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  • Saturday, 7:30PM, 29 September NEW
  • Sunday, 5PM, 30 September FINAL

MANHATTAN SHORT has announced the Final Nine selections for its 21st Annual Short Film Festival, taking place in over 350 venues across six continents between September 27th and October 7, 2018. MANHATTAN SHORT is the only event of its kind. The Final Nine 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 venue. By virtue of their selection by MANHATTAN SHORT, each short film is automatically Oscar-qualified.

What’s the Best Short Film of 2018? You Be the Judge at the 21st Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.


Directed by: Alberto Corredor Marina
Country: United Kingdom
Time: 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.

Fire In Cardboard City

Directed by: Phil Brough
Country: New Zealand
Time: 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.

Home Shopper

Directed by: Dev Patel
Country: USA
Time: 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: More Raca
Country: Kosovo
Time: 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.

Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times

Directed by: Marcus Markou
Country: United Kingdom
Time: 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
Time: 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: Tanja Mairitsch
Country: Austria
Time: 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.


Directed by: Barnabás Tóth
Country: Hungary
Time: 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
Time: 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.