From September 26 to October 6 an audience of more than 100,000 people in more than 400 venues worldwide, including Noosa’s The J, will view and be asked to vote on the 10 finalists films in the 22nd annual Manhattan Short Film Festival in what is the world’s first global film festival.
The 10 finalists hail from France, Iran, Canada, Germany, and Finland alongside two films from the USA and a record three from the United Kingdom. These final 10 films represent the best short films among 1250 submissions from 70 countries received by Manhattan Short for 2019, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films worldwide. By virtue of their selection by Manhattan Short, each short film is automatically Oscar qualified, meaning they will become automatically eligible for an Academy Award nomination.
This year’s genres include intimate dramas, spine-tingling suspense, and hilarious comedies, as well as surprises like a pair of science fiction films and one that focuses on tennis. Cinema-goers all around the globe will become instant film critics as they are handed a voting sheet upon entry that allows them to vote for the best film and best actor. Votes will be sent through to Manhattan Short HQ with the winner announced at www.manhattanshort.com on Monday 7 October.
Manhattan Short Film Festival 2019 will be on Thursday 26 September at 7.30pm at The J Theatre, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Junction.
Price: $20 Adult / $17 Concession (Pensioner, Senior, Student)
Buy tickets at https://www.thej.com.au. Box office 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Junction or phone 5329 6560.