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.
If the Film Festival experience truly is about getting great works in front of as many eyes as possible, MANHATTAN SHORT offers the ultimate platform -- one that sees its films screened in Sydney, Mumbai, Moscow, Vienna, Cape Town to cinemas in all fifty states of the United States and beyond.
Watch the trailer here.
Do No Harm
Directed by: Rosanne Liang
Country: New Zealand
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: 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
Directed by: Ben Price
Country: United Kingdom
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 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: 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.