DEFINITION OF FILM CATEGORIES:
Documentary: Nonfictional film which is a creative treatment of actuality involving investigation and research presented in a logically unfolding sequence.
Comedy: Fictional film in which dramatic storytelling uses humour as a central device.
Drama: Fictional film in which dramatic storytelling develops realistic, identifiable characters dealing with a range of contemporary social and human issues.
Experimental: Experimental films are often characterised by the absence of linear narrative, the use of abstracting techniques such as out-of-focus, painting or scratching on film, rapid editing and repetition. The goal is often to place the viewer in a more active and thoughtful relationship to the film. Often student experimental films are too long which lessens their impact
Music Video: The creative exploration of the unity between song, performance, representation and imagery.
Animation: Fictional film which wholly uses drawn or created 2D or 3D artwork or static physical models filmed in such a manner as to create the illusion of physical movement.