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1.
Le chapeau (1999 Short Film)
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An exotic dancer recalls an incident from her childhood where she was physically abused by a male visitor. (6 mins.)
 
2.
Conte de quartier (2006 Short Film)
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Seven characters, who are not connected with each other, live a restless day in the district in renovation of a busting city... (15 mins.)
 
3.
Wind Along the Coast (2004 Short Film)
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A village on the coast and the suffer from the rough winds captured in a funny way. (6 mins.)
Director: Ivan Maximov
 
4.
The Fly (1980 Short Film)
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A fine day in the life of a fly presented completely from the fly's point of view. A fine day until something dreary happens, that is. (3 mins.)
Director: Ferenc Rófusz
 
5.
Dobranocka (1997 Short Film)
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(15 mins.)
 
6.
My Love (2006 Short Film)
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In nineteenth-century Russia, a teenage boy in search of love is drawn to two very different women. (26 mins.)
 
7.
The Old Man and the Sea (1999 Short Film)
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An old fisherman goes out on his fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life. (20 mins.)
 
8.
Presto (2008 Short Film)
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A stage magician's rabbit gets into a magical onstage brawl against his neglectful guardian with two magic hats. (5 mins.)
Director: Doug Sweetland
 
9.
The House of Small Cubes (2008 Short Film)
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To save his house from rising flood waters, an old man uses bricks to build it higher, then he relives events from his past while searching for his dropped pipe. (12 mins.)
Director: Kunio Kato
 
10.
Creature Comforts (1989 Short Film)
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A humourous and thought provoking view of what animals in zoos might be thinking about their captivity and surroundings. (5 mins.)
Director: Nick Park
 
11.
Balance (1989 Short Film)
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A group of fishermen on a precariously balanced platform fight over a trunk. (7 mins.)
 
12.
Rocks (2003 Short Film)
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Apparently, rocks are having conversations all around us, but they talk very, very slowly... (8 mins.)
 
13.
Burn-E (2008 Short Film)
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If BURN-E (a welding robot) had known how much trouble he'd be caused by WALL-E's pursuit of EVE, then he'd have taken the day off. (8 mins.)
Director: Angus MacLane
 
14.
Tango (1981 Short Film)
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Subsequent characters appear in a poorly-decorated room, intertwining but never colliding, all possessed by never-ending rituals. (8 mins.)
 
15.
No Time for Nuts (2006 Video)
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Scrat comes across a time machine and is transported to various times all in pursuit of his beloved acorn. (7 mins.)
 
16.
What's Opera, Doc? (1957 Short Film)
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Elmer Fudd is again hunting rabbits - only this time it's an opera. Wagner's Siegfried with Elmer as the titular hero and Bugs as Brunnhilde. They sing, they dance, they eat the scenery. (7 mins.)
Director: Chuck Jones
 
17.
Walking (1968 Short Film)
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A cinematic portrait of people walking in their individual ways. (5 mins.)
 
18.
Mindscape (1976 Short Film)
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An artist creates a painting of the landscape he sees, then finds he can literally climb into the picture to see the fantastic world inside. (8 mins.)
Director: Jacques Drouin
 
19.
Gone Nutty (2002 Video)
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Scrat is putting one last acorn into a huge and very neatly arranged stash, but it keeps popping up... (5 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saldanha
 
20.
The Man Who Planted Trees (1987 Short Film)
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The story of a shepherd's single handed quest to re-forest a barren valley. (30 mins.)
Director: Frédéric Back
 
21.
Partly Cloudy (2009 Short Film)
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Babies both human and animal are created up in the stratosphere, by the clouds themselves. One cloud specializes in "dangerous" babies, creating a challenge for his loyal stork that has to deliver them. (6 mins.)
Director: Peter Sohn
 
22.
The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (2005 Short Film)
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The penguins of the Central Park Zoo have an adventure in the city on Christmas Eve. (11 mins.)
Director: Gary Trousdale
 
23.
Peter & the Wolf (2006 Short Film)
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An animated retelling set to Prokofiev's suite. Peter is a slight lad, solitary, locked out of the woods by his protective grandfather... (32 mins.)
Director: Suzie Templeton
 
24.
Skhizein (2008 Short Film)
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Having been struck by a 150-ton meteorite, Henry has to adapt to living precisely ninety-one centimeters from himself. (13 mins.)
Director: Jérémy Clapin
 
25.
Sleeping Betty (2007 Short Film)
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In a world of odd people and surreal habits, the Queen weeps and wails: her daughter Betty won't wake up... (9 mins.)
Director: Claude Cloutier
 
26.
Sisyphus (1974 Short Film)
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The film is an artistically spare depiction of the Greek myth of Sysiphus, sentenced to eternally roll a stone up a mountain... (3 mins.)
 
