2020 MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
MANHATTAN SHORT today announces the Final Nine selections for its 23rd Annual Short Film Festival, a worldwide event taking place across six continents between September 24 and October 31, 2020. MANHATTAN SHORT is the only event of its kind. The Final Nine screen simultaneously across the world during a one-month period, with the Best Film and Best Actor determined by ballots cast by the audience in each participating venue.
The MANHATTAN SHORT Final Nine are: Safe Space (Australia), The Stick (Finland), Exam (Iran), Hey, Gray (Russia), White Eye (Israel), Sticker (North Macedonia), Two Little Boys (USA), Maestro (France) The Present (Palestine).
This year’s Final Nine selections use drama, comedy and animation to address an astonishing number of themes, ranging from identity to parenthood to the seemingly universal frustration caused by the Department of Motor Vehicles no matter the country. The directorial voices are both male and female from countries large and small, often inspired by personal and sometimes harrowing experience. This year’s Final Nine screening also is a rare instance when gripping dramas from Iran, Israel, and the State of Palestine are featured in the same program.