Oct 162011
short film
by George M. Groutas

Generally movie makers release a short episode of their upcoming movies for advertisement purpose. These short film or episodes are known as movie or film trailers. These movie trailers or previews are always advertised by the producers and distributors at cinema theatres and multiplexes during the start of the already running film or during interval.

In earlier times movie trailers were shown at the end of the film in cinema theatres and for that these short advertisements are known as movie trailers. But this trend did not last for long as audience almost left as the movies finished. So now these movie trailers are usually shown at the beginning of a movie. This way audience gets attracted by the movie before its release by watching its trailer.

Producers also advertise their upcoming movies on television as well as through internet. The best place to watch movie trailers online is filmtrailer.com.

Trailers ordinarily consist of a series of selected shots or environs from the flick to be released to the general public for viewing. Since the purpose is to attract the audience, experts choose most exciting, funny, or noteworthy parts of the flick but it is often in the abbreviated form because trailer may last from less than two and half minutes as required. Trailers tell the story of a movie in a highly condensed, maximally appealing fashion. Sometimes there are more than one versions of the trailer.

You will be surprised that there are companies that specialize in making movie trailers especially known as Peliculas in Spanish for the movie studios. Sometimes movie trailers are made especially for the promotion purpose and the scenes shot for the trailer may not be found in the original movie.

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Call for Entries: Second Annual Summer Shorts 2006 Film and Video Competition Open to All Film and Video Makers

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 28, 2006

StudentFilmmakers.com (http://www.studentfilmmakers.com) announces its 2nd Annual Summer Shorts 2006 contest, which is open to all film and video makers around the world. The short film and video competition welcomes all genres and multiple submissions.

The purpose of the short film contest is to provide filmmakers the opportunity to gain more visibility in the industry and gain future opportunities for career advancement, as eligible works will be showcased online, viewed by industry professionals and shown at future film screenings and tradeshows.

“The contest is free to enter. We have wonderful prizes. The winners will be featured in our magazine, which is distributed to studios, cinematographers, and professionals working in the industry,” says Kim E. Welch, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of StudentFilmmakers magazine. “Directors and producers visit our website and our booth at tradeshows looking for new talent. This is an opportunity to connect with them and show your work.”

The rules allow for films to be within 5 minutes and 85 megabytes in digital movie file size, and submitted via URL, FTP, CD, or miniDV tape. Additionally, only QuickTime movie file format is accepted. Summer Shorts 2006 participants must visit the contest’s website for additional rules and guidelines to enter, http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/summershorts, and films must be submitted by September 30, 2006, 5:00 PM EST.

The finalist will be announced at the StudentFilmmakers.com website on October 15, 2006. The winners will be announced on November 20, 2006.

The Summer Shorts 2006 contest is organized by StudentFilmmakers.com and sponsored by Princeton Server Group, FujiFilm, The New School, Lowel, JVC, Abel Cine Tech, Sony, and Final Draft.

All eligible films will be showcased at StudentFilmmakers.com, and viewers can review and rate films online. Finalists and winners will be selected by the StudentFilmmakers committee and a panel of film industry experts. The top ten eligible films will advance to the final judging. The final winners will be determined based on entertainment value, creativity and production value.


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