Short Films

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Every award-winning short film begins life with a clever idea, a good story and a screenplay. Patrick Nash analyses the process of writing short film screenplays and gives advice on: Story and structureIdeas generationPlot and paceScreenplay formatDos and don'tsEliciting emotionDialogue and subtextCharacter designProtagonists and antagonistsCharacter motivation and goalsConflict, obstacles and stakesClichéeacute;s and StereotypesBeginnings, middles and endsHooking the viewerScreenplay competitionsLoglines, outlines and synopsesRewriting and lengthPracticalities and budgetsThe book also includes a number of award-winning scripts and interviews, advice and contributions from their award-winning screenwriters and a discussion of the benefits to writers of writing short screenplays.

See full summary » Director: Joris Faucon Grimaud | Stars: Axel Baille, Sabine Crossen, Anaïs D'Alyciade, Maxence Danet-Fauvel ONLY THE BEST SHORT FILMS Film Of The Week: Rice Paper Thirst For Fury by Wiebe van den Ende (2016) (Holland/Brazil) (6m) A look back at one of my favourite films from the FILMSshort competition, Thirst For Fury (Sede de Furia) is a brilliantly simple black comedy. 7.2 BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILMS The Mushroom Club. This powerful Academy Award-nominated short film from director Steve Okazaki revisits the story of the first use of the atomic bomb by the United States against Japan.

We also include a helpful downloadable brainstorming cheat-sheet. Let's dive ... A short film is a cheap way to determine if you should move on to feature films, or if you need more experience in certain aspects of film production.