Questions tagged [short-films]

Any film not long enough to be considered a feature film for individual release at cinemas or on television.

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Is it necessary to watch the Blade Runner short films before Blade Runner 2049 to understand the story?

I am planning to watch Blade Runner 2049 soon, and I'm going to watch the original Blade Runner (1982) film soon, too, to prepare for this film, but what about the three short films made in the same ...
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Early 90's short film made up entirely of “bullet time” camera work [closed]

In the early 90's, at the San Francisco International Film Festival, I saw a short film that used the "bullet time" technique. This was way before The Matrix, which is often credited with "inventing" ...
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Short 198x/199x where a man builds a threatening mechanism to prepare breakfast to a sleeping woman [closed]

Can anybody help me to identify this short film? I saw it once in a cinema between 1980 and 1999, just before a "Delicatessen" film session. It's not animated. Plot: A man prepares a thretaening ...
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What is the short in which a man has a nightmare complete with broken physics? [closed]

It's been at least two years now since bits of a movie short started echoing around in my head and I'd like to get them out. I've searched using every term I can think of and can't root out the clip. ...
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Elderly man sending postcards to random addresses during wartime [closed]

I'm trying to identify this short film I watched a while ago. Here's what I remember; I watched it on YouTube around 2012/2013 (it was very professionally done, and won a few awards) It was live ...
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Animated short film about an alley cat visiting his former home [closed]

I cannot for the life of me find one of my favourite (albeit depressing) animated shorts. The film features a cat wondering an abandoned (burnt out) mansion, and imagining the building when it was ...
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Woman trapped in her house by dead alien's forcefield [closed]

I am trying to identify an old film, or possibly a 30 minute TV show. It involved two aliens who looked like men going to a boarding house on Earth. The aliens could control a force field shaped like ...
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Claymation with real eyes [closed]

I remember seeing a stop-motion animated short film a year or two ago on the Internet (I think either YouTube or Vimeo). The most memorable thing about it was that the characters were animated but had ...
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1970s short film about pollution and a greenhouse? [closed]

When I was in elementary school, I remember seeing a film about a future of Earth in which it was so polluted that everything natural was dead and people had to wear hazmat-like suits and gas masks. ...
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Caligula Malayalam Short Film: Why did they choose 'caligula' as the title?

I watched 'Caligula Malayalam Short Movie' on YouTube. It is a satire portraying the blinded religious beliefs. The story is nicely written even though there are some little imperfections with respect ...
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Chef is eaten and used in his dishes [closed]

I saw this movie around four years ago I think, it is a horror movie made up of like five short different stories that have nothing to do with each other, but I remember one of the stories in that ...
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What was the purpose of the Wonder Woman (2013) short?

Poking around on IMDB today, I came across a Wonder Woman listing for 2013. I hadn't heard of a Wonder Woman movie, and then I realized it was a 3-minute short. Was there some "greater purpose" for ...
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Was it standard for studios to design/print posters for short films?

I'm able to find some movie posters on Google for old Disney shorts (the Mickey Mouse ones that ran 10 minutes or less), but not all of them. And I'm not entirely sure why it's hit and miss... was it ...
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Exposing Alcohol in films to kids or teens

Are you allowed to show kids or teens drinking alcoholic drinks in short films? Or is it against the law in the UK?
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Can I copy the narrative structure of a movie? [closed]

Will there be any copyright issues if I make a short movie with EXACTLY the same narrative structure as the Hollywood movie "Memento", but with totally different story? Also, do I need to credit them (...