A short film is any film that is not considered to be a feature film, short films can be professional or amateur productions. Short films are often screened at local, national, or international film festivals. they are often made by independent filmmakers for non profit, either with a low budget, or no budget at all, and in rare cases big budgets. Short films are usually funded by film grants, non profit organizations, sponsor, or out of pocket funds.
Why short films might be created.
These films are often created by individual filmmakers to prove their talent in order to gain funding for future films from private investors, entertainment companies, or film studios. Short films qualify for academy awards if screened in Los Angeles.
They are a method of showing off certain skills in creating films, and also a chance to create a story with a message, a clear beginning and end.
what to watch out for when creating a short film
Copyright infringement, you must gain permission to represent someone in real life, you must also be legally funded. Also if your film has a distributor, you must be clear on who exactly owns the film.
Here i wrote about some of the background about short film industry as this greatly affected us as we also created a short film, by finding out more about short films and how they are posted, it gave me more background knowledge and helped me to create my film.