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MUBI SHORT FILMS POLL (DEC 2011) RESULTS

by Kenji
MUBI SHORT FILMS POLL (DEC 2011) RESULTS by Kenji
Hedgehog in the Fog. In December 2011 we had a poll of mubi users’ favourite short films, of up to 45 minutes. Participants were asked to pick between 10 and 20 films; most picked 20, but some offered more, a few offered less than 10. This result is based on the number of votes within the regular limits, and then to separate many tied, the additional offerings have been taken into account (listed here as a + number alongside the initial number of votes). There were hundreds of different films chosen, and some lists were full of films hardly picked by anyone else- no doubt many hidden treasures from different parts of the world, whereas the… Read more

Hedgehog in the Fog.

In December 2011 we had a poll of mubi users’ favourite short films, of up to 45 minutes. Participants were asked to pick between 10 and 20 films; most picked 20, but some offered more, a few offered less than 10. This result is based on the number of votes within the regular limits, and then to separate many tied, the additional offerings have been taken into account (listed here as a + number alongside the initial number of votes).

There were hundreds of different films chosen, and some lists were full of films hardly picked by anyone else- no doubt many hidden treasures from different parts of the world, whereas the overall result is more predictable, with France doing very well. Two female directors made the top 5, two Canadian films in the top 11 There was a greater geographical spread further down the overall listings.

Black and white films dominate at the top. Many can be found online- the internet has opened up potential audiences for short films that might otherwise remain rarely seen, with the dominance of feature-length films at cinemas. The Russian short Tale of Tales, widely regarded as the greatest animation, came close to the overall top 20 in another recent mubi poll.

The House is Black

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The Results (with number of votes)

La Jetée (Marker) 17 +1

Night and Fog (Resnais) 10 +3

The House is Black (Farrokhzad) 10 +2

Un Chien Andalou (Bunuel) 9 +2

Meshes of the Afternoon (Deren) 7 +2

Heart of the World (Maddin) 7 +1

Sherlock Jnr (Keaton) 7

Blood of the Beasts (Franju) 5 +1
A Day in the Country (Renoir) 5 +1
Pas de deux (McLaren) 5 +1
Zéro de Conduite (Vigo) 5 +1

By Night with Torch and Spear (Cornell) 5
Elephant (Clarke) 5
Street of Crocodiles (Quay bros) 5

Land without Bread (Bunuel) 4 +3

The Hand (Trnka) 4 +2
The Red Balloon (Lamorisse) 4 +2

The Music Box (Parrott) 4 +1
Tale of Tales (Norshteyn) 4 +1
A Trip to the Moon (Melies) 4 +1
The Wrong Trousers (Park) 4 +1

A Propos de Nice (Vigo) 4
The Act of Seeing with One’s Own Eyes (Brakhage) 4
I am so Proud of You (Hertzfeldt) 4
Ilha das Flores (Furtado) 4
Letter to Uncle Boonmee (Apichatpong) 4
Origins of the 21st Century (Godard) 4
The Pearl (D’Ursel) 4
Superstar: the Karen Carpenter Story (Haynes) 4
Wavelength (Snow) 4

Tango (Rybczynski) 3 +2

Dimensions of Dialogue (Svankmajer) 3 +1
Entr’acte (Clair) 3 +1
Window Water Baby Moving (Brakhage) 3 +1

Artemis’ Knee (Straub) 3
The Bakery Girl of Monceau (Rohmer) 3
Big Business (Horne, McCarey) 3
Cops (Keaton) 3
Diary of a Yunbogi Boy (Oshima) 3
Easy Street (Chaplin) 3
Elegia (Huszarik) 3
The End (Maclaine) 3
Film (Schneider) 3
Hedgehog in the Fog (Norshteyn) 3
Hold me While I’m Naked (Kuchar) 3
Inspirace (Zeman) 3
Joseph Kilian (Juracek) 3
Mirror of Holland (Haanstra) 3
Le Mistral (Ivens) 3
Neighbors (Keaton, Cline) 3
Nostalgia (Frampton) 3
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (Enrico) 3
Simon of the Desert (Bunuel) 3
The Snowman (Jackson, Murakami) 3
Spectator (Zwartjes) 3
The Street (Leaf) 3
Le Tempestaire (Epstein) 3
Tusalava (Lye) 3

