My Favorite Short Documentaries

Also see: My Favorite Short Films

The same logic of separating feature films from feature-length documentaries applies to short films: real life captured at its moment cannot be compared with fictional representations of life. Therefore, I cannot include short documentaries in an overall list of shorts.

Notes:

- This list is too short. I need to see more short documentaries. Recommendations are welcome.
- The list is planned to be under constant growth.

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  • The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

    1

  • The Light Penetrates the Dark

    2

  • Roundhay Garden Scene

    3

  • Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory

    4

  • Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge

    5

  • Night and Fog

    6

  • The House Is Black

    7

  • Window Water Baby Moving

    8

  • The Vampire

    9

  • The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes

    10

  • Crossroads

    11

  • Méditerranée

    12

  • London's Trafalgar Square

    13

  • Demolition of a Wall

    14

  • Working on the Douro River

    15

  • H₂O

    16

  • The Octopus

    17

  • We

    18

  • 21-87

    19

  • Very Nice, Very Nice

    20

  • Report

    21

  • 79 Springs

    22

  • Free Fall

    23

  • A Trip Down Memory Lane

    24

  • In Memory of the Day Passed By

    25

  • Blood of the Beasts

    26

  • A Diary for Timothy

    27

  • Listen to Britain

    28

  • Hanoi, Tuesday 13th

    29

  • The Brickmakers

    30

  • The Order

    31

  • Go! Go! Go!

    32

  • Brutality in Stone

    33

  • Glimpse of the Garden

    34

  • Experiments in the Revival of Organisms

    35

  • Bassae

    36

  • Valparaiso

    37

  • Letters from America

    38

  • Now!

    39

  • Castro Street

    40

  • Blow Job

    41

  • The Zoo

    42

  • The Smell of Burning Ants

    43

  • King of the Jews

    44