2018 MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL hosted by MV Film Society

| 2018 | 130 mins | | ,

Thursday September 27, 2018
Friday September 28, 2018
Saturday September 29, 2018
Sunday September 30, 2018


$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Film Lovers of Martha’s Vineyard can unite with an audience of over 100,000 film buffs in over 300 cinemas across 6 Continents during this week when the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center.

MANHATTAN SHORT announced the Final 9 for its 21st Annual Short Film Festival, a worldwide event taking place in over 300 cinemas across six continents between September 27 and October 7, 2018. MANHATTAN SHORT is the only event of its kind in which the Final 9 will be shown 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 cinema.

Each audience member gets to vote for their favorite short film and actor/actress of the competition and participate with other film-goers from around the world on selecting the winners.   For a look at who voted last year and for which film, check this video out — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJfozT8Mcbo

The 9 finalists of shorts films are…


Directed by: Dev Patel
Country: USA

Length: 16:15

Synopsis: In a loveless marriage, a woman seeks solace from a home shopping channel that proves to be her salvation…unless it was the problem all along.



Directed by: Phil Brough
Country: New Zealand

Length: 8:47

Synopsis: When Cardboard City catches fire, it’s up to an energetic fire chief and his brave deputies to save its citizens from the encroaching flames.



Directed by: Alberto Corredor Marina
Country: United Kingdom

Length: 14:58

Synopsis: Haunted by grief, a man asks questions only the recently deceased can answer. The dead get their say in the hidden chamber of a mysterious pub. You may not like what you hear.



Directed by: More Raca
Country: Kosovo

Length: 12:14

Synopsis: To escape a marriage arranged by her extremely religious father, a young girl seizes the chance to run away and save more than herself.



Directed by: Marcus Markou
Country: United Kingdom

Length: 12:12

Synopsis: Two strangers meet at key turning points over the course of their lives. The initial conflict gives way to compassion and eventual friendship.



Directed by: Marco Gadge
Country: Germany

Length: 14:00

Synopsis: At the end of World War II, Red Army soldiers bent on brutal revenge for past atrocities attack a German city. Compassion comes from an unlikely source. Based on a true story.


Directed by: Barnabás Tóth
Country: Hungary

Length: 16:00

Synopsis: During a professional conference in Prague, two interpreters in the Hungarian booth hilariously vie for the attention of one listener.



Directed by: Jérémy Comte
Country: Canada

Length: 16:00

Synopsis: Two boys playing in an abandoned surface mine take turns outdoing each other until the stakes are suddenly raised and it’s no longer a game.



Directed by: Tanja Mairitsch
Country: Austria

Length: 18:27

Synopsis: A young woman finds her lost lover in a world of ever-changing surreal landscapes. But love, she discovers, is more complicated than she imagines.


One-World-One Week_OneFestival_2_Founding Director Nicholas Mason. Photo By CyCy Sanders

In 2018 MANHATTAN SHORT received 1565 entries from 73 countries from which NINE finalists were chosen. Between September 27 and October 7, these captivating nine short films will screen more than 1000 times in over 300 cities on six continents and will all be eligible for OSCAR nomination. And the judges of these films are you, the audience! On entry to the venue, every audience member will be given a ballot to vote for the best short films and actor at the conclusion of the show. Votes will be tallied at MANHATTAN SHORT headquarters in NYC and the winners will be announced at ManhattanShort.com on Monday, October 8 at 10 am. The directors and actor eagerly await your decision.

Manhattan Shorts Founding Director Nick Mason

Your vote determines the awards!

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