Thank you to all the attendees of this year’s Manhattan Short Film Festival, presented by the Tupelo Film Festival Society. The Manhattan Short Film Festival headquarters has announced this year’s winners, as voted on by audiences on six continents in hundreds of global venues, including ours. They are: Join our Tupelo Film Festival Facebook page for updates on this and other Tupelo Film...
The 2015 Manhattan Short Film Festival is here! ONE WORLD – ONE WEEK – ONE FESTIVAL TUPELO, MS – MALCO THEATRE – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1st – 6:30 p.m. The World’s First Global Film Festival The MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival is held in over 150 cities across the American, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australia between September 25 and October 4, 2015… and on...
WINNERS OF THE 2015 TUPELO FILM FESTIVAL FEATURE 1st Place – Michael Williams – Ozland 2nd Place – Dr. Kevin Boon – Ghosting 3rd Place – Glenn Payne – Earthrise DOCUMENTARY 1st Place – Barbara Klutinis – The Sum Total of Our Memory: Facing Alzheimer’ Together 2nd Place – David Rogers – Mississippi Milk 3rd Place – Dvorit Shargal –...
SATURDAY, APRIL 18th – Malco Theatre – 10:00 a.m. Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror – hear what our panel has to say! Sean Johnson, Director of Marketing and Tourism for the City of New Albany and a co-owner of NewAlbany99, got his background in publishing and city planning. He started the first zombie run in New Albany is planning a mega haunted house for next year....
CELLPHONE WORKSHOP FOR KIDS! SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH 2:30 p.m. Join experienced filmmaker Coop Cooper as he shares his ideas and methods (both inside and outside) for young folks (recommended for ages 7-18 or kids at heart!) who want to make movies with their cell phones! Bring your phone or tablet! Coop will connect his iPad to a flatscreen TV then get everyone who can to download Instagram...
THURSDAY, APRIL 16th – Screen 3 Foreign Block (Shorts) 1:00 Welcome 1:05 Nell & Nugget 1:15 Gwen MaGee: Threads of History 1:49 Extreme Pinocchio Q&A Foreign Block (Documentary) 2:20 The Other F Word 3:25 Q & A Foreign Block (Shorts) 3:35 No love Lost 3:53 Flowers 4:03 The Treehouse 4:20 I Know You U.S. Shorts 4:40 Hypothetically 4:48 Shotgun 5:02 Nobody 5:20 Night of the Living Twinkies 5:30...
SATURDAY, APRIL 18th 1:00 p.m. – Malco Theatre (Screen TBA) ACTORS WORKSHOP Presented by Sharon Ward – Jackson, MS Actors Tools Headshots – What makes a good headshot? Resumes – Outline of what needs to be on an actors resume Reel- How do I get a reel? What a actor needs to bring to an audition? What to expect at an audition and how do I prepare? I booked the job, now what? Being...
SPRAY PAINT ATLAS Los Angeles, CA 1 hour 10 minutes 46 seconds Trevor Campbell -Writer: Trevor Campbell , Producer: Michelle Campbell Six weeks after his fiancee disappears, a law student and his ex-girlfriend go on a half-hearted crime spree across the Western US trying to find her. Click here to watch the trailer. R OZLAND (Drama, Sci-Fi, Fantasy) West Point, MS 1 hour 55 minutes 20 seconds...
Mississippi Milk Olive Branch, MS 12 minutes 48 seconds Directors: David Rogers/ Brittany Retherford ,Writers: David Rogers/ Brittany Retherford, Producers: Chandler Griffin, Lisa Biagiotti Barefoot workshops A family farmers’ struggle to produce a local product and bring it to the communities of N. Mississippi G Click here to view video. Wildflower/A Proposal (Romance, Drama) Baton Rouge, LA...
COLORLESS Tougaloo, MS 27 minutes 7 seconds Director: L. Denise Heidelberg , Writer: L.Denise Heideberg , Producers: Celeste Heidelberg, Shannon Lewis , Kendra Liddell Dorian, a biracial teenager, raised by his African-American father seeks out his estranged mother. PG The LIGHTGUARD (Drama, Mystery) Netherlands 29 minutes 11 seconds Director: Bob Demper, Writer: Bob Demper, Producer: Bob Demper,...
WITNESS MONITOR (Thriller, Horror, Crime, Drama) Madison, MS 7 minutes 57 seconds Directors: Edward Worthy, Writers: Edward Worthy, Producers: Edward Worthy, Jordan Lewis Following the witness of a murder from a surveillance room, a man is locked in with the murderer on his way in. Will he make it out alive or be found guilty of his own crime? R Click here to watch the trailer. THE TREEHOUSE (Drama,...
