Manhattan Short Film Festival 2021

The world’s largest interactive Manhattan Short Film Festival annually collects applications from directors around the world and in September presents another selection of finalists. The winners are determined by a large international audience within one week of voting.

Traditionally, the Manhattan International Short Film Festival in Ukraine is represented by Arthouse Traffic. In 2021, for the 17th time, Ukrainians will be able to select the best short film of the year on social networks Arthouse Traffic.

Manhattan International Short Film Festival continues to be a showcase for new voices and perspectives. Death By Handshake director Hudson Flynn, for example, was just 16 years old when he created his wry nod to New York City living during the Covid-19 pandemic. Humor also pervades films like Rough from Northern Ireland, France’s Archibald’s Syndrome  and Monsieur Cashemire of Canada. Out of Time and the animated Aurora are close studies by a pair of women directors of life at different stages of our existence from French and American perspectives. Short films tackling big topics include Norway’s The Kicksled Choir, which offers a refreshing look at conflict resolution, while Bad Omen examines how a woman copes with stark circumstances in Afghanistan. Closed To The Light reaches back in time to focus on a riveting moment in World War II Italy while the UK’s  Ganef  examines that war’s trickle-down effect on subsequent generations.

Death by Handshake

USA, 2020


Great Britain, 2020


Great Britain, 2020

Bad Omen

Afghanistan, Canada, 2020

Archibald’s Syndrome

France, 2019


Norway, 2020

Closed To The Light

Italy, 2020


USA, 2020

Monsieur Cachemire

Canada, 2021

Out Of Time

France, 2021

The winners are determined by a large international audience within one week. Starting from Thursday 23 September the viewers will have a chance to watch the Manhattan Short Film Festival at the: Cinema City, Kinostar KinoRodina CinemaPlaneta Kino(Kotovskogo)Planeta Kino(Tairova)

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