Imon Raza

Diploma Project 'ULTRASHORTS': A Research Based Documentary on Microfilms
S B Saksena

Lucerne University of Applied Science & Arts

The project ‘Ultrashorts’ is a documentary on very short forms of media defined as ultrashorts, commonly known as microfilms. This project attempts to understand diverse and short forms of media, their origin, their habitat and their evolutionary process. The film brings together the theoretical aspects of the concept that researchers have worked on so far. The film explores the existing archives of ultrashorts, insights of the Indian youth of today, relevance of such forms of media in the Indian context and also its future possibilities, the history of experimental films and a few ultrashorts created as a part of the research with applied mathematics to films. The challenge was to look at them in a contemporary context, in an ever-changing environment.