Manhattan short film festival


Every year in the last week of September one of the largest audience festivals – the Manhattan short film festival brings together film fans around the world to select the best short film. Only the viewer can affect the acquisition of the Grand Prix of the festival. Join the global audience jury: vote for the best film!

In Ukraine the project will start on September 24 and will be shown in Kiev, Odessa, Kharkov, Donetsk, Lviv, Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporozhye, Lugansk, Sevastopol, Simferopol, Chernivtsi and Cherkasy.

In the global battle for audience recognition will meet 10 Directors! This is the largest audience in the world short film festival: on five continents, in 36 countries, in 173 cities competition programme will see more than 150,000 spectators, each of which is directly after the end of the session, you will be able to vote for the best, in his opinion, the film. Last, 532 session will be held in new York on September 27, outdoor Union Square Park, and the last vote will determine the winner of the festival and winner of the coveted awards.

During its 12-year history of the Manhattan short film festival will be held in Ukraine for the 3rd time and will represent a powerful competitive program is incredibly talented and amazingly different movies. This year in the battle for the trophy will converge Directors from the USA, Sweden, France, Spain, Italy, Israel, the UK, Mozambique and Australia.

A film about political correctness in the structures of state security, the animation about space disaster personal scale, family drama about a British boy in a mask fish-the hammer and the difficult situation in the family come together to fight with a fantastic story about a woman’s happiness and stunningly honest documentary Mozambican teenager, and other equally bright and impressive stories about life in different parts of the world.

However, the Grand Prix of the festival and applause of hundreds of thousands of viewers from Jamaica to Korea is not the only award winner – 10 best films of past years were nominated for the award “Oscar”.

Says Director of the Manhattan short film festival Director Nicholas Mason: “It’s not just the fastest growing film festival in the world is the fastest growing event in the world”. Indeed, beginning in 1997 with screenings for friends on a makeshift screen, stretched on Board conventional truck festival a year later moved to Union Square Park, where it remains today. In 2001, the Park became a place of memory of victims of the September 11 tragedy, and the festival was to be held on September 22. The organizers wanted to cancel it, but the mayor of new York Rudolph Giuliani asked Nicholas Mason not to stop screenings at all. As a result, the saw movies almost 15 thousand people and the festival became really famous. Soon the Jury [and in his time the festival jury, which included including Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins and Laura Linney] was excluded, and the right to choose the best completely exposed to the audience.

Join the global audience jury of the largest short film festival.

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