Cinema-goers invited to vote on best short film

NEWTON. These final ten films represent the best short films among 1,250 submissions from 70 countries received by MANHATTAN SHORT for 2019.

| 03 Sep 2019 | 10:15

    MANHATAN SHORT has announced the final ten selections for its 22nd Annual Short Film Festival, a worldwide event taking place in over 400 venues across six continents between Sept. 26th and Oct. 6.

    The final ten are screened simultaneously across the world during a one-week period, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating venue.

    Manhattan Short comes to The Newton Theatre at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6. Tickets can be purchased at The Newton Theatre box office at 219 Spring Street in Newton, or online at, or by calling 973-940-NEWT.

    The MANHATTAN SHORT final ten are:

    Nefta Football Club (France), Debris (USA), Driving Lessons (Iran),Tipped (Canada) Sylvia (United Kingdom), The Match (Finland), This Time Away (UK), Malou (Germany), A Family Affair (UK), At The End of the World (USA).

    All final ten films will become Oscar-Qualified, meaning they will become automatically eligible for an Academy Award nomination, by screening for a week at Los Feliz 3 Cinemas in Los Angeles Sept 20-Sept 26.

    Which of these ten short films is best? That's up to a worldwide audience to decide. Cinema-goers across the United States and around the globe will be handed a ballot 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 on Monday Oct 7, at 10 a.m. EST.