MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2017
From Friday, September 29, through Saturday, October 7, 2017, over 100,000 film-lovers will gather in over 300 cinemas, universities and museums spanning Six Continents—for one purpose—to view and vote on the Ten Short Films (18 minutes and under), which are Finalists in the Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.
What is Manhattan Short?
Established in New York City in 1998, the MANHATTAN SHORT receives over 600 short film entries from over 45 countries
14/09/2017 – Poetry Island Performance Poetry ftr Megan Beech
Ian Beech will be delighted to host and perform alongside a full cast of talented performance poets from across the South West plus star headliner, Megan Beech.
Megan Beech has lived with mental illness for the last six years of her life.
She is also a performance poet. She was the winner of the Poetry Society’s SLAMbassadors national youth slam in 2011. She has performed at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Parliament
Three sisters live together in their late grandmother’s house in the city of Kamakura. They have lived together since their dad left home for another woman. They have lived together since their mum imitated her husband by running off with another man… Sachi, 29, the oldest Koda sister, a nurse at the local hospital, acts as a substitute mother to Yoshino, 22, and Chika, 19. One day, the threesome learns of
Dek, a decent but somewhat dull man, enjoys a happy existence with beloved girlfriend Shirley. They live together with her 12-year-old, Marlene–her daughter by the sexy but delinquent Jimmy, who flew the coop years ago and hasn’t been heard from since. Dek loves Shirley, so much, that he proposes to her on national television. Jimmy sees the TV proposal and returns to town convinced that he can
Brian Wilson is the creative soul of the Beach Boys, but he paid a heavy price for his talent. That especially shows during his peak artistic years in the 1960s, as his inner demons and obsessions trying to please his abusive father drive him to a mental breakdown that would plague him for years. In the 1980s, with Brian barely functional under the domination of the unscrupulous Dr. Landy, Brian meets and falls in love
After a dashing young Lieutenant in Czarina Catherine’s Imperial Guard catches her eye, he is invited to join her for dinner. Vladimir Dubrovsky is honored by her invitation but when he rejects her advances, she accuses him of desertion and he goes on the run. He soon learns however that his father has lost the family estate to the crooked Kyrilla Troekouroff. Vladimir returns to home and takes on the persona of the Black
In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the country’s best and the two brothers are repeatedly awarded for their prized rams who carry an ancient lineage. Although they share the land and a way of life, Gummi and Kiddi have not spoken to each other in four decades. When a lethal disease suddenly infects Kiddi’s sheep, the