short subject


Definition of short subject

: a brief often documentary or educational film

Examples of short subject in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Knife Skills, which follows the inaugural class and opening of EDWINS, just landed on the short list of contenders in the documentary short subject category for the 90th Academy Awards. NBC News, "From behind bars to the James Beard House," 10 Dec. 2017 After winning one Oscar for a documentary short subject, The White Helmets, in February, Netflix has raised its odds this year with The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), Mudbound and Kodachrome. Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY, "With solid praise, Angelina Jolie's passion project hits Netflix," 14 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of short subject

1908, in the meaning defined above

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“Short subject.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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