From Academy Award®–winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes “John Carter”—a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). “John Carter” is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.
On Sunday, September 26th, the New Media Film Festival will be hosting the Manhattan Short Film Festival and will be live streaming from the red carpet on the Mingle Media TV website and on our streaming partner, Stickam.com during this global event. There’s a lot of buzz building around the Manhattan Film Festival as it is being held in 230 locations for 7 days around the world and Los Angeles is the first city to kick it off.
The New Media Film Festival is proud to be the Los Angeles sponsor of this event in conjunction with KessPro Studios and Showbiz Store and Café. (more info http://www.newmediafilmfestival.com)
The full details on the 10 finalists are listed here: http://www.manhattanshort.com/2010_finalists.html
The UK, Watching
Ireland, The Pool
Australia, Push Bike
Canada, A Little Inconvenience
Germany, 12 years
The Manhattan Short Film Festival’s mission is to unite audiences across all seven continents of the globe for one week via the most compelling short films submitted each year. One World One Week One Festival is emblazoned within the rings that surround the Festivals Logo and it is this mantra that sets us apart from any other film event of the year.
NOTE: MANHATTAN SHORT is NOT an ONLINE Film Festival. Films are distributed to our individual partnering cinemas throughout the world. MANHATTAN SHORT is not a Touring or traveling Film Festival…it is the world’s first Global Film Festival, taking place in over 200 cities across 6 continents during one week.
Here’s more info and how to get tickets: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=124417990943006&ref=ts
We will be also be screening a short film by Alex Ferrari, Red Princess Blues, which is a bonus as this filmmaker launched their short film as an iPad/iPhone app and is getting a lot of visibility for his work and this medium.
Los Angeles Screening of the Manhattan Short Film Festival
Location:Kess Pro Studios, Los Angeles
Time:7:00PM Sunday, Sept 26th
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at https://www.newmediatickets.com/
Red Carpet starts at 7 PM PST and screening of the 10 short films start at 8 PM PST.
Media should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or info@NewMediaFilmFestival.com.
Please contact Susan Johnston email@example.com to be added to the talent list / tickets for the event.
Can’t make it?? You can watch “Live from the Manhattan Short Film Festival” live Sunday, September 26th starting at 6:30 PM PST for behind the scenes and then live on the Red Carpet at the Festival at 7 PM PST at http://www.minglemediatv.com/ManhattanShortsFF.html