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Are short films worth watching? Show more Show less

People are deluged by content - via social media, TV channels, OTT platform, box sets, websites, brands etc - but have less and less time to watch them. Short films offer narratives, story arcs etc but delivered in a condensed form.

No, short films are not worth watching Show more Show less

They are a waste of time when features could be explored further.
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Short films cannot be placed in theaters

Short films are made with little to no funding. If they are in theaters, they are usually playing at odd hours or with a series of other short films, making them harder to find.
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Unlike features, short films cannot be placed by themselves in a theater unless placed in a group with others. The only real way to see these shorts on a big screen is at a festival, which is not necessarily accessible to all kinds of viewers.

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