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Fiction Shorts (under 10 mins)

 

Winner Take Steve (2:00), Jared Hess

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMJPGJUV4L4

 

Porcelain Unicorn (3:02) Keegan Wilcox

https://vimeo.com/14407387

Porcelain Unicorn is a three minute film about a German youth who befriends a Jewish girl in hiding during World War II. The film was carefully crafted around 5 fixed lines of dialogue as part of the Philips Parallel Lines international competition.

 

Mama (3:10) Andy Muschietti / horror

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPmycZaJYNw&list=PLrZA3S0Kmzj3UbHiNVKCPFIxBVwSGgB97

 

Tides (3:54) Irem Dogancali / George Mason University

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7uF2fCz7BM

A grieving woman goes through different emotions of struggle, hope, diligence, and survival during a therapy session.

 

Synesthesia (4:10, 2009) Terry Timley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHnnGHgeyC0&list=PLrZA3S0Kmzj3UbHiNVKCPFIxBVwSGgB97&index=6

Suspend your disbelief in this alternate universe of food inspired sound creations and the best newspaper turkey ever to be roasted. 

 

KOM (4:12, 1995) Marianne O. Ulrichsen / Norway

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TODOCZt5CU

 

Army Of Me (4:26) Michel Gondry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeAZ9DQZFz8

Music video for Björk

 

Inside (5:07) Trevor Sands

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=258DG4ckBmI&list=PLrZA3S0Kmzj3UbHiNVKCPFIxBVwSGgB97&index=3

Starring Jeremy Sisto

 

From 1994 (5:37) Casey Warren

http://vimeo.com/81111195

"What you say to a loved one if you only had one chance to say it all?"

 

Offside (5:57, 2005) Erez Tadmore & Guy Nattiv, / Israel

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/yt-TYIxBRA5qjA/offside_a_short_film/

Offside is the second short film in the trilogy by Erez Tadmor & Guy Nattiv regarding the Middle East conflict. This short is a fallow-up to their last short film Strangers, Offside was shot in Israel, during September 2005, at the security zone that separates between Israel and the Palestine Authority.

 

JD Superhero (6:51) April Wilson

http://vimeo.com/54326638 password: superhero

JD wants to be a superhero but he learns that dreams and reality don't always mix. Made by a woman of color.

 

Phil Touches Flo (6:50, 1998) David Birdsell / comedy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiQP--znVvI&index=2&list=PLrZA3S0Kmzj3UbHiNVKCPFIxBVwSGgB97

Flo is a dog. Flo's owner doesn't like it when people touch Flo. Flo's owner is not a nice man. Phil touches Flo.

 

The War is Over (7:00, 1997) Nina Mimica / Italy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euqZrtagiqM&index=22&list=PLrZA3S0Kmzj3UbHiNVKCPFIxBVwSGgB97

 

Gulp (7:13), Jason Reitman

https://vimeo.com/25013831

 

Room 8 (7:19) Imagination Series, film 1

https://vimeo.com/65091189

BAFTA award, best short 2014; from the “Imagination Series” sponsored by Bombay Sapphire Gin; 1 script, five films

http://www.imaginationseries.com/en-US/imagination-series/our-winning-films.aspx#year-one-video-two

 

Water Song (7:21) Imagination Series, film 2

https://vimeo.com/64878404

 

The Mrs (6:14), Imagination Series, film 3

https://vimeo.com/64878403

 

Crab (4:52) Imagination Series, film 4

https://vimeo.com/64878401

 

Concrete (6:52) Imagination Series, film 5

https://vimeo.com/64878399

 

Peluca (8:14) Jared Hess

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSP_NAjIv4Q

The short that became Napoleon Dynamite

 

Sunday (8:50) John Lawlor

https://vimeo.com/10866510

Seven words on the seventh day

 

House Hunting (9:38, 2003) Amy Lippman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwp04X5mfQE

Starring Paul Rudd & Zooey Deschanel

City Lights (9:15, 2018) Ed Wiles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ub0DQvo2ZWw

