Manhattan Short Film Festival Debuting in Charlotte


The Manhattan Short Film Festival has just announced they’ll be coming to Charlotte this fall.

The festival is the only event of its kind in the world. The Final Nine 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. Each short film that is selected will automatically be qualified for an Oscar.

Charlotte’s Northwest School of the Arts Foundation and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture will host the event from Oct. 5 to Oct. 7 at the new $9.5 million theatre on the campus of Northwest School of the Arts, 1415 Beatties Ford Rd.

Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased online (buy early for reserved choice seating).

The Nine MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from eight countries with films from Austria, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Kosovo, New Zealand, USA, and two films from the United Kingdom. These Final Nine short films represent the best short films among 1565 submissions from 73 countries received by MANHATTAN SHORT for 2018, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films. This year’s Final Nine represent an extraordinary range of film genres that includes intimate dramas; fast-paced animation; spine-tingling tales; a World War II epic; a film shot entirely underwater and a comedy as part of the MANHATTAN SHORT program.

The Final Nine are: Baghead (United Kingdom), Fire in Cardboard City (New Zealand), Home Shopper (USA), Her(Kosovo) Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times (United Kingdom), Someone (Germany), Chuchotage(Hungary), Fauve (Canada), Lacrimosa (Austria).

All Final Nine short 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 the county of Los Angeles Sept 21-Sept 27 with shows at 10:30 am -1:00 pm daily.