Manhattan Short Film Festival
Filmgoers in Scottsbluff, NE can unite with over 100,000 film-lovers around the world during the week of Sept 28 – Oct 8 when the 20th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at The Midwest Theater on Sept 30th @ 1:30 pm & Thurs, Oct 5th @ 7:30 pm.
The 10 MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from nine countries with films from Syria, Latvia and Georgia representing their respective countries for the first time in this event. Two short films hail from Spain, the only country with multiple Final 10 selections. These Final 10 short films represent the best short films among a record 1615 submissions from 75 countries received by MANHATTAN SHORT for 2017, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films. This year’s Final 10 represent an extraordinary range of film genres with comedy, drama, horror, sci-fi, animation and martial arts short films all part of the MANHATTAN SHORT program.
The Final 10 are:
Do No Harm (New Zealand), Behind (Spain), Fickle Bickle (USA), Hope Dies Last (United Kingdom) The Perfect Day (Spain), Just Go! (Latvia), Mare Nostrum (Syria), Viola, Franca (Italy), In a Nutshell(Netherlands) 8 Minutes (Georgia).
What is Manhattan Short?
Established in New York City in 1998, the MANHATTAN SHORT receives over 600 short fi lm entries from over 45 countries a year.
Ten of these entries are selected as fi nalists in our annual Festival. The ten fi lm fi nalists are packaged and distributed on Blu-ray and
DCP to all of our participating venues. This Festival is not just one of the largest short fi lm festivals in the world, it is the world’s fi rst
global fi lm festival, a global celebration and we are inviting you and your community to become part of it.
You Be the Judge!
Audiences from around the world are given the opportunity to unite with other audiences
not only to view these fi lms, but to vote for the ONE Film they think is best. Votes are
tallied by you (The Cinema) and e-mailed through to us at MANHATTAN SHORT HQ
where the winner is announced in New York City on Monday, October 9th, at 10:00 AM (EST).
With past Finalists from this Festival going on to be nominated and win Oscars in the short
fi lm category, MANHATTAN SHORT is, quite simply, a collection of some of the best
short films currently screening in the world today.