Shorting the Market

Be honest. When’s the last time you saw a short film? The answer to that question from the average American would not go very far to raise the spirits of your average Shorts filmmaker. These filmmakers struggle for months or years to shape stories that demand the kind of creative economy that’s sorely lacking in many full-length films. And often for what amounts to a very short lifecycle. But with the proliferation of cable channels, growth of the festival circuit, improvements in webcasting, and other alternative models for distribution, the Short film is back.

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