Admiral Theater hosts the Manhattan Short Film Festival Sept. 24

In association with Women In Film

Saturday, September 24 at 7 PM the Admiral Theater will host the Manhattan Short Film Festival.

More than 100,000 film buffs in over 250 cities across 6 continents will be part of the Festival on Saturday.

Ten short films have been narrowed down from 598 entries by professional producers, directors and actors but ultimately the screen audience will choose the winner.

The festival will screen worldwide September 23 - October 2 and audiences at each venue will be handed a voting card and asked to pick the best film. Votes will be tallied at Manhattan Short's headquarters and the winner will be announced Sunday, October 2 at 10 pm and posted at www.ManhattanShort.com.

This is an opportunity to see the next generation of filmmakers from around the world.

Tickets are $8 and can be purchased ahead of time at the Admiral Theater on Friday, September 23 and at the door on Saturday, September 24.

Click here for more information.

The FINALISTS of 2011

This year the Festival received 598 Entries from 48 Countries selected 10 Finalists You can read detailed interviews with the filmmakers and see the trailers of their films by clicking on the links below:

INCIDENT BY A BANK
Director: Ruben Ostlund
Run Time: 9:30
Country: Sweden
Synopsis: Shot using a single camera, 90 people meticulously recreate a failed bank robbery that took place in Stockholm in June 2006
Click here to read the interview with Ruben Ostlund on the making of the film

DIK
Director: Christopher Stollery
Run Time: 9:30
Country: Australia
Synopsis: A six -year-old boy brings home piece of schoolwork that prvokes his parents to question his sexual orientation
Click here to read the interview with Christopher Stollery on the making of the film and watch the trailer

MAK
Director: Geraldine Zosso
Run Time: 18:00
Country: Switzerland
Synopsis: Ilinka is 14 years old. She has been living in Switzerland for a year with her Moldavian Mother and Aunt. Ilinka just gave birth to a boy. Ilinka's mother has heard about a box where unwanted babies can be deposited.
Click here to read the interview with Geraldine Zosso on the making of the film and watch the trailer

I LOVE LUCI
Director: Colin Kennedy
Run Time: 11:00
Country: Scotland
Synopsis: A comedy of missing teeth, unrequited love and one dog's potential to shape the fortunes of a couple destined never to be together.
Click here to read the interview with Colin Kennedy on the making of the film

The LEGEND OF BEAVER DAM
Directors: Jerome Sable & Eli Batalion
Run Time: 12:00
Country: Canada
Synopsis: A campfire song awakens an evil monster and now it's up to nerdy Danny Zigwitz to save his fellow campers from a bloody massacre. Heads will rock n' roll!
Click here to read the interview with Jerome Sable & Eli Batalion on the making of the film and watch the trailer

SEXTING
Director: Neil LaBute
Run Time: 8:00
Country: USA
Synopsis: Fed up with her relationship with a married man, a young woman decides to meet his wife for coffee.
Click here to read the interview with Neil LaBute on the making of the film and watch the trailer

THE FOREST
Director: Kárpáti György Mór
Run Time: 12:00
Country: Hungary
Synopsis: Murder is committed in the forest. A young man becomes caught up in the events, and this experience has an increasingly unsettling effect on him.
Click here to read the interview with Kárpáti György Mór on the making of the film

A DOCTOR'S JOB
Director: Julio Ramos
Run Time: 10:30
Country: Peru
Synopsis: Doctor Ramon Moran supplements his income by driving a taxi in order to financially support his mentally ill mother. While driving the taxi, Ramon becomes involved in a crime that tests his pride and work ethic.
Click here to read the interview with Julio Ramos on the making of the film

David & Goliath
Director: George Zaverdas
Run Time: 12:00
Country: USA
Synopsis: The true story of a man, a dog and the Holocaust.
Click here to read the interview with George Zaverdas on the making of the film

MARTYR FRIDAY
Director: Abu Bakr Shawky
Run Time: 10:00
Country: Egypt
Synopsis: An inside look at the events surrounding the 2011 uprising in Cairo.
Click here to read the interview with Abu Bakr Shawky on the making of the film

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