The Short Film Yearbook

Get our inaugural volume of The Short Film Yearbook (2021)!

Discover the best short films of 2020 and 2021 through conversations with the filmmakers, guided by director and writer Alecs Nastoiu and enjoy articles about cinema written by the editors of the Short Close-Up film magazine.

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SHARING
KNOWLEDGE
AND
EXPERIENCE

Welcome to The Short Film Yearbook – 2021, an international publication dedicated to the study of film and associated arts, and at the same time, an educational resource based on the knowledge and experience of multi awarded filmmakers from all over the world.

DESCRIPTION

The 2021 Short Film Yearbook is the inaugural annual book spotlighting the best in short film industry through interviews with filmmakers and different artists comprised in the film production crew, like directors, actors, producers, cinematographers, editors, sound engineers, musicians, animators, writers, photographers, illustrators, set designers, props masters, video game developers and so on. The book focuses also on the short film distribution and the festival circuit.

The Short Film Yearbook is the go-to resource for discovering great artists. You won’t find in-depth interviews with all of this talent anywhere else. Filmmakers take you behind the scenes into how they conceive of and make their films, from a technical perspective, and the book editor makes sure it’s an accessible read with no background knowledge about filmmaking.

Discover the best short films of 2020 and 2021 through conversations with the filmmakers, guided by director and writer Alecs Nastoiu and enjoy articles about cinema written by the editors of the Short Close-Up film magazine. From the history of the short film to screenplays, filming techniques and production stages, and then to the promotion and distribution, The Short Film Yearbook provides an overview of cinematic styles and genres. A comprehensive, fun-to-browse, and easy-to-use source of everything you want to know about the short film production process and the people behind them. The Short Film Yearbook is looking at filmmaking around the world, giving the opportunity to the industry’s awarded filmmakers, to speak about their works, sharing their knowledge and experience.

The Short Film Yearbook is published once a year and takes the form of a book-length anthology of articles related to the short film theme.

WHAT YOU’LL DISCOVER AND LEARN

Start your deep dive into the many treasures of short films with the 2021 Short Film Yearbook. It will introduce you to the best short films of the year and guide you through the production process and filmmakers’ efforts. Find out how filmmakers work, think, and conceive of their films through interviews with them. Learn about the interplay between film and its cultural and social context. Short film has emerged as important institution of modern society at the same time as mobile and interactive media technologies become integrated into the fabric of wider culture and society.

THE 2021 SHORT FILM YEARBOOK COVERS SEVEN PARTS

  1. Short History of the Short Film
  2. Development (Idea & Screenplay, The Producer, Financing)
  3. Pre-production (Location Scouting, Costumes, Storyboard, Production Design)
  4. Production (Amateur, Documentary, Animation, Experimental, Fiction, Series)
  5. Post-production (Editing, Sound Design, Visual Effects, Music)
  6. Distribution (Press Kit, Poster, Advertising Materials, Festivals, Online)
  7. Recommendations (Scripts to Read, Shorts to Watch).

Praise for our book

“A complete book with certain details about the short film industry and a little history about the movies worldwide. Any movie spectator who is not specialized in the field can read this book.”

“For me, it was a pleasure to read this book because every single sentence was written with such a passion. Every chapter was full of interesting information about the stages of film production. Every movie fan must read this book.”

“I’ve enjoyed reading about the genesis of the short film. It’s interesting to see just how far movies have advanced over the years.” 

“A conversation with the art and its creators.”

“My face was glued to this book from the minute I got it. The Short Film Yearbook is a unique treasure trove of a guide that will appeal to anyone who loves arts. ”

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