Manhattan Short
The World's First Global Film Festival

MANHATTAN SHORT 2019
ANNOUNCES FINALISTS

New York, NY, August 20, 2019: MANHATTAN SHORT today announced the Final Ten selections for its 22nd Annual Short Film Festival, a worldwide event taking place in over 400 venues across six continents between September 26 and October 6, 2019. 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, Finland, and Germany alongside two films from USA and a record three from the United Kingdom. These Final Ten films represent the best short films from among 1,250 submissions from 70 countries received by MANHATTTAN SHORT for 2019, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films worldwide.

Read Interviews with the Final Ten

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OSCAR QUALIFYING RUN

MANHATTAN SHORT 2019 will run for one full week (Sept 20 - Sept 26) at a Cinema in the county of Los Angeles. This theater booking means every film selected as a FINALIST in the 2019 MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival will be eligible to enter the Oscar competition for 2020. 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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FIND A VENUE CLOSE TO YOU

MANHATTAN SHORT is taking place in over 400 venues worldwide. Click here to find a venue close to you. It could be an idea to check with each venue on show times. They sometimes change.

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POST A COMMENT IN THE FORUM

So you caught MANHATTAN SHORT at one of the 400 venues across the world, well let's hear it, share your thoughts on "What Film You Voted for and Why" right here in the forum.

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Over 400 Art House Cinemas, Museums, Universities, Art Centers and Libraries take part in MANHATTAN SHORT worldwide. If you know, own or manage a venue that would like to take part in the event then click this box fill in the form and we'll be in touch.

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READ INTERVIEWS WITH 2019 FINALISTS

This year MANHATTAN SHORT select 10 finalists from over 1250 entries worldwide. Click on this link to read detailed interviews with each filmmaker on the making and the inspiration of their films.

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ALEXANDRA KAY FEATURED MUSICAL ARTIST 2019

Our Featured Musical Artist for 2019 is Alexandra Kay, from Waterloo Illinois. Alexandra's songs "We Wouldn't Be Us" & "Dive Bar Dreamer" from her soon to be released album will be playing during the intermission at MANHATTAN SHORT worldwide. Click to check out more on Alexandra.