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The last week of September, more than 100,000 film lovers will gather in over 300 cinemas, universities, museums, libraries, and art centers spanning six continents for one purpose: to view and vote on the ten short films (18 minutes and under), which are finalists in the annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. Film lovers will unite in over 500 venues worldwide to view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers from around the world. 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.
MANHATTAN SHORT is the only film festival of its kind. The final selections screen simultaneously across the world during a one-week period, where attendees vote for Best Film and Best Actor awards at each participating venue. Every short film selected will automatically become qualified for the Oscars of 2023.
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.