Audiences in over 300 Cities Spanning 6 Continents Unite for One Week for One Reason…to Judge the Nine Finalists in the 21st Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.
Manhattan Short Film Festival is an annual film festival featuring short films shown in over 300 screening venues around the world. Saline District Library and Emagine Saline are proud to bring this worldwide event to Saline! You can participate by viewing these nine finalist films and vote for the winning film. There will be two showings of the finalist films:
Sunday, September 30, 12 pm and
Wednesday, October 3, 6:30 pm
Both showings will be held at:
1335 E Michigan Ave
Saline, MI 48176
This is a ticketed free event intended for ages 15-adult. Tickets will only be available at Saline District Library. Please visit the reference desk at Saline District Library to pick up tickets prior to the festival. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.
This program is funded by a grant from the Carl F. Schrandt Endowment Fund.
The Nine MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from eight countries with films from Austria, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Kosovo, New Zealand, USA, and two films from the United Kingdom. These Final Nine short films represent the best short films from among 1,565 submissions from 73 countries received by MANHATTTAN SHORT for 2018, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films. This year’s Final Nine represent an extraordinary range of film genres that includes intimate dramas; fast-paced animation; spine-tingling tales; a World War II epic; a film shot entirely underwater and comedy as part of the MANHATTAN SHORT program.
The MANHATTAN SHORT Final Nine are:
Lacrimosa (Austria), Fauve (Canada), Someone (Germany), Chuchotage (Hungary), Her (Kosovo), Fire In Cardboard City (New Zealand), Baghead, (UK), Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times (UK), and Home Shopper (USA).
All Final Nine short films become Oscar-qualified, meaning they will be automatically eligible for an Academy Award nomination by screening for a week at the Los Feliz 3 Cinemas in the county of Los Angeles in Hollywood from Sept 21 to Oct 27.
You Be the Judge!
Which of these Final Nine short films is the best? That's up to a worldwide audience to decide. Votes will be sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT HQ with the winner announced at ManhattanShort.com on Monday Oct 8, at 10AM EST.
MANHATTAN SHORT's international appeal is among its biggest attributes. "Twenty -one years ago, I started the MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL when I mounted a screen to the side of a truck in Mulberry Street in Little Italy in New York City to a crowd of just over 200 people. This year, there will be over 100,000 film lovers gathered in over 300 venues across six continents for the same event. Looking back, what fascinates me most is the MANHATTAN SHORT was never once reliant on celebrities or corporate sponsors to exist. It has always been about great films, a great concept, great venues and an appreciative audience. It is that combination that makes MANHATTAN SHORT one of the largest short film festivals in the world today. I’m so proud to be part of it because it is the public who have created it”.
-- Founding Director Nicholas Mason.