MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2012
An extraordinary global event will take place the week of September 28 to October 7 2012 when over 150,000 people in over 300 cities across six continents gather in Cinemas, Galleries, Universities, Museums and Cafes for one purpose...to view and vote on our Finalists' Films in the Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. This year the Festival received 520 entries from 49 countries, with films from Norway, The Netherlands, Russia, England, Ireland, Peru, France, Romania, USA and Spain making up the ten finalists.
These films will not only entertain but be judged by an audience of over 100,000 film-lovers across six continents in the 15th annual Manhattan Short. Audiences at each venue will be asked to vote for the one film they think is best and the winner of the ultimate audience award will be announced at tourdefilm.ru on Monday October 8th.
Our mission is to unite audiences across six 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.
‘Where the Sea Flows' has become the first Russian film to represent the country in the Manhattan Short Film Festival. The film is about a mother and a daughter. Mother comes to grips with a precocious young daughter and the violent circumstances of her birth.
"This mobile form of the festival has turned out to be the most efficient in establishing contact with an audience. That's why I'm so proud that our film is being featured in so many wonderful cities around the globe. I think the first astronauts who set foot on the Moon had similar feelings." Vitaly Saltykov described his excitement over his film taking part in the Manhattan Short Film Festival.
Tour de Film will hold the Manhattan Short in 35 Russian cities.
The Devil's Ballroom: (Norway 15:30) Henrik M Dahlsbrakken
On a perilous journey to the North Pole, an Arctic explorer makes a critical decision with lifelong consequences.
A Curios Conjunction of Coincidences: (The Netherlands 8:34) Joost Reijmers
Bad luck connects three men together even though they live in different centuries.
Where Does The Sea Flow: (Russia 14:00 * World Premier) Vitaly Soltykov
A mother comes to grips with a precocious young daughter and the violent circumstances of her birth.
Two & Two: (UK 8:25 USA Premier) Babak Anvari
In a school run by an authoritarian regime, a seemingly ridiculous decree becomes a syllabus for terror.
Cluck: (Ireland 18:57) Michael Lavelle
Feathers are ruffled at the orphanage when a new arrival threatens to upset the pecking order.
Behind The Mirrors: (Peru 12:10) Julio O Ramos
When one of the night's customers at a disreputable motel leaves an unexpected mess, the young manager sees an opportunity that may change his family's fortunes forever.
The Elaborate End of Robert Ebb: (France/UK 12:50) Clement Bolla, FX Goby, Matthieu Landour
A monster terrorizes a town and induces collective hysteria with hilarious results.
Superman, Spiderman or Batman: (Romania 11.00) Tudor Giurgiu
Inspired by his favorite comic book heroes, a young boy tries to save the day.
‘92 Skybox Alonzo Mourning Rookie Card: (USA 12.00) Todd Sklar
Brothers Jim and Dave sort out their differences in extreme fashion when their father dies.
Voice Over: (Spain 9.50) Martin Rosete
A series of life-threatening experiences pale in comparison to a situation that requires real courage.
YOU BE THE JUDGE!