The relationship between short and feature films has been tricky since the very beginning. Born as ethnographical and documentary clips in 1895, very soon cinema found its fictional language to narrate short stories before developing a new grammar that allowed longer narratives and, therefore, kickstarted that same feature film industry as we still know it today.
It seems like every short film director’s biggest dream is to make a feature film. Supposedly, every short film director’s biggest fear is being unable to make a feature film. Presumably, every short film director’s most significant question is how to make a feature film. But is that so?
This panel talk tackles some of the most debated topics among young filmmakers about the transition from short to feature films. Panelists Laura Briand (Les films d’ici), Ludovica Fonda (R.T.I. – Mediaset Group), Marija Razgute (MIDPOINT Institute, Lithuanian Shorts), Daniel Vadocky (Art Film Fest) and filmmaker Lendita Zeqiraj discuss the differences in the production processes between shorts and features, the coexistence of both in a filmmaker’s career and the desires of filmmakers regarding this iconic passage. Moderated by Enrico Vannucci.
Produced by Talents and Short Film Market