Ponca City filmgoers choose favorite shorts

Ponca City Now - October 5, 2015 9:36 am

Ponca City filmgoers’ votes for their favorites in the Manhattan Shorts International Film Festival were close to the tallies of voters from around the world.

The Manhattan Shorts International Film Festival was held this past Saturday at The Poncan Theatre. The competition features filmmakers from around the world who submit a short film — 40 minutes or less. The films were seen by audiences in more than 250 venues around the world in one week — Sept. 25 to Oct. 4.

The BisonBison Film Festival, Ponca City’s own film festival,hosted the festival on Saturday. The Manhattan Shorts is a competition for film makers around the world to submit a short film – 40 minutes or less. Each audience then votes for its favorite film and favorite actor.

The winners internationally were:

"Bis Gleich (Til Then)" from Germany. It was the Gold Medal winner with 14,905 votes.

"Shok" from the UK and Kosovo. It was the Silver Medal winner with 13,424 votes.

"Bear Story" from Chile. It was the Bronze Medal winner with 8,677 votes.

Ponca City voters chose " Bis Gleich" as first, "Shok" as second and "Dad’s in Mum" from France as third.

The international winner for favorite actor was Horst Westphal from "Bis Gliech." The Ponca City audience voted for Lum Vesili from "Shok" as the favored actor.

Coming up next for the BisonBison Film Festival is the Student Competition April 8 and 9, 2016.

For more information, visit http://www.BisonBisonFilmFestival.org or Bison Bison Film Festival on Facebook.


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