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favorite short film.

Aaron Dumont

over 4 years ago

also, When It Rains (Charles Burnett)

Kim Packard

over 4 years ago

McBean

over 4 years ago

Ever since I first saw it I loved the Polish short Tango.

R.S. Brown

over 4 years ago

Martin McDonagh’s Six Shooter & Christopher Nolan’s Doodlebug.
I also think Robert Zemeckis’ The Lift and A Field of Honor are hysterical.
And an honorable mention for Roman Polanski’s The Fat and The Lean. His short films are included in Criterion’s Knife in the Water DVD.

Marissa C

over 4 years ago

The first ones that come to mind are…
La Jetee (Chris Marker)
Vincent (Tim Burton, 1982)
The Alphabet (David Lynch, 1968)
Ritual in Transfigured Time (Maya Deren, 1946) – Possibly the most haunting short I’ve seen.
Hedgehog in the Fog (Yuriy Norshteyn, 1975)

MDB

over 4 years ago

Crin Blanc: Le Cheval Sauvage (White Mane) d.Albert Lamorisse 1952
I had only seen the dubbed and truncated US version of this before finally seeing the Janus/Criterion edition and it is absolutely superb. Makes a great double feature with Carroll Ballard’s The Black Stallion.

and of course La Jetee
Thanks to Criterion for finally getting a watchable version out.

Miss J

over 4 years ago

Dog Days.

I usually don’t remember most of the short films I see, though. I think it’s harder to make a good short film than a full length film.

Martin

over 4 years ago

Groteszk (Grotesque, Zoltán Huszárik, 1963) – http://kgy.nava.hu/szfe/groteszk.html
Játék (Game, Zoltán Huszárik, 1959) – http://kgy.nava.hu/szfe/jatek.html

Nathan Glaze

over 4 years ago

Hmmmm. Death to the Tinman, or Most.

Joanne Millet

over 4 years ago

Vormittagsspuk. It’s just so silly.

Glemaud

over 4 years ago

My favorites from this month:

Living (Frans Zwartjes_, 1971)
Ruka (Jirí Trnka_, 1965)
Mobilier fidèle (Émile Cohl, 1910)
Rondo (
Janusz Majewski
, 1958)

Girl bites pen

over 4 years ago

I forgot about this gem: j’attendrai le suivant

George

over 4 years ago

Favourites:
En Del Av Mit Hjärta (Johan Brisinger, Sweden, 2004)
Cashback (Sean Ellis, UK, 2004)
This Way Up (Adam Foulkes & Alan Smith, UK, 2008)
Geri’s Game (Jan Pinkava(Pixar), U.S.1998)

Nelio

over 4 years ago

“19 Scenes Relating to a Trip to Japan” by Konrad Steiner

Johnny DuBiel

over 4 years ago

If you can find it (and with English subtitles), check out Kim Jee-Woon’s internet short, ‘Coming Out’. An outstanding and incredibly clever vampire story, this was his most notable work prior to ‘A Tale of Two Sisters’.

Kenji

over 4 years ago

with several shorts appearing in the world cup being discussed elsewhere i thought i’d bump this

Myra

over 4 years ago

Current favourites:

Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Phantoms of Nabua

Shirin Neshat’s Turbulent

Dimitri​s Psachos

over 4 years ago

anyone knows where to find a link for Jean Eustache’s short film The Pig?

XA Coronel

over 4 years ago

Children Lose Nothing by Sharunas Bartas

Glemaud

over 4 years ago

Favorites from September:

Barres (Luc Moullet_, 1984)
Surogat (Dusan Vukotic_, 1961)
Menq (Artavazd Peleshian_, 1969)
The House Is Black (_Forugh Farrokhzad
, 1963)
At Land (
Maya Deren
, 1944)

oh and Phantoms of Nabua.

Girl bites pen

over 4 years ago

Someone has uploaded the most moving short I’ve ever seen to YouTube – 2 days ago – try and watch before it gets taken down. The Last Farm by Runar Runarsson

the corduro​y suit

over 4 years ago

Animation aside (I could make a list a mile long), my personal favorite short film is Corral by Colin Low. I’ve been trying to draw attention to this filmmaker forever. Corral is absolutely beautiful. A rancher rounding up his horses, silent but for the sound of a lonesome acoustic guitar. It won the Palme D’or (Short subject) at Cannes.

http://www.nfb.ca/film/corral/

ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE

over 4 years ago

anything Keaton has done!!!!!!

Frank P. Tomasul​o, Ph.D.

over 4 years ago

Quite “frankly,” I don’t have time to read through this entire thread, but has anyone mentioned Frank Film, a short (non-cartoon) animated classic that won an Oscar for Best Short Animated Film of 1973? It’s also on the U.S. National Registry, an unusual feat for a short animated movie.

I mention it not because it’s got MY name in the title or because director Frank Mouris attended my M.A. alma mater, NYU. It’s just a really good, funny, self-reflexive short film. Perhaps not the best ever made but it’s up there with Da Duva and The Critic for comic short movies. BTW, I hope that someone mentioned these two extraordinary shorts too.

Personally, I prefer Bermuda shorts. (Get it?) :-)

Ryan Estabro​oks

over 4 years ago

“Charlotte et son Jules” by Jean-Luc Godard. It’s all dialogue but holds my interest more than almost any other short film I’ve seen.

Gas Man by Lynne Ramsay if nobody has said it yet? Oh, and Roy Andersson’s World of Glory.

By the way, the submissions for the 2010 East London Film Festival are now open. So if there’s any budding filmmakers out there just aching for a bit of exposure, then check out our website and see what you think.

http://www.eastendfilmfestival.com/

A short bit about us, cut and pasted for your pleasure…

The East End Film Festival showcases hot new talent and homegrown films alongside larger independent releases and special events, informing and inspiring a new generation of filmmakers and audiences from across London and beyond, and raising the profile of this vibrant and diverse area – London’s East End.

We’re interested in all kinds of films and at any length. From docu to drama to experimental – you name it! So if you’re interested then drop a submission form over to us and we’ll get back to you asap.

Best Wishes

Julia Ponteco​rvo

over 4 years ago

One of the short films that has always stuck with me is the animated short Minotaur by Daniel Sousa.

http://www.lumeneclipse.com/gallery/23/sousa/

His style is so uniquely surreal—unlike anything I had ever seen before, or have seen since. Almost as if Chris Marker and Tim Burton had an artistic love child. What do you think?

Julia Ponteco​rvo

over 4 years ago

One of the short films that has always stuck with me is the animated short Minotaur by Daniel Sousa.

http://www.lumeneclipse.com/gallery/23/sousa/

His style is so uniquely surreal—unlike anything I had ever seen before, or have seen since. Almost as if Chris Marker and Tim Burton had an artistic love child. What do you think?

Julia Ponteco​rvo

over 4 years ago

One of the short films that has always stuck with me is the animated short Minotaur by Daniel Sousa.

http://www.lumeneclipse.com/gallery/23/sousa/

His style is so uniquely surreal—unlike anything I had ever seen before, or have seen since. Almost as if Chris Marker and Tim Burton had an artistic love child. What do you think?

Julia Ponteco​rvo

over 4 years ago

One of the short films that has always stuck with me is the animated short Minotaur by Daniel Sousa.

http://www.lumeneclipse.com/gallery/23/sousa/

His style is so uniquely surreal—unlike anything I had ever seen before, or have seen since. Almost as if Chris Marker and Tim Burton had an artistic love child. What do you think?