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Animation 2022

Animated short films are narrative or abstract motion pictures, running less than 40 minutes, in which movement and characters’ performances are created using a frame-by-frame technique. Includes, but not limited to the following techniques: hand-drawn animation, computer animation, stop-motion, clay animation, pixilation, cutout animation, and drawing on the film frame itself.
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Comedy 2022

Comedy short films are original motion pictures in which the main emphasis is humor that has a running time of 40 minutes or less, including all credits.

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Documentary 2022

Documentary short films shape and interpret factual material for purposes of education or entertainment. Their purpose is to educate, inform, communicate, persuade, raise consciousness, satisfy curiosity or maintain a historical record. Documentaries are meant to be informative works and are often used as a resource to teach various principles.
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Drama 2022

Drama short films are serious presentations or stories with settings or life situations that portray realistic characters in conflict with either themselves, others, or forces of nature. A dramatic film shows us human beings at their best, their worst, and everything in-between.
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Experimental 2022

Experimental short films rigorously re-evaluate cinematic conventions and explore non-narrative forms and alternatives to traditional narratives or methods of working. Many experimental films, particularly early ones, relate to arts in other disciplines: painting, dance, literature, and poetry, or arise from research and development of new technical resources.
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Music Video 2022

Music videos are short films that integrate a song with imagery and are produced for promotional or artistic purposes. Modern music videos are primarily made and used as a marketing device intended to promote the sale of music recordings. Music videos use a wide range of styles and contemporary video-making techniques, including animation, live-action, documentary, and non-narrative approaches such as abstract film.
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PSA - Public Service Announcement 2022

A message made in a motion picture in the public interest disseminated without charge, with the objective of raising awareness of and changing public attitudes and behavior towards a social issue.

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Scout Film Festival (Scout)—is a 501c3 non-profit organization that produces an annual international event celebrating emerging filmmakers - aged 24 and under - through film.
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