Thu, Sep 28 – Sat, Sep 30
Discover your inner film critic by casting your vote for Best Film and Best Actor in the 26th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival. You’ll join film lovers in over 500 venues across the globe gathering to see the Ten Finalists in this year’s event. With past finalists garnering Oscar nominations and short films continuing to move into the Hollywood mainstream, come see this entertaining program featuring the best short films in the world today! Films will screen simultaneously across the world during a one-week period, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating venue. The 10 Manhattan Short finalists hail from eight countries with films from Australia, Afghanistan, Finland, Iran, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and Canada alongside three short films from the USA.
This riveting 2023 line-up is linked by a common theme: how we face adversity, whether it is imposed by others or arises from personal circumstances. The Final Ten short film selections feature narratives that are dramatic, sometimes humorous, occasionally magical and always inspirational! If the film festival experience truly is about getting great works in front of as many eyes as possible, Manhattan Short offers the ultimate platform—one that sees its films screened in Sydney, Mumbai, Moscow, Vienna, Cape Town to cinemas in all 50 states of the United States and Bethlehem, NH—and you are the judge!