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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