Dag van de Korte Film
The Day of the Short Film is celebrated on 21 December, the shortest day of the year. Dutch film audiences can enjoy a specially compiled programme offering the best homegrown short films, including Lejla (selected for the Cannes Cinéfondation section) and When Grey is a Colour (winner of the student Oscar). There is also a special 45-minute programme for children.
The short film is exciting, diverse and has something for everybody. It is also the place where young talent can present itself. In spite of all this, shorts don’t always get the attention they deserve. Five years ago Short Circuit, the European network of non-commercial short film distributors, initiated the European Day of the Short Film to promote the short film in Europe. The Day of the Short Film has since become a great success and is supported in the Netherlands by EYE Film Museum, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen and the Netherlands Film Festival.
The adults programme of the Day of the Short Film offers five shorts by young Dutch talents. All five were selected for national and international film festivals and have won several awards.
The 80-minute programme compiled by Go Short is screened from 21-27 December 2017 and includes many award-winning films highlighting the talent of young Dutch short filmmakers.
The short film programme is screened in film venues in the Netherlands. Please visit the website of your local film theatre or go to www.dagvandekortefilm.nl for the full programme and screening times.