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[…]

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THE BEST FILM FESTIVALS’ CINEMASCOPE

Is the best what they say it is? The topic of “The Best” arises with the issue of choice in the context of supply and demand. What does “the best” mean in the rich palette of film festivals today? Let’s break down what the criteria might be in the ranking. What types and kinds of[…]

IS THE SHORT FILM SUBCULTURE GETTING OLD?

Does it really seem that the issues of independent cinema are no longer relevant and are already in the past? Is filmmaking turning into the destiny of balding veterans? Information and media trends are changing very fast in the world. Teenagers hardly use Facebook or Twitter anymore. Instagram is getting older, too. The same thing[…]

VIII NEFILTRAVANAE KINO – 2022: HOW IT WAS

THE BEST REAL FILM FESTIVAL The event that everyone had been looking forward to finally happened. The Short Movie Club Film Festival Nefiltravanae Kino took place! This year the festival featured 10 programs: video art, experiment, documentary, fiction, animation, national program, human dignity, women in cinema, unfiltered program and, of course, a program of films[…]

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A FEW WORDS ABOUT ZERO-BUDGET FILMS

Where are we with no-budget and micro-budget shorts? We have already reviewed the average budget for a short film. In addition, we have done research on the factors, including the budget, that determine the success of a film. This time we chose the topic of low-budget, micro-budget, and no-budget films. For simplicity, we will refer[…]

THE BEST PROMO WEBSITES FOR FILMS AND FILMMAKERS

The best websites for short films and filmmakers in 2021 Obviously, we should not undervalue the importance of the website in the press kit to promote the film. This year, like the previous year, we decided to mark out the most interesting promotional websites that are dedicated to a short film, a production company, or[…]

FILM FESTIVAL ACCEPTANCE RATES

How many films do film festivals accept out of the total number of movies submitted? To answer this question, we sampled 150 Academy Qualified/FIAPF/ BAFTA and 300 other festivals on the Filmfreeway. We found film festivals that shared information about the number of films submitted and the number of selected films. Then we summarized this[…]

make dcp

make DCP

How to make DCP Festival participants and filmmakers often have the question of how to make a DCP (Digital Cinema Package). The point is that DCP is a special format for the projection of films on cinema equipment. DCP is a unified standard that ensures the reliability and quality of the projection. In addition, DCP[…]

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CINDERELLA OF SHORT FILMS IN BIG BROTHER’S BASEMENT OR SLIPPER PICKED UP ON FLY OF RUSHING TRAIN…

This article presents our DJ set, a variation on the theme of platitudes about cinematography in academic papers. Thank you for your attention! Allegro: Cinema and Technology As it is known, cinema was born because of the progress of science and technology, but at the same time, it is the result of the centuries-old development[…]