Over 100,000 Film-Lovers Unite in over 300 Venues Spanning 6 Continents for the World's First Global Film Festival
Oklahoma City, You Be the Judge!


OKLAHOMA CITY - Filmgoers in Oklahoma City will unite with over 100,000 film-lovers around the world when the 20th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. The Final 10 short films 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 cinema. 


The short films will screen Sept. 29 at 5:30 and 8 p.m., Sept. 30 at 5:30 and 8 p.m. and Oct. 1 at 2 and 5:30 p.m. in OKCMOA's Samuel Roberts Noble Theater.


The 10 MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from nine countries with films from Syria, Latvia and Georgia representing their respective countries for the first time in this event. Two short films hail from Spain, the only country with multiple Final 10 selections. These Final 10 short films represent the best short films among a record 1615 submissions from 75 countries received by MANHATTTAN SHORT for 2017, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films. This year's Final 10 represent an extraordinary range of film genres with comedy, drama, horror, scifi, animation, and martial arts


In addition, all Final 10 short films will become Oscar-qualified, meaning they will be automatically eligible for an Academy Award nomination, by screening for a week at Arena Cinelounge in Hollywood.

The Final 10 are: "Do No Harm" (New Zealand), "Behind" (Spain), "Fickle Bickle" (USA), "Hope Dies Last" (United Kingdom), "The Perfect Day" (Spain), "Just Go!" (Latvia), "Mare Nostrum" (Syria), "Viola, Franca" (Italy), "In a Nutshell" (Switzerland), "8 Minutes" (Georgia).


The winners will be announced at ManhattanShort.com on Monday Oct. 9, at 10 a.m. EST.


Link to 250 Venues worldwide: http://manhattanshort.com/screening-venues.html

Link to download stills: http://manhattanshort.com/download-stills.html
Link to Interview with Final 10 Directors:  http://manhattanshort.com/finalists.html
Link to Trailer (Worldwide): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WLGIo-pcqQ&feature=youtu.be