Manhattan Short Film Festival

Opens Friday, September 27
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An extraordinary global event will take place the week of September 27 to October 6, 2013 when over 100,000 people in over 300 cities across six continents gather in Cinemas, Galleries, Universities, Museums and Cafes for one view and vote on our Finalists' Films in the Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival

Their mission is to unite audiences across all seven continents of the globe for one week via the most compelling short films submitted each year. One World One Week One Festival is emblazoned within the rings that surround the Festivals Logo and it is this mantra that sets us apart from any other film event of the year.

Manhattan Short is your chance to see the next generation of filmmakers from around the world. Over the past ten years, six of their films were nominated for Oscars in the short film category. Many of the finalists have gone on to make notable feature films and this festival believes in the notion that it is "The public that creates stars". And for a short film, there is no bigger public than the worldwide public of Manhattan Short.

2013 Finalists

Irish Folk Furniture - dir Tony Donoghue

An animated documentary about repair and recycling in rural Ireland.

No Comment - dir Alexandra Naoum

A girl has two unexpected encounters with men in the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris.

Pale of Settlement - dir Jacob Sillman

Based on true events, The Pale of Settlement, tells the story of a 10 year old Jewish boy, Moische, who must escape forced conscription into the Russian Army during the Crimean War.

Faces from Places - dir Bastien Dubois 

Portraits of Moscow, Pakistan, and Quebec as seen through the eyes of a traveling illustrator with a flair for adventure.

Friday - dir Seb Edwards

A young man plots revenge after losing his mother in a terrorist bombing in London.

I am a Big Ball of Sadness - dir Ken Urban

At a swanky, rooftop party in New York City, three guests try to get past their cocktail smiles.

#30 - dir Timothy Wilde

A talented young actress auditions for the role of Hamlet and not even Shakespeare could anticipate the result.

Kizmet Diner - dir Mark Nunnley 

A singing waitress in a diner finds the song that opens the heart of a disinterested customer.

Do I have to Take Care of Everything - dir Selma Vilhunen

A comedy about a chaotic morning in a family with kids and a mother determined to take care of everything herself.

Black Metal - dir Cat Candler 

The lead singer of a Black Metal band confronts the effect of his violent lyrics.