PELHAM, NY -- What's the Best Short Film of 2017? You be the judge at the 20th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival at The Picture House Regional Film Center (TPH) in Pelham. On Thursday, October 5th at 7:30 p.m. moviegoers from Westchester and beyond will have the opportunity to join more than 250 cinemas on six continents as they cast their ballots for Best Film and Best Actor. Ten amazing films have been selected from a record 1,615 entries from 75 countries. The Final 10 represent a wide variety of genres including comedy, drama, animation, Sci-Fi, horror, and martial arts and hail from the USA, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, New Zealand, Switzerland, Syria, Georgia, and Latvia.
All 10 short films In MANHATTAN SHORT qualify for Oscar consideration so an anticipated 100,000 participants around the world will find their roles as newly-minted film critics both entertaining and challenging.
“In times like these, cross-border events like MANHATTAN SHORT that contribute towards greater tolerance and understanding are needed now more than ever. I want to thank and congratulate all the filmmakers and cinemas involved in this global cinematic event. This event is not going to cable TV or Video on Demand. It’s not streamed on the Internet. MANHATTAN SHORT is about communities bonding together via their local cinema," said MANHATTAN SHORT Founding Director Nicholas Mason.
The first MANHATTAN SHORT was held in 1998, when 16 short films were shown onto a screen mounted on the side of a truck in Little Italy's Mulberry Street in New York City, and has blossomed into a worldwide phenomenon. MANHATTAN SHORT is the only film festival on the planet that unfolds, simultaneously, in cinemas around the world, bringing over 100,000 film-lovers across six continents together for one week, to view the work of the next generation of filmmakers.
Tickets to the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival are $12/general admission, $10/students, seniors, and members and are available at www.thepicturehouse.org or at the box office, 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803.