Manhattan Short
The World's First Global Film Festival

MANHATTAN SHORT 2020

Join us September 24 - October 4, 2020, when over 100,000 film lovers unite in over 400 venues worldwide to view and vote for the next generation of filmmakers at the 23rd Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. MANHATTAN SHORT is more than one of the world's largest short film festivals. MANHATTAN SHORT is the world's first and only global film festival!

Attention Filmmakers, Screenwriters and Musical Artists: The deadline to enter MANHATTAN SHORT 2020, is July 31st. All selected finalists in the short films section of the festival will be eligible to enter the 2021 Oscars competition via the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival Oscar Qualifying Screenings. MANHATTAN SHORT also holds a screenplay competition for short films, as well as a Musical Artist competition where one musical artist is featured during the intermission at the festival worldwide.

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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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ENTER MANHATTAN SHORT 2020

Filmmakers have until midnight July 31st to submit their short film. There are no late deadlines. We accept all genres. Films must be 20 minutes and under (excluding credits). Click here to enter MANHATTAN SHORT 2020.

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NOMINATE A VENUE

Do you own, manage or know of a venue that should be taking part in MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival? This is the place to let us know about that venue. Just click here and fill out the form, hit submit and we'll be in touch. Over 50% of the venues involved in MANHATTAN SHORT came to us via you and this link.

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JOIN THE MANHATTAN SHORT FACEBOOK GROUP

Here is where Manhattan Short fans from around the world gather. Director and actor feedback, behind the scenes action, and news items relevant to the selected films are all part of the scene. Or just tell everyone how much you liked a film! (The directors love that!) Come join the Manhattan Short community. Thousands already have!

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JOIN YOUR LOCAL MAIL LIST

Receive updates of when MANHATTAN SHORT is screening at your local venue by joining your local mailing list. We alert you when MANHATTAN SHORT is screening in close proximity to you.

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FEATURED MUSICAL ARTIST COMPETITION 2020

We are excited to announce that MANHATTAN SHORT will be featuring a Musical Artist or Band leading up to and throughout the duration of the Festival in 2020. The selected Musician or Band will have his/her music featured in over four hundred venues worldwide to an audience of thousands. Click for more info.