CONFLICT IN CINEMA DRAMA (PHYLOSOPHY)

We ended our last article on the psychology of conflict with an insightful point about the gap between our intuitive understanding of life and the laws of conflict creation and development set out in Aristotle’s Poetics. Especially when it comes to movie productions of mass culture, where happy-end stories dominate, evil is punished and the[…]

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BUDGET TO PROMOTE SHORT FILM AT FESTIVALS IN 2024

How much it costs for a short film to enter festivals In this article, we decided to leave speculation aside and prepared a calculator to estimate how much it will cost to promote a short film at festivals in 2024. Let’s imagine that we are captured by an ambitious goal and submit a movie with[…]

INDIE FILMMAKING: WALKING ON THE ROPE

Between social media and big cinema Despite what is written below, we have some good news At first glance, the field of short films today is not going through the best of times. Of course, the film industry is showing growth and the number of billion in investments, and the revenues are growing into the[…]

CONFLICT IN CINEMA DRAMA (PSYCHOLOGY)

Alexander Polybinsky, playwright, psychologist, researcher of the psychology of creativity. Psychology of conflict in film drama Popular film drama manuals are increasingly looking like a mathematics reference book. The main beats are already indicated on the script timeline: call to adventure at 15 minutes, first turning beat at 30, and second one — at half an[…]

IS THERE A FUTURE FOR UNFILMED MOVIES?

THE ILLUSION  (unfilmed movie that never will be made) The film studies have turned into dream interpretations. Cinema itself has become an electric shadow of the World Illusion building. The unfilmed sci-fi movie “The Illusion” by nonexistent director Alex Munk is set in an endless shopping and leisure center. The consumer, aka user, aka viewer,[…]

SHORT MOVIE CLUB IN VILNIUS

The IX Nefiltravanae Kino screenings continue on July 20-22, 2023 in Vilnius (Lithuania) at the Ideas Block and the CreateCulture Space venues. All screenings start at 7pm. Each day is dedicated to a different programme. A Video art programme will open the events at the Ideas Block. The second day’s evening will be devoted to[…]

CHINESE CINEMA: DISCOVER SHORT FILMS

As it is well known, cinema was invented in the Celestial Empire, and it was only technically upgraded in Paris … BRIEF HISTORY Today, when we talk about national cinema or its national characteristics, we should take into account that Chinese cinema in its history has not been isolated from external cultural influences. Domestic-oriented film[…]

SCREENINGS RESUMED!

From April 14 to 21 we are resuming screenings! Yes, in Belarus we continue the format of underground events. During this time, we will show all the programs to the Belarusian audience. But most importantly, we will hold a series of screenings abroad. The first screening is scheduled for May 3, 7 pm at CreateCulture Space[…]

THE BEST OF THE FEST: A GUIDE TO SHORT FILM FESTIVALS AROUND THE WORLD WITH AI

We decided to conduct an experiment and have artificial intelligence do a review of film festivals. If neural networks write original scripts and create cartoons, why not let them do the review? By the way, we are in the third year of training artificial intelligence to select films in a special program. This collection is[…]

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HOW TO MAKE SUBTITLES FILE (SUBRIP) FOR FILM FESTIVALS

There are several ways to create subtitles (SubRip) for your movie. You can try to make them automatically using speech recognition in Youtube Creative Studio or other services. But it works well provided the speech is sufficiently articulate and there is no noise or music in the background. In this article we will show you[…]

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FOR WHAT REASON DO FILM FESTIVALS NOT ACCEPT SHORT FILMS?

Recently, we have been hearing more and more often from film makers that thanks to the huge number and variety of festivals, a short film will almost always find its niche. Indeed, thanks to the Filmfreeway platform you can find many suitable festivals. Today, almost any film will meet its festival. In this article, we[…]

FILM, ECONOMY, AND INDEPENDENT CINEMA

Where does the eternal youth of good old cinema come from? Cinema is one of the few arts that can fit into the mall model economy and remain autonomous. Films are becoming obsolete, but cinema manages to remain up-to-date for the time being. Many researchers consider cinema, especially its depiction of the anthropocene, to be[…]

TIME-IMAGE: EVOLUTION FROM SHORT FILMS, CINEMA TO NEW MEDIA

Even the totalitarian architecture of a cinema hall fails to convince the viewer that cinema is capable of representing topicality. The requirement to turn off cell phones saves the situation. Sometimes. Let’s talk about short forms that can compete with the “big cinema” and draw the viewer’s attention from the big screen to the mobile.[…]

DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB

One year before the release of Stanley Kubrick’s film mankind faced the Cuban Missile Crisis. In 2022 the world entered another turbulent phase. The characters try to find common ground in Stanley Kubrick’s political anti-war satire. The threat of nuclear catastrophe pushes them to do it. It could happen any minute. But it turns out that[…]

Digital cinema, media, short film and capitalism

DIGITAL CINEMA, NEW MEDIA, SHORT FILMS AND GLOBALISED CAPITALISM

Are the stories, the short videos that are gaining millions of views, a new form of cinema? Or is it not cinema at all? Can we say that cinema is a thing of the past? Will cinema soon take the place of a subculture somewhere alongside anime? What place do short films have in this[…]