Coinciding with the winter solstice arrives the Fiesta del Cortometraje (Short Film Festival), with a diverse and free international programming, extending from 18 to 21 December
In defense of the short film format, the festival el Dia més Curt is postulated as the great platform to disseminate the short film in Barcelona and Catalonia, enhancing the role of the short film in the sector of the audiovisual industry.
In its 3rd edition, the Fiesta del Cortometraje (Short Film Festival) widens its programming to four days, from 18 to 21 December and reaches throughout Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and Andorra. The festival emphasizes its focus on the educational world, organizing screenings in various schools and colleges.
Coinciding with the celebration of The Short Film Day, which is held in a dozen countries, it claimed the festival through a high-level programming and international awards, which combines four days of screenings in the city, at the headquarters of the CCCB , Cinemes Espai Girona and 30, plus a diverse program of cinema clubs spread over several locations: Almenara, Badalona, Castellar del Vallès, Figueres, Igualada, Inca, La Seu d'Urgell, Lloret de Mar, L'Hospitalet, Palma de Mallorca, Premia de Mar, Reus, Ribes de Fresser, Sagunto, Sant Pol de Mar and Vic.
In line with previous editions, the Dia més Curt has five sections covering an audience of all ages: Perles, a retrospective dedicated to forgotten gems cult short film; Curt.cat, a selection of short films made in Catalonia, in Catalan; En família, shorts for families to enjoy and stimulate the creativity of the smallest; Entre col·legues, the most innovative proposals on the international scene, to inspire future generations of filmmakers; and the traditional late-night sessions Nit Bandarra, for adults only.
The most carefree and uninhibited section of El dia més curt is La Nit Bandarra. One night for adult audiences with abundant sex and humor, and celebrated on December 21, the day of the winter solstice. This year, we can see works such as the Swedish Kung Fury, by David Sandberg, where a policeman travels back in time to World War II to kill Hitler, Mouth Babies, by Lisa Duva and Katherine Nolfi, which tells the story of a woman orally pregnant, and the Franco-Belgian L’ours noir, which leads us to a terrific stay in the natural park of the black bear, among others.
El dia més curt
When: 18 to 21 December
Where: CCCB, Cinemes Girona, Espai 30
Price: free admission
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