Ok, I can’t make DOG shorter. Despite my best efforts, new leaves and branches continue to sprout, so maybe it’s supposed to grow. Maybe it’s trying to be a feature. I’m at 26:40 easy now, less than 13 minutes to an Academy feature of 40 minutes. Forty minutes! So here are various accepted feature timings, just for pondering.

Feature film – 70 and 210 minutes long.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,[2] the American Film Institute,[3] and the British Film Institute[4] all define a feature as a film with a running time of 2400 seconds (i.e. 40 minutes) or longer.

The Centre National de la Cinématographie in France defines it as a 35 mm film longer than 1,600 metres (5,200 ft), which is exactly 58 minutes and 29 seconds for sound films

Screen Actors Guild gives a minimum running time of at least 80 minutes.

Today, feature films average two hours in length;[7] with children’s films typically shorter.

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