MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival
MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival
ONE WORLD * ONE WEEK * ONE FESTIVAL
Between September 23 to October 2, 2016 over 100,000 film lovers in over 250 cities gather in Cinemas, Museums and Universities for one purpose...to view and vote on the Finalist's Films in the 19th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. Please join us for its Portland screening on October 2nd.
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 3, 2016.
"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.
Written & Directed by: André Øvredal
Principal Cast: Kyrre Haugen Sydness, Siri Helene Müller-Osborne, Max Amundsen
Synopsis: An overcrowded future. A terrible solution. A family stuck in traffic jam.
Written & Directed by: Kal Weber
Principal Cast: Ewen Bremner, Harmony Rose Bremner
Synopsis: A man doles out a torrent of accumulated wisdom to a teen with unexpected results.
Animated & Directed by: Volker Schlecht & Alexander Lahl
Voices: Gabriele Stötzer, Birgit Willschütz
Synopsis: An animated documentary about Hoheneck, the main prison for women in former East Germany.
Ella Gets A Promotion?
Written by: Mike Pusateri
Directed by: Richard Diaz & Mike Pusateri
Principal Cast: Erin Breen, Jennifer Cudahy
Synopsis: Ella, a talented and loyal employee, finally gets the promotion she deserves. Or does she? A humorous look at duplicitous behavior in today's corporate America.
Written & Directed by: Charlotte Scott-Wilson
Principal Cast: Charlie Chan Dagelet, Roeland Fernhout, Lidewij Mahler
Synopsis: A young, talented cellist suddenly develops stage fright after one of her cello strings breaks during an important performance.
Directed by: Evelina Barsegian
Principal Cast: Igor Sergeev, Karina Razumovskaya, Igor Grabuzov, Aleksandra Mamkaeva, Natalia Kruglova
Synopsis: Andrey is paid to rouse theater audiences from their seats, a job that turns him into a cynic until he meets a woman whose appreciation of the stage brings her to tears.
Written & Produced by: Emma McKenna & Craig D. Foster
Directed by: Craig D. Foster
Principal Cast: Aaron Glenane, Adam Dunn, Ainslie Clouston, Arka Das
Synopsis: It's getting late on a Friday night and Ralph is keen to get out of the office, but the boss won't let him. No big deal, right? It's just that the full moon is rising and Ralph is a werewolf.
Written & Directed by: Tibo Pinsard
Principal Cast: Stéphane Coulon, Flore Bonaventura, David Coburn, James Gerard, Nathan Rippy
Synopsis: Hollywood, 1952. Henry Corso performs as a costumed gorilla on horror movies and adventure movies. For Jungle Jenna, he must terrorize the leading actress lost in a fake jungle. But scaring the woman he desires is going to be particularly tricky for the gorilla man.
I Am A Pencil
Animated & Directed by: Joe D'Arcy
Synopsis: Freedom of expression is the star of this animated film inspired by those who marched in protest on January 11th, 2015 after the Charlie Hebdo massacre in France.
The Last Journey of the Enigmatic Paul WR
Directed by: Romain Quirot
Principal Cast: Hugo Becker, Bruno Lochet, Nicholas Giraud, Emilie Gavois Kahn, Jean Luc Couchard, Dorcas Coppin
Synopsis: Mankind's only hope of salvation rests upon the shoulders of the enigmatic Paul WR, the most talented astronaut of his generation. Mysteriously, a few hours before the mission launch, Paul has disappeared.
Click Here to read interviews with the Final 10.