The Manhattan Short Film Festival 2019

thursday, october 3 AT 7:00PM | regular admission prices

Don’t miss the 22nd annual Manhattan Short Film Festival, featuring 10 great new shorts from around the world – and YOU help select the winner!

Moviegoers in Tucson will unite with over 100,000 film lovers 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 22nd Annual edition of “the world’s first global film festival,” Manhattan Short Film Festival, screens at The Loft Cinema!

What makes the Manhattan Short Film Festival unique is that the audience will not only be watching and enjoying the films, but judging them as well.  Each audience member will be handed a voting card upon entry and asked to vote for the one film they feel should win. Votes will be tallied at each participating cinema and submitted to festival headquarters where the winner will be announced in New York City, as well as posted on the Manhattan Short website, on Monday, October 7.

With past finalists achieving the ultimate in recognition by being nominated for, and even winning, the Academy Award in the short film category, the Manhattan Short Film Festival has become known as a breeding ground for the next big thing, and you’re a part of the action!

NEFTA Football Club (Dir. by Yves Piat, 2019, France, 17 mins. Not Rated).  In Tunesia, two football-loving brothers find a donkey lost in the middle of the desert on the border with Tunisia.   But why is the animal wearing headphones over its ears?

Debris (Dir. by Julio Ramos, 2019, USA, 14 mins., Not Rated).   Following a disastrous accident on his construction site, Armando rushes to save an injured worker but then stumbles into a grim world of human labor trafficking.

Driving Lessons (Dir. by Marziyeh Riahi, 2019, Iran, 13 mins., Not Rated).   Local laws say Bahareh’s husband must accompany her to driving lessons so she and her instructor will not be alone, a task make more complicated when the two men don’t get along.

Tipper (Dir. by Alysse Leite-Rogers, 2019, Canada, 14 mins., Not Rated).   A talented by under-appreciated waitress at an upscale restaurant reaches her tipping point with a table of difficult customers and concocts a special dish of revenge.

Sylvia (Dir. by Richard Prendergast, 2019, UK, 15 mins., Not Rated).   Our love affair with the automobile means that a car can feel like it is part of the family.   But on one last road trip, one woman relives the moments that give this car special significance.

The Match (Dir. by Pia Andell, 2019, Finland, 16 mins., Not Rated).   Two middle-aged women turn a friendly game of tennis into an intense competition but stand united at the end of the match we they discover one thing in common.

This Time Away (Dir. by Magali Barbe, UK, 14 mins., Not Rated).   An elderly man lives as a recluse, haunted by his past and memory of the family he once had, until a non-human visitor arrives and disrupts his isolation.

Malou (Dir. by Adi Wojaczek, 2019, Germany, 14 mins., Not Rated).   Rejected by a famed dance school, Malou gets a chance to prove that she’s destined for a career as a dancer despite the odds seemingly stacked against her.

A Family Affair (Dir. by Florence Keith-Roach, 2019, UK, 13 mins., Not Rated).   When Annabelle wakes up alone in a stranger’s bedroom on her 30th birthday, she thinks the day cannot get any worse.   But then Bernard walks in and he is not the man of her dreams.

At the End of the World (Dir. by Fon Davis, 2019, USA, 13 mins., Not Rated).   In the apocalyptic future, a lonely government worker finds solace with a soldier during the last World War.   But their future together is threatened when the soldier is sent back into battle.

(Estimated program running time: Approximately 143 mins., Not Rated)