Manhattan Short Film Festival

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MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival is one of the world’s largest short film festivals and YOU have the unique opportunity to be a part of it! Not only do MANHATTAN SHORT filmgoers get the chance to watch 10 of the best 2021 international short films, every audience member also plays an integral part in deciding the winner by casting their vote for their favorite film and actor. The ten short films run for approximately 120 minutes—about the same run-time as a feature film.

Be a part of this unique experience! Join us for an outdoor showing of this worldwide festival in the VML parking lot. Bring your own comfortable chair, sit back and enjoy the show - but don't forget to vote! Suggested age minimum 14+.

Finalists have been announced. From the Manhattan Short website-

"MANHATTAN SHORT continues to be a showcase for new voices and perspectives. Death By Handshake director Hudson Flynn, for example, was just 16 years old when he created his wry nod to New York City living during the Covid-19 pandemic. Humor also pervades films like Rough from Northern Ireland, France’s Archibald’s Syndrome and Monsieur Cashemire of Canada. Out of Time and the animated Aurora are close studies by a pair of women directors of life at different stages of our existence from French and American perspectives. Short films tackling big topics include Norway’s The Kicksled Choir, which offers a refreshing look at conflict resolution, while Bad Omen examines how a woman copes with stark circumstances in Afghanistan. Closed To The Light reaches back in time to focus on a riveting moment in World War II Italy while the UK’s Ganef examines that war’s trickle-down effect on subsequent generations."

TWO FILMS FROM MANHATTAN SHORT 2020 WERE NOMINATED FOR THE OSCARS 2021. "I am 100% sure that at least one film from MANHATTAN SHORT 2021, will be at the Oscars in 2022" Nicholas Mason