Monday, March 5, 2007

shorts on DVD

shorts on DVD

Some recommended short film collections on DVD.

Past short film competition winners and other successful shorts have been compiled into video and DVD collections that are widely available. Collections of note include:

75th Annual Academy Awards Short Films
100 minutes of Oscar-nominated short films from 2003.

Best V Best
Seven award-winning shorts from festivals around the world in 2004/5, including The Banker, Little Terrorist, Who Killed Brown Owl and Milk.

Big Stories Small Flashes
A collection of nine digital shorts, funded by the UK Film Council’s New Cinema Fund.

Cinema 16
A selection of classic and award-winning short films. There are two Cinema 16 collections on offer: European Shorts and British Shorts.

Directors Series
Compiled by Palm pictures, there are three DVDs focussing on directors Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze and Chris Cunningham. There are short films, music videos and interviews on each collection.

A series of DVDs featuring a selection of cutting-edge digital shorts from the onedotzero festival.

Best of 12th Raindance Film Festival Shorts
Highlights from the Raindance festival 2004 programme.

The Best of RESFEST
Currently on volume three, this compilation has hand-picked short films from the archives of RESFEST festival.

Short - International Release
These DVDs (3 volumes so far) feature filmmaker's commentary, alternate audio tracks, additional and bonus tracks, production notes, interactive menus, and hyperlinks to filmmaker's websites.

15 award-winning short films that have been showcased at major film festivals all over the globe.

Warp Vision: the Videos 1989 - 2004
A collection of music videos from various artists on the record label Warp.

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