MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS TO MEDIA THEATRE SEPT. 28 & 29

The independent short film festival known as the Manhattan Short Film Festival returns to The Media Theatre for the fourth consecutive year Monday and Tuesday September 28 and 29 at 7pm. The ten films chosen to be in the Festival not only entertain a global audience, but also allow the audience around the world to choose the winner. Audiences at The Media Theatre actually cast votes that count towards the eventual winning film.

The films will be screened around the world from September 25 to October 4, 2015, when over 100,000 film lovers in over 250 cities across six continents gather in Cinemas, Museums and Universities for one purpose...to view and vote on the Finalists' Films in the 18th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. Audiences at each film site are given a voting card upon entry and asked to vote for the film they believe should win. Votes are sent, by theatre management, to Manhattan Short headquarters and the winner is announced shortly after the worldwide festival closes.
A scene from the film "Shok", the entry from the Kosovo and the UK about two boys fighting for survival during the Kosovo war. 
Manhattan Short is not a touring Festival; rather, it is an instantaneous celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films to great venues and allowing the audiences to select their favorites. The Film Festival experience truly is about getting great works in front of as many eyes as possible and Manhattan Short offers the ultimate platform -- one that sees its films screened in Sydney, Mumbai, Moscow, Kathmandu, Vienna, Cape Town to cinemas in all fifty states of the United States and beyond. The Media Theatre represents one section of that audience each year.

Tickets for the Festival at The Media Theatre September 28 and 29 are $10 each. Each of the ten films are shown on both nights, and the program is a bit over two hours long. It’s titled Manhattan Short because it started when Nicholas Mason, the creator of the annual event, mounted a screen to the side of a truck in Manhattan in 1998.  

Call The Media Theatre at 610-891-0100 for information or visit mediatheatre.org. The Manhattan Short Film Festival is general seating. The concession stand and bar will be open for patrons. Doors open at 6:00pm with the Festival beginning at 7pm.

The 10 Finalists being shown this year are:

1     “Listen” (Finland/ Denmark) Copenhagen. A police station. A foreign woman, wearing a burqa, is there with her young son to file a complaint. Yet, it seems the translator is not willing to report what she is telling.

2    “Dad In Mum” (France) The middle of the night. Moans are heard behind the parents' door. Two young sisters are asking questions.

3   “Bear Story” (Chile) In this animated tale, a bear uses mechanical figures to relate the story of his oppressed life to one cub at a time.

4     “Forever Over” (Germany) A young couple devise a wish list to spice up their lives but its fulfillment leads to unforeseen consequences.

5     “Shok” (Kosovo/ UK) The friendship of two boys is tested to its limits as they battle for survival during the Kosovo war.

6     “Grounded” (France) An airline ticketing agent rises to the occasion when faced with an extraordinary situation posed by a pair of passengers.

7     “Sundown” (Turkey) A woman's tranquil day at the beach turns tumultuous when she is forced to confront a sudden, new reality concerning her mother.

8     “Patch” (Switzerland/ Germany) Tiles on a wall reveal the elephant in the room, among other things, in this fast-paced animation that plays with perspective and abstractions

9     “El Camino Solo” (USA) A modern businessman strands himself on a desert highway only to be saved by rescuers who are more in touch with humanity than he is.

10 “Bis Gleich” (Germany) Two senior citizens view Berlin city life from their respective windows on opposite sides of the street and develop an unusual bond.

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