Favorite shorts

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1.
Anemic Cinema (1926 Short Film)
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A spiral design spins dizzily. It's replaced by a spinning disk. These two continue in perfect alternation until the end: a spiral design... (7 mins.)
Director: Marcel Duchamp
 
2.
Anything Can Happen (1995 Documentary)
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An energetic six-year-old boy talks to elderly strangers relaxing in the park. He confronts his childish knowledge of the world with their life-long experience. (39 mins.)
Director: Marcel Lozinski
 
3.
À Propos de Nice (1930 Documentary)
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What starts off as a conventional travelogue turns into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Cote d'Azur, especially its wealthy inhabitants. (25 mins.)
 
4.
As the Flames Rose (2012 Short Film)
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(27 mins.)
 
5.
The Bead Game (1977 Short Film)
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To a percussive soundtrack, a succession of more complex animals forms and is consumed by their successors (all formed from beads). Finally, We reach man, who develops ever more sophisticated forms of war. (6 mins.)
Director: Ishu Patel
 
6.
Begone Dull Care (1949 Short Film)
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Abstract images drawn directly onto the film are accompanied by three pieces of jazz performed by the Oscar Peterson trio. (8 mins.)
 
7.
The Blackbird (1958 Short Film)
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Cut out animation set to the French-Canadian nonsense song 'Le merle' (The Blackbird) (4 mins.)
Director: Norman McLaren
 
8.
Coming Attractions (2010 Short Film)
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A film woven around the idea that between early cinema and avant-garde film exists a connection. (25 mins.)
 
9.
Dollar Dance (1943 Short Film)
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(5 mins.)
Director: Norman McLaren
 
10.
Enfrentar animales salvajes (2015 Short Film)
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(7 mins.)
 
11.
Everyday (1929 Short Film)
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(17 mins.)
Director: Hans Richter
 
12.
The External World (2010 Short Film)
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In a funny looking yet very bleak world, a boy learns to play piano while a cat and various other animal characters encounter all sorts of drugs, sex, violence and profanity, with numerous references to pop culture phenomena. (17 mins.)
Director: David O'Reilly
 
13.
Ghosts Before Breakfast (1928 Short Film)
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Hans Richter, noted for his abstract shorts, has everyday objects rebelling against their daily routine. (6 mins.)
Director: Hans Richter
 
14.
I Love Sarah Jane (2008 Short Film)
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Jimbo is 13 and can think of only one girl -- Sarah Jane. And no matter what stands in his way-bullies, violence, chaos, or zombies-nothing will stop him from finding a way into her world. (14 mins.)
Director: Spencer Susser
 
15.
Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine (2005 Short Film)
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An attempt to transform a Roman Western into a Greek tragedy. (17 mins.)
 
16.
In the Fishbowl (2013 Short Film)
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George and Cristina are trying to break up. But despite their efforts and violent fights something keeps them together. (20 mins.)
 
17.
Jenny & the Worm (2009 Short Film)
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(16 mins.)
Director: Ian Clark
 
18.
Kehamälu (2012 Short Film)
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Our body remembers more than we can expect and imagine, our body remembers also the sorrow and pain of the predecessors... (9 mins.)
Director: Ülo Pikkov
 
19.
Koncert zyczen (1967 Short Film)
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A young couple leave a lake campsite on motorbike at the same time as a bus full of youths. The boy... (16 mins.)
 
20.
Last Day Dream (2009 Short Film)
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A man watches his life pass before him. (2 mins.)
Director: Chris Milk
 
21.
The Life and Death of 9413, a Hollywood Extra (1928 Short Film)
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This short experimental film tells the story of a man who comes to Hollywood to become a star, only... (11 mins.)
 
22.
Liviu's Dream (2004 Short Film)
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A strange dream forgotten in the morning and an unaccountable feeling cause Liviu to look with resignation upon the world he's living in. His awakening to reality may coincide with the birth of his child. (39 mins.)
 
23.
Marilena from P7 (2006)
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Andrei, a 13-year-old teenager living on Bucharest outskirts, decides one day to steal a trolleybus in order to impress Marilena, a prostitute he fell in love with. (48 mins.)
 
24.
The Mass of Men (2012 Short Film)
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Richard, an unemployed 55-year-old, arrives 3 minutes late for his appointment at a job centre. An advisor... (17 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Gauchet
 
25.
Meat Love (1989 Short Film)
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Two pieces of meat fall in love. (1 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
26.
Méditerranées (2012 Documentary)
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(32 mins.)
Director: Olivier Py
Stars: Olivier Py
 
27.
Nuclear Waste (2012 Short Film)
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Sergiy and Sveta live in Chernobyl. Sergey is a truck-driver at a radioactive wastes utilization plant... (23 mins.)
 
