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Manhattan Short



Join us September 22 to October 1, 2017 when over 100,000 film lovers in over 250 cities gather in Cinemas, Museums and Universities for one view and vote on the Finalist's Films in the 19th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.

{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, Kathmandu, Vienna, Cape Town to all fifty states of the United States and beyond -- 
Deadlines:Regular Deadline July 31, 2017

How do I enter my film

Nominate A Venue: Do you own manage or know of a venue that would like to take part in MANHATTAN SHORT 2017? Just click on the link fill in there information and we will be in touch.



MANHATTAN SHORT 2016 Calling For Entries Regular Deadline July 31st

Over 250 Cinemas Across 6 Continents Unite for One Week for One Film Festival.  MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival’s Official Call for entries. Deadline July 31, 2016.

Filmmakers have until the end of July to get their films in if they wish to be part of the 19th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival set to take place in over 250 cinemas spanning 6 continents between Sept 23-Oct 2, 2016. Over 100,000 film lovers will not only view the finalists but will judge them as well with votes being sent through to NYC where the winner will be announced on Oct 2, 2016.  Films must be 20 minutes under in length. – Click here to enter:



MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival Rules and Reglations

When submitting screeners for the selection process mail in DVDs or a Blu Ray in (NTSC or PAL) with a PDF Entry Form. Download one by clicking on the link.

We also Accept Private Vimeo Links with a completed entry form 

We accept all genres 

Click Here to enter your film via Film Freeway

Click Here to enter your film via Without A Box

Films should be no longer then 18 minutes in length. The festival will allow for 1 to 2 minutes leeway to suit the filmmaker’s vision


Early Deadline January 1 2016 Entry Fee $25.00
Regular Deadline
July 31st 2016 Entry Fee $35.00
There are no Late Deadlines. All films must be in NYC by 
July 31, 2016

The Festival screens off Hard Drives: If your film is selected we prefer films to be delivered as Apple Prores HQ Quicktime file with a frame rate of (23.98) on a portable hard drive from this file the Festival produces DCPs and Blu Rays.

Note: This is IF your film is successful and selected into the Festival. - When submitting a screener to the Festival just send the film on DVD either in NTSC or PAL format

We can't begin to tell you how many films we've had to pass on because the master file was not converted properly from PAL to NTSC or NTSC to PAL. If the film is shot on HD, you must convert the film through a special conversion box (like an alchemist or terenax). 

To help, we have set up a special rate for films to be properly converted at DG in NYC. It is the best rate you will find anywhere in the world. Get your film in the right formats before sending it to film festivals.

Length Rates
NTSC to PAL 14 Minutes and Under $120.00
14 Minutes and Under $120.00
Email Helen for the 

Credit card or Pay Pal payments are preferred by foreign applicants and no handling fee will be added to their entry. Payment by check is preferred for filmmakers entering from the USA. Should USA filmmakers wish to enter and pay via their credit card a $3.00 handling fee will apply. 

Films not in English MUST submit one version of the film with English subtitiles as well as ONE CLEAN version (No Subtitles)

Please have press kits, translations and stills including a still of the director on hand and ready to send into us ASAP, should your film be selected. As over 400 media outlets around the world request stills, images must be 300 dpi and saved as a tiff or jpeg files.

Mail entries to

319 Lafayette Street # 126
New York, NY 10012


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