• October 7, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


October 7 ~ 7pm ~ doors open at 6:15pm

Tickets ~ $15 in advance and at the door

Purchase tickets online at durangofilm.org


Selected from 1615 entries from 75 countries, MANHATTAN SHORT announces the Final 10 finalists in the 20th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.

The Final 10 short films will entertain a global audience of over 100,000 film-lovers in over 250 venues across six continents between Sept 28 – Oct 8, 2017 who will vote for Best Film and Best Actor. Don’t miss this unique international event! ONE WORLD – ONE WEEK – ONE FESTIVAL!


  8 Minutes

Directed by: Giorgi Gogichaishvili & Davit Abramishvili

Country: Georgia

Time: 12:40

Synopsis: With the end of the world fast approaching, an aging magician realizes one last feat of magic is required of him.



Directed by: Ángel Gómez Hernández

Country: Spain

Time: 15:00

Synopsis: A divorced mother is obsessed with the idea that her ex-husband is plotting to take her baby away from her.


Do No Harm

Directed by: Rosanne Liang

Country: New Zealand

Time: 12:00

Synopsis: 3am. Hongjing, China. 1980s. A single-minded surgeon is forced to break her physician’s oath when violent gangsters storm into a hospital to stop a crucial operation.


Fickle Bickle

Directed by: Stephen Ward

Country: USA

Time: 10:45

Synopsis: Left alone in a magnificent mansion after the forgetful owner goes on vacation, a plumber contacts his high school crush, knowing she’s always been a “gold-digger.”


Hope Dies Last

Directed by: Ben Price

Country: United Kingdom

Time: 7:43

Synopsis: During World War II, a prisoner working as a barber for the Nazis fears every haircut may be his last.


In A Nutshell

Directed by: Fabio Friedli

Country: Switzerland

Time: 5:00

Synopsis: Love, war and the myriad states of humanity and the world condensed into a visual summation that’s a treat for the eyes.


Just Go!

Directed by: Pavel Gumennikov

Country: Latvia

Time: 10:45

Synopsis: A young man who lost both his legs in a childhood accident comes to the rescue of the girl he loves when she is victimized by villains.


Mare Nostrum

Directed by: Rana Kazkaz & Anas Khalaf

Country: Syria

Time: 13:00

Synopsis: On a Mediterranean shore, a Syrian father’s decision to give his daughter a better life puts her in danger of losing it.


Perfect Day

Directed by: Ignacio Redondo

Country: Spain

Time: 10:45

Synopsis: With a $10 million business deal set to close and a date with beautiful girl, David figures today will be the best day of his life. Not quite.


Viola, Franca

Directed by: Marta Savina

Country: Italy

Time: 15:00

Synopsis: Sicily, 1965. Franca is being forced to marry her rapist to avoid becoming a pariah in her traditionalist community but she rebels against the established custom.


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