Thursday, September 29, 2011

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Posted By on Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 7:00 AM

Anyone who followed any of BW news editor George Prentice's adventures at Toronto International Film Festival knows that film fests are pretty rad. Bold and innovative new works and stories are celebrated, and there is no shortage of free cheese at the screeners.

Well, Boise sure as shit ain't Toronto, but today it's getting the same film-fest treatment and you can take part.

Swing by The Flicks this evening for the Manhattan Short Film Festival, the world's first global film fest, a coordinated screening in more than 250 cities across six continents. Afterward, you get to vote on the winner.

The 10 short films that comprise the festival were chosen from nearly 600 submissions and represent some of the finest short filmmaking in the world, including films from marquee directors like Neil LaBute (The Wicker Man, Death at a Funeral), whose short film, Sexting, stars Julia Stiles (Dexter, The Bourne Ultimatum).

A number of foreign talents will also be showcased. Martyr Friday is from Egyptian director Abu Bakr Shawky and was filmed on the ground during the Egyptian uprising, after he was unable to get a flight out of the country.

You can read more about the films individually here, or see a general trailer for the festival below.

The screening starts at 7 p.m. and costs $9 general admission or $7 for students and seniors.

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