September 25 @ 8:00 pm AND September 26 @ 8:00 pm
October 2 @ 8:00 pm AND October 3 @ 8:00 pm
All Screenings @ The URBAN-15 Group
2500 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX, 78210
During the week of September 25 – October 4 film-goers in San Antonio, TX will unite with over 100,000 film lovers around the world to view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers. The 18th-Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival will screen for two weekends (September 25th& 26th and October 2nd & 3rd) at the URBAN-15 Studio, beginning at 8pm each night.
This year, Manhattan Short received a record breaking 678 short film entries from 52 countries. The 10 finalists hail from eight countries, with short films from Turkey and Kosovo representing their respective countries for the first time.
Manhattan Short’s unique and enduring feature is that it offers cinema goers a chance to become film critics, filling out a ballot after the screening that allows them to vote for Best Film and Best Actor. Votes will be sent to Manhattan Short HQ, and winners announced at ManhattanShort.com on Monday, October 5th. With past finalists achieving the ultimate in recognition by being nominated and even winning the Oscar in the short film category, Manhattan Short is well recognized as a breeding ground for the next big thing in film.
In the words of founder Nicholas Mason, “In times like these, cross-border events like Manhattan Short that contribute toward greater tolerance and understanding are needed more than ever. …This project is not going to cable TV or Video on Demand, it’s about communities bonding together via their local cinema.”
Manhattan Short began in 1998, when Mason screened 16 short films onto a screen mounted to the side of a truck on Mulberry Street, Little Italy, in New York City. A year later, the festival moved up-town to Union Square Park in New York City. In the aftermath of 9/11, Manhattan Short transformed into a worldwide phenomenon, becoming the only film festival on the planet that unfolds, simultaneously, in more than 250 cinemas on six continents. For more information on the history of the Manhattan Short Film Festival, click here.
Check out the 2015 Manhattan Short Film Festival trailer!