My Favourite Experimental/Avant-Garde Short Films

by thabto | created - 31 Jul 2012 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

5. WVLNT (Wavelength For Those Who Don't Have the Time) (2003) - Michael Snow

9. Search Engine (2007), 7. Out Demons Out (2007)

10. Ronald McDonald Insanity

Morgan Beringer - Abstraction 49

Matt Caron - Datamoshed Wrecking Ball Parody (2012) http://vimeo.com/87545616

Mark Leckey - Cinema in the Round (2007), and Pearl Vision (2012).

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1. Cream (II) (2016)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Cream tells the story of Dr. Bellifer a scientific genius, who after years of smashing particles together, reveals his revolutionary new product: a cream with the power to fix all of the world's problems. - Regent Street Cinema.

Director: David Firth | Star: David Firth

Votes: 183

2. Outer Space (1999)

10 min | Short, Horror

7.1
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Footage from The Entity (1980) is edited into an abstract nightmare.

Director: Peter Tscherkassky | Star: Barbara Hershey

Votes: 1,342

3. Noite Sem Distância (2015)

23 min | Animation, Short

6.6
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Iberian smugglers wait for nightfall so they can attempt to cross the treacherous Gerês Mountain on the border of Portugal and Galicia.

Director: Lois Patiño | Star: Mateo Franco

Votes: 42

4. Ménilmontant (1926)

38 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A couple is brutally murdered in the working-class district of Paris. Later on, the narrative follows the lives of their two daughters, both in love with a Parisian thug and leading them to separate ways.

Director: Dimitri Kirsanoff | Stars: Nadia Sibirskaïa, Yolande Beaulieu, Guy Belmont, Jean Pasquier

Votes: 1,740

5. Berlin Horse (1970)

7 min | Short

6.5
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Director: Malcolm le Grice

Votes: 94

6. Lapis (1966)

10 min | Animation, Short

6.7
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Mathematically precise early computer-aided animated piece based around the meditative-like inward and outward flow of images of the mandala.

Director: James Whitney

Votes: 306

7. Invocation of My Demon Brother (1969)

12 min | Short, Horror

6.6
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Experimental short, featuring strobe-like erotic imagery with several shots of the Rolling Stones in performance and an original synthesizer score by Mick Jagger.

Director: Kenneth Anger | Stars: Kenneth Anger, Bobby Beausoleil, Bill Beutel, Harvey Bialy

Votes: 1,367

8. Thanatopsis (1962)

5 min | Short

6.4
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Introducing some innovative film techniques, Emshwiller won a Special Award at the Brussels Experimental Film Festival for this expression of internal anguish. He described the film as "The... See full summary »

Director: Ed Emshwiller | Stars: Becky Arnold, Mac Emshwiller

Votes: 317

9. Glass Jaw (1991 Video)

20 min | Short

7.3
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Director: Michael O'Reilly | Star: Michael O'Reilly

Votes: 15

10. L'étoile de mer (1928)

21 min | Short, Romance

7.3
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Two people stand on a road, out of focus. Seen distorted through a glass, they retire upstairs to a bedroom where she undresses. He says, "Adieu." Images: the beautiful girl, a starfish in ... See full summary »

Director: Man Ray | Stars: Kiki of Montparnasse, André de la Rivière, Robert Desnos

Votes: 1,077

11. The Chickening (2015)

5 min | Short, Horror, Thriller

5.7
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A spoof of the The Stanley Kubrick movie the Shining

Directors: Nick DenBoer, Davy Force | Stars: Tim Beresford, Nick Di Brizzi Jr., Cad Gold Jr., Kenny Hotz

Votes: 203

12. Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999)

15 min | Short

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Director: Mark Leckey

13. Rakvickarna (1966)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.3
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Two puppets, Punch and Joey, do battle to the death over the custody of a live guinea pig.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Nad'a Munzarová, Jirí Procházka, Bohuslav Srámek

Votes: 768

14. La Jetée (1962)

Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Drama, Romance

8.3
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The story of a man forced to explore his memories in the wake of World War III's devastation, told through still images.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Étienne Becker, Jean Négroni, Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich

Votes: 23,886

15. A Movie (1958)

12 min | Short

7.1
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Clips of atomic explosions, pornography, and B-movies are spliced together to evoke certain emotions.

Director: Bruce Conner | Star: Theodore Roosevelt

Votes: 1,068

16. Neighbours (1952)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.9
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A surreal story of two neighbours' destructive feud over a flower.

Director: Norman McLaren | Stars: Grant Munro, Jean Paul Ladouceur

Votes: 2,426

17. Pull My Daisy (1959)

30 min | Short

6.6
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Milo is a railroad brakeman, his wife a painter. They have some poet friends who spend a good bit of time hanging out at their apartment. When Milo and his wife are visited by their bishop,... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie | Stars: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Larry Rivers

Votes: 577

18. Der Lauf der Dinge (1987)

Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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Inside a warehouse, a precarious 70-100 feet long structure has been constructed using various items. When this is set in motion, a chain reaction ensues. Fire, water, law of gravity as ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Fischli, David Weiss

Votes: 786