Professional Theatre For Maine

2016 Manhattan Short Film Festival

Sep 23 - 24, 2016

Attention all film lovers and film makers:

The Public Theatre will be hosting the extraordinary global MANHATTAN SHORT film festival. Ten short films selected from over 600 entries from around the world will be screened across the world and in all 50 states over a one week period and as an audience member YOU will get to cast your vote for the winner.

MANHATTAN SHORT audiences know a good short when they see one. Two of the top vote-getters from last year’s festival, SHOK (Kosovo) and Bear Story (Chile), became Oscar nominees, with the latter winning the famous statue in the best animated short category. The 10 MANHATTAN SHORT finalists for 2016 hail from eight countries, with France and Australia represented by two films each. These Final 10 short films represent the best among a record 844 submissions from 52 countries. In addition, for the first time, all of the Final 10 short films are Oscar-qualified, meaning they are automatically eligible for an Academy Award nomination.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to see the next generation of feature filmmakers from around the world. For more information:

Read the Press Release >>


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