short subject


Definition of short subject

: a brief often documentary or educational film

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Recent Examples on the Web Clips from the presentation of those awards — film editing, makeup and hairstyling, original score, production design, sound, documentary short subject, animated short and live-action short — will be later incorporated into the broadcast. Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2022 Additional winners included Oscar nominated short Bestia, which won an Annie for best short subject. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Mar. 2022 The categories that won't be presented live are documentary short subject, film editing, makeup and hairstyling, original score, production design, animated short film, live action short film, and sound. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 23 Feb. 2022 The affected categories are film editing, makeup and hairstyling, original score, production design and sound as well as documentary short subject, animated short and live-action short. Los Angeles Times, 23 Feb. 2022 It is also shortlisted in the Academy Awards’ documentary short subject category. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 25 Jan. 2022 The film, which is nominated for best documentary (short subject), chronicles the mass protests in Hong Kong that erupted in 2019 over an extradition bill. Laura He, CNN, 30 Mar. 2021 The film earned an Academy Award nomination for best documentary short subject in 1996. Penelope Green, New York Times, 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, 6 Jan. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of short subject

1908, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of short subject was in 1908

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“Short subject.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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