AMC Online | Short Films Discussion Club

Introducing AMC’s Short Films Discussion Club, a biweekly session designed for individuals who have a passion for watching, analyzing, and discussing short films, while also seeking an opportunity to enhance their language proficiency.

During our online sessions, held every other Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. MSK on Zoom, we will collectively explore a range of thought-provoking short films, including selections from the prestigious Academy Awards list. By examining various aspects of these films, such as color symbolism, lighting techniques, and camera movements, we will delve into the depths of their artistic and narrative elements.

These sessions are tailored to teenagers and adults with Intermediate to Advanced English language proficiency, creating an inclusive environment for learning and exchanging ideas.

Leading our discussions is Anastasiia Klepinina, a dedicated AMC volunteer with a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for short films.

Upcoming Short Film Discussions in June 2023:

June 13 at 4:00 p.m. MSK:

  •   “Poles Apart (BAFTA Award-winning short film): This 12-minute Stop-Motion animation film unfolds in a melting Arctic landscape, portraying the unlikely friendship between a hungry Polar bear named Nanuk and an enthusiastic Grizzly bear called Aklak.
  •   “Piper” (Best Animated Short film): Witness the journey of a newly born sandpiper compelled by its mother to become self-sufficient. Overcoming the fear of water, this heartwarming film explores valuable life experiences.

June 27 at 4:00 p.m. MSK:

  •  “An Irish Goodbye” (Bafta and Oscar-winning black comedy): Set in rural Northern Ireland, this film follows two brothers who discover their late mother’s unfulfilled bucket list, leading them on a journey of self-discovery and unexpected revelations.
  •  “The Old Mill” (Best Animated Short Film by Walt Disney): Experience a classic piece of animation history, as Walt Disney himself created this film. Through advanced animation techniques, the film showcases different lighting, colors, weather effects, and realistic animal behaviors, providing a glimpse into the experimental and innovative spirit of the era.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join our vibrant Short Films Discussion Club and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of cinematic storytelling. Expand your language skills, exchange perspectives, and foster new friendships with fellow movie enthusiasts.

Please note that the Club is open to individuals aged 16 and above.

To join the sessions, simply register below, mark your calendars, and connect with us every other Tuesday at 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. MSK on Zoom using the join link that we will email you.




Sessions in this club are hosted on Zoom, so if you are interested in joining, please create a Zoom account beforehand. When registering below, please submit your valid email address to receive a link to the Zoom meeting 30 minutes before the session begins.

To join other AMC Online programs, please check the American Center’s website and TimePad calendars.

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