Indian Short Films
Telly Belly proudly brings you a collection of the most original and inspiring Indian short films. These are made by some of the finest directors and published by well know banners and channels. These are some of the most watched and talked about Short films. Watch award winning films such as Chutney, Ahalya, The School Bag, Juice, Chhuri and many more…
What is a short film
A short film is, as it is clear from the name, is a feature that is short in length. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences defines a short film as “an original motion picture that has a run time of 40 minutes or less.In the United States, any film confined to two 35mm reels or less, was termed as a short. Though this formula only worked between 1920s and the 1970s. “Short” was an abbreviation for either term.
Showcasing Short Films
Thousands of aspiring filmmakers produce short films to showcase them at film festivals or at private venues. Most of them fund these films with their own money or grants. Sometimes they produce them as the proof of their skills. This can help them secure funding for future projects from private investors, a production company, or film studios.
History of short films
All films in the beginning of cinema were very short, sometimes running only a minute or less. The films started to get longer than 10 minutes in 1910s. They only started to get longer than about ten minutes in 1920s. The first set of films were presented in 1894 through Thomas Edison‘s device called kinetoscope. This device was made for individual viewing only. Comedy short films were produced in large numbers compared to lengthy features such as D. W. Griffith‘s The Birth of a Nation.
Animated cartoons came principally as short subjects. Virtually all major film production companies had units assigned to develop and produce shorts, and many companies, especially in the silent and very early sound era, produced mostly or only short subjects.
A few animated shorts continue within the mainstream commercial distribution. For instance, Pixar has screened a short along with each of its feature films during its initial theatrical run since 1995 (producing shorts permanently since 2001). Since Disney acquired Pixar in 2006, Disney has also produced animated shorts since 2007 with the Goofy short How to Hook Up Your Home Theater and produced a series of live-action ones featuring The Muppets for viewing on YouTube as viral videos to promote the 2011 movie of the same name.