Short remade as feature

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There are several occurrences of a project first developped as a short, as a warm-up so to say. Then the same team, sometimes year later, makes a full feature film by extending the previous script.

E.g. Avant que de tout perdre (2013) (30') is a trial of Jusqu'à la garde (2017) (93')

To me, there is an obvious need to link the two, but I am unsure of the applicable option: "Remake", "Spin off"? Or should a new option be devised, as it is rather common.

The same topic was raised 2 years ago (see In the context of that topic, Will confirmed that the two could be linked, but without telling which option should be used. Moreover, the movie in question has no connection yet.

Thanks in advance for your feedbacks.

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Vincent Fournols

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Phil G

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From the existing options, I think either 'remake' or 'edited into' would be most appropriate, depending on whether or not footage originally from the short was reused in the feature. Neither option is a perfect fit though, so a new option might be useful.
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Just remembered, 'version of' might be an possibility too...
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'version of' should only be used if the short and the feature are both based on the same source material.
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Vincent Fournols, I'd say that in cases like that it should merit both a remake and an edited into connections. 

One example from the top of my head is I Sell the Dead (2008), which features a short film prototype The Resurrection Apprentice (2005) as a scene, although it uses follows connection type rather then remake and features rather then edited into