PATRICK’S DAY Wins Manhattan Short Feature Film Project 2015, Will Screen in 50 Cinemas across US

Posted February 4, 2015 by Suzanne Murray in News
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In yet another coup for Terry McMahon’s film, PATRICK’S DAY has been selected as the winner of the Manhattan Short Feature Film Project for 2015 and will now screen in 50 cinemas across the United States.

The Feature Film Project is a collective of Art House Cinemas across the USA with the focus of taking feature films from the festival circuit and moving them into the cinema circuit. Between March 5 and 8 2015, Patrick’s Day will be screened in 50 cinemas across America. Audiences at each venue will vote on whether the film  should return to this cinema for a theatrical release in 2015. If the majority vote “yes” then, if the producers choose, the film will return to that cinema for a series of screenings that year.

Speaking about the award, director Terry McMahon said “The international embrace of PATRICK’S DAY has been phenomenal but to win this award on the same week as our Irish cinema release is almost overwhelming. Releasing in 50 screens across America is the stuff of fantasy and releasing across Ireland at the same time is, frankly. the stuff of boyhood dreams come true.”

Manhattan Short is not a touring festival; rather, it is an instantaneous celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films to great venues and allowing the audiences to select their favorites. If the Film Festival experience truly is about getting great works in front of as many eyes as possible, Manhattan Short offers the ultimate platform — one that sees its films screened in Sydney, Mumbai, Moscow, Kathmandu, Vienna, Cape Town to cinemas in all fifty states of the United States and beyond. Each year over 100,000 people attend the Manhattan Short, the world’s first global film festival. With over 300 venues around the world, the same organization has come together to introduce the Feature Film Project.

PATRICK’S DAY stars Moe Dunford, Kerry Fox, Catherine Walker, and Philip Jackson, and was written and directed by Terry McMahon.  It will be released in cinemas across Ireland from the 6th of February.