Manhattan Short
The World's First Global Film Festival

ARCHIBALD’S SYNDROME  WINS GOLD MEDAL IN 24TH ANNUAL MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

The wait is over! The votes are in! The hilarious French comedy Archibald’s Syndrome, written and directed by Daniel Perez, is the winner of the coveted Gold Medal in the 24th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. The Silver Medal is awarded to the dramatic Norwegian film The Kicksled Choir directed by Torfinn Iversen. The Northern Ireland short film Rough, a comedy written and directed by Adam Patterson and Declan Lawn, takes the Bronze Medal. Fereshta Afshar was crowned Best Actor for her riveting performance in Bad Omen, a short film from Afghanistan. These three medal-winning films garnered the most votes from a worldwide in-theater and online audience from a field of 10 selections. All 10 films, by virtue of their appearance in MANHATTAN SHORT, are Oscar-qualified. Congratulations everyone!

Thank you all! A big thank you to all the filmmakers, all the venues worldwide and most importantly, all the voting public that took part in this Festival. All films have been qualified to enter the Oscar Race of 2022. We extend our best wishes to all the filmmakers.

We look forward to connecting with you on Valentine’s Day, 2022, for the 2nd Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Online. Until then, stay safe and lots of love from everyone at MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival! Stay tuned at: www.manhattanshort.com.

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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 2022

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 2022.

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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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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.