There used to be a time when a trip to the cinema included an A movie, a B movie and a short film or two, or at the very least a short film preceding the main feature. Are modern audiences really so shallow that they would prefer to watch half an hour of adverts and trash than a ten minute film? I mean, animated films are usually coupled with short films, and I know one of the most fun things about Pixar films in the cinema is seeing the ten minute masterpiece beforehand - so why not with live action? Awards even have Best Short Film categories and there are plenty of short film festivals and competitions, but the finished work is always difficult to track down.
I recently finished a short film of my own with some student friends (which you can totally find here
) and we're all batting for the short film as a story-telling medium to make a triumphant return to cinemas.
What do you guys think?