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Both Michael and Paula Brancati are going to be ambassadors for this year’s English-language films in The Shortest Day! The Shortest Day will be showing on December 19, 20 and 21.

“We are incredibly excited to be ambassadors for this year’s English-language films in The Shortest Day,” said actors/filmmakers Michael Seater (Bank$tas, Life with Derek) and Paula Brancati (Being Erica, Degrassi: The Next Generation) of BrancSeater Productions. “Our experience at Telefilm’s Not Short on Talent program at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where we screened our first short, Sly Cad, shed light on the vast talent of up-and-coming filmmakers that Canada has to offer. We are delighted with the variety of this year’s group of films and can’t wait to meet the filmmakers and celebrate the importance of this art form.”

The films come from all regions of the country, from Newfoundland and Labrador to British Columbia. From stop-motion animation to live action and experimental works, new releases to Oscar-winning classics, this year’s The Shortest Day program offers a rich and diverse selection of films guaranteed to entertain and delight. These include:

  • Godhead, Victoria, B.C. writer/director Connor Gaston‘s dramatic comedy about a mute boy with a powerful gift premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival;
  • Infanticide!, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador-based writer/director G. Patrick Condon‘s award-winning comedy about a couple looking for that perfect family was the winner of the Best Atlantic Short Award at the 2013 Atlantic Film Festival;
  • Josef and Aimée, directed and co-written by Toronto-based Ben Shirinian, this magical childhood love story about two children sent into hiding in the south of France during WWII is currently doing the film festival circuit; and
  • Little Brother [Petit frère], Quebec City writer/director Rémi St-Michel‘s comedy about a troubled 14-year-old boy premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival Critic’s Week.

To learn more about The Shortest Day

The microsite ( includes the trailer, as well as provides a list of the films in the program along with synopses and details about screening venues across the country.

You can also get real-time Twitter updates on the event via the hashtag #ShortestDay.



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