Mic.com is one of my favourite websites - I check it nearly every day for interesting thought pieces on the arts. They have posted an article: 16 Short Films That Launched the Careers of Famous Directors that really caught my eye. It's almost a mini film school.
I really believe that short films are the laboratory of cinema - which is why over the years here at the festival we have shown so many terrific shorts, and why the Academy of Motion Pictures honours our best short each year with a position on the Best Short film shortlist in the run-up to the Oscars.
The shorts they selected are terrific shorts, but there are two I would like to see added to the list:
Shane Meadow's Where's The Money Ronnie, which we screened in 1996 at Raindance as part of a retrospective of his work. Speaking of short films and film festivals - have you secured your festival pass for Raindance?
And Christopher Nolan's Doodlebug which we screened in 1998.
Have they missed any? Please leave in the comments box below.