Manhattan Short
The World's First Global Film Festival

Audiences in Over 500 Cities Spanning 6 Continents Unite for One Week for One Film Festival.
MANHATTAN SHORT 2021

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 when the 24th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival takes place during September 23 to October 3, 2021.

Call for Entries: Deadline July 31, 2021.

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 2022. Filmmakers, Screenwriters and Musical Artists have until July 31st to get their work into NYC, if they wish to take part in MANHATTAN SHORT 2021.

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OSCAR QUALIFYING RUN

MANHATTAN SHORT 2021 will run for one full week (Sept 17 - Sept 23) at a Cinema in the county of Los Angeles. This theater booking means every film selected as a FINALIST in the 2021 MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival will be eligible to enter the Oscar competition for 2022. 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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ENTER MANHATTAN SHORT 2021

Filmmakers have until midnight July 31st to submit their short film. There are no late deadlines. We accept all genres. Films must be 20 minutes and under (excluding credits). Click here to enter MANHATTAN SHORT 2021.

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NOMINATE A VENUE

Do you own, manage or know of a venue that should be taking part in MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival? This is the place to let us know about that venue. Just click here and fill out the form, hit submit and we'll be in touch. Over 50% of the venues involved in MANHATTAN SHORT came to us via you and this link.

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JOIN THE MANHATTAN SHORT FACEBOOK GROUP

Here is where Manhattan Short fans from around the world gather. Director and actor feedback, behind the scenes action, and news items relevant to the selected films are all part of the scene. Or just tell everyone how much you liked a film! (The directors love that!) Come join the Manhattan Short community. Thousands already have!

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JOIN YOUR LOCAL MAIL LIST

Receive updates of when MANHATTAN SHORT is screening at your local venue by joining your local mailing list. We alert you when MANHATTAN SHORT is screening in close proximity to you.

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FEATURED MUSICAL ARTIST COMPETITION 2021

We are excited to announce that MANHATTAN SHORT will be featuring a Musical Artist or Band leading up to and throughout the duration of the Festival in 2021. The selected Musician or Band will have his/her music featured in over four hundred venues worldwide to an audience of thousands. Click for more info.