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From little things, big things grow, and plenty of excellent feature films started as shorts. Taika Waititi’s Two Cars, One Night begat Boy. Alive in Joburg became District 9. Monster transformed into The Babadook. Whiplash became Whiplash, Thunder Road, er, Thunder Road. The Last Black Man in San Francisco’s characters grew out of American Paradise. Even the Safdies are returning to the form. With modern feature films stretching the limits of our bladders, it’s time to celebrate the art of the short. Live-action or animated, Oscar-nominated or not, list your ten favorite short films of all time.

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  • A Trip to the Moon
  • Un Chien Andalou
  • World of Tomorrow
  • The Wrong Trousers
  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • Kitbull
  • Paperman
  • Night and Fog
  • WHAT DID JACK DO?
  • Too Many Cooks
  • Anima
  • Hair Love
  • Rejected
  • The Red Balloon
  • One Week
  • Duck Amuck
  • Geri's Game
  • A Grand Day Out
  • Bao

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