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Manhattan Short Film Festival

Oct 3-5, 2014

Sitara Studio, Dadar, Mumbai

What’s It All About?

The India chapter of the Manhattan Short Film Festival is back in Mumbai for the fifth consecutive year. Box Office India is the official Film Trade Magazine Partner for the festival. The 10 finalist films in the global competition are from Great Britain, Mexico, the Netherlands, the US, Germany, Australia and Norway. In keeping with the unique format of the festival, audiences have to vote the one film they think should win the Manhattan Short.

This year, Manhattan Short India will also screen seven shorts from India made by upcoming filmmakers, winners of the ‘Vote For India’ initiative by the festival’s chief patron Vivanta by Taj. The festival will be held in association with Gionee and is powered by Jameson. This year, the festival has also received valuable support from Etihad Airways, 92.7 Big FM, Bright Outdoors, Adgully.com, Jackstraws Integrated Marketing and Gourmet Delight. The festival is supporting the NGO Down To Earth and will donate a portion of its profit to them.

Global Finalists:

• 97%

• Crime

• La Carnada

• Mend And Make Do

• On The Bridge

• On/Off

• Rhino Full Throttle

• Shift

• The Bravest, The Boldest

• The Fall

‘Vote For India’ Initiative Selected Films

1. Film Name: Oxymoron

Winner: First Prize, Vote for India Initiative

City: Chennai

Director: Gowtham Namasivayam

Duration: 18:48 mins

Trivia: Director has been inspired by Christopher Nolan

2.Film Name: Rock And Egg

Winner: Second Prize, Vote for India Initiative

City: Imphal

Director: Romi Meitei

Duration: 14:07 mins

Trivia: Director Romi Meitei is an award-winning filmmaker of the Manipuri film industry

3. Film Name: Seductive Berozgaari

Winner: Third Prize, Vote for India Initiative

City: Mumbai/Ajmer

Director: Stalin ‘Bertie’ Massey

Duration: 11:53 mins

Trivia: The filmmaker is an associate director in the Hindi film industry

4. Film Name: Ten Past Twelve

Special Mention: Vote for India Initiative

City: Mumbai

Director: Samay Bhattacharya

Duration: 08:06 mins

Trivia: This is the director’s first short film and he has been an assistant director to Shoojit Sircar

5. Film Name: Unfold

Special Mention: Vote for India Initiative

City: Pune

Director: Neha Kulkarni

Duration: 03:41 mins

Trivia: The filmmaker has based this story on her life

6. Film Name: A Little Ways Down The Road

Special Mention: Vote for India Initiative

City: Mumbai

Director: Arbaaz Shroff

Duration: 11 mins

Trivia: This film is inspired by the American sitcom How I Met Your Mother

7. Film Name: Silvatein (Blemishes)

Special Mention: Vote for India Initiative

City: Mumbai

Director: Arati Raval-Pandey

Duration: 19 mins, 52 sec

Trivia: The film is inspired by true incident, when the lead actor was stuck at home for three days during a curfew.

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