The International Film Festival Manhattan to be held in New York, from Oct. 22 to 25will screen the short films of various directors selected from a pool of over 50 international applicants.
These include six short films from the Philippines namely Clanch Dayve Belleza’s “Julie,” Krizia May Villanueva and Jennelyn Castillejo’s “Yolanda,” Joel Ruiz’s “The End is Bigger Than Love,” Keith Sicat’s “Blade of the Maiden,” Maryam Fatima B. Chawdhury’s “Operation Prutas” and Carlos Morales’ “Tunnel”. Also scheduled for screening are three Filipino feature films namely Louie Ignacio’s “Asintado,” Joel Lamangan’s “Lihis,” and Janice O’Hara’s “Sundalong Kanin.” A documentary “The Platinum Hair,” by Perry Escaño will be also shown.
The Manhattan Film Festival is an annual film festival that was founded in 2006. According to the festival’s press materials, the goal of the Manhattan Film Festival has always been to help independent filmmakers find an audience for their work and connect with like-minded individuals in the indie film community.