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Join us September 25-October 4, when cinema-goers across the United States and around the globe become instant film critics by voting in the 23rd Manhattan Short Film Festival! The Final Nine (shown at every screening) are viewed simultaneously across the world, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating venue. By virtue of their selection by Manhattan Short, each short film is automatically Oscar-qualified. Winners will be announced on Sunday, November 1. Manhattan Short is the ultimate audience award that salutes the creative talents of both directors behind the camera and actors in front of it.
Selected from over 900 submissions, the Final Nine Manhattan Short finalists hail from nine countries with films from Australia, Finland, Iran, Russia, Israel, North Macedonia, State of Palestine and USA. This year’s Final Nine selections use drama, comedy and animation to address an astonishing number of themes, ranging from identity to parenthood to the seemingly universal frustration caused by the Department of Motor Vehicles no matter the country. The directorial voices are both male and female from countries large and small, often inspired by personal and sometimes harrowing experience. This year’s Final Nine screening also is a rare instance when gripping dramas from Iran, Israel, and the State of Palestine are featured in the same program.
The 2019 Manhattan Short Final Nine are: Safe Space (Australia), The Stick (Finland), Exam (Iran), Hey, Gray (Russia), White Eye (Israel), Sticker (North Macedonia), Two Little Boys (USA), Maestro (France) The Present (Palenstine).
UPDATE: This year, Festival attendees have two safe ways to vote: ONSITE, using single-use pencils and ballots distributed at each screening, or ONLINE at okcmoa.com/vote-msff2020!
Directors Various | In English and various languages with English subtitles | 150 minutes | NR | Blu-ray