Minimalen presents, in cooperation with Midtnorsk Filmsenter, Richard Raskin and Intellect Journals:

Short Film Studies Symposium 2020

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 (#10.2) 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 Studies journal

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 Studies from NTNU, and is currently a Ph.D. researcher at Volda University College.

Friday 17:00 - Cinemateket (Total: 90 min.)

DNK 1982 | Doc.Exp | 5 min.
Director: Jørgen Leth

PDF Download Abstracts of articles in Short Film Studies Vol 10 No 2


Filmen 66 Scenes from America (Jørgen Leth, 1982, 42 min.) syr sammen en rekke lange tagninger, hver et visuelt postkort fra en reise på tvers av USA. Dette er et segment med Mr. Pop Art selv, Andy Warhol.

The film 66 Scenes from America (Jørgen Leth, 1982, 42 min.) stitches together a series of lengthy shots, each a visual postcard from a journey across the US. This segment features Mr. Pop Art himself, Andy Warhol.


Jørgen Leth (b. 1937, DNK).

Script: Ole John | Camera : Dan Holmberg | Editing: Kristian Levring | Cast: Alina Serban, Sorin Mihai, Elena Ursaru

Production: Statens Filmcentral
Print: Dansk Filminstitut


USA 2001 | Fic. | 14 min.
Director: David Von Ancken

PDF Download Abstracts of articles in Short Film Studies Vol 10 No 2


Skrivekurs-læreren Anders går inn i en bank som blir
ranet av to ferske gangstere. Når han ler av en av guttene på grunn av språkbruken hans blir han skutt og drept. Minner fra et helt liv passerer foran øynene hans.

Writing teacher Anders walks into a bank that is being
robbed by two novice gangsters. When he laughs at one of the kids because of his use of language, he is shot dead. Memories from a whole life pass before his eyes.

David Von Ancken (b. 1964, USA).

Script: David Von Ancken, Tobias Wolff (short story) | Camera: Peter Konczal, James Fideler | Editing: Brian Fassett, Bill Gerstenmaier | Cast: Tom Noonan, Dean
Winters, George Plimpton (voice-over)

Production: 10 Paces Media - CJ Follini
Print: David Von Ancken

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