MANHATTAN SHORT

 
  • Des Moines
  • Art Center
  • 4700 Grand Ave
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • 515.277.4405
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  • John & Mary Pappajohn
  • Sculpture Park
  • 13th and Grand Ave
  • Downtown
  • Des Moines, Iowa
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This year the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival received 598 entries
from 48 Countries and selected ten finalists. Read detailed interviews
with the filmmakers and see the trailers of their films by visiting

MANHATTANSHORT.com
.

  • INCIDENT BY A BANK

    Eighth place (Des Moines ranking: #7)
    Director: Ruben Ostlund / Sweden
    Run time: 9:30 minutes 

    Shot using a single camera, 90 people meticulously recreate a failed bank robbery that took place in Stockholm in June 2006.

     

  • DIK

    Second place (Des Moines ranking: #1)
    Director: Christopher Stollery / Australia
    Run time: 9:30 minutes

    A six-year-old boy brings home piece of schoolwork that provokes his parents to question his sexual orientation.

     

  • MAK

    Seventh place (Des Moines ranking: #4)
    Director: Geraldine Zosso / Switzerland
    Run time: 18:00 minutes

    Ilinka is 14 years old. She has been living in Switzerland for a year with her Moldavian Mother and Aunt. Ilinka just gave birth to a boy. Ilinka's mother has heard about a box where unwanted babies can be deposited.

     

  • I LOVE LUCI

     

    Third place (Des Moines ranking: #5)
    Director: Colin Kennedy / Scotland
    Run time: 11:00 minutes

    A comedy of missing teeth, unrequited love, and one dog's potential to shape the fortunes of a couple destined never to be together.

     

  • THE LEGEND OF BEAVER DAM

    Sixth place (Des Moines ranking: #8)
    Directors: Jerome Sable & Eli Batalion / Canada
    Run time: 12:00 minutes

    A campfire song awakens an evil monster and now it’s up to nerdy Danny Zigwitz to save his fellow campers from a bloody massacre. Heads will rock n’ roll!

     

  • SEXTING

    Ninth place (Des Moines ranking: #9)
    Director: Neil LaBute / USA
    Run time: 8:00 minutes

    Fed up with her relationship with a married man, a young woman decides to meet his wife for coffee.

     

  • THE FOREST

    Tenth place (Des Moines ranking: #10)
    Director: Kárpáti György Mór / Hungary
    Run time: 12:00 minutes

    Murder is committed in the forest. A young man becomes caught up in the events, and this experience has an increasingly unsettling effect on him.

     

  • A DOCTOR'S JOB

    Fourth place (Des Moines ranking: #3)
    Director: Julio Ramos / Peru
    Run time: 10:30 minutes

    Doctor Ramon Moran supplements his income by driving a taxi in order to financially support his mentally ill mother. While driving the taxi, Ramon becomes involved in a crime that tests his pride and work ethic.

     

  • DAVID & GOLIATH

    Overall WINNER! (Des Moines ranking: #2)
    Director: George Zaverdas / USA
    Run time: 12:00 minutes

    The true story of a man, a dog, and the Holocaust.

     



     
  • MARTYR FRIDAY

    Fifth place (Des Moines ranking: #6)
    Director: Abu Bakr Shawky / Egypt
    Run time: 10:00 minutes

    An inside look at the events surrounding the 2011 uprising in Cairo.