L’Amour Existe (Pialat) 2 +2
Scorpio Rising (Anger) 2 +2

Brickmakers (Rodriguez) 2 +1
The Goat (Keaton, Cline) 2 +1
The Great Train Robbery (Porter) 2 +1
The Immigrant (Chaplin ) 2 +1
Katatsumori (Kawase) 2 +1
Menilmontant (Kirsanoff) 2 +1
Neighbours (McLaren) 2 +1
The Night it Rained (Shirdel) 2 +1
One Week (Keaton, Cline) 2 +1
Rabbit’s Moon (Anger) 2 +1
Unsere Afrikareise (Kubelka) 2 +1
Video Game (Vijay) 2 +1
Vinni-Pukh and a Busy Day (Khitruk) 2 +1

Antigravitation (Stonys) 2
Antoine et Colette (Truffaut) 2
Berlin Horse (Le Grice) 2
The Big Snit (Condie) 2
Bridges-go-Round (Clarke) 2
Un Chant d’Amour (Genet) 2
A Corner in Wheat (Griffith) 2
Diana’s Looking Glass (Gianikian, Lucchi) 2
Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (McCutcheon, Porter) 2
Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 Century (Jones) 2
Early Abstractions (Smith) 2
Esperalia (Kalina) 2
The Fall of the House of Usher (Watson, Webber) 2
Fantasmagorie (Cohl) 2
Father and Daughter (De Wit) 2
The Film to Come (Ruiz) 2
Get Out of the Car (Andersen) 2
Ghosts before Breakfast (Richter) 2
A Grand Day Out (Park) 2
In Memory of a Day Passed By (Bartas) 2
Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (Anger) 2
Je Vous Salue, Sarajevo (Godard) 2
July (Omirbaev) 2
Krakatau (Grzegorzek) 2
Lapis (Whitney) 2
Lodz Symphony (Hutton) 2
Marvo Movie (Keen) 2
Mass for the Dakota Sioux (Bailie) 2
Méditerranée (Pollet) 2
Mind the Steps (Orosz) 2
Les Mistons (Truffaut) 2
The Musicians (Karabasz) 2
The Night before Christmas (Hanna, Barbera) 2
Outer Space (Tscherkassky) 2
The Phone Box (Mercero) 2
Piece Touchée (Arnold) 2
Respite (Farocki) 2
Ring/Krag (Kucia) 2
Ritual in Transfigured Time (Deren) 2
The River (Borzage) 2
Roads of Kiarostami (Kiarostami) 2
The Seashell and the Clergyman (Dulac) 2
The Seasons (Peleshian) 2
Shuffle (Ishii) 2
Skagafjordur (Hutton) 2
Steamboat Willie (Uwerks) 2
Tomatos another Day (Watson) 2
The Train Stop (Loznitsa) 2
Tramway (Kieslowski) 2
A Tree in Tanjung Malim (Tan Chui-Mui) 2
Turbulent (Neshat) 2
Visual Training (Zwartjes) 2
Water Mirror of Granada (Val del Omar) 2
When Angels Fall (Polanski) 2
White Morning (Teshigahara) 2
Windows (Greenaway) 2
The Woman who Powders Herself (Bokanowski) 2

Feed the Kitty (Jones) 1 +2

A Valparaiso (Ivens) 1 +1
Bambi Meets Godzilla (Newland) 1 +1
City of Contrasts (Mambety) 1 +1
Fire in Castille (Val del Omar) 1 +1
Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor (Yamamura) 1 +1
Lifeline (Erice)- part of Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet 1 +1
Made of Clay (Val del Omar) 1 +1
The Marker Variations (Lacuesta) 1 +1
Meditation on Violence (Deren) 1 +1
Now (Alvarez) 1 +1
Pikoo’s Diary (S.Ray) 1 +1
Les Signes (E.Green) 1 +1
Song of Ceylon (Wright) 1 +1
Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom (Kimball, Nichols) 1 +1

Isle of Flowers/Ilha das Flores.

Oh, this list is one that’s been badly affected by a glitch causing many lost fans- sorry, i don’t know who you are, but i hope it gets more attention again, cos it was one of the most worthwhile polls i’ve done

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