Script

3x3- Basketball VS Engineering (4:43) Nuno Rocha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyIFohEjkyM

How They Get There  (2:25) Spike Jonze

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2hTt2FxIYw

Game Night (4:43) Nuno Rocha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyIFohEjkyM

Hobby  (4:00) Colin Read

https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2021/04/28/hobby/

Double Tap (3:00) Eros Vlahos

hhttps://www.shortoftheweek.com/search/?q=Double+Tap

5 Films about Technology (5:00) Peter Huang

https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2017/04/12/5-films-technology/

Funnel (7:00) Andrew Hyland

https://www.shortoftheweek.com/search/?q=funnel

Fiction (over 10 mins)

The Runaway/La Huida  10:45 min.  Victor Carrey/comedy-experimental

https://vimeo.com/68567588

Clever, well-crafted experimental narrative short with humor, irony and good design.

 

Blue City (10:02 / 1997) David Birdsell / comedy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4mL20gu1So

A depressed old man's elaborate suicide attempt is interrupted by strangers who cross his path.

 

The Lunch Date (10:22, 1990) Adam Davidson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epuTZigxUY8

Won the Student Academy Award, the Palme d’Or at Cannes, and the Oscar, a simple story with great performances and the camera always in the right place; a second-year exercise, not a thesis film at Columbia University. Also on the Cinema 16 American Short Films.

 

The Christmas Tree (11:21) Angel Kristi Williams

https://vimeo.com/111033046

Made by a woman of color.

 

New Boy (11:30) Steph Green

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdeioVndUh

 

Obras (11:59, 2004) Hendrick Dusollier / France

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFL3CFzzL0M

In one single shot, Obras is a poetic and graphic journey through time and space, exploring Barcelona's wild irreversible destruction and reconstruction. In a virtual 3D space, Obras offers a plastic interpretation of urban mutations. Extraordinary CG film

 

Faster! (12:00, 2010) Marie Ullrich / UFVA member

https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/faster!/id589109542

Became the feature ALLEY CAT.

 

 

The Saddest Boy In The World (13:36) Jamie Travis

https://vimeo.com/41995383

The world has conspired against poor Timothy Higgins and he has no choice but to hang himself. Always the dramatist, he chooses his own 9th birthday party as his stage. If you find this funny, good. If you're offended, it's okay—our paths were never meant to cross.

 

Kitchen Sink (13:40, 1989) Alison McLean

https://vk.com/video12301466_168481931

 

Capture The Flag (13:59, 2007) Lisanne Skyler / UFVA member

https://vimeo.com/52042441

Based on the critically praised novel by Rebecca Chace, stars Scott Cohen (NECESSARY ROUGHNESS ), Jane Stiles, Emmy Clarke (MONK) Will Denton, Lola Kirke (GONE GIRL), Gretchen Egolf, Kevin Black and Rebecca Chace.

 

Passing Hearts (14:05 / 2004) Johan Brisinger / Sweden

http://vimeo.com/13955038

Audience Ward, Berlin Film festival

 

Kitchen (14:31) Alice Winocour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HocTEyYVgtE (bootleg)

 

Possum (15:43, 1997) Brad McGann / New Zealand

http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/possum-1997

 

White (15:51) A. Sayeeda Clarke / futurestates.tv

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHcVAPV3xxA
It's another 120-degree day with five more days to Christmas and hot is the only season left in New York City. Global warming has become a tangible threat and everyone is creating new ways to protect themselves from the sun. Bato and his wife Gina are expecting a baby, but they weren't expecting it so early. Although they planned to have the baby at home, Gina now requires the services of a clinic for the premature delivery. With no money for the clinic, Bato enters into a race against the sun, the birth, his community and even his own identity to save his family.

 

Le Poulet (The Chicken, 15:53)  Claude Berri

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xm2xux_le-poulet_shortfilms

Oldie but goodie, won an Oscar in 1965, it’s a treat and fun to discuss; also on the DVD of The Two of Us.

