JACKSON, Wyo. — The Center for the Arts will host the 23rd Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival virtually on Thursday, October 29 at 7 p.m. This is an online event only and will be available to rewatch for 48 hours after the initial live screening.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased HERE.
The film festival run time is two hours and 15 minutes. After the screening, VOTE HERE for your choice of best film and best actor.
Film lovers from around the world have been viewing and voting on the nine finalists’ films since September 24. MANHATTAN SHORT is the only event of its kind. The Final Nine screen simultaneously across the world during a one-month period, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences.
This year’s Final Nine selections use drama, comedy and animation to address an astonishing number of themes, ranging from identity to parenthood to the seemingly universal frustration caused by the Department of Motor Vehicles no matter the country.
The MANHATTAN SHORT Final Nine Films are Safe Space (Australia), The Stick (Finland), Exam (Iran), Hey,Gray (Russia), White Eye (Israel), Sticker (North Macedonia), Two Little Boys (USA), Maestro (France) and The Present (State of Palestine).
The directorial voices are both male and female from countries large and small, often inspired by personal, and sometimes harrowing, experiences. This year’s Final Nine screening also is a rare instance when gripping dramas from Iran, Israel and the State of Palestine are featured in the same program.
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