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Manhattan Short Film Festival is Sept. 24

The Manhattan Short Film Festival [MSFF] is returning to SUNY Orange’s Kaplan Hall on Saturday, Sept. 24. The screening of the ten 2016 winners begins at 7 p.m. in the Orange County Trust Company Great Room 101.

Now in its 19th consecutive year, the film festival offers the top ten out of 844 submissions from 52 countries. During a ten day period they are shown in venues in over 250 cities on six continents to over 100,000 film lovers 15 years old and over. This year the ten finalists hail from eight countries, with France and Australia represented by two films each.

Here are the films of the 2016 Manhattan Short Film Festival:

"The Tunnel" ~ 12:35 minutes, André Øvredal, Norway

"Hold On" ~ 20 minutes, Charlotte Scott-Wilson, The Netherlands

"Carousel" ~ 6 minutes, Kal Webber, England

"Kaputt" ~ 7 minutes, Volker Schlecht & Alexander Lahl, Germany

"Ella Got A Promotion?" ~ 9 minutes, Richard Diaz & Mike Pusateri, USA

"Bravoman" ~ 18:25 minutes, Evelina Barsegian, Russia

"Overtime" ~ 8:27 minutes, Craig D. Foster, Australia

"I Am A Pencil" ~ 5:40 minutes, Joe D’Arcy, Australia

"Gorilla" ~ 14:05 minutes, Tibo Pincard, France

"The Last Journey of the Enigmatic Paul WR" ~ 16:40 minutes, Romain Quirot, France

After viewing all the films, attendees use the cards they received at entry to vote for their favorite films and actors. The votes from all venues are counted, and the worldwide winners are announced on Monday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. EST. In addition, for comparison, the results of the local vote by attendees, are announced by Cultural Affairs.

The Manhattan Short Film Festival is not a touring festival; rather, it is a simultaneous celebration of the vibrancy and creativity of the short film genre. The short films in the MSFF will be eligible to enter the Oscars. In 2015, "Shok" (Kosovo), a short live action film was nominated and "Bear Story" (Chile), an animated short, won an Oscar. Both were screened in the MSFF.

The MSFF is one of the great happenings on this month’s Newburgh Last Saturdays #NBLS. Admission to the MSFF is inexpensive at $5 for general admission. All students are allowed free entrance. Tickets are available at the door starting at 6 p.m. So, come out for an intense and enjoyable evening of film art.

In addition, the exhibits in the Mindy Ross Gallery and Foyer are open free of charge to the public from 5 to 7 p.m. in Kaplan Hall.

Kaplan Hall offers free, secure parking in its garage via the First Street entrance.

The Manhattan Short Film Festival is presented by Cultural Affairs to which questions may be addressed: (845) 341-4891/9386 and cultural@sunyorange.edu. You may also visit the Cultural Affairs website at www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs.

Event date, time and location.

Dorothy Szefc
Cultural Affairs
9/20/2016