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Manhattan Short Online Film Festival

Brought to you by MANHATTAN SHORT, a 10-day virtual festival where a selection of Oscar-Qualified short films will be selected and screened virtually from Feb 14 - Feb 24, 2024, right here at

MANHATTAN SHORT began in 1998, when founder Nicholas Mason gathered an audience of 200 people and showed 16 short films on a screen mounted to the side of a truck on Mulberry Street, Little Italy New York City. A year later the Festival moved to Union Square Park NYC, where audiences grew to love the annual event. From these humble beginings, MANHATTAN SHORT has now transformed into a worldwide phenomenon. Celebrating its 27th birthday in 2024, MANHATTAN SHORT is the only film festival on the planet to unfold simultaneously, in more than 500 Art House Cinemas on six continents, bringing over 100,000 film-lovers in all corners of the globe together for one week, via the next generation of filmmakers.

This Festival never relied on corporate sponsors or celebrity to exist, rather it was created by the cinema-going public. It has a following and a direct mailing list of over 100,000 film lovers who adore the genre of short films, with many of them being voting members of the Academy.

Attention Filmmakers! Bolster your Oscar Marketing Campaign via MANHATTAN SHORT Online

This event takes place just three weeks prior to the Oscars. If you're a filmmaker entering the Oscar race, having MANHATTAN SHORT Online (Feb 14 - Feb 24) as part of your marketing campaign is a must.

The Event works two-fold:

One: We get your film in front of Voting Members of the Academy during this crucial time.

Two: We ask our audiences to "get involved" in marketing "your film" through social media all the way to the Podium with our perfectly formatted "Attention Members of the Academy....For Your Consideration" jpegs.

Scroll down to see a list of venues that take part in MANHATTAN SHORT each year.

Attention MANHATTAN SHORT Film-Viewers!
Vote & Market the film that you think will win the Oscar & Win $1000 Cash!

Which film do you think will win the Oscar on March 10?

Here's your chance to match your wits with the Members of the Academy. After the last film has screened you'll be taken to a page where you can cast your vote.

If the film you selected does win the Oscar on Sunday March 10th, you'll be entered into a draw to win $1000 Cash.

However, you must have proof that you helped market the film. Go to Download Oscar Marketing JPEGS link to download the jpeg of your chosen film and share it on social media.

Download "Attention Members of the Academy" Jpegs

The reason for this Festival is to get the MANHATTAN SHORT Community behind the short films shooting for the Oscar. These films need EVERYONE’S help in marketing to get them there, and every share and post helps. Click here to download an Attention Members of the Academy jpeg on the film you voted for. Jpegs have been formatted for Facebook and Instagram.

MANHATTAN SHORT Audiences are Obsessed with voting and championing Short Films.

After 27 years of building an audience in over 500 venues worldwide, no other film event can boast the numbers of short film fanatics than MANHATTAN SHORT. When this crowd gets behind your film, you will be thanking them from the podium.
Scroll down to see a list of venues that take part in MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival each year. .

Join the Email List!

If you do not want to miss out on this ultimate film experience, then simply click here to receive updates of the film screening and finalist announcements.

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