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Los Angeles...You Be the Judge! At the World’s First Global Film Festival

Tuesday, September 09, 2014 at 10:15AM

Filmgoers in Los Angeles will unite with audiences in over 250 cities spanning six continents to view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers from around the world when the 17th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at Venice Arts on Wednesday, October 1 at 7:30pm. As a Center for film and photography education committed to fostering creative conversations around independent media, Venice Arts is excited to once again be screening the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival as its only Los Angeles screening venue.


The MANHATTAN SHORT 2014 line-up is as follows:


97% (Netherlands), Director: Ben Brand
A man tries to track down a potential love interest on a crowded train using a smart phone app.


Crime: The Animated Series ( USA), Directors: Alix Lambert & Sam Chou
A graphic-novel-style documentary about the havoc crime creates told by those living through it.


On The Bridge (England), Director: Sameer Patel, Written & Produced by Elena Fuller
Two men on London’s Waterloo Bridge debate the merits of jumping off into the dark river below


Shift (Australia), Director: James Croke
A genius invents a sophisticated device that gives him a super power for the perfect heist.


The Fall (Norway), Director: Andreas Thaulow
Two mountaineers depend on each other during a climb but one has a secret that puts trust to the test


On/Off (France), Director: Thierry Lorenzi
An Astronaut hears a mysterious message that turns a routine space-walk into a dangerous mission.


La Carnada (Mexico), Director: Josh Soskin
Crossing the border into the USA proves more perilous than a teenager imagines.


Mend and Make Do (England), Director: Bexie Bush
A woman reminisces about her life before and after World War II in animated fashion.


The Bravest, The Boldest (USA), Director: Moon Molson
A Mother tries to avoid two Army Officers ready to deliver the worst news of her life.


Rhino Full Throttle (Germany), Director: Erik Schmitt
A man searching for the soul of a city encounters an enigmatic young woman who unlocks his heart.


“This Film Festival will unite people in all corners of the globe, from Sydney to Mumbai, from Buenos Aires to Cairo. Venues also include cinemas in 20 cities in the Ukraine, 40 cities in Russia, and 47 states in the USA. In times like these, cross-border events like MANHATTAN SHORT that contribute toward greater tolerance and understanding are needed more than ever. I want to thank and congratulate all the filmmakers and cinemas involved in this global cinematic event. This project is not going to cable TV or Video on Demand, it’s about communities bonding together via their local cinema” said MANHATTAN SHORT Founding Director Nicholas Mason.


Buy your tickets now!


You can read more interviews with all the nominated directors here and
download the trailer here




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