Filmgoers in Currumbin will unite with audiences in over 300 cities spanning six continents to view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers from around the world when the 21st Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at Currumbin RSL on two dates: Thursday 27 September at 1.00pm and Thursday 4 October 4 at 6:30pm.
The Final Nine are screened simultaneously across the world during a one-week period, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating venue. By virtue of their selection by MANHATTAN SHORT, each short film is automatically Oscar-qualified. MANHATTAN SHORT is the only event of its kind.
The Nine MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from eight countries with films from Austria, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Kosovo, New Zealand, USA, and two films from the United Kingdom. These Final Nine short films represent the best short films from among 1,565 submissions from 73 countries received by MANHATTTAN SHORT for 2018, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films. This year’s Final Nine represent an extraordinary range of film genres that includes intimate dramas; fast-paced animation; spine-tingling tales; a World War II epic; a film shot entirely underwater and comedy as part of the MANHATTAN SHORT program.
The MANHATTAN SHORT Final Nine are:
‘Lacrimosa’ (Austria), ‘Fauve’ (Canada), ‘Someone’ (Germany), ‘Chuchotage’ (Hungary), ‘Her’ (Kosovo), ‘Fire In Cardboard City’ (New Zealand), ‘Baghead’, (UK), ‘Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times’ (UK), and ‘Home Shopper’ (USA).
All Final Nine short films become Oscar-qualified, meaning they will be automatically eligible for an Academy Award nomination by screening for a week at the Los Feliz 3 Cinemas in the county of Los Angeles in Hollywood from Sept 21 to Oct 27.
Tickets are just $5 per person and can purchased by phoning Currumbin RSL Reception on 07 5534 7999.
Image from ‘Fire in Cardboard City’.