Our mission is to unite audiences across all seven continents of the globe for one week via the most compelling short films submitted each year. One World One Week One Festival is emblazoned within the rings that surround the Festivals Logo and it is this mantra that sets us apart from any other film event of the year.
NOTE: MANHATTAN SHORT is NOT an ONLINE Film Festival. Films are distributed to our individual partnering cinemas throughout the world. MANHATTAN SHORT is not a Touring or traveling Film Festival...it is the world's first Global Film Festival, taking place in over 250 cities across 6 continents during one week. For a filmmaker who wants to get their short film out there, there is no greater test then MANHATTAN SHORT.
Our partnering cinemas are situated in Asia, Australia, Europe, South America and North America, including venues in all 50 States of the United States. MANHATTAN SHORT is the first film festival to ever take place in all 50 States of the USA.
Link In: Here are some links to help you navigate through this site. Please note all links are in Pink:
How do I enter my film into the Festival?
Simply click on Film Entry on the left, fill out your information and hit submit. An entry form will then be emailed to you. The deadline for entries is July 31st every year.
Find a Venue Near You.
On the menu bar on the left hand side you will see the link VENUES & SCREENINGS. Simply click on that link. Once opened you will see the sub-menu for continents, countries and regions around the world. Click on which one applies to you and to find a venue near you. Or simply click here on Confirmed Venues and scroll down
Become a National Sponsor of MANHATTAN SHORT
The Festival is the only film festival to be held in all 50 States of the United States of America, with over 140 cities participating in this event nationally. If you would like to find out more about how to become a national sponsor of MANHATTAN SHORT click on the above link.
You Be the Judge!
The Judges of the Finalists Films are you. Audiences at each venue will be handed a voting card upon entry to each cinema and asked to vote for the ONE film they think should win. Votes are tallied by each cinema and sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT HQ where the winner is announced on Sunday October 6th in NYC
Nominate A Venue!
On the sub-menu bar above you will see the link Nominate A Venue. Click on that link and type in the name of a venue near you that we should know about. We will contact that venue to encourage them to get involved in the Festival.
Join Your Local Mailing list
If the Festival is screening in your area we urge you join your local mailing list by clicking on JOIN THE MAILING LIST on the side bar menu. Mailing lists are broken down to into States with the USA, Provinces in Canada, States in Australia, and other Countries We highly recommend joining the mailing list as there are over 300 cities involved in the project and in some towns the press doesn't always pick up on all of the MANHATTAN SHORT news.
How Do I Find Out who the winner is?
The winners of MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival will be announced on the home page at ManhattanShort.com on Sunday October 6th at 10:00 pm EST (please refresh your browsers and clear your cache if you can not see them)