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Manhattan Short Film Festival 2019 October 3

Join us September 27 to Oct 3, 2019 when we screen the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival at Cinema Capitol.

This year and estimated 100,000+ film-lovers across six continents will screen the selection of 10 finalist films and, like in years prior, viewers just like you will vote for Best Film and Best Actor. Don’t miss this unique international event in its 21st year.

MANHATTAN SHORT is the only event of its kind. The Final Ten selected films 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 Final Ten MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from seven countries with films from France, Iran, Canada, Germany, and Finland alongside two films from USA and a record three from the United Kingdom. These Final ten films represent the best short films among 1250 submissions from 70 countries received by MANHATTAN SHORT for 2019, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films worldwide.

MANHATTAN SHORT continues to be a premier showcase for female directors with five of the Final Ten films directed by woman, including one from Iran. This year’s Final Ten represent an extraordinary range of film genres that includes intimate dramas, spine-tingling suspense, and hilarious comedies, as well as genre surprises like a pair of science fiction films and one that focuses on tennis. “A narrative short film on sports is as rare as a centaur sighting,” notes Pia Andell, director of the The Match.


Runtime: 145 Minutes
Language: Various (subtitled when not in English)
Format: Digital Print

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