The Shortest Day - The Short Film Day!

The idea - a Short Film Fest for everybody

On December 21– the shortest day of the year – shorts are being celebrated worldwide in all their variety, creativity and joy for experiments. The SHORT FILM DAY is a festival for EVERYONE – everybody can join in at any place they can think of. On this day shorts are destined to conquer silver screens and television programmes, galleries and clubs, façades and living rooms, public spaces and public transport. Being originally an initiative of the French CNC, Le jour le plus court was already a tremendous success in France in 2011.

Once a year AG Kurzfilm – German Short Film Association calls upon cinemas, theatres, museums, galleries, clubs, universities and educational projects, but also to shopping centres, public transport operators, companies and private persons for participating with their very own idea. Each and everyone can be a part of the Short Film Day, being completely free in creating and presenting their own event. Possibilities range from supporting films before features, short film premieres, children’s programmes and film projects at school, open-air events or mobile short film tours – anything is possible.

AG Kurzfilm – German Short Film Association coordinates the Short Film Day in Germany, advises the participants and connects them to short film distributors or producers. You can find a retrospect presenting successful concepts in Germany from 2014 year in the download section below.

Objective & Partners

The objective of the SHORT FILM DAY is to present all facets of short film to a broad audience. In doing so short film as an art form becomes an experience across society. This can be accomplished with the support of strong partners. As strong advocates of short film they are essential in creating a platform. In the long term, the SHORT FILM DAY is supposed to become an established event in the international and German cultural calendar.

The SHORT FILM DAY is supported by the German Federal Film Board (FFA), additional funding is provided by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as well as by the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony. In 2014, the media partners – ARTE and the magazine filmecho | filmwoche – were joined by the project partners European Film Academy, HDF Kino and AG Kino Guild of German Cinema Theatres.

Extensive information for participants and press can be found on

Recap 2015

Recap 2014