If you really want to see some of the best of short animations. I recommend torrenting all of the ‘Beltesassar’s Short Animation Festivals‘. They’re plastered all over torrent websites and they will give you a real insight into different styles and techniques of animation. Although under US copyright law it is illegal, I would recommend you check it out anyway. There is no way you can pay for something you don’t know about, but if you do really enjoy any of these animations, think about chasing up their creators up and supporting them by buying more recent work, as most of them are quite poor and working from their bedrooms or tiny studios.  It will also open your eyes to some of the great animators out there and you can learn a lot about what is possible in the short animation format.

Here are a few brilliant shorts from the festival.

 

This one isn’t in the fests but check it out anyway. It’s really interesting.

 

-PErm

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