Short Film of the Day

As we practiced social distancing in 2020, at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, 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 2,500 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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