Short Film Studies

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SHORT FILM STUDIES is a new peer-reviewed journal designed to stimulate ongoing research on individual short films as a basis for a better understanding of the art form as a whole. In each issue, two or three short films will be selected for comprehensive study, with articles illuminating each film from a variety of perspectives. Occasionally an outstanding commercial or PSA will also be included. These are the productions that will be singled out for close study in the inaugural issue:

THE WAR IS OVER, director Nina Mimica, Italy, 1997, 7 min., fiction.

UNDRESSING MY MOTHER, director Ken Wardrop, Ireland, 2004, 6 min., documentary.

VILLAGE/OLD MAN, director Miles Goodall, France and South Africa, 2003, 60 sec., PSA.

We invite all students of the short film – including researchers, teachers and filmmakers – to contribute to the first issue of SHORT FILM STUDIES. Each article should focus on one of the three works mentioned above and should not exceed 1500 words. Any aspect of the selected work may be chosen for study, including interpretive issues, dramaturgy, camera work, editing style, sound, closure, etc. Potential contributors should begin by sending a 50-word abstract to the editor, Richard Raskin, at A prompt response will follow, regarding the suitability of the proposed contribution. The deadline for submitting completed articles for peer-review is 15 April 2010.

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