“Short Film” as a Challenge for History of Film Exhibition and Non-Theatrical Film Studies



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MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description This paper maps various non-theatrical exhibition venues (film screenings in schools, museums, cultural houses, factories, collective farms, gyms, spas, hospitals, trains, at the airport, etc.), distinguishes them according to their institutional background, technical equipment and programming strategies, and justifies a thesis, that the most powerful and appropriate way to study non-theatrical film is not through case studies of specific exhibition practices, but as more complex socio-cultural phenomenon related both to short film’s functions and to reasons and consequences of development of small gauge film projection and portable film projection equipment in general.
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