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Post by In ArtsWestern News On 13 September 2017

 Over 100,000 Film-Lovers Unite Across 6 Continents 

For the Worlds First Global Film Festival

Danbury, Connecticut You Be the Judge!

Filmgoers in Danbury, CT will unite with over 100,000 film-lovers around the world during the week of Sept 28 - Oct 8 when the 20th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival returns to The Palace Danbury on Thursday, September 28 at 8:00PM

MANHATTAN SHORT is the only event of its kind.The festival unfolds simultaneously in theaters around the world. This year it will take place in over 250 venues, spanning six continents, bringing over 100,000 film-lovers together to view the work of 10 fantastic filmmakers.

MANHATTAN SHORT received a record 1615 short film submissions from 75 countries this year. The 10 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.

This year’s finalists represent an extraordinary range of film genres with comedy, drama, horror, scifi, animation, and martial arts short films. 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 from Sept.22-Sept 28

The Final 10 Films 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).

You Be the Judge! Which of these 10 short films is the best? That's up to a worldwide audience to decide. Cinema-goers across the United States and around the globe will become instant film critics as they are handed a ballot upon entry that allows them to vote for the Best Film and Best Actor. MANHATTAN SHORT is the ultimate audience award that salutes the creative talents of both directors behind the camera and actors in front of it. Votes will be sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT HQ with the winner announced at ManhattanShort.com on Monday Oct 9, at 10AM EST.

MANHATTAN SHORT's international appeal is among its biggest attributes. "Twenty years ago, I started the MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL when I mounted a screen to the side of a truck in Mulberry Street in Little Italy in New York City to a crowd of just over 200 people. This year, there will be over 100,000 film lovers gathered in over 250 venues across six continents for the same event. Looking back, what fascinates me most is the MANHATTAN SHORT was never once reliant on celebrities or corporate sponsors to exist. It was all about great films, a great concept, great venues and an appreciative audience. It was that combination that has made MANHATTAN SHORT one of the largest short film festivals in the world today.  I’m so proud to be part of it because it was the public that created it”.-- Founding Director Nicholas Mason. 

MANHATTAN SHORT comes to The Palace Danbury on Thursday, September 28 starting at 8:00pm. Tickets cost $15 and may be purchased online at by phone at 203-794-9944, or at the box office starting one hour before showtime.

The Palace Danbury is located at 165 Main Street, in Danbury, Connecticut. Free parking is readily available for theatre patrons in the parking lot behind the building. For more information about this and all upcoming shows visit website.  

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