Short films

Short film is alive! Short films are powerful, dynamic, innovative and surprising, and can tell as much as a feature film, in less time. They represent a wide range of cross-genre forms diverging from short fiction films to short animations and video clips. Shorts are flourishing on the Internet, digital video techniques have enlarged the access to the medium, short films can be seen introducing feature films in the cinemas and public attention is still growing. In short: Short film is alive! March 12-16 2003, Cinema Kriterion and Cinema de Balie are the stage for the 4th International Short Film Festival of Amsterdam. In selecting films for the international competition our programmers focus on fresh and new quality films, disregarding genre, production quality or budget. Decisive aspects are the personal vision of the filmmaker in relation to social reality, cultural identity and esthetical innovation in image and sound, for in…

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