SATURDAY, APRIL 18th 3:00 p.m. Malco Theatre – (Screen TBA) “Preparing Your Film for Distribution” Presented by Kat Phillips In this workshop we’ll discuss preparing your completed film for distribution; from the creation of requisite deliverables, to driving an audience to your product and to what you might expect to net from sales agents. ABOUT KAT PHILLIPS Kathilynn Phillips, born in...
April 16th – 18th, 2015 The Tupelo Film Festival is raring up! With more than 64 independent films, workshops, high school film competition, special events and more and some special events planned – well, we have a treat in store for you. We invite you to join us for a great three-day event at the Malco Theatre – Tupelo Commons April 16-18. Check each day as we get closer to a great...
MUSIC VIDEOS FRANCESCA (Music Video) Newport Beach, CA 3 minutes 41 seconds Director: Gaëna da Sylva, Writer: Bill Madden, Producers: Bill Madden, Gaëna da Sylva (About the Director) Based in Quebec, art photographer and film maker, Gaëna da Sylva discovered photography as a teenager. From the first time that she saw oil catch the light in a puddle of water, light and its interaction with form...
Saturday, April 18TH – 10:00 a.m. (Screen 3) CHOCOLATE MILK by ICC Students TUPELO FILM FESTIVAL welcomes President Mike Eaton, ICC Students, and Film Instructors Morgan Cutturini, John Armstrong, and Keith Morris (L-R) John Armstrong, Morgan Cutturini, and Keith Morris, ICC Film Instructors, have been working with film students and seeing buds begin to blossom much due to the needed film...
INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKERS GIVE BACK TO TUPELO PRESENTING MASTER CLASSES AT FESTIVAL Gabriel Robertson ( Writer/Director) and Ken Petrie (Producer) of the film “The Gift,” filmed in Tupelo last year, are returning to premier their film at the Tupelo Film Festival. The film is a cast of three: Tupelo actress Amye Gousset; Los Angeles-based actor Xander Berkeley, who has starred on shows like...
Kick Off Party – Last Night Thursday, April 16th Great food, Awesome Music and Lasting Memories! Legendary Sam Mosley brought the house down last night at the kick-off party. Filmmakers attended from allover the country including the UK. Had a blast and reconnected with old friends. Talked about film projects and shared incentive […]
TUPELO, MS – MALCO THEATRE – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1st – 6:30 p.m.
The World’s First Global Film Festival
The MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival is held in over 150 cities across the American, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australia between September 25 and October 4, 2015… and on Thursday, October 1, one of those cities is Tupelo, Mississippi.
The MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL will be held in over 150 cities across the countries of America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australia between September 26 and October 5, 2015… and one of those host cities is Tupelo, Mississippi. Click here for the 2014 Winners!
Tupelo will host the 2015 Manhattan Short Film Festival on Thursday, October 1st beginning at 7:00 p.m. The tickets are $10.00 and will be available to purchase on-line – Click below. Selected films from those that submit to the Manhattan Film Festival (one world – one week – one festival) will screen at host venues across six continents the week of September 25 through October 4, 2015.
The audience will be the judge! A ballot will be provided to those that attend as they enter the theatre. Ten films (under 18 minutes each) will screen and once all the films have screened, the audience will cast their vote on their favorite film. As the audience leaves the theatre, ballots will be collected and the numbers sent to the Manhattan organizers that night. During this week, all over the world, numbers will flow into the the Manhattan office, and on Monday, October 6th, the winners will be announced. Will you pick the winner!!!!
If you have never been to this event, don’t miss it! You might be surprised to find that it will become one of your favorite events to attend each year. A Fun Evening – A Great Event – and… YOU ARE THE JUDGE!
Filmgoers in Tupelo, MS can unite will over 100,000 filmlovers worldwide when the 17th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival takes place at the Malco Theatre on Thursday, October 1st, 2015. This year, MANHATTAN SHORT received a record breaking 628 short film entries from 48 countries, with films from Finland, UK, Australia, France, Ireland and the USA, making up the ten finalists. These films will not only entertain a global audience but will be judged by them as well. Audiences at each cinema will be handed a voting card upon entry and asked to vote for the one film they think should win. Votes will be sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT HQ with the winner announced at ManhattanShort.com on Monday Oct 5th (EST)
In my 17 years of programming MANHATTAN SHORT this is by far the strongest show we have ever had. From the first scene to the last, these films will command every second of the audiences attention. It’s anyone’s guess who will win the Gold Medal. This event is never going to cable, DVD or any form of digital download, if you don’t get along to the Malco on the 1st of October then you missed” said Founding Director Nicholas Mason.
