Manhattan Short
The World's First Global Film Festival

You Be the Judge!
MANHATTAN SHORT 2020
Sept 24 - Oct 31

Film lovers around the world will unite between September 24 to October 31 to view and vote on the nine finalists' films in the 23rd Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. MANHATTAN SHORT is the only event of its kind. The Final Nine screen simultaneously across the world during a one-month period, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating venue.

This year's Final Nine selections use drama, comedy and animation to address an astonishing number of themes, ranging from identity to parenthood to the seemingly universal frustration caused by the Department of Motor Vehicles no matter the country. The directorial voices are both male and female from countries large and small, often inspired by personal and sometimes harrowing, experience. This year's Final Nine screening also is a rare instance when gripping dramas from Iran, Israel, and the State of Palestine are featured in the same program. There are no virtual screenings. Please support your local participating venue as circumstances allow so they can keep their doors open. Many are extending show times to accommodate reduced audience regulations. - Click to view to find a venue near you

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OSCAR QUALIFYING RUN

MANHATTAN SHORT 2020 will run for one full week (Sept 18 - Sept 24) at a Cinema in the county of Los Angeles. This theater booking means every film selected as a FINALIST in the 2020 MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival will be eligible to enter the Oscar competition for 2021. 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 2020

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 2020. 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.