2016 MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival Finalists
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
Written & Directed by: André Øvredal / Norway
Running Time: 12:35 minutes
An overcrowded future. A terrible solution. A family stuck in traffic jam.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 ('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.
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.
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.