''Film, Film, Film'' is a Soviet animated film (1968) directed by Fyodor Khitruk which chronicles the creation of a movie from the writing of a script to the premiere.

It can be seen on Website/YouTube [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqwxWlU5ON0 with English subtitles]].


* AffectionateParody: Of movie-making in general.
* AlienGeometries: the movie studio looks ''trippy''.
* CameraTricks: The cameraman is quite fond of these. The first time we see him, he is filming a fish bowl while upside down. Later, we see him filming a horse chase, while being right under the stampede.
* DevelopmentHell: Parodied in-universe.
* EpicFilm: Parodied. The characters are trying to produce a grandiose historical drama.
* {{Facepalm}}: The director does this, when the PowersThatBe make him retool a funeral scene into a wedding scene.
* GagBoobs: Clapperboard lady
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Or another dose of tranquilizers, in the director's case.
* LighterAndSofter: In-universe. After ExecutiveMeddling kicks in, the director is forced to reshoot an "[[TearJerker overly depressing]]" funeral and mourning scene as a bright and joyful wedding scene.
* TheMuse: She comes and goes to the scriptwriter as she pleases.
* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: The animals aren't a problem, except that the animal handlers [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext accidentally bring a lion instead of a cow]]. The little girl seems to have been the biggest challenge during the production.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The director in the short looks suspiciously like Creator/SergeiEisenstein (even if Khitruk himself says that the director was modeled after another person), and the movie they're filming looks too much like a certain [[Film/IvanTheTerrible historical flick set in medieval Russia]].
* PrimadonnaDirector: Played with and parodied. The director may be an easily-angered dictatorial perfectionist, but he also really loves his job and has to endure a lot of pressure from the studio.
* RealityIsUnrealistic: Lampshaded in the short. They have to use a water hose to film a rain scene, and when the real rain starts they stop shooting.
* ScoobyDoobyDoors: Appears briefly when the director and the screenwriter are running around the studio offices, trying to get the screenplay approved.
* SpeakingSimlish: The entire cast.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: PlayedForLaughs in-universe.
* ThunderEqualsDownpour
* TroubledProduction: Also PlayedForLaughs in-universe.
* WhenItRainsItPours
* WeirdSun: A bright red one.
* WritersBlock: The scriptwriter suffers from one, but is saved by a muse.
* WritersSuck: The writer is a suicidal neurotic mess, and one can see why.