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Film Lovers of Martha’s Vineyard can unite with an audience of over 100,000 film buffs in over 250 cities across 6 Continents during this week, when the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center.
MANHATTAN SHORT announced the Final 10 for its 20th Annual Short Film Festival, a worldwide event taking place in over 250 cinemas across six continents between September 29 and October 5, 2017. MANHATTAN SHORT is the only event of its kind in which the Final 10 will be shown simultaneously across the world during a one-week period, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating cinema.
Each audience member gets to vote for their favorite short film and actor/actress of the competition and participate with other film-goers from around the world on selecting the winners.
The 10 finalists of shorts films are…
Do No Harm
Country: New Zealand
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.
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.
Directed by: Stephan 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
Country: United Kingdom
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.
Directed by: Ignacio Redondo
Synopsis: With a $10 million business deal set to close and a date with a beautiful girl, David figures today will be the best day of his life. Not quite.
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.
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.
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
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.
Directed by: Gega Khmaladze
Synopsis: With the end of the world fast approaching, an aging magician realizes one last feat of magic is required of him.
Joining us for two nights at our screenings will be the Manhattan Shorts Founding Director Nick Mason