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MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival

MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival

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ONE WORLD * ONE WEEK * ONE FESTIVAL

Latest News: Filmgoers in Portland can unite with over 100,000 film-lovers around the world during the week of Sept 28 - Oct 8 when the 20th AnnualMANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the Clinton Street Theater on September 30 and October 1.

Record Number of Entries:
The 10 MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from nine countries with films from Syria, Latvia and Georgia representing their respective countries for the first time in this event. Two short films hail from Spain, the only country with multiple Final 10 selections. These Final 10 short films represent the best short films among a record 1615 submissions from 75 countries received by MANHATTAN SHORT for 2017, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films. This year's Final 10 represent an extraordinary range of film genres with comedy, drama, horror, sci-fi, animation and martial arts short films all part of the MANHATTAN SHORT program.

The Final 10 are:
Do No Harm (New Zealand), Behind (Spain), Fickle Bickle (USA), Hope Dies Last(United Kingdom) The Perfect Day (Spain), Just Go! (Latvia), Mare Nostrum (Syria),Viola, Franca (Italy), In a Nutshell (Netherlands) 8 Minutes (Georgia).

What is MANHATTAN SHORT?

MANHATTAN SHORT is not a touring Festival; rather, it is an instantaneous celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films to great venues and allowing the audiences to select their favorites. If the Film Festival experience truly is about getting great works in front of as many eyes as possible, MANHATTAN SHORT offers the ultimate platform -- one that sees its films screened in Sydney, Mumbai, Moscow, Kathmandu, Vienna, Cape Town to cinemas in all fifty states of the United States and beyond --

You Be the Judge!

The Judges of the Finalists' Films are you. Audiences at each venue will be handed a voting card upon entry to each cinema and asked to vote for the ONE film they think should win. Votes are tallied by each cinema and sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT HQ. The over all winner is announced on Monday October 9, 2017.

"In times like these, cross-border events like MANHATTAN SHORT that contribute towards greater tolerance and understanding are needed now more than ever. This is a festival that's about communities bonding together via their local cinema. I want to thank and congratulate all the filmmakers and cinemas involved in the global cinematic event. MANHATTAN SHORT is not going to cable TV or Video on Demand or anywhere else. So get down to your local theater to see 10 of the best short films the world has to offer," said Founding Director Nicholas Mason. 

CHECK OUT THE TRAILER HERE.

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DO NO HARM
Director: 
Rosanne Liang
Country: 
New Zealand
Runtime: 
12 minutes

3am. Hongjing, China. 1980s. A single-minded surgeon is forced to break her physician's oath when violent gangsters storm into a hospital to stop a crucial operation.

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BEHIND
Director: 
Ángel Gómez Hernández
Country: 
Spain
Runtime: 
15 minutes

A divorced mother is obsessed with the idea that her ex-husband is plotting to take her baby away from her.

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FICKLE BICKLE
Director: 
Stephen Ward
Country: 
United States
Runtime: 
11 minutes

Left alone in a magnificent mansion after the forgetful owner goes on vacation, a plumber contacts his high school crush, knowing she's always been a "gold-digger."

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HOPE DIES LAST
Director: 
Ben Price
Country: 
United Kingdom
Runtime: 
8 minutes

During World War II, a prisoner working as a barber for the Nazis fears every haircut may be his last.

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PERFECT DAY
Director: 
Ignacio Redondo
Country: 
Spain
Runtime: 
11 minutes

With a $10 million business deal set to close and a date with beautiful girl, David figures today will be the best day of his life. Not quite.

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JUST GO!
Director: 
Pavel Gumennikov
Country: 
Latvia
Runtime: 
11 minutes

A young man who lost both his legs in a childhood accident comes to the rescue of the girl he loves when she is victimized by villains.

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MARE NOSTRUM
Director: 
Rana Kazkaz & Anas Khalaf
Country: 
Syria
Runtime: 
13 minutes

On a Mediterranean shore, a Syrian father's decision to give his daughter a better life puts her in danger of losing it.

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VIOLA, FRANCA
Director: 
Marta Savina
Country: 
Italy
Runtime: 
13 minutes

Sicily, 1965. Franca is being forced to marry her rapist to avoid becoming a pariah in her traditionalist community but she rebels against the established custom.

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IN A NUTSHELL
Director: 
Fabio Friedli
Country: 
Switzerland
Runtime: 
5 minutes

Love, war and the myriad states of humanity and the world condensed into a visual summation that's a treat for the eyes.

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8 MINUTES
Director: 
Gega Khmaladze
Country: 
Georgia
Runtime: 
13 minutes

With the end of the world fast approaching, an aging magician realizes one last feat of magic is required of him.

Special Admission

$7-10 sliding scale; no one turned away for lack of funds. $8 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.