Short Film of the Day

As we practiced social distancing during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, I thought it was increasingly important to bring the world together through our most popular and accessible art form: cinema. With this in mind, I created this “Short Film of the Day” series. Join me in celebrating these wonderful short movies, all of which are worthy of 5 stars (my highest ranking). And for ratings of more than 2,000 shorts, see my list of short films.


March 24: Copy Shop (2001), directed by Virgil Widrich

March 25: The Ballad of Holland Island House (2015), directed by Lynn Tomlinson

March 26: Neighbours (1952), directed by Norman McLaren

March 27: The Immigrant (1917), directed by Charlie Chaplin

March 28: Emit (2013), directed by J.S. Mayank

March 29: Beanstalk Bunny (1955), directed by Chuck Jones

March 30: Edith+Eddie (2017), directed by Laura Checkoway

March 31: Curfew (2012), directed by Shawn Christensen

April 1: The Hand (1965), directed by Jiří Trnka

April 2: I Am Yup’ik (2016), directed by Daniele Anastasion and Nathan Golon

April 3: Thru the Mirror (1936), directed by David Hand and creative-produced by Walt Disney

April 4: Pitter Patter Goes My Heart (2015), directed by Christoph Rainer

April 5: Le Voyage dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon) (1902), directed by Georges Méliès

April 6: Bear Story (2014), directed by Gabriel Osorio Vargas

April 7: Dissonance (2015), directed by Till Nowak

April 8: One Week (1920), directed by Buster Keaton and Edward Cline

April 9: I Have a Message for You (2017), directed by Matan Rochlitz

April 10: La Cabina (The Telephone Box) (1972), directed by Antonio Mercero

April 11: Free as a Bird (1995), directed by Joe Pytka and the Beatles

April 12: Le Ballon Rouge (The Red Balloon) (1956), directed by Albert Lamoriss


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