Originally Posted by MarkJerling
What would, in your opinion, be the right tool for the job? (Events or short films)
Again... different tools for different jobs.
Events? First, what does the client want? Do they need 4K? Then you'll need to shoot 4K. Is 1080p enough? Then you don't need to worry about 4K.
Do you need to shoot long takes for event coverage? DSLR is out, because many of them stop recording at 29 minutes. Something like the C100 might be fine for extended recording, but you'd probably want the servo zoom lens (add $5k). Maybe you'd be better off with an all-in-one camcorder like the Panasonic DVX200 or the Sony NX100.
Do you need to hide cameras in tight spots, or in risky "stunt" positions? Grab a GoPro.
Short films? Well, these have categorically different needs than events coverage. What's your budget? And again, do you have to deliver in 4K or is 1080p fine?
DSLR could be a fine solution... event the best solution... for you based on what you need for your workflow. Or maybe you need a cleaner image with less rolling shutter artifacting, so you look to a C100 or C100mkII. I'd say your options are much wider open for short films than with event coverage.