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Hermaphrodite Bikini
Troops
(USA 1997)
Revolver
(UK 1991)
Polis
(USA 2014)
After
(Australia 2014)
World Builder
(USA 2009)
Ellen's Shoes
(Canada 2009)
Alles Wird Gut
(Austria 2015)
Balance
(1989)
Sunspring
(USA 2016)
O Branco (The Color White)
(Brazil 1996)
Tears Of Steel
(Netherlands 2012)
Flex
(2000)
Rejected
(2000)
The Man With The Mismatched Eyes
Sintel
(Netherlands 2010)
Wallace and Gromet
Mailman
Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog)
(France 1929)
Pain Angel
(1999)
Kung Fury
(Sweden 2014)
Justice Kid 2
(2005)
In A Heartbeat
(USA 2017)
Rejected
Perils in Nude Modeling
(2005)
Nessun Dorma
Dirt
The Gift
(UK 2010)
Alfred
(1998)
The Dig
(USA 2017)
Farm Sluts
Prophet
(France 2017)
Kipper the dog
Project Alarm
(South Korea 2009)
The Kidnapping
Lambert, The Sheepish Lion
(1951)
A Day In The Life Of Bonnie Consolo
(1975)
Similo
(USA 2014)
A Letter From The Western Front
You're Alive
(USA 2017)
Ferment
Mitfahrer
(Germany 2003)
Spielzeugland - (Toyland)
(Germany 2007)
Naked Yoga
Merrie Melodies: A Day At The Zoo
(1939)
Uyuni
(Spain 2009)
Fifty Percent Grey
(2001)
The Lunch Date
(USA 1989)
BlinkyTM
(USA 2011)
Looters
(2002)
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Short films and their history are deeply connected with how film in general evolved. When film as recording medium was invented, the length of a single spool limited how long a film presentation could last. Early film theaters, on fairs or as attraction thus featured very brief films, mostly comedies or other content made for a specific effect, like impressing the audience. The tradition of 5-15 minutes film comedies carried on when animation short films or cartoons became popular. During the 1930s and the vast changes in how US cinema distribution worked, short films were packaged with longer running feature films and shortfilm segments were commonly shown alongside the main attraction feature film. Apart from fictional content, also as animated short films, a great number of short content exhibited in cinemas was newsreels or other casual footage which today is mostly associated with television.

Short Film database

Clipland is a database dedicated to short form media and focused on short film. Since the early days of the medium, distribution of short film has dramatically changed. In mainstream cinema, short films are more or less not existent anymore. The short film circuit has detached and is now mainly shown in art-house cinemas and as part of festival or special programming on TV. The Internet has become one of the main outlets for short film productions, while many festivals and awards like the Academy Award still require a short film to be shown in theaters to qualify for the category of short subject - short subject being more of an industry term for live action short films and their animated variant.
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