Here is a blog site to explore. Known as ‘Short of the Week’, this site is an interesting place to find and view short films from all different parts of the world, read articles written by film-makers and film-lovers, as well as keep updated with film festival news. They even have interviews with film festival participants and directors.
It is sometimes hard to find such content, as many mainstream film magazines tend to concentrate on the more well-known and popular directors and producers. Blog sites like ‘Short of the week’ tend to concentrate on the smaller productions which younger or new film makers may be able to connect with better.
I enjoyed the articled entitled ‘Fade to Black – Is the Feature Film Dying?’. I also enjoyed watching some of the short films, there are several genres to choose from and all are beautifully produced.
But as we like to cater for both the fun seeker and academic learner, here’s a book you may enjoy which also raises the question, ‘Do the movies have a future?’
You can use sites like this in your research or literature review, of course, added with other academic and scholarly sources for a more comprehensive research. Remember, your librarians would love to help you with your literature reviews so come look for us if you need help.