SUNDAY, MAY 9 / 10 AM – 4 PM

2018 MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival Finalists

Posted 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

  • Baghead


    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.

  • Home Shopper


    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.

  • Her


    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.

  • Someone


    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.

  • Chuchotage


    Director: Barnabás Tóth / Hungary

    During a professional conference in Prague, two interpreters in the Hungarian booth hilariously vie for the attention of one listener.

  • Fauve (Five)

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    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.

  • Lacrimosa


    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.

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