During the Manhattan Short Film Festival, over 100,000 film lovers across the world will view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers.
This year, Manhattan Short received 1565 short film entries from 73 countries, a testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of the short film genre. The 10 finalists hail from seven countries: United States, United Kingdom, Iran, Germany, Finland, France, and Canada. These finalists bring together as part of one program an extraordinary range of film genres, including intimate dramas; fast-paced animation; spine-tingling tales; a World War II epic; a film shot entirely underwater; and a dark comedy.
Manhattan Short’s unique and enduring feature is that it offers cinema goers a chance to become film critics, filling out a ballot after the screening that allows them to vote for Best Film and Best Actor. Votes will be sent to Manhattan Short HQ, and winners announced on October 7.