During one week of the year over 100,000 film-lovers gather in over 300 Cinemas across 6 Continents to view and vote on the Finalists Films' in the Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival - MANHATTAN SHORT is more than just one of the largest short film festivals in the world....it's the World's First Global Film Festival.
If making short films is about getting your work out there, nothing compares to MANHATTAN SHORT.
Every Film Selected is eligible to enter the Oscars:
MANHATTAN SHORT does a full week's run at Laemmle Cinemas in Santa Monica, California. This theater booking means all ten finalists in the 2017 MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival will be eligible to enter the Oscar competition for 2018.
MANHATTAN SHORT is now in compliance with the rules governing the Oscar Awards set forth by the Academy of Motion Pictures of Arts and Sciences
MANHATTAN SHORT also conducts a screenplay competition for screenplay for short films only (20 pages and under)
Awards & Prizes
All Films Selected become eligible to enter the Oscars 2017
The Gold Medal
The Silver Medal
The Bronze Medal
Rules & Terms
Films Must Be 20 Minutes and Under in Length.
For pre screening selection purposes we ask for either
a) Online Screeners
b) DVDs or Blu Ray sent to our mailing address
If film is successful we ask for Apple Prores QT files at (23.98)
Deadlines - July 31st every year
Response from festival:
Tom. We accept every screenplay entered. We post them here on the website at the CONTACT A SCREENWRITER link: http://www.manhattanshort.com/contact-screenwriter.html
The purpose of the Screenplay Comp is to market all screenplays entered to filmmakers worldwide hoping that they get made.
For an event that takes place in 250 cities worldwide - I don't know how else to work the screenplay comp. Do you?