short subject


Definition of short subject

: a brief often documentary or educational film

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Recent Examples on the Web The film earned an Academy Award nomination for best documentary short subject in 1996. Penelope Green, New York Times, "Nancy Dine, Filmmaker and Muse of Artist Jim Dine, Dies at 83," 14 Sep. 2020 The documentary premiered at the Sundance Festival to enthusiastic reviews, and has been short-listed for Oscar consideration in the best documentary short subject category. NBC News, "'Stay Close': PBS film spotlights race, adversity and a black man's rare success in the sport of fencing," 6 Jan. 2020 Bigger surprise: That qualifies it to become eligible to be submitted to the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts and Sciences for best documentary short subject. Tom Hoffarth, Los Angeles Times, "Column: FSW/Prime Ticket executive: High school sports coverage ‘is in our network’s DNA’," 18 Aug. 2019 After an entry gallery where an introductory short subject on pharaonic Egypt is projected onto a 180-degree screen, gold-colored doors open automatically (think crowd control), allowing entry into the first of nine galleries. Christopher Knight,, "How good is the King Tut exhibition? An art critic weighs in," 29 Mar. 2018 The film festival features 216 feature films, 253 short subject films (including virtual reality films) from 72 countries at Tower City and other locations. Mark Rapp,, "Cleveland Silver listings for April 13-20: "Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut" at Cleveland Cinemas' Capitol Theatre & More," 12 Apr. 2018 The film festival features 215 feature films, 253 short subject films and 10 virtual reality films from 72 countries at Tower City and other locations. Mark Rapp,, "Cleveland Silver listings for March 30-April 5: "The Good Dinosaur" at French Creek Cinema & More," 29 Mar. 2018 Their schtick while presenting the award for best documentary short subject went viral and had some fans hoping the pair would team up again. Lisa Respers France, CNN, "Tiffany Haddish would host the Oscars under one condition," 13 Mar. 2018 Last month, however the short film took home an Annie, an animation-specific award, for best animated short subject. Nick Vadala,, "Kobe Bryant wins Academy Award for best animated short," 4 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of short subject

1908, in the meaning defined above

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“Short subject.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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