27.
Do pivnice (1983 Short Film)
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A little girl goes down to the basement cellar to fetch some potatoes, and finds all her hidden fears about the cellar depicted in animated form. (15 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
28.
Cat Soup (2001 Short Film)
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A young anthropomorphic cat goes on a psychedelic journey with his sister in order to save her soul. (34 mins.)
Director: Tatsuo Sato
 
29.
Sunday (2011 Short Film)
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On a typically boring Sunday a small boy goes to church with his parents before being taken to a relative's house for a family lunch... (9 mins.)
Director: Patrick Doyon
 
30.
Rejected (2000 Short Film)
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A hilarious collection of animated television commercials that were rejected because of their creator's failing grip on sanity. (9 mins.)
Director: Don Hertzfeldt
 
31.
The Chubbchubbs! (2002 Short Film)
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A janitor at an alien nightclub gets his wish to be a singer. (6 mins.)
Director: Eric Armstrong
 
32.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011 Short Film)
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After a hurricane levels his city, a young man wanders into a mysterious library where books literally come to life. (15 mins.)
 
33.
Snow-White (1933 Short Film)
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Trouble starts when the queen's magic mirror says Betty Boop is fairest. Cab Calloway sings "St. James Infirmary Blues." (7 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
 
34.
Pixels (2010 Short Film)
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New York City is invaded by 8-bit creatures. (2 mins.)
Director: Patrick Jean
 
35.
Le château de sable (1977 Short Film)
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On a sandy desert, a man made of sand constructs other sand creatures to help make a beautiful sand castle for themselves. (13 mins.)
Director: Co Hoedeman
 
36.
Feelings of Mountains and Waters (1988 Short Film)
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A short film about a young girl who cares for a wise old scholar in exchange for guqin lessons. (19 mins.)
Director: Wei Te
 
37.
One of Those Days (1988 Short Film)
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One man's day in suburbia goes from bad to worse to the absolute pits. (7 mins.)
Director: Bill Plympton
 
38.
Tiger (2006 Short Film)
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A giant tiger mysteriously appears in a big city. It will reveal the hidden reality in an otherwise ordinary night. (4 mins.)
 
39.
Yego zhena kuritsa (1990 Short Film)
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The relationship between a married couple shatters when a visitor reveals to the husband that his wife is secretly a hen. (13 mins.)
Director: Igor Kovalyov
 
40.
The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello (2005 Short Film)
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Set in a world of iron dirigibles and steam powered computers, this gothic horror mystery tells the story of Jasper Morello, a disgraced aerial navigator who flees his plague-ridden home on a desperate voyage to redeem himself. (26 mins.)
Director: Anthony Lucas
 
41.
Stille Nacht IV: Can't Go Wrong Without You (1993 Short Film)
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(3 mins.)
 
42.
Rabbit (2005 Short Film)
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A girl sees a rabbit running across a field. Thinking it would make an excellent muff, she pursues it with a knife... (9 mins.)
Director: Run Wrake
 
43.
T.R.A.N.S.I.T. (1998 Short Film)
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A passionate love story in the 1920s, told through a series of flashbacks around the world. (12 mins.)
Director: Piet Kroon
 
44.
On a beau être bête, on a faim quand même (1998 Short Film)
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Mireille and Tirambic are hungry for love. (11 mins.)
 
45.
Logorama (2009 Short Film)
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Police chase an armed criminal in a version of Los Angeles comprised entirely of corporate logos. (16 mins.)
 
46.
The Thomas Beale Cipher (2010 Video)
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Professor White, cryptographer extraordinaire, is on the trail of the notoriously uncrackable Thomas Beale cipher, a century-old riddle hiding the location of a fortune in gold. But White is not alone-shadowy forces are tight on his tail. (10 mins.)
Director: Andrew S. Allen
 
47.
Monsieur Pointu (1976 Short Film)
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Monsieur Pointu would like to play his fiddle. But the fiddle has other ideas. (12 mins.)
 
48.
In Absentia (2000 Short Film)
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A woman sits alone on a chair at a table in a room on one of the top floors of an asylum. Bright spot lights dot the night... (20 mins.)
 
49.
Ik beweeg, dus ik besta (1998 Short Film)
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In the beginning there was a hand, and this hand drew other hands, then shoulders, heads, legs and finally... (8 mins.)
Director: Gerrit van Dijk
 
50.
Deviant! (1997 Short Film)
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In a world full of structure and where breaking the rules means severe punishment, a group of deviants set out one night to break all the rules. (7 mins.)
Director: Eoin Clarke
 
51.
Bear Story (2014 Short Film)
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An old, lonesome bear tells the story of his life through a mechanical diorama. (11 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Osorio