The Shortest Day

Free and open to the public! Day-of show, two complimentary tickets per person will be available at the box office on a first-come, first-serve, space-available basis

The Shortest Day (Le jour le plus court) is an international event dedicated to French short films that takes place on December 21. Coordinated by the Centre National de la Cinematographie (CNC), the event is supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and the Institut Français.

December 21st is a symbolic day: the day of the winter solstice, and the shortest day of the year, celebrated by many civilizations as the day of renewal. It is the perfect day to celebrate short films, which greatly contribute to the renewal of audiovisual creation.

As an integral part of cinema artistry, short films are in many ways its best symbol. French shorts are impressive in their vitality and stimulating in their diversity; not only are they a promise for French cinema, but they also represent its boldest facet.

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The Shortest Day

The Shortest Day

2012 | 64 mins

Free event!

Join Film Society and the Centre National de la Cinematographie for a selection of French short films that will screen around the world on the shortest day of the year: 

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