Manhattan Short Film Festival Returns to the Flicks 

Thursday, Oct. 4

For those who have the attention span of a first-grader and think that 140 characters is still too much per tweet, a feature-length film is probably pure torture. To combat your cinematic attention deficit, check out the Manhattan Short Film Festival (emphasis on the short).

The Flicks will once again host the festival Thursday, Oct. 4. While Boise has welcomed this event for more than five years, the festival has been taking place since 1998. What began as a sort of guerilla-style festival, with televisions attached to a truck projecting 16 short films in the middle of New York City, has grown into a worldwide event. Each year, a collection of 10 short films submitted from around the world are shown across the globe, uniting hundreds of thousands of people in the name of art and film.

Each Flicks attendee will be given a ballot to vote for which film he/she loves the most (or in the case of pseudo film critics, hate the least), and votes will be tallied worldwide. The victor will be announced Sunday, Oct. 7.

If the allure of independent films isn't enough to get you there, remember that The Flicks has a full range of beer and wine, and everything is better with a drink in your hand. Visit manhattanshort.com for more info about the films and a trailer of the 2012 festival.

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