“I think the short gives a freedom to filmmakers,” Jane Campion once said of short films. “What’s appealing is that you don’t have as much responsibility for storytelling and plot. They can be more like a portrait, or a poem.” To celebrate remarkable short films, like those by Sergei Parajanov and Miguel Gomes now playing in the FLC Virtual Cinema, we asked the FLC community on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to share their favorite short films with us.

Featuring work by Kenneth Anger, Maya Deren, Ava DuVernay, Forough Farrokhzad, Alice Guy-Blaché, Wong Kar-wai, Buster Keaton, Chris Marker, Georges Méliès, the Quay Brothers, Lynne Ramsay, Alain Resnais, Jean Vigo, and others, your responses included a wide-ranging slate of short films from around the world that exemplify how impactful stories can often come in a more compact form. We’ve gathered these and other short films, which are available for viewing free of charge, below. Thank you to everyone who joined the conversation!

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7:35 de la mañana (Nacho Vigalondo)

21-87 (Arthur Lipsett)

The Alphabet (David Lynch)

And So We Put Goldfish In The Pool (Makoto Nagahisa)

At Land (Maya Deren)

The Bespoke Overcoat (Jack Clayton)

Blood of the Beasts (Georges Franju)

The Cameraman’s Revenge (Ladislas Starevich)

Colloque de Chiens (Raúl Ruiz)

Cosmic Ray (Bruce Conner)

Daybreak Express (D.A. Pennebaker)

Desistfilm (Stan Brakhage)

Dog (Andrea Arnold)

The Door (Ava DuVernay)

Falling Leaves (Alice Guy-Blaché)

Father and Daughter (Michaël Dudok de Wit)

Gasman (Lynne Ramsay)

The Girl Chewing Gum (John Smith)

Grass Labyrinth (Shuji Terayama)

The Heart of the World (Guy Maddin)

The Hire: Follow (Wong Kar-wai)

Hotel Chevalier (Wes Anderson)

The House is Black (Forough Farrokhzad)

The House of Small Cubes (Kunio Katō)

I’m Here (Spike Jonze)

Inextinguishable Fire (Harun Farocki)

Je vous salue, Sarajevo (Jean-Luc Godard)

Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren)

Naysayer (David Helman)

Neighbours (Norman McLaren)

Night and Fog (Alain Resnais)

One Week (Buster Keaton)

Outer Space (Peter Tscherkassky)

Pas de Deux (Norman McLaren)

Peel (Jane Campion)

Peel, directed by Jane Campion | AFTRS Showcase

AFTRS alumna and Oscar-winner Jane Campion's student film PEEL won the Short Film Palme d'Or at the 1986 Festival de Cannes. It screens again this week, 31 years on, as part of the Cannes Classics series. Today we proudly present the film in full for Australian viewers.

Posted by Australian Film Television and Radio School on Thursday, May 18, 2017

Scorpio Rising (Kenneth Anger)

The Seasons (Artavazd Peleshian)

Secret Goldfish (Bi Gan)

Short and Curlies (Mike Leigh)

La Soufriere (Werner Herzog)

The Strange Thing About The Johnsons (Ari Aster)

Surface Tension (Hollis Frampton)

A Trip to the Moon (Georges Méliès)

Un chien andalou (Luis Buñuel)

Your Face (Bill Plympton)

The Water Phoenix (Bola Ogun)

Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (Les Blank)

Zero de conduite (Jean Vigo)

We’ve also rounded up additional selections, some of which are available to watch elsewhere online.

Atlantiques (Mati Diop) – MUBI
The Burden (Niki Lindroth Von Bahr) – Vimeo
La Jetée
(Chris Marker) – The Criterion Channel
Run, Run (Jim Henson)
The Skywalk is Gone (Tsai Ming-liang)
Street of Crocodiles (Quay Brothers) – The Criterion Channel
Vampires of Poverty
(Carlos Mayolo, Luis Ospina)
What’s Opera, Doc? (Chuck Jones) – HBO Max
World of Tomorrow (Don Hertzfeldt) – Vimeo

Do you have more suggestions to add to the list? Share with us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook, and stay tuned for more conversations on cinema.