When: Fri., Sept. 23, 8-10 p.m., Sat., Sept. 24, 8-10 p.m., Fri., Sept. 30, 8-10 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 1, 8-10 p.m. 2016
The New York City borough might be 1,800 miles away from San Antonio, but no distance is far enough to keep movie lovers from attending this global festival in the comfort of their own city. Celebrating its 19th year, the Manhattan Short Film Festival screens the same films across the globe simultaneously in more than 250 cities and six continents. San Antonio is one of four Texas cities participating in the event this year. Once the finalists are screened, viewers worldwide become the festival judges and choose their favorite film of the fest. The 10 finalists this year are The Tunnel (Norway), Bravoman (Russia), Kaputt (Germany), Ella Gets a Promotion? (U.S.), Hold On (Netherlands), Overtime (Australia), Carousel (England), Gorilla (France), I Am a Pencil (Australia) and The Last Journey of the Enigmatic Paul WR (France). Based on synopsis alone, we’re pulling for Gorilla, a rom-com set in the 1950s about an actor who performs in a gorilla suit in adventure movies only to end up falling for the lead actress. The film festival continues through October 1.