This fall, over 100,000 film lovers in over 500 cities across six continents will gather in cinemas, museums, libraries, and universities for one purpose...to view and vote on the Finalists' Films in the 26th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. Putnam County Public Library will host the festival locally, showcasing ten short films that attendees will be able to view and vote on.
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, Vienna, Cape Town to cinemas in all fifty states of the United States and beyond.
WHEN IS MANHATTAN SHORT?
The MSFF will span three days, with showings of the ten short films available each day. All showings will take place in the PCPL Kiwanis Room.
- WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4 | 5-8 P.M.
- THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5 | 5-8 P.M.
- FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6 | 1:30-5 P.M.
Showings will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4 and Thursday, October 5 and 2 p.m. on Friday, October 6. Please arrive early to allow time to get seated and to receive voting cards.
All ten films will be shown at each showing. Each date is a repeat showing of the following films:
Synopsis: As they pilot their submarine down into the world's deepest point, two researchers must debate pressing on when a crack in their window port grows.
Synopsis: A florist with a stutter is forced to cooperate with a voice-activated car on the way to an important delivery.
Synopsis: In Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, a woman walks into a chadari store in Kabul to buy her first full-body veil and face an uncertain future.
Synopsis: When a young woman, dominated by an over-protective mother plots her escape, their relationship dissolves into one of mutual suspicion.
THE FAMILY CIRCUS
Synopsis: A Vietnamese-American family's plan to cover up a drunk-driving incident begins to unravel when their emotional baggage spills out in front of the police.
Synopsis: A once promising 90's pop star and his aging boy band reunite for his daughter's elementary school Career Day. They go viral.
Synopsis: A loving mother strives to make her young son's singing dreams come true but an audition takes a dramatic, unforeseen turn.
Synopsis: An antique musical instrument dealer obsessively plays a magical vinyl record that “reads your mind and plays your lost memories.” Even the forgotten ones.
THE STUPID BOY
Synopsis: In London, a broken man groomed for a terrorist attack is confronted by a local lad who sees things differently. But seeing things differently can be dangerous.
SOLEIL DE NUIT
Synopsis: While training for a moon landing, a group of Canadian astronauts are tasked with an added mission by a Native American elder.
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