2018 MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival Finalists
on Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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 nine films selected 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 30, 2018
Friday, October 5, 2018
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Films are not rated but intended for an adult audience
Director: Alberto Corredor Marina / United Kingdom
Haunted by grief, a man asks questions only the recently deceased can answer. The dead get their say in the hidden chamber of a mysterious pub. You may not like what you hear.
FIRE IN CARDBOARD CITY
Director: Phil Brough / New Zealand
When Cardboard City catches fire, it's up to an energetic fire chief and his brave deputies to save its citizens from the encroaching flames.
Director: Dev Patel / USA
In a loveless marriage, a woman seeks solace from a home shopping channel that proves to be her salvation...unless it was the problem all along.
Director: More Raca / Kosovo
To escape a marriage arranged by her extremely religious father, a young girl seizes the chance to run away and save more than herself.
TWO STRANGERS WHO MEET FIVE TIMES
Director: Marcus Markou / United Kingdom
Two strangers meet at key turning points over the course of their lives. The initial conflict gives way to compassion and eventual friendship.
Director: Marco Gadge / Germany
At the end of World War II, Red Army soldiers bent on brutal revenge for past atrocities attack a German city. Compassion comes from an unlikely source. Based on a true story.
Director: Barnabás Tóth / Hungary
During a professional conference in Prague, two interpreters in the Hungarian booth hilariously vie for the attention of one listener.
Director: Jérémy Comte / Canada
Two boys playing in an abandoned surface mine take turns outdoing each other until the stakes are suddenly raised and it's no longer a game.
Director: Tanja Mairitsch / Austria
A young woman finds her lost lover in a world of ever-changing surreal landscapes. But love, she discovers, is more complicated than she imagines.