Brief Encounters: 4000 Short Filmsby MortalKombatFan1 | created - 16 Mar 2013 | updated - 5 months ago | Public
I have amassed a list of 4000 short films, spanning from the very beginning of cinema (Sallie Gardner at a Gallop/Roundhay Garden Scene) to 2015.
No film is over 49 minutes (with the exceptions of David Lynch's "Rabbits", "My Childhood" & "My Ein Folk", and "The Smiling Madame Beudet").
Also, no feature length anthology films were included. I began making this list in early 2009. I now finished it in 2015 adding the short oscar nominations for this year. Enjoy and discuss! ---- P.S. I really like these short film lists here: [link]http://www.imdb.com/list/bCsd0-DTUv4/[/link] [link]http://www.imdb.com/list/6e6x6r_kXKE/[/link] [link]http://www.imdb.com/list/-3JHOu65Aq8/[/link] [link]http://www.imdb.com/list/J-Pb12XD-As/[/link] [link]http://www.imdb.com/list/bDt6cQhgFus/[/link] [link]http://www.imdb.com/list/mYyBXbOXh6Y/[/link] [link]http://www.imdb.com/list/dDGV4VgYLzA/[/link] [link]http://www.imdb.com/list/1ihjrAh-MF0/[/link] [link]http://www.imdb.com/list/zrOngfdYPI4/[/link] [link]http://www.imdb.com/list/TftcqepYvYI/[/link]
Also check out this website - 100 Important Directors of Animated Short Films: [link]http://alsolikelife.com/shooting/2009/08/100-important-directors-of-animated-short-films/[/link]
And don't forget about this list about 16mm Experimental films: [link]http://www.prattlibrary.org/locations/sightsandsounds/index.aspx?id=33290[/link]
Those lists are bound to have films not on my list, maybe even ones not on IMDB.
Edit: Removed 3 titles: La coiffeuse (1905), Eveready Harton in Buried Treasure (1929), and Transfer of Modulation (1969) for being in the adult category, causing this list to be filtered. This version is otheriwise the same, just republished.
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1. Kung Fury (2015)
Not Rated | 31 min | Short, Action, Comedy
In 1985, Kung Fury, the toughest martial artist cop in Miami, goes back in time to kill the worst criminal of all time - kung fuhrer Hitler.
8. The Hearts of Age (1934)
8 min | Short
A colonial scene in the U.S. An old lady sits astride a bell while a man in blackface, wig, and livery pulls the bell rope. From an upper door emerges an old man, dressed as a dandy, who ... See full summary »
13. Puce Moment (1949)
6 min | Short
A soundtrack plays folk rock as a woman prepares, at noon, to take her Borzois for a walk. She goes through her dresses, all 1920s style flapper gowns, holding them one at a time, shaking ... See full summary »
18. Le gros et le maigre (1961)
15 min | Short, Comedy, Music
A small and thin barefoot slave (played by Polanski) plays a flute and beats a drum to entertain his large master who rocks in a rocking chair in front of his mansion. The slave jumps and ... See full summary »
19. Xenogenesis (1978)
12 min | Short, Sci-Fi
A woman and an engineered man are sent in a gigantic sentient starship to search space for a place to start a new life cycle. Raj decides to take a look around the ship. He comes across a gigantic robotic cleaner. Combat ensues.
20. Fireworks (1947)
20 min | Short, Drama, Horror
Depicts a dream sequence about the brutal rape and torture of Anger himself (as a teenager) by a group of sailors on the street (after trying to pick one of them up).
26. Lanton Mills (1969)
12 min | Short
Tilman and Lanton Mills, two cowboys who set off on horseback to rob a bank. On the way, they stop to see their boss, the "Old Man", only to discover he has been murdered by another cowboy,... See full summary »
27. Prelude: Dog Star Man (1962)
25 min | Short, Drama
A creation myth realized in light, patterns, images superimposed, rapid cutting, and silence. A black screen, then streaks of light, then an explosion of color and squiggles and ... See full summary »
28. Report (1967)
13 min | Short