Definition of short subject in English:

short subject


  • A short film, typically one shown before the screening of a feature film.

    • ‘The Academy has three categories for short subjects; animated, live action and documentaries.’
    • ‘Cartoon buffs may be interested to know that this featurette was Oscar-nominated in 1983 for best short subject.’
    • ‘Even better is the collection of law enforcement short subjects.’
    • ‘This piece features dozens of clips from films and short subjects Smith scored during his lengthy career at the Walt Disney Studios.’
    • ‘It also helps if the filmmaker tempers those ambitions with a little humor, which always goes a long way in a short subject.’