[ED + C] is an annual event that is already celebrated successfully in other European countries on December 21, winter solstice day. The main objective is to make the short film known to the general public through free film screenings in the streets and in all kinds of spaces: squares, schools, museums, hospitals, shops, bars, etc.
It is an open event, on a national scale, to which can be added the agents of cultural management as well as any public or private entity and, above all, citizens at a particular level, organizing screenings for their friends and neighbors.
In 2016, in a single day 346 screenings were made throughout the country with some 30,000 spectators, 300% more than in 2015. All Spanish provinces joined the initiative last year during its fourth, the most international, in the Spanish short film, thanks to the Cervantes Institute, was seen all over the world, with participants who created their samples from countries such as Mexico, the United States, Nicaragua, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay, the United Kingdom, Luxembourg, France, Italy, the Czech Republic , Sweden, Australia, the Philippines and Thailan.
[ED + C] counts a series of central events as a starting point. From there, it is the private initiative, private and institutional, who will take the short films to the last corner, as already happens in the other countries that participate in this European festival of short films.
The Spanish Short Film Coordinator undertakes the challenge of organizing this party because it aspires to become the reference point and the institutional interlocutor that represents Spanish short film in front of public and private organizations and society in general, helping to place the Short Film in the place that It corresponds to him within the cinematographic and cultural industry.
The short film is, without a doubt, one of the most important and successful cultural disciplines of our country.
The shortest day is an idea that was launched by the French Short Film Agency in 2011 and in which 2 and a half million people participated throughout the world. In 2012, other countries such as Germany joined in, which managed to organize 175 screenings in 35 cities, in places as diverse as nurseries, libraries, prisons, etc. In 2013 it became a truly international event with the participation of 12 European countries (including Spain) and with the incorporation of Canada.