Film festival highlights the world’s best short films
The department of media, journalism and film and the MSU Film Series will host the 15th annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Plaster Student Union Theater. Missouri State University is the only venue in Missouri to host this year’s festival.
Film lovers in Springfield will unite with audiences in 300 cities spanning six continents to view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers. Dubbed the “United Nations of Film Festivals,” MANHATTAN SHORT selected 10 short films as finalists from 520 entries representing 49 countries. Countries represented this year include Norway, The Netherlands, Russia, England, Ireland, Peru, France, Romania, Spain and the United States.
Filmgoers will be given a ballot and asked to vote for the one film they feel should win. Votes are tallied at each participating location and submitted to festival headquarters. The winner will be announced in New York City, as well as posted online, at 10 p.m. Oct. 7.
Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the event starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Plaster Student Union. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Digital Film Production scholarship at Missouri State.
The Missouri State Film Series is funded by the office of the provost and supported by the College of Arts and Letters.
For information about the films and to watch interviews with this year’s finalists, visit http://www.ManhattanShort.com/. For more information about the screening, contact Mark Biggs, head of the department of media, journalism and film, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (417) 836-5218.
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