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Short Formats: Narrative Film | Short of Stories. Hey, sorry for taking so long to come back and write down the last part of the Short Formats series. I await for this article to be a really special one, hopefully it won’t burst your expectations, nor confirm your disappointments. This is the moment of truth: does your idea fit into a narrative short film? If you have simply ignored that your concept might be a better music video or interactive film than a classical short story until now, you must remember that the story gonna pick its format. Ignoring the evidence right in front of you would be your first mistake, even before developing your idea. In my article, Allowing the idea to talk, i’ve said that a story needs a LIFE CHANGING EVENT, a OBSTACLE and a GOAL, yet you obviously will also need a CHARACTER and a LOCATION.

LIFE CHANGING EVENT doesn’t mean you should bring all the catastrophic hollywoodian crap to your story. APRICOT, by Ben Briand, is the closest i can remember on a purely character-driven short film. Like this: Short Formats: Narrative Film | Short of Stories. Dramatic structure. History[edit] Freytag's analysis[edit] "Freytag's pyramid", symbolizing his theory of dramatic structure According to Freytag, a drama is divided into five parts, or acts,[5] which some refer to as a dramatic arc: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and dénouement. Exposition[edit] Rising action[edit] In the rising action, a series of related incidents build toward the point of greatest interest. The rising action of a story is the series of events that begin immediately after the exposition (introduction) of the story and builds up to the climax. Climax or crisis[edit] The climax is the turning point, which changes the protagonist’s fate. Falling action[edit] During the falling action, the conflict between the protagonist and the antagonist unravels, with the protagonist winning or losing against the antagonist.

Dénouement, resolution, revelation or catastrophe[edit] Criticism[edit] A specific exposition stage is criticized by Lajos Egri in The Art of Dramatic Writing. Short Formats: Narrative Film | Short of Stories. A Smart Script Primer for Short Films by Hollywood Story Consultant Julie Marsh - Polly Staffle - An Entertainment Website Specializing in Movie & DVD Reviews. By Julie Marsh Special to Shorts. There must be a million of them by now on YouTube. Despite the deluge of pet antics, never before has there been such a viable marketing tool for the creative professional. We are witnessing the birth of Guerilla Distribution and an influx of recreational filmmaking.

As someone who’s worked as a writer on a number of award-winning short films and consulted on many more, I am sometimes asked for advice on story strategy. How do you make YOUR FILM stand out as either a professional or an amateur? The three most powerful tools I can specifically offer short film storytellers are explained at length below. 1) The Rule of 3. 2) The gimmick. 3) The twist. Story advice for shorts overlaps with feature films in a few ways that are worth mentioning: Both forms must have a solid HOOK upfront, a CHARACTER with whom the audience identifies, something at STAKE, and a story that makes SENSE logically. Use the “Rule of 3” to structure your film.

Online Now. Online Now. The social network // a Nepali short film [full HD with subtitle] Submissions London Short Film Festival. The London Short Film Festival is now open closed for submissions for its 11th Edition! Please submit your film via withoutabox by the following deadlines: Friday 28th June 2013 — Earlybird Deadline (£15)Friday 16th August 2013 — Regular Deadline (£20)Friday 30th August 2013 — Latecomers Deadline (£25) What you need to know We accept drama, comedy, documentary, experimental, animation, lo/no-budget, music videos, or a combination of any or all of the above.

Films must be made by UK based filmmakersFilms must be made after September 2011 to be considered for the festival.We accept films up to 45 minutes in lengthLondon Short Film Festival does not require premiere status Have you made a film under 5 minutes long for less than £500? London Short Film Festival prefers online entries submitted via, which provides cost-saving, paperless submission to film festivals around the world. Blessing in Disguise. Tick Tock - short film by Ien Chi. Destiny - Animation Short.

Shoe -Award winning animation short film(2008) Room 8 by @JamesWGriffiths | Branded Short Film. Set in a 1970′s prison cell, James W. Griffiths’ striking Room 8 mixes an intriguing narrative with impressive visual fx to create an utterly compelling 7-minute short. With a plot that feels pulled from an episode of The Twilight Zone, Griffiths’ short is one part Thriller, one part Science Fiction and one part Horror. Which in my eyes equals a whole lot of awesome. Set in a Russian jail, when a new British prisoner is thrust into one of the cells he finds a fellow countryman and a mysterious red box.

When the box is opened a series of incredible and surreal events give him a chance to escape. Created as part of the Bombay Sapphire Imagination series, Room 8 is one of five handpicked films based on Oscar-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher’s (Precious) script. Run in association with the Tribeca Film Festival, the competition invites filmmakers to take a script that is absent of direction and inject their own genre, locations, characters and imagination to bring the film to life. Bad Cars | Short Film Directed by Anthony Deptula. Dating in Los Angeles is hard, especially when you have a crappy car.

Bad Cars is a new short by Anthony Deptula, best known as the writer and star of the wonderful little indie feature One Too Many Mornings, which premiered in the inaugural edition of Sundance’s low-budget NEXT section in 2010. OTMM was a notable pioneer in the world of VOD; the first feature to use Sundance as a launching pad for an immediate online release. Whenever the indie press hypes new releasing strategies, I always think of OTMM, which is now available to watch for free on Hulu. Deptula showed grace, wit and strong comedic timing on that film, which he now brings to the director’s chair on Bad Cars, a romantic comedy about a first date with a simple problem; neither person wants the other to see their crappy car.

It’s a familiar story set apart by charming performances and elegant storytelling. MadAtoms has a deal with a major studio to develop webseries and other content. Michigan-born Jason B. The Best Short Films | Short of the Week. The Date - A Short and Funny Film For Valentine's Day. More Than Life | short film. Short film "The Elevator" THIRST - a short film. Identity SHORT FILM 2012 (Award Winning Inspirational Short) Identity SHORT FILM 2012 (Award Winning Inspirational Short)