THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14 / 11 AM – 9 PM

2017 MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival Finalists

Posted on Monday, August 21, 2017

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, October 1 / 1:30 pm

Thursday, October 5 / 6:30 pm

Sunday, October 8 / 1:30 pm

Total Running Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Films are not rated but intended for an adult audience

  • Do No Harm

    DO NO HARM

    Director: Rosanne Liang / New Zealand
    Running Time: 12:00 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.

  • Behind

    BEHIND

    Director: Ángel Gómez Hernández / Spain
    Running Time: 15:00 minutes

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

  • Fickle Bickle

    FICKLE BICKLE

    Director: Stephen Ward / USA
    Running Time: 10:45 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."

  • Hope Dies Last

    HOPE DIES LAST

    Director: Ben Price / United Kingdom
    Running Time: 7:43 minutes

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

  • Perfect Day

    PERFECT DAY

    Director: Ignacio Redondo / Spain
    Running Time: 10:45 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.

  • Just Go!

    JUST GO!

    Director: Pavel Gummennikov / Latvia
    Running Time: 10:45 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.

  • Mare Nostrum

    MARE NOSTRUM

    Director: Rana Kazkaz & Anas Khalaf / Syria
    Running Time: 13:00 minutes

    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

    viola, franca

    Director: Marta Savina / Italy
    Running Time: 15:00 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.

  • In a Nutshell

    IN A NUTSHELL

    Director: Fabio Friedli / Switzerland
    Running Time: 5:00 minutes

    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

    8 minutes

    Director: Gega Khmaladze / Georgia
    Running Time: 12:40 minutes

    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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