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2017 MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival Winners

Posted on Monday, October 9, 2017

8 Minutes

Established in New York City in 1997, the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival receives over 500 entries from more than 40 countries each year. Audiences from around the world unite not only to view the films, but to vote on them as well.

From this year's list of 10 finalists, the official global winners are:

Gold Winner: 8 Minutes

Silver Winner: Viola, Franca

Bronze Winner: Mare Nostrum

Best Actor Winner: Aleksandrs Ronis, Just Go!

Below are the winners as selected by the viewers from the Art Center's three screenings:

Des Moines Art Center Voters' Choice

Best Film

  1. Viola, Franca
  2. 8 Minutes
  3. Mare Nostrum
  4. Just Go!
  5. Do No Harm
  6. Hope Dies last
  7. Fickle Bickle
  8. In a Nutshell
  9. Perfect Day
  10. Behind

Best Actor

  1. Aleksandrs Ronis
  2. Claudia Gusmano
  3. Marsha Yuan
  4. Tarek Slator
  5. Slava Natenadz
  6. Macarena Gomez

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

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