The compilations they release feature short films from famous directors such as Christopher Nolan, Tim Burton, Ridley Scott, Guillermo del Toro, Jean-Luc Godard, Mike Leigh and George Lucas, as well as work by less well known names. Most of the films also feature commentary tracks, usually by the director.
Cinema16 have so far released five DVDs:
|Title||Region Code||PAL/NTSC||Number of Shorts||Notes|
|British Short Films||Region 0||PAL||16||Four shorts are also available on European Short Films: US Edition.|
|European Short Films||Region 2||PAL||16||Seven shorts are also available on European Short Films: US Edition.|
|American Short Films||Region 0||NTSC||16|
|European Short Films: Special US Edition||Region 0||NTSC||16||Two discs.
Contains four shorts not on any other Cinema16 DVD.
|World Short Films||Region 0||NTSC||16||Two discs.|
List of films
The five releases have included a total of 68 short films by 67 directors. The films are:
- "Total Short Films - Carmen (1985) - Alexander Payne". www.totalshortfilms.com. Retrieved 2016-11-10.
- "CINEPHILIA and FILMMAKING • Carmen (1985) was Alexander Payne's first short..." CINEPHILIA and FILMMAKING. Retrieved 2016-11-10.
- Payne, Alexander (2000-01-01), Carmen, retrieved 2016-11-10