Manhattan Short
The World's First Global Film Festival

The 26th Annual
MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.

ONE WORLD - ONE WEEK - ONE FESTIVAL

Join us September 28 to October 8, 2023, when over 100,000 film lovers in over 500 cities across six continents gather for one reason...to view and vote on the Finalists' Films in the 26th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.

Deadline for Entries July 31st
Filmmakers, Screenwriters and Musicians have until July 31st to get their work into NYC if they hope to be part of the 26th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival, taking place in over 500 venues across 6 continents between Thursday September 28 and Sunday October 8, 2023.

Finalists will become eligible to enter the Oscars 2024
Every Film Selected for MANHATTAN SHORT 2023 will be Automatically Qualified for the Oscars of 2024. MANHATTAN SHORT does a full week's run at a cinema in Hollywood which is advertised in the LA Weekly. This advertised run automatically qualifies each film for the Oscars.

If making short films is about getting your work out there...then nothing quite compares to MANHATTAN SHORT.

#MANHATTANSHORT OSCAR

OSCAR QUALIFYING RUN

MANHATTAN SHORT 2022 will run for one full week (Sept 16 - Sept 22) at a Cinema in the county of Los Angeles. This theater booking means every film selected as a FINALIST in the 2022 MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival will be eligible to enter the Oscar competition for 2023. 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.

#MANHATTANSHORT ENTER

ENTER MANHATTAN SHORT 2023

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 2023.

#MANHATTANSHORT VENUES

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.

#MANHATTANSHORT FOLLOW

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!

#MANHATTANSHORT JOIN

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 2022

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 2022. 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.