IPDJ Algarve and Film Club of Faro come together to celebrate “The Shortest Day”

To conclude the celebrations, this evening, there will be an exhibition of Algarve and national short films

The Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth (IPDJ) of the Algarve, in partnership with the Cineclube de Faro, joined the “O Dia Mais Curto” initiative, with several sessions that began this Sunday and will end today, December 21, with the screening of Algarve and national short films.

To end and celebrate the short film festival, the IPDJ Algarve will receive today, at 18 pm, in its auditorium, the screening of the program “Novas Curtas Portuguesas”, «a selection of works Made in Portugal, which runs through all cinematographic genres, and promises not to leave anyone indifferent».

At 21 pm, “Shorts from the Algarve” will be screened in an associated program, which will feature 00 short films by students from the Animated Image course, from the School of Education and Communication, University of Algarve, and ETIC_Algarve will also present the short film -length Shadow, by Rachel Martins.

Participants in the initiative will also be able to watch the observational documentary “Carpet Mágico”, by Henrique Prudêncio, from Young South Film Festival | summer pluto, to the short film “Bairros Alegres”, by Ana Isabel Soares, brought by Cineclube de Faro, and, to end the night, 30 Years and So Many Stories to Tell, a documentary by Miguel Veiga, brought by the IPDJ.

Entrance is free, and it is mandatory to wear a mask and present a valid Covid-19 Digital Certificate or a negative test, certified by a competent authority.

Every year, between the 21st and 22nd of December, winter “comes to the Northern Hemisphere. This astronomical phenomenon, which marks the shortest day of the year, inspired the creation of the party that celebrates cinema in the shortest format in the world»: "O Dia Mais Shorto".

This year, Agência da Curta Metragem presents four different programs, for all ages and audiences, with Portuguese or international films, which will be screened from North to South of the country, in the Mainland and in the Islands.

More information about "The Shortest Day" can be consulted here.