MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival

MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival

Showtimes

Saturday, Sep 28
7:30pm
Sunday, Sep 29
7:30pm
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ONE WORLD * ONE WEEK * ONE FESTIVAL

Filmgoers in Portland can unite with over 100,000 film-lovers around the world during the week of Sept 26 through October 6th when the 22nd Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the Clinton Street Theater on September 28 & 29.

What is MANHATTAN SHORT?

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, Kathmandu, Vienna, Cape Town to cinemas in all fifty states of the United States and beyond --

You Be the Judge!

The Judges of the Finalists' Films are you. Audiences at each venue will be handed a voting card upon entry to each cinema and asked to vote for the ONE film they think should win. Votes are tallied by each cinema and sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT HQ. The over all winner is announced on Monday October 8, 2018.

"In times like these, cross-border events like MANHATTAN SHORT that contribute towards greater tolerance and understanding are needed now more than ever. This is a festival that's about communities bonding together via their local cinema. I want to thank and congratulate all the filmmakers and cinemas involved in the global cinematic event. MANHATTAN SHORT is not going to cable TV or Video on Demand or anywhere else. So get down to your local theater to see 9 of the best short films the world has to offer," said Founding Director Nicholas Mason. 

 

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Nefta Football Club
Director: 
Yves Piat
Country: 
France
Year: 
2019
Runtime: 
17 minutes

In Tunisia, two football-loving, young brothers find a donkey lost in the middle of the desert on the border with Algeria. But why is the animal wearing headphones over its ears?

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Debris
Director: 
Julio Ramos
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2019
Runtime: 
14 minutes

After a disastrous event on his construction site, Armando acts quickly to save his crew, but instead stumbles upon an unspeakable truth. Debris is an intense and visceral glimpse of the grim world of human labor trafficking.

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Driving Lessons
Director: 
Marziyeh Riahi
Country: 
Iran
Year: 
2019
Runtime: 
13 minutes

Local laws say Bahareh's husband must accompany her to driving lessons so she and her instructor will not be alone, a task made more complicated when the two men don't get along.

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Tipped
Director: 
Alysse Leite-Rogers
Country: 
Canada
Year: 
2019
Runtime: 
14 minutes

A waitress at an upscale restaurant reaches her tipping point with a table of difficult customers and concocts a special dish of revenge.

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Sylvia
Director: 
Richard Prendergast
Country: 
United Kingdom
Year: 
2019
Runtime: 
17 minutes

Our love affair with the automobile means that a car can feel like it is part of the family. Sometimes it's more than that.

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The Match
Director: 
Pia Andell
Country: 
Finland
Year: 
2019
Runtime: 
16 minutes

Two middle-aged women turn a friendly game of tennis into an intense competition but stand united at the end of the match when they discover one thing in common.

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Malou
Director: 
Adi Wojaczek
Country: 
Germany
Year: 
2019
Runtime: 
14 minutes

Rejected by a famed dance school, Malou gets a chance to prove that she's destined for a career as a dancer despite the odds seemingly stacked against her.

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This Time Away
Director: 
Magali Barbe
Country: 
United Kingdom
Year: 
2019
Runtime: 
14 minutes

An elderly man lives as a recluse, haunted by his past and memory of the family he once had, until a non-human visitor arrives and disrupts his isolation.

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A Family Affair
Director: 
Florence Keith-Roach
Country: 
United Kingdom
Year: 
2019
Runtime: 
13 minutes

When Annabelle wakes up alone in a stranger's bedroom on her 30th birthday, she thinks the day cannot get any worse. But then Bernard walks in and he is not the man of her dreams.

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At The End Of The World
Director: 
Fon Davis
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2019
Runtime: 
13 minutes

In an apocalyptic future, a lonely government worker finds solace with a soldier during the last World War. But their future together is threatened when the soldier is sent back into battle.

Special Admission

$7-10 sliding scale; no one turned away for lack of funds. $8 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE.