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The Best Short Films of 2016

Despite this year's overall horribleness, it's been a great year for short films. Out of the 2,000-plus I've seen this year, here are my 13 favorites.
Jeffrey Bowers
12.29.16
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Before the Muppets, Jim Henson Was a Countercultural Filmmaker

He also tried to open his own psychedelic themed nightclub inspired by Jefferson Airplane.
Katherine Gillespie
6.23.16
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These Short Films Will Self-Destruct After You Watch Them

We spoke to filmmaker Guy Maddin about his new project 'Séances'—a web-based, algorithm-driven assemblage made up of the world's lost films.
Blake Butler
5.13.16
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Watch This Hilarious Short Film About Kids Exploding Their Teacher's Head

In 'Fools Day' a class of fourth graders make a crazy coffee concoction that ends up killing their teacher in a mind blowing explosion of guts and blood. They're left to clean up the mess and avoid getting caught by the D.A.R.E officer.
Jeffrey Bowers
4.8.16
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Watch This Surreal Short Film About Existential Animals and Pop Culture

Director Réka Bucsi's Oscar-shortlisted 'Symphony No. 42' ponders the absurdity of life through depressed elephants, brain-dead humans, and Damien Hirst.
Jeffrey Bowers
2.4.16
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This Haunting Short Film Is a Meditation on American Violence

I'm Short, Not Stupid presents Terry Rayment's chilling short film set to Senator Robert F. Kennedy's "The Mindless Menace of Violence" speech.
Jeffrey Bowers
12.7.15
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I'm Thankful for 'Oh Willy...,' Easily One of My Favorite Short Films Ever

The charming, profound, and strikingly original animated short film has finally arrived online.
Jeffrey Bowers
11.26.15
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vice shorts

Watch the Gross 'Back to the Future' Parody That Spawned 'Rick and Morty'

The wonderfully twisted 'The Real Adventures of Doc and Mharti' was creator Justin Roiland's attempt to "troll" Universal Pictures.
Jeffrey Bowers
10.22.15
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Director Danny Madden's short film 'All Your Favorite Shows' is a wild and arty send-up of the supercut.

Director Danny Madden's short film <i>All Your Favorite Shows</i> is a wild and arty send-up of the supercut.
Jeffrey Bowers
10.17.15
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vice shorts

Blind Dates Are Kind of Like Horror Films

Michael Mohan's SXSW Grand Jury-winning short film, 'Pink Grapefruit,' follows two couples—one on the ups, the other on the outs.
Jeffrey Bowers
10.8.15
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vice shorts

It Sucks Being an 11-Year-Old Beauty Queen

I'm Short, Not Stupid #85 features 'The Queen (La Reina),' a short documentary about the demands of childhood pageantry in Argentina.
Jeffrey Bowers
9.18.15
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The Best Online Short Films of 2014

A musical puppet show, an animated short about our fear of death, and Spike Lee's documentary about Mo'ne Davis all made our list.
Jeffrey Bowers
12.16.14