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Manhattan Short Online Film Festival

Brought to you by MANHATTAN SHORT, a 10-day Festival where a selection of Award-Nominated short films will be screened virtually and voted on by MANHATTAN SHORT's Global Audience, Feb 14 - Feb 24, 2024, right here at

Attention MANHATTAN SHORT Film-Viewers!
Vote & Market the films for Oscar Night and you could Win $1000 Cash!

Here's your chance to influence the Members of the Academy.

If the film you helped promote wins the Oscar on Sunday March 10, 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 and get the films to the Podium on Oscar Night! Jpegs have been formatted for Facebook and Instagram.

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 wonderful opportunity.

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.

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.


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.

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