Friday marks the shortest day of the year, also known as the winter solstice. In celebration, Sandywoods Center for the Arts will team up with FLICKERS/The Rhode Island International Film Festival to participate in the international French short film festival known as Le Jour le Plus Court. Francophiles and film fans can watch a free screening of five French films at Sandywoods. Selections include genres such as comedy, animation and drama. According to Sandywoods, the venue is one of only four in the U.S. participating in the French tradition.