Fri, Sep 30 – Sat, Oct 1

You Be The Judge! Film lovers will unite to view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers from around the world when the 25th Annual Short Film Festival, a worldwide event taking place in over 400 venues across six continents between Sept. 22 and Oct. 2, 2022. MANHATTAN SHORT is the only event of its kind. Ten 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. 

MANHATTAN SHORT is not a touring festival; rather, it is an instantaneous celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films to great venues and allowing the audiences to select their favorites. 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!