MANHATTAN SHORT... The World's First Global Film Festival
Danbury ...You Be the Judge!
Friday, October 5th at 8pm
Film lovers in Danbury, CT can unite with an audience of over 100,000 Film Buffs in over 250 cities across 6 Continents this fall when the MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL screens at the The Palace Danbury Theatre on Friday, October 5th at 8:00 PM
Ten short films selected from entries around the world will screen across the world during the week of Friday September 28th through to Sunday October 7th.
Audiences at each venue will watch the same 10 shorts, and vote, along with the rest of the world, for the one film they think is best.
With finalists from this Festival's 13 year history going on to be nominated and even win the Oscar in the short film category, MANHATTAN SHORT is a wonderful opportunity to see the next generation of feature filmmakers from around the world.
MANHATTAN SHORT Announces the Ten Finalists for its 2012 Film Festival
Latest News: MANHATTAN SHORT announced the Ten Finalists for its 15th Annual Film Festival.
This year the Festival received 520 entries from 49 countries, with films from Norway, The Netherlands, Russia, England, Ireland, Peru, France, Romania, USA and Spain making up the ten finalists. These films will not only entertain but be judged by an audience of over 100,000 film-lovers across six continents in the 15th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT.
Audiences at each venue will be asked to vote for the ONE film they think is best and the winner of the ultimate audience award will be announced at ManhattanShort.com on Sunday October 7th at 10PM EST. 'There are 147 American cinemas participating in this year's event. That's up from 90 Cinemas from last year, and is indicative of how popular this event has become. Many of these new venues are the same theatres that feature Hollywood blockbusters" said Founding Director Nicholas Mason.
"One of the goals of MANHATTAN SHORT is to introduce filmmakers with their short films to a wider audience. We believe these directors are about to make the transition into feature film-making. Presenting these short films at cinemas which so many movie-lovers attend is a great way to make that introduction."
The Devil's Ballroom: (Norway 15:30)
Henrik M Dahlsbrakken On a perilous journey to the North Pole, an Arctic explorer makes a critical decision with lifelong consequences.
A Curios Conjunction of Coincidences: (The Netherlands 8:34)
Joost Reijmers Bad luck connects three men together even though they live in different centuries.
Where Does The Sea Flow: (Russia 14:00 * World Premier)
Vitaly Soltykov A mother comes to grips with a precocious young daughter and the violent circumstances of her birth.
Two & Two: (UK 8:25 USA Premier)
Babak Anvari In a school run by an authoritarian regime, a seemingly ridiculous decree becomes a syllabus for terror.
Cluck: (Ireland 18:57)
Michael Lavelle Feathers are ruffled at the orphanage when a new arrival threatens to upset the pecking order. Click here to read the Festival interview with Michael
Behind The Mirrors: (Peru 12:10)
Julio O Ramos When one of the night's customers at a disreputable motel leaves an unexpected mess, the young manager sees an opportunity that may change his family's fortunes forever.
The Elaborate End of Robert Ebb: (France/UK 12:50)
Clement Bolla, FX Goby, Matthieu Landour A monster terrorizes a town and induces collective hysteria with hilarious results.
Superman, Spiderman or Batman: (Romania 11.00)
Tudor Giurgiu Inspired by his favorite comic book heroes, a young boy tries to save the day.