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The World's First Global Film Festival

Join us September 28 to October 8, 2017, when over 100,000 film lovers in over 250 cities across six continents gather in Cinemas, Museums, and Universities for one purpose...to view and vote on the Finalists' Films in the 19th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.

WHAT IS MANHATTAN SHORT?

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, Vienna, Cape Town to cinemas in all fifty states of the United States and beyond.

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MANHATTAN SHORT 2017 OSCAR QUALIFYING RUN

MANHATTAN SHORT LOVES OSCAR! Finalists will be part of the MANHATTTAN SHORT Oscar Qualifying Run. This means all selected films will screen for a full week at a cinema in the county of Los Angeles. This run qualifies every film selected in MANHATTAN SHORT for the Oscars.

MANHATTAN SHORT FILMS HAVE BEEN TO THE OSCARS BEFORE! Many past Finalists from MANHATTAN SHORT have been nominated for an Oscar (SHOK and Bear Story from 2015, to name just two). Our audiences and cinemas love nothing more than seeing a film they voted for at MANHATTAN SHORT at the Oscars. Once a nominee is announced, our partnering cinemas and loyal audiences champion those films and filmmakers through social media all the way to the podium!

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FINALISTS

YOU BE THE JUDGE!

The Judges of the Finalists' Films are you. Audiences at each venue will be handed a voting card upon entry to each cinema and asked to vote for the ONE film they think should win. Votes are tallied by each cinema and sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT HQ. The overall winner is announced on Monday October 9, 2017

WINNERS 2017

WINNERS

The winners of MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival will be announced on the home page at ManhattanShort.com and in the winners link on Monday October 9th, 2017

FINALISTS 2015

SEE WHAT PEOPLE VOTED FOR IN 2015