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Manhattan Short Film Festival

October 2 & 3, 2020
7:00 pm at The Arts Center

Join us October 2 & 3, 2020 when over 100,000 film lovers unite in over 400 cinemas across 6 continents to view and vote on the finalists films in the 23rd Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival!

MANHATTAN SHORT is the only event of its kind. The Final Nine are screened simultaneously across the world September 24 – October 31 (extended this year to allow for social distancing), 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 nine MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from nine countries with films from Australia, North Macedonia, Finland, USA, Iran, France, Russia, State of Palestine and Israel. These Final nine short films represent the best short films among 971 submissions from 54 countries received by MANHATTAN SHORT for 2020, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films.

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You Be the Judge! Will MANHATTAN SHORT audiences select any Oscar winners this year? They did two years ago! MANHATTAN SHORT’s 2019 Final Nine will not only entertain a global audience but will be judged by them as well. Viewers will become instant film critics as they are provided a ballot to vote for the Best Film and Best Actor. The world’s directors and actors anxiously await Jamestown area votes.

Admission is $15 / $10 for Arts Center members. Pay at the door.