Cinecouch.com

About Cinecouch

About Cinecouch

What's Cinecouch?
Cinecouch is a website dedicated to short films and long shorts(or short features). It is a comprehensive list of short films released or unreleased, film or video, animation or live action, all time periods, all countries possible.

How's your list compiled?
It is compiled half-based on existing lists, and half-based on my own research and taste. Detailed metrics can be found here

What's the goal of Cinecouch?
To make a detailed list of Best 1000 Shorts (and possibly more) of any kind.

How often do you update the project?
Please check homepage for updating schedule. Detailed logs is available here.

What's up with the poetry?
Since 2014, I have decided to turn my reviews into the forms of poetry, to make this project more "manageable" :)

How can I cite/use your poems?
For web use: just include a link to the page the poem(s) is located. Cite author as "Cinecouch.com"
For print use: see the contact link below and email me.

What's the Cinecouch's Favorite section?
Those are my personal lists of favorite feature and short films, updated periodically.

Contact, Complain to, Suggest films, Lost yourself on the site, or Sick of Poetry...
jerrylluogaz@gmail.com

Statistics

Films By Type:
Animation=383
Live Action=576
Both=34
Other=7

Films By Color:
Color=503
B&W=463
Both=32
Either=2

Films By Country:
(Films with a multi-country production wil be counted as one for each country)
USA=371
France=143
Soviet Union/Russia=77
UK=71
Canada=67
Poland=42
Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic=39
Japan=35
Germany/West Germany=32
Austria=19
Belgium=18
Netherlands=15
Italy=12
Spain=10
Hungary=9
Yugoslavia=8
Switzerland=7
Australia=5
Cuba=7
Iran=6
China/Hong Kong=4
Denmark=4
Sweden=3
Portugal=3
India=3
South Africa=2
Norway=2
Argentina=2
Brazil=2
Mexico=2
Ireland=2
Armenia=2
Chile=1
Estonia=1
Luxemberg=1
Greece=1
Colombia=1
Venezuela=1
Senegal=1

Reference

Images used from: (also recommended DVDs):

Avant-garde Films
Avant Garde Experimental Cinema Vol2 Vol3
Unseen Cinema
Treasures IV: American Avant-Garde Film
Avant-Garde: Surrealism and Experiment in Belgian Cinema 1927-1937 Euro(€)

Director's Set, Live Action
Georges Melies: First Wizard of Cinema
Maya Deren: Experimental Films
Norman McLaren: The Masters Edition
By Brakhage: An Anthology
Films of Kenneth Anger
The Chaplin Revue
Buster Keaton - Short Films Collection
The Films of James Broughton
Joris Ivens Collection
The Complete Jean Vigo
The Urgent Cinema of Santiago Alvarez
Science Is Fiction: 23 Films by Jean Painleve
Listen to Britain and Other Films By Humphrey Jennings

Director's Set, Animation
Jan Svankmajer: Collected Shorts The Ossuary and Other Tales
Films & Videos by Zbig Rybczynski
Oskar Fischinger: Ten Films
Animated Classics by Frederic Back
Cameraman's Revenge & Other Fantastic Tales
The Animation of Alexeieff
Phantom Museums: The Short Films of the Quay Brothers
The Complete Early Works of Bill Plympton
The Puppet Films of Jiri Trnka
The Films of Georges Schwizgebel
Winsor McCay - The Master Editio
Extreme Animation: Films By Phil Mulloy
Jiri Barta: Labyrinth of Darkness
Bitter Films: Animated Shorts by Don Hertzfeldt

Shorts Compilations
Anthology of Polish Animated Film
Anthology of Polish Experimental Animation
Masters of Russian Animation 1-4
Cinema 16: European Short Films
Cinema 16: American Short Films
Pixar Short Films Collection

Special Editions
La Jetee
Wallace & Gromit: The Complete Collection
Harvie Krumpet

Special Thanks

Center for Visual Music
Academy Film Archive
Pacific Film Archive
California Institute of the Arts
National Film Board of Canada