The short film days Winterthur go for the first time into the net: these days, the New York-based streaming provider of cinema scope switches to the special program to Brazil. Cinema scope is also available in Switzerland and costs per month, five dollars. Specifically, is the art - house films of specialized service that the offer consists of almost two-thirds of short films.
short films on demand, where is it, anyway? The Form would be suitable, Yes the perfect entertainment Snack for in between, especially in the Era of the Hyper activity disorder. The video service of Amazon is to have so much to offer, but the streaming platform is doing nothing, so you discovered you also. Netflix offers prevailing at the end of shorter documentaries such as the Oscar-winning Syria-report, "The White Helmets".
the situation is Different when movie-goers streaming service Mubi, where one uses according to the program Director Anaïs Lebrun on a network of specialists and rights holders back, would recommend the service regularly short films. At Festivals, the Mubi would dig curators also through the short film offer, but the sheer mass of titles is a Problem. Mubi is therefore often at the Shorts of famous film Directors such as Agnès Varda.
short films but would also be perceived in the streaming age than less weighty, says Anaïs Lebrun. The economic disadvantage of the Shorts is shifting from cinema to the digital sphere. In the program of most of the cinemas grids are not short films before, and who pays for a Streaming subscription service that offers only cinematic morsels?
More than 5000 short films were entered this year, the international short film days Winterthur show a total of a little over 200. Photo: PD
Probably not so, because in the spring, the former Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg starts in the US, the service Quibi. With its seven - to ten-minute Videos, he is exclusively for mobile phone users, the on-the-go look of the bite-cut-up comedies or documentaries. A large part of the offer should consist of two-hour formats, which are divided into short "chapters". Steven Spielberg and Guillermo del Toro have already said as a Story-suppliers.
On Quibi is to try out Hollywood's new narrative forms, and also Netflix has announced that instead of a longer Comedy performances to upload in the future, increasingly scarce skits. Finally, platforms like Youtube have shown that many people can have fun with little movies and expect that entertainment needs to be filling.
Rather, it is to fill the free time you have at your disposal. According to Penelope Bartlett, the programmed for the mainly classics-oriented on-demand service Criterion Channel, had the people due to Youtube and co. more in the genre of the short film used to.
The short films, as she shows Winterthur, remain as the context of need, such as contemporary art.
this Is also true for the artistic film from Winterthur ambitious short? The international competition will not offer this year again some of the abstract formal outbreaks, there are a few other TRANS people. There is, for example, the young Couple in "A Idea" by Pedro Neves Marques, which runs in front of a mosquito plague in Brazil in one of the networks shielded hiding place back and caught up before dozing.
So something is probably not on Quibi, a mysterious beguiling Film it's still. He remains as the context of need, such as contemporary art, which takes the exhibition, so that you understand them to some extent. Winterthur offers this classification by a wise selection of a high level.
It is always a discursive program, often wild and politically by the breaking of norms and forms. And still no one knows how to save this curated reflection in the brave new world of the Streaming over.
International short film days Winterthur: up to 10. November. www.kurzfilmtage.ch
Created: 08.11.2019, 20:59 PM