2014 Manhattan Short Film Festival
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Filmgoers in Minnesota 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 at the 17th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens.

This year, MANHATTAN SHORT received 589 short film entries from 47 countries, England, Norway, Australia Netherlands, France, Mexico, Germany and the USA are the countries represented in this year's Festival. These short films will not only entertain a global audience but will be judged by that audience as well. Cinema goers will become instant film critics as they will be handed a ballot upon entry that allows them to vote for Best Film and Best Actor. Votes will be sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT HQ, with the winner announced at on Monday Oct 6, at 10AM (EST)

The 10 selected films are set in diverse locals, ranging from outer space to the deserts of Mexico and the mountains of Norway to the streets of New York, Berlin, London and Amsterdam.


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Director: Ben Brand | Netherlands
A man tries to track down a potential love interest on a crowded train using a smart phone app.



manhattan, film, festival, minnesotaCrime
Director: Alix Lambert & Sam Chou | United States
A graphic-novel-style documentary about the havoc crime creates told by those living through it.



manhattan, film, festival, minnesotaOn the Bridge
Director: Sameer Patel | Written & Produced: Elena Fuller | England
Two men on London's Waterloo Bridge debate the merits of jumping off into the dark river below.



manhattan, film, festival, minnesotaShift
Director: James Croke | Australia
A genius invents a sophisticated device that gives him a super power for the perfect heist.



manhattan, film, festival, minnesotaThe Fall
Director: Andreas Thaulow | Norway
Two mountaineers depend on each other during a climb but one has a secret that puts trust to the test.



manhattan, film, festival, minnesotaOn/Off
Director: Thierry Lorenzi | France
An astronaut hears a mysterious message that turns a routine space-walk into a dangerous mission.



manhattan, film, festival, minnesotaLa Carnada
Director: Josh Soskin | Mexico
Crossing the border into the USA proves more perilous than a teenager imagines.



manhattan, film, festival, minnesotaMend and Make Do
Director: Bexie Bush | England
A woman reminisces about her life before and after World War II in animated fashion.



manhattan, film, festival, minnesotaThe Bravest, The Boldest
Director: Moon Molson | United States
A Mother tries to avoid two Army Officers ready to deliver the worst news of her life.



manhattan, film, festival, minnesotaRhino Full Throttle
Director: Erik Schmitt | Germany
A man searching for the soul of a city encounters an enigmatic young woman who unlocks his heart.