"One World. One Week. One Festival." During the week of September 26 to October 5, more than 100,000 people in some 300 cities across six continents gather in various venues to view and vote for the winner of the annual Manhattan Short Film Festival. The festival is a celebration of international short film that occurs simultaneously across the globe, allowing audiences to select their favorites.
97% (Directed by Ben Brand, The Netherlands, 8 min.)
A man tries to track down a potential love interest on a crowded train using a smartphone app.
Crime (Directed by Alis Lambert and Sam Chou, USA, 14 min.)
A graphic-novel-style documentary about the havoc crime creates, told by those living through it.
On the Bridge (Directed by Sameer Patel, UK, 12 min.)
Two men on London’s Waterloo Bridge debate the merits of jumping off into the dark river below.
Shift (Directed by James Croke, Australia, 11 min.)
A genius invents a sophisticated device that gives him a superpower for the perfect heist.
The Fall (Directed by Andreas Thaulow, Norway, 15 min.)
Two mountaineers depend on each other during a climb, but one has a secret that puts trust to the test.
On/Off (Directed by Thierry Lorenzi, France 14 min.)
An astronaut hears a mysterious message that turns a routine space walk into a dangerous mission.
La Carnada (Directed by Josh Soskin, Mexico, 13 min.)
Illegally crossing the border into the United States proves more perilous than a teenager imagines.
Mend and Make Do (Directed by Bexie Bush, UK, 8 min.)
An elderly woman reminisces about her life before and after World War II, in animated fashion.
The Bravest, the Boldest (Directed by Moon Molson, USA, 17 min.)
A mother tries to avoid two U.S. Army officers ready to deliver the worst news of her life.
Rhino Full Throttle (Directed by Erik Schmitt, Germany, 15 min.)
A man searching for the soul of a city encounters an enigmatic young woman who unlocks his heart.
Film festival ticket prices apply. General admission is $10. MFAH members, students with ID, and senior adults receive a $2 discount.
Community partner: Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP)