MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
The world's first global film festival. Selected from 1615 entries from 75 countries, MANHATTAN SHORT announces the Final 10 finalists in the 20th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. The Final 10 films represent USA, Georgia, Italy, Latvia, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, Syria and United Kingdom. The Final 10 short films will entertain a global audience of over 100,000 film-lovers in over 250 venues across six continents between Sept 28 - Oct 8, 2017 who will vote for Best Film and Best Actor. Don't miss this unique international event! ONE WORLD - ONE WEEK - ONE FESTIVAL!
The 10 Finalists:
Do No Harm (New Zealand), 12min
Directed by: Rosanne Liang
Synopsis: 3am. Hongjing, China. 1980s. A single-minded surgeon is forced to break her physician's oath when violent gangsters storm into a hospital to stop a crucial operation.
Behind (Spain), 15min
Directed by: Ángel Gómez Hernández
Synopsis: A divorced mother is obsessed with the idea that her ex-husband is plotting to take her baby away from her.
Fickle Bickle (USA), 11min
Directed by: Stephen Ward
Synopsis: Left alone in a magnificent mansion after the forgetful owner goes on vacation, a plumber contacts his high school crush, knowing she's always been a "gold-digger."
Hope Dies Last (United Kingdom), 8min
Directed by: Ben Price
Synopsis: During World War II, a prisoner working as a barber for the Nazis fears every haircut may be his last.
The Perfect Day (Spain), 11min
Directed by: Ignacio Redondo
Synopsis: With a $10 million business deal set to close and a date with beautiful girl, David figures today will be the best day of his life. Not quite.
Just Go! (Latvia), 11min
Directed by: Pavel Gumennikov
Synopsis: A young man who lost both his legs in a childhood accident comes to the rescue of the girl he loves when she is victimized by villains.
Mare Nostrum (Syria), 13min
Directed by: Rana Kazkaz & Anas Khalaf
Synopsis: On a Mediterranean shore, a Syrian father's decision to give his daughter a better life puts her in danger of losing it.
Viola, Franca (Italy), 15min
Directed by: Marta Savina
Synopsis: Sicily, 1965. Franca is being forced to marry her rapist to avoid becoming a pariah in her traditionalist community but she rebels against the established custom.
In a Nutshell(Netherlands), 5min
Directed by: Fabio Friedli
Synopsis: Love, war and the myriad states of humanity and the world condensed into a visual summation that's a treat for the eyes.
8 Minutes (Georgia), 13min
Directed by: Giorgi Gogichaishvili & Davit Abramishvili
Synopsis: With the end of the world fast approaching, an aging magician realizes one last feat of magic is required of him.
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