The Film Essay brief

Just thought it would be good to have a permanent reminder of the Cinémathèque brief:

Make a short film which will be held following four stages:

– 1. The film begins as a pure fiction: presenting a simple scenario or set-up * (maximum of 3 shots).

* Examples of simple scenarios: someone has lost an animal, or is waiting to meet someone they don’t know etc

– 2. Fiction cohabits with reality: interaction between characters and elements of reality (public place, non-professional-actors, animals, weather, etc.).

– 3. Then the fiction stops to make way for the observation of reality, or the interruption of reality (like the rainstorm in the Little Fugitive).

– 4. Brief return to fiction and characters to complete the film.
Maximum duration: 10 ‘


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