VenueFilm Center Amphitheater
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.
Yvon Marciano | 20m
César nominated and winner of Best Short Film at the London Film Festival, Emilie Muller follows a young actress who delivers an animated, yet apparently unexceptional, performance at her first audition in this deceptively simple black and white film-within-a-film, with a twist!
Mon petit frère de la lune
Frédéric Philibert | 6m
Told in black and white line animation, a little girl narrates her own explanation of why her autistic younger brother is different.
Lionel Bailliu | 27m
An Academy Award® nominee for Best Live Action Short Film, SQUASH, is a 30-something high testosterone tale of two men involved in manipulation and mind games, ultimately turning into, and ending, in a story of blackmail. All of which is being revealed during a highly competitive and violent match of French squash.
Gustave Kervern and Sébastien Rost | 11m
A 2012 Cannes Film Festival selection, Ya Basta! is a Diane Arbus meets One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest tale which follows a group of mentally disabled students and their teachers on a charming escapade to find their destiny.