Monday, September 10, 2012

Manhattan Short Film Festival returns to Salem Cinema!

Manhattan Short Film Fest BallotManhattan Short Film Fest Ballot (Photo credit: Coldspire)This is another great thing that Salem has. We've gone every year since this started at Salem Cinema and it's been amazing. Don't miss it!

SALEM: Salem Cinema, Screenings:
Sun Sept 30, Mon Oct 1, Tues Oct 2



You Be the Judge!
Over 100,000 Film-Lovers in
Over 300 Cities
Across 6 Continents
Unite for One Week for
One Film Festival

Latest News: New York, NY, September 18th, 2012, Filmgoers in Oregon will unite with over 100,000 film-lovers around the world this week when the 15th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the venues listed below.

Click Here to View the Official Trailer for the 2012 MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival

This year The Festival received 520 entries from 49 countries and selected 10 Finalists (See Titles Below) whose films will not just entertain a global audience, but be judged by them as well. Audiences at each venue will be handed a voting card and asked to vote for the ONE film they think is best. Votes will be sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT HQ in NYC, and the winner will be announced on Sunday, October 7th, at 10 PM, at

MANHATTAN SHORT is more than just one of the largest short film festivals in the world... it's the World's First Global Film Festival, and it gives us great pleasure to invite you to take part in it.

Cinemas hosting MANHATTAN SHORT near you are listed below. Click on the blue links below for show times, tickets and more information. To forward this information to a friend, click on the link on the top right of the page.

SALEM: Salem Cinema, Screenings:
Sun Sept 30, Mon Oct 1-Tues Oct 2


The Devil's Ballroom: (Norway 15:30) Henrik M. Dahlsbrakken
On a perilous journey to the North Pole, an Arctic explorer makes a critical decision with lifelong consequences. Click Here to Read the Festival Interview with Henrik

A Curios Conjunction of Coincidences: (The Netherlands 8:34) Joost Reijmers
Bad luck connects three men together even though they live in different centuries.
Click Here to Read the Festival Interview with Joost

Where Does The Sea Flow: (Russia 14:00 * World Premier) Vitaly Saltykov
A mother comes to grips with a precocious young daughter and the violent circumstances of her birth. Click Here to Read the Festival Interview with Vitaly

Two & Two: (UK 8:25 USA Premier) Babak Anvari
In a school run by an authoritarian regime, a seemingly ridiculous decree becomes a syllabus for terror. Click Here to Read the Festival Interview with Babak

Cluck: (Ireland 18:57) Michael Lavelle
Feathers are ruffled at the orphanage when a new arrival threatens to upset the pecking order. Click Here to Read the Festival Interview with Michael

Behind The Mirrors: (Peru 12:10) Julio O. Ramos
When one of the night's customers at a disreputable motel leaves an unexpected mess, the young manager sees an opportunity that may change his family's fortunes forever.
Click Here to Read the Festival Interview with Julio

The Elaborate End of Robert Ebb: (France/UK 12:50) Clement Bolla, FX Goby, Matthieu Landour
A monster terrorizes a town and induces collective hysteria with hilarious results.
Click Here to Read the Festival Interview with FX Goby

Superman, Spiderman or Batman: (Romania 11.00) Tudor Giurgiu
Inspired by his favorite comic book heroes, a young boy tries to save the day.
Click Here to Read the Festival Interview with Tudor

'92 Skybox Alonzo Mourning Rookie Card: (USA 12.00) Todd Sklar
Brothers Jim and Dave sort out their differences in extreme fashion when their father dies.
Click Here to Read the Festival Interview with Todd

Voice Over: (Spain 9.50) Martin Rosete
A series of life-threatening experiences pale in comparison to a situation that requires real courage. Click Here to Read the Festival Interview with Martin

View & Download the Trailer
If you would like to view and also download the Festival Trailer edited by Festival editor Vito DeCandia ( for your Facebook Page or any other social-media outlet, simply click on the link below. There are two versions, one for Facebook, and a higher resolution for cinemas.
Click Here to View and Download the MANHATTAN SHORT Trailer for 2012]

Download Posters & Flyers
To download Flyers (8.5 x 11), Posters (11 x 17), and large Cinema Posters (27 x 40), simply click on the link below:

Click Here to Download MANHATTAN SHORT Flyers & Posters
Download Stills at 300 dpi

Attention Press and all media outlets, to download stills of the 2012 Finalists Films, click on the link below: Click Here to Download Stills of Finalists' Films at 300 dpi


Check out the Online-Media-Channels located at—a group of us, bloggers, and reporters, are going to go out and cover some of the locations hosting MANHATTAN SHORT around the world. We'll be asking people what film they voted for and why, and a whole lot more. Hosting Channels this year are:

San Antonio, TX Catherine Lester & Denise Orozco

Oklahoma City Jonathan Shahen & Cait Brasil

Yale University, Orange County Community College & Huntington, NY
Tom See & Nicholas Mason, and hopefully someone else

Mumbai Anil Sadarangani, Smita Deshmukh, Samir Phadnis, Disha Sheth

Kathmandu Anup Poudel, Gaurav Kandel

Sponsors & Partners
We would like to thank and acknowledge the following sponsors and partners for their friendship and support.

Stella Artois: For the eleventh year in a row, Stella Artois has been the official beer for MANHATTAN SHORT. Check out "Up There," a short documentary produced by Stella Artois, screening at Film of the Week at

SpectiCast: Is the fastest growing all-digital private network company in North America, serving both theatrical and non-theatrical venues. SpectiCast provides exhibitors with a low cost and high quality digital delivery system to exhibit the world's best independent film and alternative content, and enables film distributors and content providers to access its network of over 300 art houses, independent and chain theatres, as well as performing arts centers, museums, schools, and other non-traditional exhibition venues.

Voltage Video: Has been a leader in post-production services for over 20 years, serving the Film, Television, and Music Industries, as well as Independent Artists. We specialize in HD Transfers, Closed Captioning, Editing and Digital Distribution, with a production staff that will guide you through the process from start to finish.


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