An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until October 1, 2018
This year, MANHATTAN SHORT received 1565 entries from 73 countries from which nine finalists were selected. These nine short films will screen more than 1000 times in over 300 cities on six continents during the week of Sept 27 – Oct 7. And the judges of these films are you, the audience. On entry to each venue, you will be handed a ballot card that allows you to VOTE for the BEST SHORT FILM and ACTOR at the conclusion of the program. Votes will be sent to MANHATTAN SHORT’s headquarters and the winner will be announced at ManhattanShort.com on Monday, October 8 at 10am EST. The directors and actors anxiously await your decision.
The nine MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from eight countries with films from Austria, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Kosovo, New Zealand, the USA, and two films from the United Kingdom. These final nine short films represent the best short from among 1565 submissions from 73 countries received by MANHATTAN SHORT in 2018, a testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films. This year’s finalists bring together an extraordinary range of film genres including intimate dramas;fast-paced animation; spine-tingling tales; a World War 11 epic; a film shot entirely underwater and a dark comedy as part of the MANHATTAN SHORT 2018 program.
The Final 9 are: Baghead (United Kingdom), Fire in Cardboard City (New Zealand), Home Shopper (USA), Her (Kosovo) Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times (United Kingdom), Someone (Germany), Chuchotage (Hungary), Fauve (Canada), Lacrimosa (Austria).
Unlike any other festival, The Manhattan Short Film Festival invites you—the viewer—to vote for the festival’s winner! These short films will not only entertain a global audience but will be judged by them as well. Cinema goers will become instant film critics as they will be handed a ballot upon entry that allows them to vote for the Best Film and Best Actor. MANHATTAN SHORT offers the ultimate audience award that salutes the creative talents of both directors behind the camera and actors in front of it.