MANHATTAN SHORT 2021
Film lovers around the world will unite between September 23th to October 3rd to view and vote on the ten finalists' films in the 24th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. MANHATTAN SHORT is the only event of its kind. The Final Ten screen simultaneously across the world over two weekends, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating venue.
The MANHATTAN SHORT Final Ten are (In no particular order):
Death By Handshake
A talented teenager copes with restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic by filming a witty love letter to his New York City hometown. (USA)
A little girl, spooked by a dark tale from her mother’s wartime past, starts to believe her adored house cleaner is a sinister thief. (UK)
Kabul, Afghanistan. Pari, a widow and mother, struggles to purchase her prescription glasses in order to continue working as a tailor. (Afghanistan)
Ex-paramilitaries enforce their own brand of street justice but when they condemn a dog to death, they bite off more than they chew. (Northern Ireland)
Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery but for Archibald it’s literally an affliction until he meets a free-spirited woman during a bank robbery. (France)
The Kicksled Choir
A boy wants to sing in the local choir but when his father gets into a fight with a refugee, his aspirations are in jeopardy. (Norway)
Closed to the Light
In a moment captured in time, die-hard Italian fascists conduct reprisal executions of civilians in Lombardy during World War II. (Italy)
Out of Time
Felix’s mother has been called in and an exasperated director is threatening to ban him from the premises. But Felix still has a few moves. (France)
The animated tale of a little girl who falls in love with a beautiful horse named Aurora and learns about love, friendship and growing up. (USA)
A bank loan officer extracts dark secrets from the past from an eccentric and mysterious customer in need of funds. (Canada)
09/23 @ 7:00pm 09/24 @ 7:00pm
09/25 @ 3:00pm 09/25 @ 7:00pm
09/26 @ 3:00pm 09/26 @ 7:00pm
"Oh, hi Mark!"
Back by popular demand, the best-worst movie ever made. THE ROOM is an experience that all cult film lovers should experience at least once. Any more than that and you are just a glutton for punishment.
Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored of him and decides to seduce Johnny's best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again. R / 99 min.
09/24 @ 10:30pm
PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND
A notorious criminal is sent to rescue an abducted woman who has disappeared into a dark supernatural universe. They must break the evil curse that binds them and escape the mysterious revenants that rule the Ghostland, an East-meets-West vortex of beauty and violence. NR / 100 min.
10/01 @ 7:00pm 10/02 @ 3:00pm
10/02 @ 7:00pm 10/03 @ 3:00pm
10/03 @ 7:00pm