In short film, female animal seen (6)
I believe the answer is:
'seen' is the definition.
('view' can be a synonym of 'see')
'in short film female animal' is the wordplay.
'in' is an insertion indicator.
'short film' becomes 'vid' (short for video).
'female animal' becomes 'ewe' (I've seen this before).
'vid' placed around 'ewe' is 'VIEWED'.
(Other definitions for viewed that I've seen before include "Saw", "Watched", "seen on TV", "Observed", "Looked at, inspected".)