A long history of short films

Cinema began with short films, as peep-shows and one shot scenes of everyday life. While features quickly become the dominant film form throughout the 20th century, new technology has meant the short film has enjoyed a strong resurgence, with millions of shorts being viewed every day online.

Read a history of the form here, in the Daily Telegraph.

See also Mark Cosgrove, Artistic Director of Encounters, the UK’s leading short film festival, on what makes a great short film, here.

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