 

Immaculate Reception (16:20), Charlotte Glynn / futurestates.tv

https://vimeo.com/83203282

It's 1972 during the famous football game between the Steelers and Raiders. Can Joey, a shy 16 year old, win over the girl of his dreams? The second film in The Pittsburgh Trilogy.

Sundance 2014 selection; her PRESS KIT is a nice model for students as they complete their films and prepare for festival submission: http://theimmaculatereceptionfilm.com/img/IR-press-kit.pdf

 

The Last Farm (17:02, 2004) Rúnar Rúnarsson / Iceland

http://shortsbay.com/film/the-last-farm

In a remote corner of Iceland, winter is coming on. An aging farmer named Hrafn is doing has last chores before leaving with his wife Gróa for a retirement home in the city. Their daughter Lilja will be coming after the weekend to pick them up. She calls her parents, interrupting her dad’s lunch. Her mother is napping. The stoic Hrafn wants to make sure she won’t come before Monday. What are these last chores? Ocasr nominated.

 

I Am John Wayne (17:48) Christina Choe

https://vimeo.com/26734344

A young black cowboy struggels with tehd eath of his best friend. Slamdance 2012.

 

The Wormhole (19:15) Jessica Sharzer

http://scienceandfilm.org/projects/1/the-wormhole

 

The Neighbor's Window (20:37)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1vCrsZ80M4

Game Night (14:49)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smx86hHZk44

 

Fiction (over 20 mins)

Gina, An Actress, Age 29 (22:00, 2001) Paul Harrill / UFVA member

http://www.selfreliantfilm.com/films/gina-an-actress-age-29/ 

A budding actress in Knoxville, Tennessee is hired to help bust a union-organizing effort, but in her eagerness to take her first paying role, Gina ignores the ethical dimensions of her job and gets in over her head.

 

Advantageous  (23:18) Jennifer Phang / futurestates.tv

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xiJhd-soyQ&list=PL2Yk4-Ct4FkKa3_g7c5ReEXwekvFMLEMs&index=1

Gwen is the spokesperson for a radical technology allowing people to overcome their natural disadvantages and begin life anew. But when her job and family are in crisis, will she undergo the procedure herself? The short eventually became a feature (on Netflix now) It’s longer than you seek. 

 

Medianeras (28:35, 2005) Gustavo Taretto

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDj9yoBJ0k8

It later became a feature; Spanish w/ English subtitles.

 

Most - The Bridge (32:42)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ_tDVNLrnA

 

 

 

Non-Fiction (under 10 mins)

Clockwork (4:34)

http://narrative.ly/2012/12/just-like-clock-work/

Master horologist John Metcalfe takes us inside his "hospital for clocks," a precisely-tuned world where time never stops.

 

Massacre At Murambi (5:17, 2006) Sam Kaufmann

https://vimeo.com/14407127

“I made this film when I was teaching at the National University of Rwanda in 2006. In 2007, it was broadcast on P.O.V., the PBS documentary series. That year it was posted on YouTube by Media That Matters, as part of their film festival website, where it's been screened and discussed by over 1,200,000 people.”

 

Amar (all great achievements require time) (9:41, 2011) Andrew Hinton

https://vimeo.com/19890458

Amar is 14 and top of his class. Someday he'd like to be a professional cricketer, but for now he's the family's main breadwinner, working two jobs six and a half days a week on top of attending school in the afternoons. This short observational documentary is a simple journey with Amar through his daily life.

 

Aluminum Fowl (13:07, 2006) James Clour 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwhlSw_ofzQ

produced by Harmony Korine and Nadja Romain

 

 

 

Sound Design

Girl’s Room (9:44) Maria Gigante

https://vimeo.com/15550222

 

Mum (10:19) Alex Bohs

https://vimeo.com/78508524

Lynne Ramsay 

Gasman (13 minutes)

 

Jim Jarmusch

Coffee and Cigarettes

 

Rodrigo Garcia

Nine Lives

A feature film composed of nine different dramatic shorts, each about a turning point in the life of a woman. Each short is done in a single take. The first two (about 11 minutes each) are extremely good and go over very well with students.