28.
The Old Lady and the Pigeons (1997 Short Film)
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While American popcorn-eating tourists wobble around Paris and pigeons are too fat to fly, a starving French gendarme is desperate for food... (25 mins.)
Director: Sylvain Chomet
 
29.
The Office (1966 Short Film)
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The insane government bureaucracy at a state pension window. (5 mins.)
 
30.
Opening Speech (1969 Short Film)
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Norman McLaren attempts to give the opening speech for the first Montreal International Film Festival, but his microphone won't cooperate. (7 mins.)
Director: Norman McLaren
 
31.
Panihida (2012)
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Moldova: At the funeral of an old woman, tradition and modernity meet in an explosion of emotions, memories and absurdities. (61 mins.)
 
32.
Parallel Space: Inter-View (1992 Short Film)
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Parallel Space: Inter-View is made with a photo camera. A miniature photo is exactly the size of two film frames... (18 mins.)
 
33.
Plastic Bag (2009 Short Film)
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A plastic bag, thrown out in the trash, attempts to find his way back to his owner and along the way discovers the world. (18 mins.)
Director: Ramin Bahrani
 
34.
Redemption (2013 Documentary)
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(26 mins.)
Director: Miguel Gomes
 
35.
Rythmetic (1956 Short Film)
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(9 mins.)
 
36.
Sans titre (1997 Short Film)
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In 1997, for it's fiftieth anniversary, the Cannes Film Festival asked Leos Carax for a short film, a kind of postcard addressed to the festival, in which the director would give news of himself and of his film project "Pola X". (9 mins.)
Director: Leos Carax
 
37.
Six Shooter (2004 Short Film)
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A black and bloody Irish comedy about a sad train journey where an older man, whose wife has died that morning, encounters a strange and possibly psychotic young oddball.... (27 mins.)
Director: Martin McDonagh
 
38.
The Skywalk Is Gone (2002 Short Film)
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A girl (Shiang-chyi Chen) looks for a street vendor in Taipei. But she can't find him since the Skywalk is Gone. (25 mins.)
Director: Ming-liang Tsai
 
39.
Sun Song (2013 Documentary)
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A poetic journey from the darkness of early dawn into the brightness of the midday sun in the American South... (15 mins.)
Director: Joel Wanek
 
40.
Stuff (1993 Short Film)
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Short about the life of John Frusciante. (12 mins.)
 
42.
True (2004 Short Film)
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The phone rings, startling Tomas, who is seated in front of the computer. He feels for the telephone receiver... (10 mins.)
Director: Tom Tykwer
 
43.
T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G (1969 Short Film)
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A subversive experimental short film in which the word "Destroy" is uttered constantly while images on an individual are show with changes colors and the letters T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G displayed. (12 mins.)
Director: Paul Sharits
 
44.
Two Cars, One Night (2004 Short Film)
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Sometimes first love is found in the most unlikely of places, like in the carpark outside the Te Kaha pub. (12 mins.)
Director: Taika Waititi
 
45.
Umshini Wam (2011 Short Film)
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Named after the Zulu language struggle song, the compiled shenanigans of an eccentric South African couple with wheelchairs and guns and their attempts to prove they are not to be trifled with. (15 mins.)
Director: Harmony Korine
 
46.
Voilà l'enchaînement (2014 Short Film)
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(30 mins.)
Director: Claire Denis
 
47.
Walker (2012 Short Film)
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Kang-sheng Lee is dressed in a red robe and walks slowly and patiently through a lively city. (27 mins.)
Director: Ming-liang Tsai
 
48.
Destricted (2006)
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A compilation of erotic films intended to illuminate the points where art meets sexuality. (116 mins.)
“ Gaspar Noe's segment "We *beep* Alone" ” - reaperofgames
 
49.
What's Up, Fatlip? (2003 Documentary)
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A series of interviews with rapper Fatlip that took place over the few days while shooting the music video for his song 'What's Up, Fatlip?' (31 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
 
50.
Zero for Conduct (1933 Short Film)
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In a repressive boarding school with rigid rules of behavior, four boys decide to rebel against the direction on a celebration day. (44 mins.)
Director: Jean Vigo