The Shortest Day 2014

A DAY OF FREE SCREENINGS!
ALL AGES WELCOME!

The Shortest Day, an annual international one-day celebration of the short film, will have its second Canadian edition on December 21, 2014.

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 again this year 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.

The three programs of entertaining and humorous Canadian shorts screening in our Vancouver celebration include many award-winners, festival picks, and audience favourites. Among the selections are the Oscar nominees The Cat Came Back and My Grandmother Ironed the King’s Shirts, the Oscar winner The Danish Poet, and the great NFB classic The Sweater.

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

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Kids' Program
(59 min.)

Suitable for kids under 8 years of age (and their family and friends). Films in this (mostly animation) program are in English or without dialogue.

Bounce (Guillaume Blanchet/Québec 2014) ● Tzarirtza (Theodore Ushev/Québec 2006) ● The Dingles (Les Drew/NFB Prairies Studio 1988) ● The Cat Came Back (Cordel Barker/Québec 1988) ● At Home with Mrs. Hen (Tali/Québec 2006) ● Ciel d'encre / Ink Sky (Caroline Pellerin & Audrey B. Portelance/Québec 2013) ● The Amautalik (Neil Christopher/Nunavut 2014) ● Seasick (Eva Cvijanovic/Québec 2014) ● Flocons (Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre/Québec 2014) ● The War Killed the King's Dog (Zabelle Côté/Québec 2003)

Sunday, December 21 - 2:30 pm

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Family Program
(88 min.)

Films in this (mostly animation) program are in English or with English subtitles.

The Danish Poet (Torill Kove/Québec 2006) ● Sleeping Betty (Claude Cloutier/Québec 2007) ● The Sweater (Sheldon Cohen/B.C. 1980) ● The Bear Facts (Jonathan Wright/Nunavut 2010) ● The Great Thinkers (Karina Garcia Casanova/Québec 2009) ● Josef and Aimee (Ben Sherinian/Ontario 2014) ● Godhead (Connor Gaston/B.C. 2014) ● The Magic Ferret (Alison Parker/B.C. 2013) ● In Your Heart (Raymond Caplin/Québec 2012)

Sunday, December 21 - 4:00 pm

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Comedy Program
(99 min.)

Recommended for older or adult audiences. Films in this program are in English or with English subtitles.

Petit Frère / Little Brother (Rémi St-Michel/Québec 2014) ● Imelda (Martin Villeneuve/Québec 2014) ● Pour Retourner / To Return (Scooter Corkle/B.C. 2014) ● Infanticide (G. Patrick Condon/Newfoundland and Labrador 2013) ● Life's a Bitch (François Jaros/Québec 2014) ● Sunday Punch (Alan Powell/Ontario 2014) ● My Grandmother Ironed the King’s Shirts (Torill Kove/Québec 1999) ● A Mile in Those Hooves (James Brylowski/Ontario 2014)

Sunday, December 21 - 6:00 pm


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