 

David Lynch, The Short Films of David Lynch

Amputee

Lumiere

 

 

Online Short Film Sites:

 

Future States

ITVS funded series is ripe with inspiring films made over several seasons.

 

Blue-Tongue Films

From Australia; recommended:

David Michod's 

Netherland Dwarf, perhaps my favorite dramatic short (14 minutes)

Nash Edgerton's 

Spider (8 minutes) has over a million views on YouTube and generates lively discussion.

Behind the scenes of "Spider" 

Spencer Susser's 

I Love Sarah Jane (12 minutes) is another winner – a teen romance with zombies, starring a young Mia Wasikowski.

 

Sundance Short Films

 

SHORTS.TV - THE SHORT MOVIE CHANNEL

 

Future Shorts - Worldwide Creative Community

 

Watch the Best Short Films | Short of the Week

 

The Smalls - Short Films | Filmmakers | Short Movies

 

Shorts International

 

Film Movement

 

Documentary Film on Vimeo

 

Daily Motion

 

Other Great Film & TV Resources

Every Frame A Painting - YouTube Channel

Production Dialogue - Microphone Placement

How Does an Editor Think & Feel - Tony Zhou

National Film Board of Canada

TUILERIES – Coen Brothers

 

QUARTIER DES ENFANTS ROUGES Olivier Assayas

LE MARAIS – Gus Van Sant

14e ARRONDISSEMENT – Alexander Payne

PÉRE-LACHAISE – Wes Craven

Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas

 

75th Oscar Shorts

Fait d’hiver (Gridlock), a 6-minute short. It’s a great example of a film with a punch line. 

 

Wholphin - The McSweeney's Store - DVD Collection Magazine

 

Cinema 16 - American Short Films

http://www.amazon.com/Cinema-16-American-Short-Films/dp/B000FFJVM8

 

Cinema 16 - European Films

http://www.amazon.com/Cinema16-European-Short-Andrea-Arnold/dp/B000UX6TNE

 

Cinema 16 - World Short Films: 

http://www.amazon.com/World-Short-Films-Judgment-Pigeons/dp/B003C22WTA/ref=pd_sim_74_3?ie=UTF8&dpID=51Yw%2BjKmvHL&dpsrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR111%2C160_&refRID=10R9YW6K7FPS1W4JD98F

 

 

Archive of American Television

How to be a Director

A Filmmaker's World

Online Journal:

The Journal of Short Film

 

 

PreProduction

 

TV Series Bibles - https://www.shorescripts.com/tv-series-bibles/

 

Crew Callhttp://www.callingallcrew.com/crew-rates/

 

AUDIO DRAMA

The Woodhttps://soundcloud.com/deansaintjohn/the-woods

Henry Lynch https://soundcloud.com/henry-lynch-3/audio-dramahorror-short

Nelson Mandela's History https://soundcloud.com/triple_j/a-short-audio-history-of

Jungle Jeopardy https://vimeo.com/116860092

Books:

 

Munroe, Roberta. How Not To Make A Short Film. New York: Hyperion Press, 2009

 

Raskin, Robert. The Art Of The Short Fiction Film. London: McFarland and Company, 2002

 

LAW

Law For the Arts

Using Music in a Film

 

Contributors:

Will Akers, Belmont University

Ann Alter, Humboldt State University

Giovanna Chesler, George Mason University

Angela Criscoe, Georgia College & State University    

Dan Kleinman, Columbia University

Mitch Levine, Loyola Marymount University    

Vaun Monroe, Columbia College

Michael Mulcahy, University of Arizona

John Philbin, Grand Valley State University    

Jen Proctor, University of Michgan

Shannon Silva, University of North Carolina Wilmington