In case you aren’t aware, Gobelins is a school in France that specializes in animation. Their student work typically puts even the best production studios to shame. Yes, in some regards, I would argue that some of these shorts are better than the ones made by Pixar. There’s a lot of variety, fresh colors, and an obvious attention given to traditional media.
But the name of the game when you’re making a short is overlap. If you can learn how to do that, I think you’re golden. And keeping things short — really short — seems to help too.
It’s hardly even possible to make a best-of list. Browse around the archive. They’re all good. But here’s a few for the sake of having pictures on the page.