There are many events that take place only once a year but represent an ongoing commitment. The short film is an art form that is often neglected, but is brought to the fore, thanks to the year-round work of the NEW YORK EXPOSITION OF SHORT FILM AND VIDEO, which bills itself as "the nation's longest running festival of independent shorts." The organization strives to get public attention for a myriad of documentaries and fiction that fall through the cracks because there are too few places for regular exhibition. Shorts used to be shown along with main features in the nation's theaters. That practice is long gone. Now such dedicated groups as New York Expo, directed by knowledgeable film enthusiast Anne Borin, must create special venues. The next Expo is scheduled for December 6-12, 2002 at Cinema Village, 22 East 12th Street. For further information on New York Expo phone 212-505-7742.