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1.
Magical Maestro (1952 Short Film)
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A magician is spurned by an opera singer, and takes a spectacular revenge by replacing the conductor... (6 mins.)
Director: Tex Avery
 
2.
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
 
3.
Bad Luck Blackie (1949 Short Film)
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A cute and very tormented kitten is bullied by an incomparably evil bulldog, who lives to know better after a black cat crosses his path. (7 mins.)
Director: Tex Avery
 
4.
Rabbit of Seville (1950 Short Film)
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Bugs and Elmer supply new lyrics to Rossini's opera. (7 mins.)
 
5.
Dimensions of Dialogue (1983 Short Film)
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A three-part depiction of various forms of communication. 'Factual Discussion' depicts three heads (made up of fruit... (12 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
6.
Powers of Ten (1977 Documentary)
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A scientific film essay, narrated by Phil Morrison. A set of pictures of two picnickers in a park, with... (9 mins.)
 
7.
One Week (1920 Short Film)
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A newly wedded couple attempts to build a house with a prefabricated kit, unaware that a rival sabotaged the kit's component numbering. (25 mins.)
 
8.
Isle of Flowers (1989 Documentary)
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The ironic, heartbreaking and acid "saga" of a spoiled tomato: from the plantation of a "Nisei" (Brazilian... (13 mins.)
Director: Jorge Furtado
 
9.
Aphex Twin: Windowlicker (1999 Video)
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Two stereotypical gangster wannabes try to get lucky with two young women when the man himself, Aphex Twin... (11 mins.)
 
10.
Flatworld (1997 Short Film)
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Matt Phlatt, along with his pet cat Geoff and his fish, Chips live in a world where everyone is "flat" character in a 3D world of paper and cardboard... (30 mins.)
Director: Daniel Greaves
 
11.
Augustine (2003 Short Film)
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(43 mins.)
 
12.
J'ai faim, j'ai froid (1984 Short Film)
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two girls came to Paris for the first time and they are trying to live. (12 mins.)
Director: Chantal Akerman
 
13.
Duck Amuck (1953 Short Film)
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The short-tempered Daffy Duck must improvise madly as the backgrounds, his costumes, the soundtrack, even his physical form, shifts and changes at the whim of the animator. (7 mins.)
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
14.
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
 
15.
One Froggy Evening (1955 Short Film)
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A man futilely struggles to make his fortune with a frog that sings and dances, but only when it is alone with the owner. (7 mins.)
 
16.
The 'High Sign' (1921 Short Film)
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A drifter at an amusement park finds himself both the bodyguard and hit man of a man targeted by a criminal gang. (20 mins.)
 
17.
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
 
18.
The Crab Revolution (2004 Short Film)
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In the Gironde estuary, a tragedy affects a species of crabs: they can't turn. Everything changes when they find a leader. (5 mins.)
Director: Arthur de Pins
 
19.
The Wrong Trousers (1993 Short Film)
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Wallace is used by a criminal penguin in a robbery involving mechanical trousers. (30 mins.)
Director: Nick Park
 
20.
Vincent (1982 Short Film)
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Young Vincent Malloy dreams of being just like Vincent Price and loses himself in macabre daydreams which annoys his mother. (6 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
21.
La Jetée (1962 Short Film)
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Time travel, still images, a past, present and future and the aftermath of World War III. The tale of a man... (28 mins.)
Director: Chris Marker
 
22.
Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953 Short Film)
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Space hero Daffy battles Marvin the Martian for control of Planet X. (7 mins.)
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
23.
Meshes of the Afternoon (1946 Short Film)
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A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen. (14 mins.)
 
24.
Everything Will Be Ok (2006 Short Film)
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A series of dark and troubling events forces Bill to reckon with the meaning of his life - or lack thereof. (17 mins.)
Director: Don Hertzfeldt
 
25.
Un Chien Andalou (1929 Short Film)
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Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present seventeen minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery. (16 mins.)
Director: Louis Bunuel
 
26.
The Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983 Short Film)
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A group of down-and-out accountants mutiny against their bosses and sail their office building onto the high seas in search of a pirate's life. (16 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
27.
The Big Shave (1968 Short Film)
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In the process of shaving, a young man cuts himself. A lot. (6 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
28.
Porky in Wackyland (1938 Short Film)
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Porky Pig goes on a hunt to catch the surreally elusive last Do-Do bird. (7 mins.)
Director: Robert Clampett
 
29.
Sherlock Jr. (1924)
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A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch. (45 mins.)
Director: Buster Keaton
 
30.
Talking Heads (1980 Documentary)
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People of different age, profession and social status answer two simple questions: who they are and what they want from life. (16 mins.)
 
