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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 Harmdo now harm

Country: New Zealand

Directed by: Rosanne Liang

Time: 12:00

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 behind

Country: Spain

Directed by: Ángel Gómez Hernández

Time: 15:00

Synopsis: A divorced mother is obsessed with the idea that her ex-husband is plotting to take her baby away from her.

Fickle Bicklefickle

Country: USA

Directed by: Stephan Ward

Time: 10:45

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 Lasthope

Country: United Kingdom

Directed by: Ben Price

Time: 7:43

Synopsis: During World War II, a prisoner working as a barber for the Nazis fears every haircut may be his last.


Perfect Dayperfect

Country: Spain

Directed by: Ignacio Redondo

Time: 10:45

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.


Just Go!just


Directed by: Pavel Gumennikov

Time: 10:45

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.

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Country: Syria

Directed by: Rana Kazkaz & Anas Khalaf

Time: 13:00

Synopsis: On a Mediterranean shore, a Syrian father’s decision to give his daughter a better life puts her in danger of losing it.

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Country: Italy

Directed by: Marta Savina

Time: 15:00

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 Nutshellin_a_nutshell1

Country: Switzerland

Directed by: Fabio Friedli

Time: 5:00

Synopsis: Love, war and the myriad states of humanity and the world condensed into a visual summation that’s a treat for the eyes.

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Country: Georgia

Directed by: Gega Khmaladze

Time: 12:40

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