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MANHATTAN SHORT RELEASES FINALISTS FOR 2018

MANHATTAN SHORT has announced the Final Nine selections for its 21st Annual Short Film Festival, taking place in over 350 venues across six continents between September 27th and October 7, 2018. MANHATTAN SHORT is the only event of its kind. The Final Nine are screened simultaneously across the world during a one-week period, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating venue. By virtue of their selection by MANHATTAN SHORT, each short film is automatically Oscar-qualified.

The Nine MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from eight countries with films from Austria, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Kosovo, New Zealand, USA, and two films from the United Kingdom. These Final Nine short films represent the best short films among 1565 submissions from 73 countries received by MANHATTAN SHORT for 2018, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films. This year's Final Nine represent an extraordinary range of film genres that includes intimate dramas; fast-paced animation; spine-tingling tales; a World War II epic; a film shot entirely underwater and a comedy as part of the MANHATTAN SHORT program: Finalists 2018.

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OSCAR QUALIFYING RUN

MANHATTAN SHORT 2018 will run for one full week (Sept 21 - Sept 27) at a Cinema in the county of Los Angeles. This theater booking means every film selected as a FINALIST in the 2018 MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival will be eligible to enter the Oscar competition for 2019. MANHATTAN SHORT is now in compliance with the rules governing the Oscar Awards set forth by the Academy of Motion Pictures of Arts and Sciences A.M.P.A.S.

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Deadline for entries for MANHATTAN SHORT 2019 is July 31, 2019. There are no late deadlines. Films must arrive at our offices by midnight on July 31. Films should be 20 minutes or under in length. Click this box to enter.

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WHAT DID YOU VOTE FOR AND WHY

Watch videos of people discussing the films they voted for at past MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festivals. Contact the Festival if you're interested in reporting for us at a venue close to you.

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OUR WORLDWIDE VENUES FOR 2018

  USA 153   Venues 44   States 482   Screenings
  Europe 009   Venues 06   Countries 017   Screenings
  Australia & NZ 15   Venues 03   States 25   Screenings
  Canada 00   Venues 00   States 00   Screenings
  Asia 00   Venues 00   Countries 000   Screenings
  South & Central America 01   Venues 01   Countries 03   Screenings
  Africa 00   Venues 00   Countries 00   Screenings