The Manhattan Short Film Festival coming to Lewiston - You Be the Judge!
September 6, 2012
Audiences in over 300 Cities Spanning 6 Continents Unite for One Week for One Purpose ... to Judge the 10 Finalists in the 15th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival
Filmgoers in Lewiston, Maine will unite with audiences in over 300 cities spanning six continents to view and judge the work of the next generation, of filmmakers from around the world when the 15th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at The Public Theatre in Lewiston on Fri 9/28 at 7:30pm, Sat 9/29 at 7:30, and Sun 9/30 at 4:00pm.
Out of 520 entries received from 49 countries around the world, MANHATTAN SHORT selected 10 short films as finalists. Each film is 18 minutes or under in length. Countries represented this year include Norway, The Netherlands, Russia, England, Ireland, Peru, France, Romania, Spain and the USA in what festival organizers describe as the “United Nations of Film Festivals.”
These short films will not only entertain a global audience but will be judged by them as well. Filmgoers will be handed a voting card upon entry and asked to vote for the one film they feel should win. Votes are tallied at each participating cinema and submitted to festival headquarters where the winner will be announced in New York City as well as posted on the net at www.ManhattanShort.com on Sunday, October 7th at 10:00pm.
With past finalists achieving the ultimate in recognition by being nominated and even winning the Oscar in the short film category, the Manhattan Short has become known as a breeding ground for the next big thing.
In one week, over 100,000 people from as far north as St. Petersburg, Russia to as far south as Buenos Aires, Argentina, as far east as Kathmandu, Nepal and as far west as Perth, Australia, to over 150 cinemas in 47 US States will come together to view and vote on these 10 films. “While the goal of any festival is to discover and promote new talent, the real aim of this festival is bringing communities together via stories from around the world,” says Nicholas Mason, MANHATTAN SHORT founder and director.
“Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that what started as a small, relatively simple event when I projected a handful of short films onto the side of a truck on a downtown Manhattan street 15 years ago, would grow into what it is today, with communities all over the world getting together to celebrate via ten short films... It’s become like Earth Day - but with film.” adds Mason.
For more information on the Festival and to read detailed interviews with the 10 Finalists visit www.ManhattanShort.com or click on the following links:
- Download 300 dpi stills of the finalist films »
- See a list of cinemas taking part in 2012 »
- Read interviews with Filmmakers »
- View a Film Trailer for Festival »
Finalists for 2012
|“The Devil’s Ballroom” (Henrik M Dahlsbrakken)||Norway|
|“A Curious Conjunction of Coincidences” (Joost Reijmers)||Holland|
|“Where Does the Sea Flow” (Vitaly Saltykov)||Russia|
|“Two & Two” (Babak Anvari)||England|
|“Cluck” (Michael Lavelle)||Ireland|
|“Behind the Mirrors” (Julio O Ramos)||Peru|
|“The Elaborate End of Robert Ebb” (Clement Bolla, FX Goby, Matt Landour)||England|
|“Superman, Spiderman or Batman” (Tudor Glurgiu)||Romania|
|“92 Skybox Alonzo Mourning Rookie Card” (Todd Sklar)||USA|
|“Voice Over” (Martin Rosete)||Spain|
5-9-13: Great theatre for children at The Public Theatre!
4-23-13: Fall In Love At The Public Theatre
4-11-13: Broadway Stars Set To Appear At The Public Theatre
4-3-13: Does your little Dog want to be an actor?
3-20-13: The Public Theatre offers a professional Summer Theatre Training Program for Young Actors
3-18-13: Final Weekend for Time Stands Still at The Public Theatre
3-12-13: Time Stands Still Opens Friday!
1-9-13: A Howling Comedy at The Public Theatre
11-29-12: Over 1,500 students set to see A Christmas Carol at The Public Theatre
11-26-12: A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns to The Public Theatre!
10-9-12: Laughter, Love and Literature at The Public Theatre
9-18-12: The Public Theatre's 22nd Season begins!
9-6-12: The Manhattan Short Film Festival coming to Lewiston - You Be the Judge!
5-8-12: A great show for children May 20th at The Public Theatre
4-16-12: On Golden Pond comes to The Public Theatre
3-2-12: TONY AWARD WINNING PLAY RED, PREMIERES IN MAINE AT THE PUBLIC THEATRE!
1-12-12: A Wise and Whimsical Comedy About Love, Marriage & Miscommunication
11-29-11: A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns to The Public Theatre!
10-24-11: The Moose In Me, The Moose In You
10-18-11: $2 Off Tickets and Support a Good Cause!
9-26-11: GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY FOR THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME!
9-19-11: The Public Theatre opens its 21st Season!
8-1-11: The Public Theatre's professional Summer Theatre Training Program for Teens performs August 5th
6-21-11: The Public Theatre Celebrates 20 Years!
5-2-11: A Delightful Family Comedy at The Public Theatre!
3-1-11: See what all the buzz is about at The Public Theatre
1-6-11: Animals Out of Paper Beautifully Unfolds at The Public Theatre
11-11-10: A hip and hilarious musical for children at The Public Theatre!
9-30-10: A PURR-FECT COMEDY AT THE PUBLIC THEATRE
7-19-10: The Public Theatre begins its professional Summer Theatre Training Program for young actors
4-14-10: NYC Raffle Update ... Winners!
2-25-10: Set your compass to The Public Theatre!
12-30-09: Visiting Mr. Green is a trip worth taking!
12-15-09: Bring a NEW friend for FREE!
11-20-09: Yule Love A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Public Theatre!
11-19-09: It's The Funniest Holiday Show in Maine!
10-5-09: Indulge Your Dark Side with Jekyll and Hyde
9-1-09: The Public Theatre's exciting 19th season opens soon!
5-5-09: The Public Theatre Kicks Off 16th Annual Silent Auction
5-4-09: The Public Theatre announces the winners of its Third Annual Broadway Raffle.
4-24-09: Count your blessings for the comedy "The Last Mass at St. Casimir's!
1-19-09: 2009 NYC Theatre Getaway! Do you have your tickets yet?
1-12-09: "Collected Stories" Opens At Public Theatre!
10-10-08: A Rejuvenating Comedy for Multi-tasking Parents!
9-15-08: The Public Theatre opens its 18th season!
4-23-08: The Public Theatre announces its 18th season!
3-30-08: The Public Theatre goes Over the River to Grandma's!
2-13-08: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing coming to The Public Theatre!
2-12-08: NYC Theate Getaway Winners!
2-11-08: An Inspiring Comedy about Mothers and Daughters … and everything in between
1-11-08: Poster Volunteers Needed!
12-17-07: "Doubt" Is A Certain Success At The Public Theatre!
11-28-07: Over 2,000 students set to see A Christmas Carol at The Public Theatre
11-26-07: Tickets to The Public Theatre's Father/Daughter Valentine Ball are now on sale!
11-5-07: A Christmas Carol at The Public Theatre
9-21-07: "No Teacher Left Behind" Night at The Public Theatre
9-14-07: Great Food, Great Theatre, Great Night Out!
9-10-07: Calling All Red Hats!
9-4-07: The Public Theatre begins its 17th season!
4-27-07: The Public Theatre voted "Best Theatre Company" for the FOURTH time!
1-17-07: The Public Theatre Awarded $250,000 Grant from Jane's Trust