The Shorts Blogathon is here!

It’s finally time for all of us to celebrate the (tiny) world of classic film shorts. We have everything from cartoons to miniature documentaries to comedies, dramas and everything in between. Be sure to visit all the wonderful participants and leave comments complimenting their hard work.

All of the participants will be listed on this page so check back often during the event. I have sorted the shorts for your reading pleasure. Some films may fit into more than one category but I put them where they seemed to fit best.

Note for Saturday: I unexpectedly have to attend a funeral out of town. (Very dear family friend.) I will be available in the morning and the evening but may not be able to update the roster in the afternoon. Please be patient and send a gentle reminder if you don’t see your post.

Foreign Extraction

Shorts from outside the Anglo-American sphere.

Movies Silently | Antosha Ruined by a Corset (1916)

Silents, Please! | Oxilia, Menichelli, 1915: two short films

The Moon in Gemini | La Jetée (1962)

Le Mot du Cinephiliaque | Les maîtres fous (The Mad Masters) (1955)

The Moon in Gemini | A Trip to the Moon (1902)

The Cinematic Packrat | Georges Melies: The Man Who Brought Magic to the Movies

Holy Kinetoscope and jumpin’ Nickelodeon!

Shorts from the dawn of film to the early feature era.

Silent Volume | Arrival of a Train (1896)

Silent Volume | Frankenstein (1910)

Silver Screenings | Falling Leaves (1912)

Critica Retro | 12 Shorts to Brighten Your Day

Girls Do Film | Alice Guy-Blache: Female Film Pioneer

The real teen comedy

Comedy from the 1910s.

Sister Celluloid | The Cook (1918)

Century Film Project | The Tramp (1915)

Now Voyaging | The Troubles of a Grass Widower (1912)

Keystone Chaos

Anarchy from Mack Sennett and Co.

Big V Riot Squad | Fatty and Mabel Viewing the World’s Fair at San Francisco (1915)

Silent-ology | His Wife’s Mistake (1916)

The Stars are Ageless | Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914)

The Movie Rat | Galloping Bungalows (1924)

Carole & Co. | Run, Girl, Run (1928)

Forgotten Failures | Spanking Breezes (1926)

Another Fine Mess

Stan and Ollie’s shorts.

stevielounicks | Double Whoopee (1929)

Once Upon a Screen | Do Detectives Think? (1927)

A Shroud of Thoughts | The Music Box (1932)

Caftan Woman | Them Thar Hills (1934) and Tit for Tat (1935)


Buster Keaton’s comedy shorts.

MiB’s Instant Headache | Buster Keaton Short Films Collection Volume 1

MiB’s Instant Headache | Buster Keaton Short Films Collection Volume 2

Movie Movie Blog Blog | One Week (1920)

Special Purpose Movie Blog | Mechanized Houses in Buster Keaton Shorts

The Wonderful World of Cinema | The High Sign (1921)

Mickey Mouse Outfit

Cartoon shorts!

Nitrateglow | Oh, What a Knight (1928) and Ye Olden Days (1933)

wolffian classics movie digest | Lonesome Ghosts (1937) and A Knight for a Day (1946)

Classic Movie Hub | What’s Opera, Doc? (1957)

Speakeasy | Porky in Wackyland (1938) and Dough for the Do-Do (1949)

Wide Screen World | The Superman cartoon series (1941-1943)

Mildred’s Fatburgers | Falling Hare (1943) and Little Red Riding Rabbit (1944)

Experiments and Awards

Dramatic, artistic and award-winning shorts from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.

Portraits by Jenni | Star in the Night (1945)

MovieFanFare | The Declaration of Independence (1938)

The Stop Button | The Hearts of Age (1934)

Silver Scenes | Return to Glennascaul (1953)

Wise guy, eh?

Musical and comedy shorts from the 1930s and 1940s.

The Motion Pictures | Happily Buried (1939)

Coolsville | Bubbles (1930) and Every Sunday (1936)

The Hitless Wonder | A Plumbing We Will Go (1940)


49 Replies to “The Shorts Blogathon is here!”

  1. Hi Fritzi,

    Just wanted to stop in and thank you again for hosting this event. I had my biggest day ever yesterday, in terms of hits, and I’m sure this event was the reason. Now, I can go see what the others have been up to!

  2. Thank you, Fritzi for organizing this and thank you to everyone who posted. I finally finished reading all the posts and commenting on as many as I could.

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