22 Feb 2020

Short-form Films: Advantages and Challenges

The book has four chapters, concluding section and a list of references, bibliography, filmography, abstract, index of names.
The goals set by the author are specified in the opening, clarifying the underlying principle of the book: clarity both of the motives and argumentation, and of expression and conclusions, making easier reading and understanding. In other words, Petya Alexandrova’s monograph is intended for wider readerships, which is an undoubted merit.
The subject of short film is interpreted from as many viewpoints as possible, from the number of the shorts made to the evaluation of their aesthetic qualities to a synthesised presentation of the culturological context, drawing the respective art historical conclusions. Short films are analysed chronologically, aesthetically and definitionally.