7:35 In The Morning by Nacho Vigalondo (2003) (Spain) (8m)

Nominated for an Oscar in 2005, it's impossible not to like 7:35 In The Morning (7:35 De La Mañana), written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo. It starts off in a slightly eerie fashion, with a woman entering a cafe for her normal morning cup of coffee but with no-one speaking or, indeed, moving. It seems she has a secret admirer who has come up with an unusal way of approaching his intended...

Photograph of Jesus

Photograph of Jesus by Laurie Hill (2008) (UK) (7m)

Photograph Of Jesus is a hard film to categorise, which is perhaps why I like it so much. It is a funny, interesting, stop-motion, animation documentary about some of the weirder and more asinine requests for photographs at Getty Images (including the request for a photograph of Jesus). It is narrated by an archivist Matthew Butson and is the second short film by London-based animator Laurie HIll.

The Screamers by Roberto Pérez Toledo (2011) (Spain) (1m)

The Screamers (Los Grotines), written and directed by Roberto Perez Toledo, is a great short short film that also falls into the romance genre. If you're not smiling at the end, then write me an angry email. A man and a woman are look out from a graffiti strewn rooftop when they being screaming for fun. However, an uncomfortable situation awaits them when one of them raises the romantic stakes. I actually dreamt about this film after watching it.

The Screamers

Not What You Saw

Not Where You Saw (2011) (USA) (2m)

A simple but brilliant idea, the Ramsey Brothers have made several Home Movie Commentaries. Basically, they get together to watch old home movies and give running commentaries like you find on the DVDs of modern Hollywood feature films. One of the results is Not Where You Saw, a subtle and amusing lampooning of the bollocks that Hollywood directors and actors speak. As the Ramsey Brothers say, Not Where You Saw “tells the riveting tale of one brother’s courageous stand for justice.”

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