“Lumière and Company; 40 internationally-recognized filmmakers were selected to celebrate the first 100 years of cinema by contributing to a project while abiding by a strict list of rules:
First, they had to use the original Cinématographe camera first used by the Lumière Brothers (Louis and Auguste) in the 1895, 100 years before this collab effort.
Second, each flm couldn’t be longer than 52 seconds.
Third, no synch sound.
And fourth, no more than 3 takes.” via
25 of the best short films you can watch online, According to “Taste of Cinema.”