21st Annual

MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival

September 27, 2018 to October 07, 2018

 
Category

Short Films

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
January 1, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Regular Deadline
July 31, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
August 25, 2018

RUNTIME
Shorts: From 1 minutes to 20 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
HDCAM    
Media Files
  .FLV (Flash Video)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
REGION 2  
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DigiBeta  
HDCAM  
Other    
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BetaSP  
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
Gold Medal
Sponsor:MANHATTAN SHORT
Cash Award Value: 5,000 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 5,000 U.S. Dollar

2nd Place
Silver Medal
Sponsor:MANHATTAN SHORT
Value of Goods/Services: 2,000 U.S. Dollar

3rd Place
Bronze Medal
Sponsor:MANHATTAN SHORT
Value of Goods/Services: 2,000 U.S. Dollar

Best Animation
Gold Medal
Sponsor:MANHATTAN SHORT
Value of Goods/Services: 2,000 U.S. Dollar

Best Screenplay
Gold Medal
Sponsor:MANHATTAN SHORT
Value of Goods/Services: 2,000 U.S. Dollar

Best Actor
Audiences at each venue are asked to Vote for the one Actor they think is best. - Gold Medal
Sponsor:MANHATTAN SHORT
Value of Goods/Services: 2,000 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

Films must be 20 minutes and under in length (minus credits).

We accept all genres and do not rule out anything.

We accept screeners as either a WAB Secure Online Screener (SOS), Private Vimeo Link or mailed to us as a DVD or Blu Ray on a completed entry form. Click here to download a PDF

Deadline for entries: July 31 each year. There are no late deadlines. Films must be in by Midnight on July 31st.

We DO NOT require premieres. At Manhattan Short, we believe short films should be viewed by as many people as possible. Film festivals that require a short film to be a premiere showing do the short film community a disservice. Short films still need to be actively promoted to raise awareness of the genre. Rules that restrict the distribution of short films are counter-productive.

Selected films will be asked to submit their films as an Apple prores Quicktime file. Frame rate of (23.98).

Finalists are announced on August 25 each year.