The World According to Shorts
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Since 2000, The World According to Shorts, a program curated by Jonathan Howell, has exhibited an annual selection of the world's best short films at the BAMcinématek in Brooklyn. Qualifications include participation in a major European short film festival (the majority of films have been selected from the International Competition at Clermont-Ferrand's prestigious Festival du Court Metrage).The goal of the program has been to introduce some of the best short films and their directors to U.S. audiences (most are U.S. or New York premieres), thus giving the films a chance for broader… More
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Proves that great things often come in small packages."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"This year's Cinema Village program is something of a best-of, compiling six films from past incarnations and pointedly showcasing the series' range, both geographical and formal."
‑ Joshua Land, Village Voice
"The individual components are unusually strong; the best are excellent and the least-distinguished are above average."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The perfect antidote for anyone sick of overlong blockbusters, this diverse selection packs six films into just 95 minutes."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"An uneven but imaginative and diverse collection of shorts."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"For audiences exhausted by today's bloated extravaganzas, The World According to Shorts is an eclectic palate cleanser."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"The world according to these far-flung shorts will only appear familiar to patrons of the BAMcinématek."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
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