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Short Film Day

On 21 December, the shortest day of the year, it’s Short Film Day! All day long you’ll be able to enjoy an excellent selection of Dutch short films in 22 participating cinemas in the Netherlands. For years, IFFR has been on an ongoing mission to show quality shorts on the big screen!

De Dag van de Korte Film is a collaboration between Eye, Go Short Nijmegen, NFF and IFFR that started six years ago and forms the Dutch branch of the pan-European initiative to promote short film on the shortest day of the year. On this same day, other European countries organise their own national events.

The Dutch programme consists of six short films plus a kids’ programme consisting of eight more works. Two of the selected filmmakers have presented films at previous editions of IFFR: Amos Mulder en Marc James Roels. Click here for the full programme and a list of participating cinemas.

IFFR ❤︎ short films

As any IFFR fan knows, IFFR celebrates short film like no other. Every year we present a large short-film programme of over 250 shorts, which are shown in compilation programmes, in front of feature films and in the much-loved short-film marathon. There’s the Ammodo Tiger Short Competition where three awards are handed out, and since IFFR 2018 there’s the Voices Short Audience Award (spoiler alert: it’ll be back in 2019). There are few, if any, international film festivals that give such a big platform to short films.

Our 48th edition promises to be a good one for short-film lovers as well. Over the past weeks we’ve already announced six short films, among which the world premiere of Primeiro ato by Brazilian filmmaker Matheus Parizi, the world premiere of Pwdre Ser (the rot of stars) by American filmmaker Charlotte Pryce and the international premiere van Van ver staat het stil by Belgian filmmaker Eva van Tongeren.

Photo in header: Still: WORD!