The Shortest Day ...
The Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival takes part in France’s 4th annual global film festival with free screenings; the only screenings in the United States
Flickers: The Rhode Island International Film Festival in a special collaboration with the Consulat Général de France à Boston will present “The Shortest Day” (Le jour le plus court) on Saturday, December 20th. Flickers will showcase the "Ciné-Francophone" program at Rochambeau Library in Providence, Rhode Island. This will be the only presentation of Le Jour Le Plus Court in the Americas.
Saturday’s screening will be free to the general public and will feature a dynamic collection of short films from the French-speaking world.
“The Shortest Day” (Le jour le plus court) is a global French film festival organized by the Department of Short Films, L’Agence du Court Métrage, a French organization dedicated to championing the art of the short film.
“The Shortest Day” (Le jour le plus court) will take place on the weekend of the Winter Solstice, a fitting time to celebrate the art of the short film, and promote its artistic merit worldwide.
“It is a great honor that Flickers is the only organization in the Americas invited to participate in this special day of short film screenings across the Globe,” said Shawn Quirk, RIIFF Program Director. “We take great pride in the wonderful international programming we are able to present to the local community. These films enrich our lives and broaden our global perspective in new and exciting ways.”
To see the list of global participants and to visit the Official Website, go to this URL:
As part of this unique international event, Flickers will screen six celebrated French language short films representing diverse aspects of the French speaking world.
These films represent France, Canada, Belgium, and Burkina Faso.
The titles are: “Hsu Ji Behind the Screen,” directed by Thomas Rio, 2012; “Bernard Le Grand,” directed by Marie-Hélène Viens and Philippe Lupien, 2013; “Jennah,” directed by Meryem Benm’Barek-Aloisi, 2014; “ON/OFF,” directed by Thierry Lorenzi, 2013; “Je suis une actrice,” directed by Benoit Lach, 2014; and “Twaaga,” directed by Cedric Ido, 2013.
This year's location & time:
3:30 p.m. -
708 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906
Screenings are free and open to the general public!