THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14 / 11 AM – 9 PM

2016 MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival Finalists

Posted on Monday, August 29, 2016

Established in New York City in 1997, The MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival receives over 500 entries from over 40 countries each year. Ten entries are selected as finalists in the annual Festival and are then packaged and distributed on DVD to participating theaters. Audiences from around the world unite not only to view the films, but to vote on them as well.

Below are the 10 films selection as finalists for this year's MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.

The Art Center will host three showings of the films. Reservations are required:

Sunday, September 25 / 1:30 pm

Thursday, September 29 / 6:30 pm

Sunday, October 2 / 1:30 pm

Total Running Time: 118 minutes
Films are not rated but intended for an adult audience

  • The Tunnel

    THE TUNNEL

    Written & Directed by: André Øvredal / Norway
    Running Time: 12:35 minutes

    An overcrowded future. A terrible solution. A family stuck in traffic jam.

  • Carousel

    CAROUSEL

    Written & Directed by: Kal Weber / England
    Running Time: 6:00 minutes

    A man doles out a torrent of accumulated wisdom to a teen with unexpected results.

  • Kaputt

    KAPUTT

    Animated & Directed by: Volker Schlecht & Alexander Lahl / Germany
    Running Time: 7:00 minutes

    An animated documentary explores conditions in Hoheneck, the main prison for women in the former East Germany.

  • Ella Gets a Promotion?

    ELLA GETS A PROMOTION?

    Directed by: Richard Diaz & Mike Pusateri / USA
    Running Time: 9:00 minutes

    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.

  • Hold On

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    Written & Directed by: Charlotte Scott-Wilson / Netherlands
    Running Time: 20:00 minutes

    A young, talented cellist suddenly develops stage fright after one of her cello strings breaks during an important performance.

  • Overtime

    OVERTIME

    Directed by: Craig D. Foster / Netherlands
    Running Time: 20:00 minutes

    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 kind of a werewolf.

  • Gorilla

    GORILLA

    Written & Directed by: Tibo Pinsard / France
    Running Time: 14:05 minutes

    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

    I AM A PENCIL ('JE SUIS UN CRAYON')

    Animated & Directed by: Joe D'Arcy / Australia
    Running Time: 5:40 minutes

    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 W.R.

    THE LAST JOURNEY OF THE ENIGMATIC PAUL W.R.

    Directed by: Romain Quirot / France
    Running Time: 16:40 minutes

    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.

  • Bravoman

    BRAVOMAN

    Directed by: Evelina Barsegian / Russia
    Running Time: 18:25 minutes

    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.

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