Academic discourse and journalistic resources for short films have always been, and still are, limited. Though the short film scene is an active, flourishing field and the prime source of innovation for film and filmmaking, there is still a serious lack of education, canonisation, and criticism. Talking Shorts’ prime purpose is to widen this current (lack of) discourse about the short film as an art form.
This panel explores the current state of short film criticism regarding accessibility and opportunities. Who is doing it, and who is it for? Has the rise of more streaming platforms over the past couple of years also increased the number of writings about short films? Does more short film distribution equal better criticism? Can the concretisation of a short film canon nurture more public education? Let’s get critical!
Panelists are Laura Walde (Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur), Julian Ross (Locarno Film Festival) and Marina D. Richter (Ubiquarian). The talk is moderated by Enrico Vannucci (Talking Shorts, TSFM).
Produced by Glasgow Short Film Festival and Short Waves Festival