Manhattan Short Film Festival

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NR (suggested for a mature audience)
September 29-October 5 at 4:45pm

Admission is $5

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, Vienna, Cape Town to cinemas in all fifty states of the United States and beyond.

Join us September 29 to October 5, 2017, when over 100,000 film lovers in over 250 cities across six continents gather in Cinemas, Museums, and Universities for one view and vote on the Finalists' Films in the 19th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.

The 10 finalists being screened are:
Do No Harm (New Zealand, 12 min) 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.
Behind (Spain, 15 min) A divorced mother is obsessed with the idea that her ex-husband is plotting to take her baby away from her.
Fickle Bickle (USA, 10 min) 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."
Hope Dies Last (United Kingdom, 7 min) During World War II, a prisoner working as a barber for the Nazis fears every haircut may be his last.
The Perfect Day (Spain, 10 min) 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.
Just Go! (Latvia, 10 min) 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.
Mare Nostrum (Syria, 13 min) On a Mediterranean shore, a Syrian father's decision to give his daughter a better life puts her in danger of losing it.
Viola, Franca (Italy, 15 min) 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.
In a Nutshell (Netherlands, 5 min) Love, war and the myriad states of humanity and the world condensed into a visual summation that's a treat for the eyes.
8 Minutes (Georgia, 12 min) With the end of the world fast approaching, an aging magician realizes one last feat of magic is required of him.

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