Don't miss the 17th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival, featuring 10 great new shorts from around the world - and you help select the winner!
Moviegoers in Tucson will unite with audiences in over 300 cities spanning six continents to view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers from around the world when the 17th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival screens at The Loft.
Out of a 589 entries received from 47 countries around the world, the Manhattan Short programmers selected 10 short films as finalists. Each film is 18 minutes or under in length. Countries represented this year include England, Norway, Australia, Netherlands, France, Mexico, Germany and the USA in what festival organizers describe as the “United Nations of Film Festivals.”
What makes the Manhattan Short Film Festival unique is that the audience will not only be watching and enjoying the films, but judging them as well. Each audience member will be handed a voting card upon entry and asked to vote for the one film they feel should win. Votes will be tallied at each participating cinema and submitted to festival headquarters where the winner will be announced in New York City, as well as posted on the Manhattan Short website, on Monday, October 6 at 10:00am.
With past finalists achieving the ultimate in recognition by being nominated for, and even winning, the Academy Award in the short film category, the Manhattan Short Film Festival has become known as a breeding ground for the next big thing, and you're a part of the action!
This year's line-up includes:
A man tries to track down a potential love interest on a crowded train using a smartphone app. (Dir. by Ben Brand, Netherlands, 8 mins.)
A graphic-novel-style animated documentary about the havoc crime creates told by those living through it. (Dir. by Alix Lambert & Sam Chou, USA, 14 mins.)
On the Bridge
Two men on London’s Waterloo Bridge debate the merits of jumping off into the dark river below. (Dir. by Sameer Patel, England, 12 mins.)
A genius invents a sophisticated device that gives him a super power for the perfect heist. (Dir. by James Croke, Australia, 11 mins.)
Two mountaineers depend on each other during a climb but one has a secret that puts trust to the test. (Dir. by Andreas Thaulow, Norway, 15 mins.)
An astronaut hears a mysterious message that turns a routine space-walk into a dangerous mission. (Dir. by Thierry Lorenzi, France, 14 mins.)
A comedy about a chaotic morning in a family with kids and a mother who is determined that it’s best to take care of everything herself. (Dir. by Josh Soskin, Mexico, 13 mins.)
Mend and Make Do
An elderly woman reminisces about her life before and after World War II in animated fashion. (Dir. by Bexie Bush, England, 8 mins.)
The Bravest, the Boldest
A mother tries to avoid two US Army officers ready to deliver the worst news of her life. (Dir. by Moon Molson, USA, 17 mins.)
Rhino Full Throttle
A man searching for the soul of a city encounters an enigmatic young woman who unlocks his heart. (Dir. by Erik Schmitt, Germany, 15 mins.)
(Total running time: Approximately 127 mins., Not Rated) Digital