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SHORT FILM POLL RESULTS

Kenji

over 2 years ago

Here are the results of the poll which finished on New Year’s Day.

This is in order of number of votes for films, according to the rules of numbers of nominated films allowed for participants, and then some are separated in order by extra votes outside the rules. e.g 3 votes within lists of 20 films, + 1 vote from additional favourites over the 20 limit per participant, or when participants only mentioned a few films not the 10 minimum: that would be displayed here as 3 +1, appearing between films with 4 votes and 3 votes.

We had hundreds of films selected and some lists had hardly any films picked by other participants- there was a wide range. And a large number of films with only 1 or 2 votes, many of which may be less well known, from many different countries. Here for now are the films with at least 2 “legal” votes and an extra vote. The Spanish director Val del Omar comes to mind as one who just misses out here with a few films. I will do a list later in the Lists section and may add more films and details here or there.

Thanks to all who took part- so many films i hadn’t heard of, never mind seen.

~

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
One Week (Keaton, Cline) 2 +1
The Night it Rained (Shirdel) 2 +1
Rabbit’s Moon (Anger) 2 +1
Unsere Afrikareise (Kubelka) 2 +1
Video Game (Vijay) 2 +1
Vinny Pukh and a Busy Day (Khitruk) 2 +1

Kenji

over 2 years ago

Poll Thread with full listings

That thread is full of interesting titles to check out. Whereas the shorter result list here is more predictable

toodead

over 2 years ago

kenji, did you mark sansho’s victory with a liquid celebration? La Jetée – Maddin?

yay for this though! i could watch all of these and still not be halfway through a lav diaz. many many suggestions noted on this and the original thread. lovely for those moments when you’ve only got time for a quickie.

Kenji

over 2 years ago

Well spotted, just checking who was on the ball. I thought you would be interested in this, after Sans Soleil missing the top 20 of the other mammoth poll.

I staggered to lie on my bed as my head was spinning with Sansho winning the other- not from the drink but the shock.

Kenji

over 2 years ago

Only time for a quickie, eh?

Warren

over 2 years ago

Hi Kenji.
I just posted on your wall saying I was looking forward to these results, and lo and behold.
Another great poll – congrats.
It’s a great list, especially for suggestions for undiscovered shorts.
Surprised I was the only one to vote for Polanski’s When Angels Fall?

Kenji

over 2 years ago

Ah, Polanski didn’t do too well. I quite like his shorts i’ve seen.

Kenji

over 2 years ago

Just seen Tusalava, thanks to this poll. Reminds me of my time in the primordial soup before being born as an earthling.

Kenji

over 2 years ago

Bump- a lot of people took part, may not have seen this yet.

Angel

over 2 years ago

The best thing I can say: Lots of films to check out!

Looks like older titles worked better here than the Polaris’ exercise.

Rizard

over 2 years ago

Yes, lots of film to check out.
But if you vote again I’d like to add some contemporary ones like Bugcrush or something!

Kenji

over 2 years ago

More results, a little lower down the order

Antigravitation (Stonys) 2
Antoine et Colette (Truffaut) 2
Berlin Horse (Le Grice) 2
The Big Snit (Condie) 2
Bridges-go-Round (Clarke) 2
La Cabina (Mercero) 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
Krag (Kucia) 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
Piece Touchée (Arnold) 2
Respite (Farocki) 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
The Tram (Kieslowski) 2
A Tree in Tanjung Malim (Tan Chui-Mui) 2
Turbulent (Neshat) 2
Visual Training (Zwartjes) 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

mais1

over 2 years ago

Thanks, Kenji. Nice work.

odilonvert

over 2 years ago

Kenji — did you make a list of these so I can fan it and have it for reference? You make such nice lists… nudge, nudge… :)

Kenji

over 2 years ago

There is a list with some additional films, yes :)

Here

odilonvert

over 2 years ago

Yay! I will fan it as soon as I can get to an updated browser. Thank you, Kenji! :)

Angel

over 2 years ago

So there are Spanish shorts with two votes, I’m happier now. A smile here.

A note: The surviving fragment of Borzage’s The River runs 54’. That said, kudos to the voters of this great film.

Kenji

over 2 years ago

Yeah i wondered about the River but didn’t bother to check! From Spain, Val del Omar had 3 films picked twice- one i should have put above (now on the List), 2 others had votes among the extra offerings. One voter picked a lot of films in Portuguese which apart from Ilha das Flores weren’t picked by others.

Angel

over 2 years ago

That was Jorge! He sure has seen all the shorts on the list.

David Semblan​ce

over 2 years ago

Thanks for this Kenji, looking forward to going through the list and seeing those films I haven’t yet.
I discovered Don Hertzfeldt after I made my list or I would have included him, glad to see him feature here.

Eloi MV

about 2 years ago

Thanks for the great work Kenji! Looking forward to some unknown stuff (wich is like half of this list!).

Roberto Reis

about 2 years ago

WTF? Neither Kurt Kren nor Richard Kern on the list? Also Kenneth Anger is awfully underrated. Good job though!

Kenji

about 2 years ago

Kren and Kern had votes among loads of different films that didn’t make this list. I suppose i could add all the films picked, it would take some time but anyway the voting thread itself is interesting for variety. Check out the already longer list in the Lists section, with link above

rajiv ibrahim

about 2 years ago

ah too bad im not aware of this poll any sooner, would love to see patrick keiller or andre luiz oliveira and more loznitsa on the list, however it is a superb list, im glad for a couple of brakhage and hutton, wonderful job kenji !

rajiv ibrahim

about 2 years ago

ah too bad im not aware of this poll any sooner, would love to see patrick keiller or andre luiz oliveira and more loznitsa on the list, however it is a superb list, im glad for a couple of brakhage and hutton, wonderful job kenji !