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X-mas short film breakfast

We celebrate the shortest day of the year with short film breakfast (and sing a long)

As the shortest day of the year approaches, it can only mean one thing - The International Short Film Day is nearly upon us (what? You didn’t have it in your diary already?? Shame on you). Consequently we’ll be taking a break from screening feature docs, and serving up a veritable feast of some of the best short films from recent years for this special festive screening.

On the menu (along with some delicious breakfasty treats) is Dutch filmmaker and animator Douwe Dijkstra’s brilliant (and multi-award winning) short Supporting Film – an ode to filmgoers everywhere in which he shows off his skills with some fantastically inventive use of green screen and special effects, Finnish animator Heta Jäälinoja’s Penelope - a witty take on the chaotic and frantic cleanup period between someone ringing your doorbell unexpectedly to when you actually open it, and of course there’ll be a healthy dose of seasonal shorts in the programme too, including the heart-warming, sing-a-long promo Xmas Time for Purpy & The Evil Carrot Man.

The event is for free, but the spots are limtied. First come, first served!

WHEN? 
21 december (the shortest day of the year!)
08:00 Doors opens and breakfast! 
08.30 Introduction 
08:40 Screening of films
09:30 Bye bye and Merry Christmas!

WHERE?
Media Evolution City 
Stora Varvsgatan 6a, Malmö 

BREAKFAST?
Of course Doc Lounge is gonna make sure that you'll get some delicious christmas breafast! 

The program includes following titles:

Last Happy Xmas
(dir. Matthijs Vlot) Netherlands, 2011 – 2 mins
Supporting Film
(dir. Douwe Dijkstra) Netherlands, 2015 – 12 mins
Best Wishes
(dir. Jeroen Houben) The Netherlands, 2013 – 1 min
The Christmas Human
(dir. Andre Maat) The Netherlands, 2015 – 1 min
Penelope
(dir. Heta Jäälinoja) Finland/Estonia, 2017 – 4 mins
Music for One X-mas and Six Drummers
(dir. Ola Simonsson & Johannes Stjärne Nilsson) Sweden, 2011 – 5 mins
Purpy & The Evil Carrot Man - Xmas Time
(dir. Superpositive) UK/US, 2012 – 3 mins
 

The event is collaboration with Media Evolution, Flatpack, Birmingham and curated by Sam Groves. 
Flatpack Film Festival is a cool and innovative film festival that takes place annually in Birmingham, England. The festival exhibit  a varied collection of different films and media forms, including animation, documentaries, short films, music videos and experimental cinema. The upcoming festival is taking place 13-22 april 2018 Read more here: http://flatpackfestival.org.uk/

Sam Groves
Sam is the head of program at Flatpack Film festival in Birminghamn. He has a long experience in programming and curating international documentaries, short films and experimental media. This year Sam was also programming the short competitions and special programs at Nordsik Panorama Film Festival in Malmö.

Media Evolution 
A non-profit members organization that brings together the innovative tech agencies, the creatives, the big corps, the makers, the academy, the strategists and the local municipalities and regions of southern Sweden. 

Read more about the Short Film Day in Sweden and find out why we love short films so much: https://kortfilmsdagen.org/

The event is kindly sponsored by Svenska Filmintitutet

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