Manhattan Short Film Festival

Unlike any other festival, The Manhattan Short Film Festival invites you’the viewer’to vote for the festival’s winner! The festival takes place in 250 cities across 6 continents and includes screening venues in all 50 states of the United States, the first film festival ever to do so.

2013 Finalists Just Announced!

A talented young actress auditions for the role of Hamlet and not even Shakespeare could anticipate the result. Directed by Timothy Wilde (Australia)

“Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?”
A comedy about a chaotic morning in a family with kids and a mother who is determined that it’s best to take care of everything herself. Directed by Selma Vilhunen (Finland)

A young man plots revenge after losing his mother in a terrorist bombing in London.

“No Comment”
A girl has two unexpected encounters with men in the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris. Directed by Alexandra Naoum (France)

“Irish Folk Furniture”
An animated documentary about repair and recycling in rural Ireland. Directed by Tony Donaghue (Ireland)

“Black Metal”
The lead singer of a Black Metal band confronts the effects of his violent lyrics. Directed by Kat Candler (USA)

“Faces FromPlaces”
Portraits of Moscow, Pakistan, and Quebec as seen through the eyes of a traveling illustrator with a flair for adventure. Created by Bastien Dubois (France)

“I Am a Big Ball of Sadness”
At a swanky, rooftop party in New York City, three guests try to get past their cocktail smiles. From the short play written by Ken Urban (USA)

“Kizmet Diner”
A singing waitress in a diner finds the song that opens the heart of a disinterested customer. Directed by Mark Nunnely (England)

“Pale of Settlement”
Based on true events, The Pale of Settlement, tells the story of a 10-year-old Jewish boy, Moische, who must escape forced conscription into the Russian Army during the Crimean War. Directed by Jacob Sillman (USA)

How Your Vote Counts:

Audience members will be handed a voting card and asked to vote for the ONE film they think is best. Votes will be sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT Headquarters in New York City, and the winner will be announced on Sunday, October 7 at 10 pm at

Tickets: $9.75 Adults, $7 Students & Seniors

Sunday, September 29, 3 & 7 PM

Monday, September 30, 2 PM

Saturday, October 5, 7 PM