THE MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1st AT 6:30 p.m. – MALCO THEATRE – TUPELO COMMONS
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1st Place – Michael Williams – Ozland
2nd Place – Dr. Kevin Boon – Ghosting
3rd Place – Glenn Payne – Earthrise
1st Place – Barbara Klutinis – The Sum Total of Our Memory: Facing Alzheimer’ Together
2nd Place – David Rogers – Mississippi Milk
3rd Place – Dvorit Shargal – Where is Elle-Kari and what happened Noriko-san?
1st Place – Amy Coop – The Treehouse
2nd Place – Álvaro Hernandez Blanco – Once Upon A Time on the Border
3rd Place – Peter Zinn – Hypothetically
1st Place – Yatao U – Carry On
2nd Place – Richard Maujo – I Need My Monster
3rd Place – Bob Demper – The Lightguard
Best Music Video – Rodney Daughtrey – Away Honorable Mention – Jake Wood From – Tribulation to Triumph
Elvin Whiteside Director’s Award – Michael Williams – Ozland Robert Reed Best Documentary Award – Sean Malone – Locked Out:A Mississippi Success Story Ron Tibbett Award – Michael Williams – Ozland
Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror – hear what our panel has to say!
Sean Johnson, Director of Marketing and Tourism for the City of New Albany and a co-owner of NewAlbany99, got his background in publishing and city planning. He started the first zombie run in New Albany is planning a mega haunted house for next year. Sean will lead the panel in discussing the aspects of producing the dark side of filmmaking with a panel that covers everything from acting to horror festivals to the technical side of things and more.
Hudson Hickman, a former Senior VP of Production for MGM Worldwide TV, has been involved in more then 25 movies at MGM as well as 700 hours of episodic TV, including Stargate SB-1, TV’s longest running science-fiction series; Dead Like Me, The Outer Limits, Stargate Atlantis, The Magnificent Seven, and Stargate Universe. Prior to his stint at MGM he worked on numerous projects including MacGyver, The Love Boat, Get a Life and Phenom. Hudson has successfully collaborated on films from underwater suspense (Into the Blue 2) to high tech thriller (War Games; The Dead Code) to romantic comedy (The Cutting Edge; Fire and Ice) and has credits on such films as Mr. Holland’s Opus and The Mighty Ducks. Currently Hudson is in advance prep for his Indie feature, Beulah. He is a member of both the Producers’ and the Directors’ Guilds and served on the Advisory Board of the Association of Film Commissioners International for more than 10 years
Lisa Lax has talent agencies in Memphis and New York and has earned the reputation of discovering and nurturing talent then finding roles for them in film and television. The former actress, manager and casting director has placed clients in projects such as The Americans, Blue Bloods, Nashville, Boardwalk Empire, The Blacklist, Sleepy Hollow, Law and Order, I Saw the Light, Resurrection, Chicago P.D., Animal Planet, America’s Most wanted, Dead Man Down, East Bound and Down, Rock and Roll Pilot, South of Heaven West of Hell, Turn, Drop Dead Diva, American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street, Thanks for Sharing and Nonstop. Lax is most noted for jump starting the career of Memphis actress, Lucy Hale, of Pretty Little Liars.
Wes Benton has been involved in all aspects of production as well as a wide range of budgets. He has help set up motion capture stages for Polar Express, The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Incredible Hulk, The Mummy: Tomb of the Emperor, Avitar, on set capture for I am Legend.
Glenn Payne has directed and produced over 20 independent films. He organizes and runs the Tupelo Halloween Horror Film Festival which is entering into its fourth year. He is currently producing a comedy pilot entitled Stagrassle Paranormal.”
Rob Underhill is an Indie film director, producer, writer, editor of more than 50 short films and 6 feature films that have been in competition at over 200 film festivals worldwide, including ST. LOUIS (Academy Award-qualifying) and CANNES (France), and have received over 90 international film festival awards. He has built films from concept to final cut with a range of budgets from ultra-low to “just enough”. He loves to share his experiences and tips for successful filmmaking and mounting a successful film festival campaign. More at www.RobUnderhill.com
This event sponsored by the City of New Albany, MS
SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH 2:30 p.m.
Join experienced filmmaker Coop Cooper as he shares his ideas and methods (both inside and outside) for young folks (recommended for ages 7-18 or kids at heart!) who want to make movies with their cell phones! Bring your phone or tablet!
