World Youth Alliance's 1st Annual Manhattan International Film Festival took place January 27th-28th, 2012, showcasing 15 short films of young directors from Belgium, England, Spain, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Philippines, India, Pakistan, and the United States. The festival featured keynote speaker, Krzysztof Zanussi, a renowned Polish director who spoke on the topic of Constructing Reality in a Post-Modern World and presented his feature film, With a Warm Heart.
To view a documentary about this event produced by students from Marymount Manhattan College, see video below.
On Monday, April 16th, the top 5 films recognized by the 2012 Manhattan International Film Festival were screened at the United Nations in an event for the general public that also featured a performance by the World Youth Alliance Chamber Orchestra.
To read more about each of the directors presented at the United Nations, click here. To view these films, see below: