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Let’s get critical!

22 August


GSFF 2020 Online

Let's Get Critical! streams live at 13.00 on Saturday 22 August, and will be available on demand on Sunday 23 August.

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Though the short film scene is an active, flourishing field and the prime source of innovation for film and filmmaking, there is still a serious lack of education, canonisation and criticism. Academic discourse and journalistic resources for short films have always been, and still are, limited.

Talking Shorts’ prime purpose is to widen this current (lack of) discourse about the short film as an art form. In this panel we aim to explore the current state of short film criticism in terms of accessibility and opportunities. Who is doing it and who is it for? Has the rise of more streaming platforms over the past couple of years also increased the quantity of writings about short film? Does more short film distribution equals better criticism? Can the concretisation of a short film canon nurture more public education? Let’s get critical!

Laura Walde | curator, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland
Marina D. Richter | film critic, writer, Austria
Julian Ross | curator, Locarno Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Hosted by Enrico Vannucci | Venice Film Festival, Talking Shorts, Be Short Now!, Italy

This live discussion is organised in cooperation with Short Waves Festival, Poland, with the kind support of Creative Europe Desk UK.

  • Duration 1h15m
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