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This week, Russell goes over seven important things to know about short films, from efficient exposition, to what the best length is when submitting to film festivals! If you have anything that you would add to this list, leave them in the comments below!

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Not only is this little film HYSTERICAL, it is great for teaching sequence! Best animated short film from oscar The hapless hamste.flv - YouTube

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Are you a big fan of wordless picture books?  What about upping the ante to wordless animated shorts?!  I was inspired by the adorable “Hola Llamigo” video that Sarah at Speech is Beautiful shared a link to a few weeks ago and used it with several students.  It was a novel, fun way to work on story re-telling, sequencing, vocabulary and inferencing so I started looking for more.  Here’s a list of a few along with a quick description (for [Continue Reading]

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Pixar Short: "Geri's Game" (Use to practice comprehension strategies, like predicting, asking questions, inferring, and drawing conclusions.)

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TOP 10 SCREENWRITING, screenwriting Teacher, film school, independent film, moviemaker, guerrilla filmmaking, tarantino, indie film, film crew, cinematography, short films, film festivals, screenwriter, screenwriting, filmmaking stuff, screenplay, joss whedon, david goyer, Nancy meyers

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Frozen (2013)

WINNER: Best Animated Film (Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, and Peter Del Vecho), Best Original Song (Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez).

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Walt Disney's Silly Symphony - Three Little Pigs (1933). Won the Academy Award for Best Short Subject: Cartoons. 1934. http://www.disneyshorts.org/shorts.aspx?shortID=187

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