Manattan Short Film Festival
Sunless (USA) | Directed by: Boris Vesselinov | 8 mins
Synopsis: As they pilot their submarine down into the world’s deepest point, two researchers must debate pressing on when a crack in their window port grows.
Voice Activated (AUS) | Directed by: Steve Anthopoulos | 12 mins
Synopsis: A florist with a stutter is forced to cooperate with a voice-activated car on the way to an important delivery.
Yellow (AFG) | Directed by: Elham Ehsas | 13 mins
Synopsis: In Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, a woman walks into a chadari store in Kabul to buy her first full-body veil and face an uncertain future.
Tuulikki (FIN)| Directed by: Teemu Nikki | 14 mins
Synopsis: When a young woman, dominated by an over-protective mother plots her escape, their relationship dissolves into one of mutual suspicion.
The Family Circus (USA) | Directed by: Andrew Fitzgerald | 17 mins
Synopsis: A Vietnamese-American family’s plan to cover up a drunk-driving incident begins to unravel when their emotional baggage spills out in front of the police.
Career Day (USA) | Directed by: Jason Robinson, Chris Hooper| 10 mins |
Synopsis: A once promising 90’s pop star and his aging boy band reunite for his daughter’s elementary school Career Day. They go viral.
Snail (IRN) | Directed by: Aminreza Alimohammadi | 14 mins
Synopsis: A loving mother strives to make her young son’s singing dreams come true but an audition takes a dramatic, unforeseen turn.
The Record (SUI) | Directed by: Jonathan Laskar | 8:38 mins
Synopsis: An antique musical instrument dealer obsessively plays a magical vinyl record that “reads your mind and plays your lost memories.” Even the forgotten ones.
The Stupid Boy (GBR) | Directed by: Phil Dunn | 14:50 mins
Synopsis: In London, a broken man groomed for a terrorist attack is confronted by a local lad who sees things differently. But seeing things differently can be dangerous.
Soleil De Nuit (CAN) | Directed by: Fernando López Escrivá, Maria Camila Arias | 13 mins
Synopsis: While training for a moon landing, a group of Canadian astronauts are tasked with an added mission by a Native American elder.