Ina world where things are changing by the minute, one cannot help but notice the huge shift in the culture of cinema with the rise of short films. We maybe saw it coming, but man it came at some pace.
Short films are the ‘talk of the town’ these days. With a youth population of more than 600 million, short films have already become the heart of the young generation.
The growing accessibility of internet on every smart-phoneis apparently one of the key reasons for such a paradigm shift.
They have become a top favourite of the new age audience that is craving fresh and original content now more than ever. Let’s further understand the reasons behind such immense popularity of Hindi short film and what the future holds for this format.
#1 – A Breath Of Fresh Air:
Short films are a respite from boredom. They are like a breath of fresh air for those who are sick of gulping on the same stale plots of the saas-bahu serials.
They arepushing our limits of imagination and quenching our thirst for content on diverse issues. Whether it be issues like homosexuality, live-in relationships, documentaries, stand-up comedies, crime-thrillers and so much more.
Short films are bringing forward the concepts that the main stream wouldn’t dare to touch. Thereby gaining more and more popularity amongst the youth by the minute.
#2 – The Internet Revolution:
The internet has become unstoppable. It seems as if it will take over all mediums of information and entertainment few years down the line. There was a time when consumption of entertainment depended only on mediums like televisions, movie theatres, and radios. However, now, the revolution of internet has brought all of these mediums on a high-end platform. It has brought information and entertainment to your homes.
#3 – A Low Cost Alternative:
The major players like Netflix, amazon prime, hotstar, Voot, YouTube are creating original content keeping the youth in mind. The monthly subscription of these platforms is less than the price of a movie ticket.
Therefore making it appealing to even those on a budget.
You are not required to go anywhere, or spend a ton to have a good time with friends and family. Hence, bringing the entertainment to you.
#4 – The Ideal Length For Story Telling:
Good stories can be told in all lengths. But as far as short stories are concerned which give out a meaningful message, short films are the best format. Within those 20 minutes a creative Short Film Maker will be able to weave a gripping plot to put across his thoughts and emotions. This also is the best format to entertain the new generation of viewers as they want things to be fast paced.
#5 – Universal Platform:
Short films appeal to a wide range of audience. From social issues to entertainment and drama, there are a variety of topics covered by short films. While the films focused on social issues are more approachable to the matured audience, the short films based on horror and drama target the younger generation. In short, there is something for everyone. This has boosted the popularity of short films to another level.
There is no doubt that short films are the way to go. They are the future of the entertainment industry. They may not replace the feature and main stream films but, will surely evolve as a genre of their own.