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Online Short Films, Experimental Films, Famous Makers of Short Films

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

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. Extensive database of Film Related Sources.


BBC One-Minute Movies

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.


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 commited to preservation, curation, education, scholarship, and dissemination of the film, performances and other media of this tradition, together with related historical documentation and artwork.


Deutschen Filmhaus

Downloads. Film and video downloads.


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.


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

Film-Makers Cooperative, New York.

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.

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

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.


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.



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.

London Short Film Festival

Locarno International Film Festival. Festival specialising in short films.

Los Angeles International Short Film Festival

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

Mobile films

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.

New York Underground Film Festival

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


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.


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

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.

Online student short film showcase. Los Angeles, California.


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.

Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe


Famous experimental film-makers, short film-makers


Kenneth Anger
Internet Movie Database

Kenneth Anger

Kenneth Anger
Official website for Kenneth Anger.

Kenneth Anger
Wikipedia entry.

Belson, Jordon. Article on Jordan Belson by Ying Tan.

Brackhage, Stan. Stan Brackhage websites.


Frampton, Hollis. Hollis Frampton filmography.

Friedrich, Sue. Su Friedrich
has produced and directed thirteen 16mm films. Friedrich's films have won many awards, and her work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Royal Film Archive of Belgium, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the National Library of Australia, as well as many university libraries.

Le Grice, malcolm. Malcolm Le Grice
Works, Articles, Clips and Stills. Born in May 1940, Malcolm Le Grice started as a painter but began to make film and computer works in the mid 1960's.
Lux Online

Malcolm Le Grice
Screen Online

Malcolm Le Grice


Marker, Chris. Chris Marker. IMDB

Chris Marker
Wikipedia entry.

Chris Marker.org
Chrismarker.org is an archive of ruminations, bibliographic & filmographic notations on the cinematic, written, photographic and multimedia work of Chris Marker.

Mekas, Jonas. Jonas Mekas. Poems.


Nekes, Werner. Werner Nekes


Show, Michael. Michael Snow autobiography.

Michael Snow
Internet Movie Database

Michael Snow

Michael Snow


Independent film

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Independent film

Coffee Films
A British independent film development and production company. For some years now Coffee Films has been successfully producing short films and documentaries completely independently of any state or studio system.

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

Elysian Pictures Independent Film Production Company
An independent film production company in Los Angeles specializing in mystifying and thought provoking dramas. Full service production company from pre-production to post.

Film Threat
Hollywood's independent film voice.



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