The Manhattan Short Film Festival Returns To Torbay
Last year, we unearthed the news that Torbay’s hidden cinema gem – The Blue Walnut – hosts the annual international Manhattan Short Film Festival. The festival is returning to Torbay for another year; check out the guide!
Since 2002, The Blue Walnut has hosted the annual International Manhattan Short Film Festival with audiences from all walks of life attending from Torbay, Exeter, Plymouth and even tourists from as far afield as America, Canada and Norway. The audience isn’t just there to watch and enjoy the 18-minute shorts, but it’s also their responsibility to judge the 9 finalist films.
Nicholas Mason started the Manhattan Short started in 1998 with 200 people attending, now the festival unfolds simultaneously, in more than 300 cinemas on six continents for one week bringing together over 100,000 film-lovers.
From 1565 submissions from 73 countries, 9 finalist films will be judged between 27 Sept - 7 Oct. The shorts represent an extraordinary range of film genres that includes intimate dramas, fast-paced animation, spine-tingling tales, a World War II epic, a film shot entirely underwater, and a comedy. Finalists include:
Baghead (United Kingdom)
Fire in Cardboard City (New Zealand)
Home Shopper (USA)
Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times (United Kingdom)
Be a part of the Manhattan Short at Torquay’s exclusive 23 capacity venue, The Blue Walnut. You can have your say on the 28, 29 September, 1,2,3,4,5,6 October - for more information visit The Blue Walnut’s website.