Paramount Presents: Manhattan Short Film Festival
Movies | 09/30/2018 | 7:00PM
Over 100,000 Film Lovers Across the Globe Unite for One Week For One Film Festival
Don’t miss the 21st annual Manhattan Short Film Festival coming to The Paramount on September 30, 2018! This year, the Founding Director of the Manhattan Short Film Festival, Nicholas Mason, will be making an appearance and interviewing a few lucky individuals about the films they just watched!
From Thursday, September 27, through Sunday, October 7, 2018, over 100,000 film-lovers will gather in over 300 cinemas, universities and museums spanning Six Continents—for one purpose—to view and vote on the Ten Short Films (18 minutes and under), which are Finalists in the Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival.
What makes the Manhattan Short Film Festival unique is that the audience will not only be watching and enjoying the films, but judging them as well. Each audience member will be handed a voting card upon entry and asked to vote for the one film they feel should win. Votes will be tallied at each participating cinema and submitted to festival headquarters where the winner will be announced in New York City!
With past finalists achieving the ultimate in recognition by being nominated for, and even winning, the Academy Award in the short film category, the Manhattan Short Film Festival has become known as a breeding ground for the next big thing, and you’re a part of the action!
More information about the Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival:
Established in New York City in 1998, the Manhattan Short Film Festival receives over 600 short film entries from over 45 countries a year. Ten of these entries are selected as finalists in the annual Festival. This Festival is not just one of the largest short film festivals in the world, it is the world’s first global film festival; a global celebration.
Directed by: Alberto Corredor Marina
Country: United Kingdom
Synopsis: Haunted by grief, a man asks questions only the recently deceased can answer. The dead get their say in the hidden chamber of a mysterious pub. You may not like what you hear.
FIRE IN CARDBOARD CITY
Directed By: Phil Brough
Country: New Zealand
Synopsis: When Cardboard City catches fire, it’s up to an energetic fire chief and his brave deputies to save its citizens from the encroaching flames.
Directed by: Dev Patel
Synopsis: In a loveless marriage, a woman seeks solace from a home shopping channel that proves to be her salvation… unless it was the problem all along.
Directed by: More Raca
Synopsis: To escape a marriage arranged by her extremely religious father, a young girl seizes the chance to run away and save more than herself.
TWO STRANGERS WHO MEET FIVE TIMES
Directed by: Marcus Markou
Country: United Kingdom
Synopsis: Two strangers meet at key turning points over the course of their lives. The initial conflict gives way to compassion and eventual friendship.
Directed by: Marco Gadge
Synopsis: At the end of World War II, Red Army soldiers bent on brutal revenge for past atrocities attack a German city. Compassion comes from an unlikely source. Based on a true story.
Directed by: Barnabás Tóth
Synopsis: During a professional conference in Prague, two interpreters in the Hungarian booth hilariously vie for the attention of one listener.
Directed By: Jérémy Comte
Synopsis: Two boys playing in an abandoned surface mine take turns outdoing each other until the stakes are suddenly raised and it’s no longer a game.
Directed By: Tanja Mairitsch
Synopsis: A young woman finds her lost lover in a world of ever-changing surreal landscapes. But love, she discovers, is more complicated than she imagines.