Filmmakers & Screenwriters have until July 31st to get their films and screenplays into NYC if they wish to be part of the 19th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival taking place in over 250 cinemas across 6 continents, Sept 23 - Oct 2, 2016.
MANHATTAN SHORT is not only one of the largest short film festivals in the world today, but also the world’s first and only global film festival. Over 100,000 film lovers worldwide will be in attendance, each ready to vote for their favorite of the screened films. After the votes are tallied, the winning film will be announced from the Festival's headquarters in New York City. If the film festival experience truly is about getting great works in front of as many people as possible, MANHATTAN SHORT offers the ultimate platform -- with films screened in Art House Cinemas in Sydney, Mumbai, Moscow, Vienna, London, Buenos Aires, and Kathmandu as well as over 150 cinemas in all 50 of the United States. Visit www.ManhattanShort.com for a list of venues.
Hailed in the press as "the world's most people-powered film festival" numerous finalists have gone on to earn Academy Awards. MANHATTAN SHORT is not a touring festival; rather, it is a celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films to hundreds of venues and allowing the audience to vote their favorites film and actor/actress. The top three films will be awarded MANHATTAN SHORT's Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, but the true prize is in the worldwide exposure that accelerates careers and connects great filmmakers with filmgoers. MANHATTAN SHORT is a worldwide phenomenon that brings people together.
“One of the most important festivals on the circuit. Films are made to be seen and MANHATTAN SHORT guarantees unrivalled exposure.” Jamie Donoughue, Writer & Director, SHOK (Silver Medal Winner 2015, Oscar Nomination 2016)
“MANHATTAN SHORT is the staircase for short films into cinemas around the world. If you wondered why your film hasn’t had many screenings, it’s because it hasn’t met MANHATTAN SHORT”. Erik Schmitt, Writer&Director, Rhino Full Throttle (Gold Medal Winner 2014)
For a short film to cross borders, it has to be included in a Film Festival that transcends borders, and that film festival is MANHATTAN SHORT.
Screenplay Comp: MANHATTAN SHORT holds an annual short film screenplay competition. We encourage everyone from established writers to complete beginners to enter. You never know what hidden talents you may discover. The focus of this competition is to discover and promote the best short screenplays, while also connecting great short stories with great filmmakers. All screenplays entered will have a synopsis, character breakdown, page length and contact information at ManhattanShort.com's Contact a Screenwriter page. This page is marketed through the MANHATTAN SHORT network, including to every filmmaker that enters the Festival each year.convocatoria abierta