The Department of Media, Journalism, and Film is pleased to announce the success of the 2012 Manhattan Short Film Festival. 113 people attended the event and had the opportunity to view and judge ten great short films. One such film, “A Curious Conjunction of Coincidences”, illustrates the unexpected intersection of serendipitous events across three centuries in Amsterdam. “Behind the Mirror”, a noir thriller from Peru, and “Superman, Spiderman, or Batman”, a sentimental short from Romania that follows a father and young son who set out to visit the boy’s dying mother, were also strong contenders. “Superman, Spiderman, or Batman” won the audience choice award here in Springfield, Mo.
On Oct. 2, “Superman, Spiderman, or Batman” took first place in the international competition with 19,549 votes. “A Curious Conjunction of Coincidences” finished in second place with 15, 688 votes, and Spanish film “Voice Over” took third with 14,635 votes.
The department hopes you’ll join us next year for the 2013 Manhattan Short Film Festival. Keep watching the blog for more details on this and other spectacular department events. For now, enjoy a preview of the winning short film.