Short films, experimental films

Short films, experimental films, a curated list of websites
Online short films, the history of experimental films, famous makers of short films

Film makers  Independent films  Online film  Video art  Short film festivals

Short film organizations, web portals, festivals, online databases

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Animated short films *

Animate Projects
Animate Projects Limited is a UK-based, not-for-profit arts organization, developing initiatives that explore the relationship between art and film, and the place of film and its concepts in contemporary art practice.

The Animatrix

Bitter Films. Animated shorts.

 

Australian Short Films.  Aussie Shorts

Australian Short Films
Australian short film guide and directory for Australia’s emerging writers, film makers, directors, actors and cinematographers.

The Art of Independent Film and Video Producing – “Shades of Day.” 
Official Site of VM Productions. An extensive database of film-related sources.

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Cyber Cinema. Reviews of short films on the web (webfilms)
from The Guardian, UK. The Best of Cybercinema.

BBC Film Network
Showcasing new UK film talent by screening short films, profiling the people who made them and providing filmmakers with the tools to exchange advice.

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Canyon Cinema. A San Francisco distributor of independent/short films.

Center for Visual Music
The Center for Visual Music is a nonprofit film archive dedicated to visual music, experimental animation and avant-garde media.
CVM is committed to preservation, curation, education, scholarship, and dissemination of the film, performances and other media of this tradition, together with related historical documentation and artwork.


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Delete TV

Deutschen Filmhaus

Downloads. Film and video downloads

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Early modernist film-makers videotape resources at Berkeley University, US. Filmographies.

Experimental Cinema
Experimental Cinema is an independent website dedicated to providing information and to promote experimental and avant-garde film.

Eurocinema
Eurocinema is an alternative movie channel featuring award-winning films from the world’s top Film Festivals and Directors. The movies are offered as On Demand and Premium programming accompanied by commentary on directors, actors, producers, time period, and other points of interest. The service is designed for next generation digital cable and satellite systems which offer higher picture quality and interactive features.

Euro Mediterranean Arts
Independent films. film showings and film makers from the Mediterranean. Euro Mediterranean Arts is a non-profit cultural association which has been directed since 2000 by Raffaella Morra.

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Festivals *

Festivals, short film festivals, a guide to websites.

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival is an international festival of experimental film and artists’ moving image.

Diametrale International Film Festival, Austria

The Independent Film Show, Naples
The Independent Film Show continues to show those films and videos that hardly go past the barriers imposed by the great festivals, and gives voice to those who believe in art as the essence of our being in creativity as a regenerative force.

Film Forum
New York’s leading movie house for independent premieres and repertory programming. A nonprofit cinema since 1970.

Film-makers *

Film makers

Film-Makers Cooperative, New York.

Fialka, Gerry. Gerry Fialka

French short or experimental films *

Light Cone
Founded in 1982, Light Cone is as a respected non-profit association with the aim of promoting, distributing, and preserving experimental cinema in France. More than 3500 films are distributed in their catalogue.

Mire
An association of experimental cinema and image in movement, their goal is to promote the image in experimental film from its manufacture to its distribution: from the historical technologies of cinema and video to contemporary creation, extended by new technologies.

Film Labs
Cinematographic art laboratories; a collective organization of production tools by artists, filmmakers, visual artists, working today with film support. They represent a field of cinematic experimentation beyond any “genre” at a time when the industry is gradually abandoning support for older technologies.

 

Fluxus short films.
37 short films, downloadable from UbuWeb.

Futurestates.tv
What will become of America in 5, 25, or even 50 years from today? FUTURESTATES is a series of 11 fictional mini-features exploring possible future scenarios through the lens of today’s global realities.

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German short film *

http://www.lichtblick-kino.org/
The Lichtblick cinema is an independent cinema in Prenzlauer Berg. In addition to current art house films, our program offers many classics and regular retrospectives and works. We also have a wide range of documentary and short films as well as politically committed productions. The weekend afternoons are dedicated to children’s cinema.

The Global Mobile Short Film Festival

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Imaginites.com
The retail portal for a limited selection of IMAGINITES’ films, a compilation of creative talent working together to produce and distribute quality feature films. Each film is produced for commercial purposes and profitability.

Kurzfilmtage.de

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Independent free films on the internet.  The Internet Film Community

Inside Film. A directory of film festivals worldwide, 
monthly updates, with a global map.

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Light Cone
Founded in 1982, Light Cone is a non-profit association with the aim of promoting, distributing, and preserving experimental cinema in France. More than 3500 films are distributed in their catalogue.

Little Song Films
Little Song Films are dedicated to exhibiting and creating short works which express the poetics of the moving image.

Lowave,  an independent DVD film label.
DVDs of short and experimental films.


