I can't get over how generous people are on Vimeo. The quality of content is often professional, but vimeo also has a strong sense of community, keeping it friendly and lo-fi. Comments are never offensive (unlike youtube!) and there is a great deal of respect among users for each others' work.
This is a link for a group on vimeo called Courts Métrages Français.
Below are three videos I picked out this morning.
"A nostalgic day dream of tired sailors," a film by Anne Viel and Jerome Boulbes.
The images are just maps, the voiceover man has a heavy accent, and there is something magical about this short. This user has uploaded seven videos, and they are all wonderfully animated.
TWO: Timelapses of Paris
There is a whole series of these - presumably filmed on the guy's iPhone using a specific app. As an ex-Parisian, I was bound to appreciate it.
THREE: Happy 2011
This just made me smile. I apologise for my marshmallow heart.