Coop will connect his iPad to a flatscreen TV then get everyone who can to download Instagram Hyperlapse and take a tour downtown using their phones as cameras and using the app to speed up footage.
This event will be held Downtown Tupelo – Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau and is FREE to those who attend!
Coop Cooper, AKA âThe Small Town Critic, â has the versatility of a Swiss Army knife when it comes to writing in the motion picture industry. He earned his BFA in Cinema at Southern Methodist University and an MFA in Screenwriting at the American Film Institute in Hollywood. He then applied his newly acquired skills to writing script coverage, movie reviews, entertainment-related articles and various screenwriting projects. After the events of 9/11, he decided to earn his Secondary Teaching Certificate and taught English, writing and screenwriting at North Hollywood High School for five years. Coop now lives in his native hometown of Clarksdale, Mississippi where he writes movie reviews for the Clarksdale Press Register, operates his movie-related website Smalltowncritic.com, aids film crews seeking to shoot feature films in in the Mississippi Delta, teaches workshops, films live music events, works on about a dozen screenwriting/film projects at a time and still manages to watch an average of 2 movies per day.
Foreign Block (Shorts)
1:05 Nell & Nugget
1:15 Gwen MaGee: Threads of History
1:49 Extreme Pinocchio
Q&A Foreign Block (Documentary)
2:20 The Other F Word
3:25 Q & A Foreign Block (Shorts)
3:35 No love Lost
4:03 The Treehouse
4:20 I Know You U.S. Shorts
5:20 Night of the Living Twinkies
Q & A Music Video Block
5:40 Can’t Give Up On You
5:44 Allen Mann – Visions
5:49 Don’t Be Judging Me
5:58 Broncho- What
6:00 From Tribulation To Triumph
THURSDAY, APRIL 16TH Screen 4
Foreign Block (Students)
1:05 Robbing Blind
1:15 The Lightguard
1:46 The Cutting Room Foreign Block (Documentary)
2:00 Where is Elle – Kari and what happened to Noriko-san?
2:50 Break Foreign Block (Shorts)
3:00 The Stomach
3:30 Carry On U.S. Block (Students)
3:40 Deliver US From Evil
4:00 Like Father, Like Son U.S. Shorts
4:20 The Watch
4:45 September Sketch Book
4:55 Once Upon A Time On The Border
5:15 Around The Next Corner
Kick Off Party – Romie’s Grocery – Featuring Sam Mosley and the Sam Mosley Band – 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 17th Screen 3
U.S. Block (Documentary)
1:00 The Sum Total of Our Memory
Break U.S. Block (Feature)
2:15 Spray Paint Atlas
3:30 Q&A U.S. Block (Students)
3:46 I Need My Monster
3:58 Spirit of Negation
4:13 Broken Jam
Q & A
5:00 Break U.S. Block (Shorts)
6:00 Garage Sale
6:15 Elvis – the Guitar
6:26 Rudy’s Old Hat
Q & A U.S. Block (Feature)
9:00 Q & A
FRIDAY, APRIL 17th Screen 4
U.S. Block (Documentaries)
2:00 Because No one Else Would
Q & A U.S. Block (Feature)
2:30 Route 30 Three U.S. Block (Documentaries)
4:10 Locked Out
4:40 Mississippi Milk
5:00 Break U.S. Block (Shorts)
6:00 Pizza Man vs. the Tornado
6:08 A Horror Movie
6:20 Got No Fetish
6:36 Self Offense
6:51 The Last Foreclosure
7:15 Q&A U.S. Block (Feature)
8:55 Q & A
Join Us at Steel’s Dive – with music by Wes Sheffield and the Slow Burners
SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH Screen 3
MS High School Film Competition 10:00 MS High School Event
Special Screening 12:30 Japanese Film – Departures
Workshop/Lecture 3:00 Gena Ellis
4:30 Rob Underhill
5:50 Fever Dreams
8:00 Awards Presentation
SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH Screen 4
10:00 Darkness to Light: Horror to Sci-Fi – Aspects of Production
11:30 Break Casting Workshop
1:00 Lisa Lax/Sharon Ward
3:00 Kat Phillips U.S. Block (Feature)
Break U.S. Student/Shorts
6:20 Take the Mountain
6:30 Witness Monitor
7:10 Q&A Tupelo Premier
7:20 The Gift
Celebrate the wrap Downtown Tupelo starting at Nautical Whimsey and touring the trail of music venues!