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"One of the most important festivals on the circuit. Films are made to be seen and MANHATTAN SHORT guarantees unrivalled exposure."
Jamie Donoughue Writer & Director SHOK
Silver Medal Winner 2015
Oscar Nominated 2016
"MANHATTAN SHORT was a tremendous festival that gave our film global exposure across 6 continents and also gave our film the accreditation for the 2017 Academy Awards. If you want to put your film on the map, why not screen it all over the map with MANHATTAN SHORT."
Joe D'Arcy Director I Am a Pencil
Bronze Medal Winner 2016
Films must be 20 minutes and under in length (minus credits).
We accept all genres and do not rule out anything.
We accept screeners via a Private Vimeo Link or mailed to us on a DVD or Blu Ray with a completed entry form. Click here to download a PDF
Deadline for entries: July 31 each year. There are no late deadlines. Films must be in by Midnight on July 31st.
MANHATTAN SHORT also screens for a full weeks run at Laemmle Cinemas in Santa Monica, California. This theater booking means all finalists selected will be eligible to enter the Oscar competition the following two years. MANHATTAN SHORT is now in compliance with the rules govening the Oscar Awards set forth by the Adademy of Motion Pictures of Arts and Sciences. Click here to see rules for Oscar Qualification.
We DO NOT require premieres. At Manhattan Short, we believe short films should be viewed by as many people as possible. Film festivals that require a short film to be a premiere showing do the short film community a disservice. Short films still need to be actively promoted to raise awareness of the genre. Rules that restrict the distribution of short films are counter-productive.
Selected films will be asked to submit their films as an Apple ProRes Quicktime file. Frame rate of (23.98) Sound in Stereo not 5.1.
Finalists are announced on August 20 each year.
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JAMIE DONAHUE.
SILVER MEDAL WINNER AT MANHATTAN SHORT 2015, OSCAR NOMINATED 2016.
WRITTEN AND CREATED BY GABRIEL OSORIO. BRONZE MEDAL WINNER AT MANHATTAN SHORT 2015, OSCAR WINNER 2016.