London Short Film Festival

Locarno International Film Festival. Festival specializing in short films.

Los Angeles International Short Film Festival

Lux
LUX is an arts agency which explores ideas around artists’ moving image practice through exhibition, distribution, publishing and education.

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Makers of short films

Mobile films *

MOFILM

 

Movieflix.com. Films of all genres downloadable on the internet.

Movieola
Movieola (often uses the tagline, The Short Film Channel) is a Canadian English language category 2 digital cable specialty channel. It is the world’s first short film movie channel.

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New York Underground Film Festival

Nice Shorts. Short films from around the world.
The Best Short Films on the Web.

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Pixar Short Films
Watch academy award-winning short films, learn about characters, and go behind the scenes.

Pure Cinema Celluloid
Film writings and articles on abstract and filmmakers. For lovers of abstract cinema, pure film and absolute film.

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Reviews. Cyber Cinema
Reviews of short films on the web (webfilms) from The Guardian, UK. The Best of Cybercinema.

The Streaming Festival
The Streaming Festival is an international audio visual art and film event. This event takes place on the internet, where films are broadcasted full screen on streaming servers with high image quality. The Streaming Festival takes place once a year.

ShortFilms.com
Short Films allows filmmakers to upload there work and compete in Film competitions. Create a profile, upload your films, promote your film.

Short Film Central
The international short film database. A hub for filmmakers, film festivals and film fans.

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Tampere International Short Film Festival, Finland.

Tropfest.  Annual festival of short films held in Sydney, Australia.

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WriteMovies. Looking at directors from all backgrounds: 
advertising, music promos, film schools, independents, animation, documentaries, video makers.

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Short Film Central
The international short film database. A hub for filmmakers, festivals and film fans.

ShortsDD
The short movie channel. ShortsHD is a unique entertainment channel fully dedicated to short movies. The channel features the best of short movies through a rich and diverse cinema programming. ShortsHD is scheduled by genre and mood in blocks of 30 and 60 minutes called “Zones”.

Shorts International
Shorts International is one of the world’s leading short movie entertainment companies, functioning as distributor, broadcaster and producer.
With a catalogue of over 3000 short movies, they represent every genre across multiple platforms. Their titles include past OscarÒ winners and nominees, festival favourites and revered classics. Through their theatrical distribution efforts, their bring the annual theatrical release of The OscarÒ Nominated Short Films to theatres across the US and Canada. The event is now a firm fixture in the release schedules and in 2010 grossed over $1 million at the US box office for the first time.

Short 10 Cinema
Showcases films no longer than 10 minutes uploaded by their creators.

The Smalls
The Smalls is a showcase for short films and music. The site aims to create an opportunity for filmmakers and musicians to get their work commissioned. Upload and watch short films. Network with the film industry.

Stella Artois Short Film Project

The Streaming Festival
The Streaming Festival is an international audio visual art and film event. This event takes place on the internet, where films are broadcasted full screen on streaming servers with high image quality. The Streaming Festival takes place once a year.

Studentfilms.com
An online student short film showcase. Los Angeles, California.

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TriggerStreet
Upload your short film or mobile film. Discussion, reviews, screenplays, competitions.

UbuWeb. Film and Video
A wonderful online archive of classic and first-class modern short films.

Venice Wake
Media Ecology Soul Sessions. Marshall McLuhan-FINNEGANS WAKE Reading Club

Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe

Web films, internet films, internet video, short films on DVD *

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Cinema Now. Cinema on-demand.

Cyber Film School
Information on how to make your own  film. Reviews, articles, technical articles, technical help, discussion boards.

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Film Philosophy
Words from the world’s top movie pundits in the most respected cinema journals. A journal and discussion salon promoting a philosophical review of cinema and film studies. Film-Philosophy combines original review-articles with email response.

Hayden Films.com
Based in Pennsylvania, an online community that enables new film talent to participate in their online film festival, connect with peers and professionals, find film resources, crew members and collaboration opportunities, read about the latest independent film trends and get advice and tips from other filmmakers. 

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iFilm Network. An independent, low-budget digital film showcase.
Films on line. Short films, feature films, animated  films. How to make a film on a very small budget (or no budget). How to put your film on line.

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Little Song Films
Little Song Films are dedicated to exhibiting and creating short works which express the poetics of the moving image.

Microcinema.com
Promoting quality independent films and animation downloadable to the home computer. Works wanted.

Millenium Film Journal
The Millennium Film Journal is dedicated to avant-garde cinema theory and practice.

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Newvenue.com
Digital films for the web. Includes back archives of films.

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Omni Short Films

Pixar Short Films

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Sightsound.com
Download and play movies on your computer.

Systaime. Web films, web art from France. 

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WebFree.TV.com
A venue for independent film-makers from Vienna, Austria, and Germany.


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