I have been looking around for short films for research on own short film I will be making. I cam across some children stories and some of the where just a sequence of illustrated pictures with a narrator telling the story, teaching young kids for something like greed for example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKWRIa-z0II . It is very short and to the point. with no animation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nRDILvgeao I came across this video, i know it is a lot longer than a minute but it still is short. Animated short stories seem to be more popular than anything else. i think this is because when you animate you can consciously make everything how you want it. and a short film can sometimes take a long time to make. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eIMafROjyo I was shown this short movie a while back by Garath Called “The Gift” , a short film set in Russia with cgi in it. I thoguht it was very good, the effects where nicely done and it told a story. ANother film i looked at was http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&v=C1SfwPPbkVI&NR=1 .