The critically acclaimed Cinema16 series celebrates the short film by showcasing some of the best classic and award winning shorts on DVD, providing short films with a much needed platform to give filmmakers and movie-lovers access to great films that would otherwise be near impossible to see. ?
The line-up includes early shorts from George Lucas, Tim Burton, Alexander Payne, Todd Solondz, Gus van Sant, Andy Warhol and DA Pennebaker whose films sit alongside award winning films from emerging filmmakers including cult classic George Lucas in Love, and this year's Sundance winner The Wraith of Cobble Hill.??The release of Cinema16: American Short Films follows the success of two previous DVD releases in the series Cinema16: British Short Films and Cinema16: European Short Films which include the work of Mike Leigh, Ridley Scott, Lars von Trier, Chris Morris, Stephen Daldry, Lynne Ramsay, Christopher Nolan, Jean-Luc Godard, Patrice Leconte, Tom Tykwer, Nanni Moretti, Lukas Moodysson and Jan Svankmajer amongst others. Both collections have grown through word of mouth to become major independent hits.