CINEMA16 celebrates the short film by showcasing some of the best classic and award winning shorts on DVD.
Aside from providing short films with a much needed platform CINEMA16 gives filmmakers and movie-lovers access to some great films that would otherwise be near impossible to see, from the fascinating early works of some of the world’s greatest directors to award-winning films from its most exciting newcomers.
With over five hours of films across this double DVD edition, WORLD CINEMA16 is essential viewing for anyone with an interest in the moving image. The majority of the films are accompanied by audio commentaries, almost always by the directors themselves.
The release of WORLD CINEMA16 follows the release of CINEMA16: AMERICAN SHORT FILMS (Tim Burton, George Lucas, Alexander Payne, Gus van Sant, DA Pennebaker, Todd Solondz, Mike Mills and Maya Deren), CINEMA16: EUROPEAN SHORT FILMS (Lars von Trier, Jean Luc Godard, Jan Svankmajer, Lukas Moodysson, Tom Tykwer) and CINEMA16: BRITISH SHORT FILMS (Chris Nolan, Ridley Scott, Mike Leigh, Stephen Daldry, Lynne Ramsay and Peter Greenaway) – further demonstrating it’s dedication to this important area of filmmaking.
CINEMA16: WORLD SHORT FILMS is subtitled in English, Spanish, German and Japanese, and includes commentaries from many of the directors involved.