Actor Joe Pantoliano, along with founders of the Manhattan Film Institute will be part of a special event at the Darien Arts Center on March 12 from 4 to 5 p.m. The DAC is screening students’ short films created under professional supervision at Manhattan Film Institute. The screening is free of charge and open to the public. The event features a Q&A after the screening with Pantoliano and MFI founders.
Manhattan Film Institute, a film school, nurtures aspirations for both budding and established artists. Their summer program provides individualized instruction in a challenging and safe environment. Each director leaves with a 3 to 5 minute short film and each actor stars in two of the films. Students have used these films to elevate their portfolios when applying to film schools and many have entered their films in festivals across the nation.