The Shortest Day

A DAY OF FREE SCREENINGS! ALL AGES WELCOME!

The Shortest Day, an annual one-day celebration of the short film, will have its inaugural Canadian edition on December 21, 2013.

The National Film Board of Canada, Telefilm Canada, and Quebec’s Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) are national partners in presenting this event in Canada. The Cinematheque is pleased to join with them in hosting this special day of free screenings in Vancouver. The celebration takes place on December 21, the winter solstice: the shortest day of the year!

The Shortest Day was initiated in France in 2011, and is designed to bring great short films to wider audiences.

Four programs of shorts of award-winning Canadian (and some international) short films will be screened in our Vancouver celebration: one suitable for kids under 8 years of age; one for families; one made up of comedies; and one made of acclaimed festival films.

Complete details on The Shortest Day screenings and films, including film synopses can be found at www.theshortestday.ca.

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Children’s Program
(67 minutes)

Suitable for kids under 8 years of age (and their family and friends). All films in English or without dialogue.

Léon in WintertimeA Sea Turtle StoryDemoni The Fox and the ChickadeeSoup of the DayMicta The Ugly SquareRumours

Saturday, December 21 — 1:00 pm

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Family Program
(88 minutes)

All films in English or without dialogue.

Big MouthSundayTrotteurA Shade of GreyKali the Little VampireJoanna Makes a FriendMonsterLife Doesn't Frighten Me

Saturday, December 21 — 3:00 pm

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Comedy Program
(99 minutes)

Recommended for older audiences. All films in English or with English subtitles.

FlyLes choses horriblesMarius BorodineIt's a Dog LifeSubconscious PasswordMary and MyselfCanoejackedDiagnosticParadise FallsAnxious Oswald Greene

Saturday, December 21 — 4:40 pm

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Festival Program
(100 minutes)

Recommended for older audiences. All films in English or with English subtitles.

Herd Leader Quelqu'un d'extraordinaire Gloria Talking Dog for Sale Edmond was a Donkey Ina LitovskiRemember me Seconds Not Far From The Abattoir Barefoot

Saturday, December 21 — 6:30 pm


FREE ADMISSION •  Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Cinematheque membership not required for this event.