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ChristianHubbard
11-03-2013, 07:35 PM
Hey guys! post your favorite short films here.
also open to discussion about them!!

I'll be updating as I find more I love, but here are a few of my favorites:

(My all time favorite) :
http://vimeo.com/robchiu/thedivisionofgravity
"How many things we held yesterday as articles of faith which today we tell as fables."

http://vimeo.com/75869689
War, fate, and a broken walkman transcend space and time in this sci-fi love story.

http://vimeo.com/12067022
Starring Carla Gugino and directed by Greg Williams, Tell-Tale is a erotic film noir thriller short.
In a world first several shots in this film were made on the Epic Camera (prototype) back in January 2010.

http://vimeo.com/55425836
goofy little short, fun characters pull you in

http://vimeo.com/42493945
Gripped by the fear of possible repercussions and tortured by the guilt of his violent actions, Taylor seeks to hide his sins in hopes that they will go unnoticed and become no more than a dirty little secret... However, his plan quickly falls apart when he begins to see menacing visions and the line between reality and paranoia becomes blurred...Is it all in his head or can the dead truly take revenge?

https://vimeo.com/8191217
(WARNING:this will make you cry.)
Oden's struggle with cancer finally came to an end.
May he rest in peace and his memory be eternal.

https://vimeo.com/19731783
A documentary about a journey to "The Edge of the Earth". The Gates of the Arctic National Park is the northernmost national park in the U.S. (the entirety of the park lies north of the Arctic Circle).There are no established roads, trails, visitor facilities, or campgrounds in the park.
Following the Alatna River you will see an amazing place people rarely see, including the amazing Arrigetch Peaks.
"For the next two weeks you must survive using the knowledge, skills and gear you bring with you. You will walk or float through intact ecosystems where people have lived with the land for thousands of years. You will experience solitude, self reliance and nature on its own terms. Are you prepared?"
Filmed using Solar Power for Two Weeks = 10,000 combined shutter releases and video clips. Below is the link to how I accomplished this and stored all the pictures and video files.

https://vimeo.com/64878402
Room 8 is one of five films based on the same script from Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series 2012.
The Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series is about sparking your imagination. We asked Oscar winning writer Geoffrey Fletcher, to write a short script with no genre and direction. Five winning film entries were picked, produced and premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2013.

Tim Hole
11-03-2013, 09:14 PM
I've been meaning to start a thread on this. I'd like to see this thread stay. But not just for best short films, maybe anything that people see and want to share, that had an impact, whether music video, image or short film. Here's a few of mine for now:

10 Minutes Ahmed Imamovic is one of the best shorts of recent years. A very astute and contemplative film, with a great idea:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdZaoKCzPN8

The Black Hole is what a great little short should be—good concept, short and sweet.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5_Msrdg3Hk

The Gift is a great Sci-Fi short, that was entered for the Philips competition.


https://vimeo.com/33025640

So Alive In Joburg is now a classic short, that led on to become District 9


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le3y0QlLjJE

Two Cars, One Night is probably one of my favourite short films of all time. Superbly done in every way.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyz6p97McS8

Lynne Ramsey enter here...beautifully shot and a very well regarded film. I would post all of her shorts as they are all exceptional But Gasman is a good start.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6mwS6NVZWc

Lowlands This is technically a music video but I fell in love with it. Its perfect. Brilliantly done.


https://vimeo.com/40555088

Meshes of the Afternoon Maya Deren has to feature here somewhere :D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S03Aw5HULU

The story of a sign is also one of my all time favourite shorts. This is incredibly simple, yet poignant and beautiful. Unfortunately not a decent quality version around.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-K8bpoDn-8

Royalty is a good short to watch...well its good short...but it was made as a standalone short that involved the same characters, in the same world, and was successfully used as taster for the feature London to Brighton. It got funded on the strength of the short.


https://vimeo.com/20368393

The Third & The Seventh made a whole lot of people double-take when it came out. Alex Roman made it in his spare time. It is a beautiful piece.


https://vimeo.com/7809605

Desserts is a great little short that stars Ewan McGregor. Nice concept, simple and perfectly executed.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DYxZHGELno

Wasp is a very well regarded short as well. I'm not really a fan of British realism per se. But its got some punch to it :D


https://vimeo.com/27862959

Ruin is another memorable piece from the last few years. Wes Ball has been in talks to make a feature, whether its still a-go I don't know.


https://vimeo.com/38591304

The Silent City is Rauri Robinson's great little sci-fi short. Enough said...


https://vimeo.com/16838477

Six Shooter is Martin McDonagh's great short film, that was an Oscar Winner and what lead on to In Bruges. Its a great short.


https://vimeo.com/2298743

Joe Giambrone
11-04-2013, 02:30 PM
I have an extensive collection of short films posted through this link:

SHORT FILMS (http://politicalfilm.wordpress.com/tag/short-film/)

Some non-fiction mixed in as well.

Chris Johnston
11-04-2013, 06:02 PM
Some of my all time favs...

https://vimeo.com/52236734


https://vimeo.com/17896628


https://vimeo.com/8076064


https://vimeo.com/12674633

ChristianHubbard
12-09-2013, 05:15 PM
guys PLEASE change to links instead of embedded videos. Page loads very slowly and we are only 3 posts in. imagine 10 posts :-)