31.
One A.M. (1916 Short Film)
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A drunken homeowner has a difficult time getting about in his home after arriving home late at night. (24 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
 
32.
Comme les doigts de la main (1984 Short Film)
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(9 mins.)
Director: Eric Rochant
 
33.
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
 
34.
The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (1971 Documentary)
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At a morgue, forensic pathologists conduct autopsies of the corpses assigned. (32 mins.)
Director: Brakhage
 
35.
I Love to Singa (1936 Short Film)
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A spoof of Al Jolson's "The Jazz Singer", a strict piano teaching owl is cursed with a son who "loves to singa", but only jazz. (8 mins.)
Director: Fred Avery
 
36.
Now You Tell One (1926 Short Film)
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The Liars Club is holding their contest to see who can tell the most unbelievable story, with a gold medallion waiting to be awarded to the winner... (20 mins.)
 
37.
The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics (1965 Short Film)
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A simple line attempts to woo his true love, a dot, away from the unkempt squiggle she prefers. But... (10 mins.)
 
38.
Carlitopolis (2006 Short Film)
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(4 mins.)
Director: Luis Nieto
 
39.
Things I Like, Things I Don't Like (1989 Short Film)
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A 9 minute comedy starring Dominique Pinon (Delicatessen). Featuring muted colors with a sepia black and white... (8 mins.)
 
40.
Mothlight (1963 Short Film)
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A "found foliage" film composed of insects, leaves, and other detritus sandwiched between two strips of perforated tape. (4 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
41.
Omnibus (1992 Short Film)
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A commuter suddenly realizes he's mistakenly boarded the express train and desperately tries to get off between stations. (8 mins.)
Director: Sam Karmann
 
42.
An Exercise in Discipline: Peel (1986 Short Film)
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A father along with his son and sister is driving back home in his car. The son continiously is throwing... (9 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
 
43.
The Thieving Hand (1908 Short Film)
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A one-armed man obtains an artificial limb. The man cannot control his new arm, which steals from passers-by. (5 mins.)
 
44.
The Night It Rained (1967 Documentary)
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A documentary which explores what did or did not happen on a rainy night a young boy allegedly saved a train from crashing. (35 mins.)
Director: Kamran Shirdel
 
45.
Time Out (1985 Short Film)
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A cat is under stress as soon as he wakes up. (9 mins.)
Director: Priit Pärn
 
46.
The Scarecrow (1920 Short Film)
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Two inventive farmhands compete for the hand of the same girl. (19 mins.)
 
47.
Rhapsody in Blue (2000 Short Film)
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New York City in the 1930s. Through George Gershwin's famous tune, "Rhapsody in Blue," a story is told... (12 mins.)
Director: Eric Goldberg
 
48.
Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983 Video)
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A night at the movies turns into a nightmare when Michael and his date are attacked by a hoard of bloodthirsty zombies - only a "Thriller" can save them now. (13 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
49.
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.)
 
50.
The Key to Reserva (2007 Short Film)
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Finding an unfinished script written by Alfred Hitchcock himself, Martin Scorsese attempts to recreate it himself as Hitchcock would have. (10 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
51.
The House Is Black (1963 Documentary)
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Set in a leper colony in the north of Iran, The House is Black juxtaposes "ugliness," of which there is much in the world as stated in the opening scenes, with religion and gratitude. (20 mins.)
 
52.
La tendresse du maudit (1980 Short Film)
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53.
Rentrée des classes (1956 Short Film)
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In a small village in Provence, on the first day of school, a young boy throws his bag into the river on a bet, and the retrieval of it leads to a thrilling adventure. (24 mins.)
Director: Jacques Rozier
 
54.
Balance (1989 Short Film)
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A group of fishermen on a precariously balanced platform fight over a trunk. (7 mins.)
 
55.
A Day in the Country (1936 Short Film)
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The family of a Parisian shop-owner spends a day in the country. The daughter falls in love to a man at the inn, where they spend the day. (40 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
56.
Jumping (1984 Short Film)
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A small child takes small leaps, which progress into huge bounds over buildings, forests and continents. (7 mins.)
Director: Osamu Tezuka
 
57.
Flatlife (2004 Short Film)
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The lives and interactions of four neighbours in an apartment building are seen simultaneously in four different rooms. (10 mins.)
Director: Jonas Geirnaert
 
58.
Tulips Shall Grow (1942 Short Film)
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A young boy and girl, dressed in costumes based on Dutch traditional clothes, find their idyllic, windmill-laden... (7 mins.)
Director: George Pal
 
59.
Winnie Pooh (1969 Short Film)
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Winnie Pooh finds a beehive on the top of a big oak tree and tries to get to the honey with the help of Piglet. (11 mins.)
Director: F. Khitruk
 
60.
Thanatopsis (1962 Short Film)
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Introducing some innovative film techniques, Emshwiller won a Special Award at the Brussels Experimental... (5 mins.)
Director: Ed Emshwiller