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16th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival
Brunswick, ME
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16th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival
Show Run Time: 1 hour and 55 minutes (which includes a 10 minute intermission)

MANHATTAN SHORT EST in 1998, when Nicholas Mason screened 16 short films onto a screen mounted to the side of a truck on Mulberry Street, Little Italy NYC. A year later the Festival moved to Union Square Park NYC, and it was events after 9/11, that transformed this event into a worldwide phenomenon, becoming the only film festival on the planet that unfolds, simultaneously, in more than 250 cinemas on six continents, bringing over 100,000 film-lovers in all corners of the globe together for one week, via the next generation of filmmakers.

This year the Festival received a record breaking 628 short film entries from 48 countries, with films from Finland, UK, Australia, France, Ireland and the USA, making up the ten finalists. These films will not only entertain a global audience but will be judged by that audience as well. Audiences at each cinema will be handed a voting card upon entry and asked to vote for the one film they think should win. Votes will be sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT HQ with the winner announced at ManhattanShort.com on Sunday Oct 6 at 10pm (EST)


# 30 (8.53)
A talented young actress audtions for the role of Hamlet and not even Shakespeare could anticpate the result. Directed by Timothy Wilde (Australia)

Do I Have To Take Care of Everything (6.35)
A comedy about a chaotic morning in a family with kids and a mother who is determined that it's best to take care of everything herself. Directed by Selma Vilhunen (Finland)

Friday (17.30)
A young man plots revenge after losing his mother in a terrorist bombing in London. Directed by Seb Edwards (England)

No Comment (3.41)
A girl has two unexpected encounters with men in the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris. Directed by Alexandra Naoum (France)

Irish Folk Furniture (8.19)
An animated documentary about repair and recycling in rural Ireland. Directed by Tony Donaghue (Ireland)

Black Metal (9:00)
The lead singer of a Black Metal band confronts the effects of his violent lyrics. Directed by Kat Candler (USA)

Faces from Places (9:00)
Portraits of Moscow, Pakistan, and Quebec as seen through the eyes of a traveling illustrator with a flair for adventure. Created By Bastien Dubois (France)

I Am A Great Big Ball of Sadness (8:36)
At a swanky, rooftop party in New York City, three guests try to get past their cocktail smiles Pakistan, and Quebec as seen through the eyes of a traveling illustrator with a flair for adventure. From the short play written By Ken Urban (USA)

Kizmet Diner (9:00)
A singing waitress in a diner finds the song that opens the heart of a disinterested customer. Directed By Mark Nunnely (England)

Pale of Settlement (17:58)
Based on a 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. Directed By Jacob Sillman (USA)


Frontier (View)
14 Maine Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
United States



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