Over the weekend of the 19th to 21st of December, Cinemes Girona, the CCCB and the Filmoteca de Catalunya will offer various selections of short films
The 21st of December, the winter solstice, is the shortest day of the year. Designed to coincide with the event, a festival of short films entitled, you guessed it, The shortest day, has been celebrated worldwide over the past few years. Last year was the first time the event has been celebrated in Catalonia and more than 3000 spectators enjoyed screenings of short films throughout the country, with Barcelona as one the most enthusiastic participants. This year the Filmoteca de Catalunya, the CCCB and Cinemes Girona will offer numerous sessions of short films on the 19th, 20th and 21st of December.
Most of the short films programmed for screening in Barcelona were originally shown in the numerous film festivals celebrated throughout the Països Catalans, or Catalan Countries, and include selections from the International Environmental Film Festival, the TMB International Short Film Festival, L’Alternativa – The Barcelona Independent Film Festival, Fire!! – The International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and Mecal – The International Short and Animated Film Festival. There will also be sessions for younger viewers, short films nominated for the Gaudí Awards and a selection of 35mm Catalan short films from the first decade of the 21st century.
The shortest day is an original idea of the L'Agence du court métrage, or Short Film Agency, of France. First programmed in 2011, it has since extended throughout the world.
The shortest day
From 19 to 21 December
The entrance is free (except in the Filmoteca de Catalunya)
Cinemes Girona, CCCB and Filmoteca de Catalunya
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