short subject

short subject
noun chiefly US a short film, typically one shown before the screening of a feature film.

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  • Short subject — is a format description originally coined in the North American film industry in the early period of cinema. The description is now used almost interchangeably with short film. Either term is often abbreviated to short (as a noun, e.g. a short… …   Wikipedia

  • short subject — or short film n. a film short, as that shown with a film feature …   English World dictionary

  • short subject — (shorts or short films)   a film that is shorter than around 30 or 45 minutes; in the silent film era, most films were shorts, such as those shown in nickelodeons; then, during the early film era, the price of a movie ticket included not only the …   Glossary of cinematic terms

  • short subject — short′ sub ject n. sbz a short film, as a documentary or travelogue, shown as part of a program with a feature length film • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • short subject — Motion Pictures. a short film, as a documentary or travelogue, shown as part of a program with a feature length film. Also called short. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • short subject — noun Date: 1944 a brief often documentary or educational film …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • short subject — noun a brief film; often shown prior to showing the feature • Hypernyms: ↑movie, ↑film, ↑picture, ↑moving picture, ↑moving picture show, ↑motion picture, ↑motion picture show, ↑picture show, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject — This is a list of films by year that have received an Oscar together with the other nominations for best documentary short subject. Following the Academy s practice, the year listed for each film is the year of release: the awards are announced… …   Wikipedia

  • Short — may refer to: * Short (surname) * Holly Short, a fictional character from the Artemis Fowl series * Short circuit, an accidental connection between two nodes of an electrical circuit * Short (finance), stock trading status * Short film, a cinema… …   Wikipedia

  • short — s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS cinem., telev. cortometraggio spec. pubblicitario {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1932. ETIMO: tratto dalla loc. short subject soggetto breve …   Dizionario italiano