Friday, September 28 @ 8pm
Saturday, September 29 @ 8pm
Friday, October 5 @ 8pm
Saturday, October 6 @ 8pm
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During the week of September 28 – October 8, filmgoers in San Antonio, TX will unite with over 100,000 film lovers across the world to view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers. This year, Manhattan Short received 1565 short film entries from 73 countries. The nine finalists hail from eight countries, and in San Antonio will screen at the URBAN-15 Studio for two weekends (Sept 29-30 and Oct 6-7), beginning at 8pm each night.
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 8th at 10am EST. 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.
Manhattan Short began in 1998, when curator Nicholas 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 information on this year’s ten finalist films, visit the Manhattan Short website.
To view a trailer for this year’s festival, click image below: