PRESS RELEASE OUT AUGUST 20th
MANHATTAN SHORT today announced the Final Ten selections for its 22nd Annual Short Film Festival, a worldwide event taking place in over 400 venues across six continents between September 26th and October 6, 2019. MANHATTAN SHORT is the only event of its kind. The Final Ten are screened 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. By virtue of their selection by MANHATTAN SHORT, each short film is automatically Oscar-qualified.
The Final Ten MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from seven countries with films from France, Iran, Canada, Germany, and Finland alongside two films from USA and a record three from the United Kingdom. These Final ten films represent the best short films among 1250 submissions from 70 countries received by MANHATTAN SHORT for 2019, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films worldwide.
MANHATTAN SHORT continues to be a premier showcase for female directors with five of the Final Ten films directed by woman, including one from Iran. This year's Final Ten represent an extraordinary range of film genres that includes intimate dramas, spine-tingling suspense, and hilarious comedies, as well as genre surprises like a pair of science fiction films and one that focuses on tennis. "A narrative short film on sports is as rare as a centaur sighting," notes Pia Andell, director of The Match.
The MANHATTAN SHORT Final Ten are:
Nefta Football Club (France), Debris (USA), Driving Lessons (Iran),Tipped (Canada) Sylvia (United Kingdom), The Match (Finland), This Time Away (UK), Malou (Germany), A Family Affair (UK), At The End of the World (USA)
All Final Ten short films will become Oscar-Qualified, meaning they will become automatically eligible for an Academy Award nomination, by screening for a week at Los Feliz 3 Cinemas in the county of Los Angeles Sept 20-Sept 26
You Be the Judge!
Which of these ten short films is best? That's up to a worldwide audience to decide. Cinema-goers across the United States and around the globe will become instant film critics as they are handed a ballot upon entry that allows them to vote for the Best Film and Best Actor. MANHATTAN SHORT is the ultimate audience award that salutes the creative talents of both directors behind the camera and actors in front of it. Votes will be sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT HQ with the winner announced at ManhattanShort.com on Monday Oct 7, at 10AM EST.
Seniors, Students and Active Military: $9.50
Children 12 and under: $8.00
+ applicable fees.
Lincoln Theatre Members get a $2 discount.