The 18th edition of Manhattan Short 2015, which is its 6th tour in India, paved its way to every cinegoer’s heart as the “One World, One Week, One Festival” motto came to life when a delectable mix of global films and Indian Short Films were screened at Matterden Cinemas. Also supporting the short film movement were Shaina NC , Sudhir Mishra , Karanvir Bohra, Teejay Sidhu and Dolly Thakore. The film-lovers who attended got a bonus in that they were also allowed to be the film critics for this festival! As such, the public got to vote for the best film at the end of the festival with these votes then being sent through to Manhattan Short HQ. The winner will be announced on ManhattanShort.com on Monday, 5th October 2015.
Manhattan Short along with Vivanta by Taj and Pocket Films conducted the second edition of Vote for India Initiative. This initiative saw filmmakers send films from across the India to compete for a spot in the global finalist list. While no Indian film made a cut for the global finalist list, the films that won the India chapter from among the numerous entries included Aavrati, El’ayichi starring Nimrat Kaur and Divyendu Sharma, Karan Tejpal’s No Anaesthesia, also receiving a special mention were Bhopal Gas tragedy, Bhopal Diaries and Shot.
Looks like the festival is growing bigger and bigger! Be sure to check for the winners on October 5, 2015!