fortsette å jobbe
for den sørgende familien.
Rosana has been working as a house-keeper for the Vidal
family for several years. When the elderly lady of the house
dies, Rosana mourns in her own way. On the day of the
funeral, she has to continue to work for the grieving family.