Film festival brightens darkest day of the year

VFF celebrates the art of short films on Sunday, Dec. 21 with free screenings of The Shortest Day programs

The Victoria Film Festival unreels Canadian short films on the shortest day of the year.

VFF celebrates the art of short films on Sunday, Dec. 21 with free screenings of The Shortest Day programs, including a family matinee, a Canadian comedy and seasonal festivities.

The Shortest Day program showcases shorts from across the Great White North, featuring Oscar-nominated classics, animations and new releases sure to please every palate.

The matinee event starts at 3 p.m. Parents can print off a seasonal colouring page for their young ones on the Victoria Film Festival website. Bring in the artwork to display at The Vic and receive a complementary cup of warm apple cider.

In a cozy, candle-lit cinema, eight witty Canadian short comedies will start at 7 p.m.

Both screenings are offered for free, so arrive early to guarantee seating. Donations are welcome.

reporter@oakbay

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