Sun, Oct 3, 2021 | 3 pm
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YOU BE THE JUDGE!
MANHATTAN SHORT is not a touring Festival; rather, it is an instantaneous celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films to great venues and allowing the audiences to select their favorites.
Film lovers will unite in over 500 venues worldwide to view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers from around the world when the 24th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival takes place during September 23 to October 3, 2021.
The judges of the Finalists’ Film are you. Audiences at each venue will be handed a voting card upon entry to each cinema and asked to vote for the ONE film they think should win. Votes are tallied by each cinema and sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT HQ. The overall winner is announced on Monday, October 4th, 2021
The Finalists are
Death By Handshake (US) A talented teenager copes with restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic by filming a witty love letter to his New York City hometown.
Ganef (UK) 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.
Bad Omen (Afghanistan) Pari, a widow and mother, struggles to purchase her prescription glasses in order to continue working as a tailor.
Rough (Northern Ireland) Ex-paramilitaries enforce their own brand of street justice but when they condemn a dog to death, they bite off more than they chew.
Archibald’s Syndrome (France) 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.
The Kicksled Choir (Norway) 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.
Closed to the Light (Italy) In a moment captured in time, die-hard Italian fascists conduct reprisal executions of civilians in Lombardy during World War II.
Out of Time (France) 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.
Aurora (USA) 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.
Monsieur Cachemire (Canada) A bank loan officer extracts dark secrets from the past from an eccentric and mysterious customer in need of funds.