19th Annual

MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival

September 23, 2016 to October 02, 2016

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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Short Films
Films must be 20 minutes and under in length. Any genre.
Screenplays
MANHATTAN SHORT Screenplay Competition is for screenplays for Short Films only. The competition is NOT just for established screenwriters it's for everyone. We encourage everyone and anyone to have a go at writing a short story and entering this competition, you may discover you are a screenwriter at heart.

Everyone has a story...just keep 'em short

The focus of this competition is not only designed to discover and promote the best short screenplays out there, but to connect great short stories to great filmmakers.

All scripts entered should have a synopsis, character breakdown, page length and contact information listed at the MANHATTAN SHORT Contact a Screenwriter page. This page will be marketed through the MANHATTAN SHORT network.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

ONE WORLD - ONE WEEK - ONE FESTIVAL.

During the week of Friday September 23 to Sunday October the 2, 2016 over 100,000 film lovers in over 300 Cinemas across 6 Continents will unite to view & vote on the Finalists Films' in the 17th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.

Cinemas taking part in MANHATTAN SHORT Can be seen at this link here - http://www.manhattanshort.com/cinemas.html

MANHATTAN SHORT is the world's most 'People Powered' Film Festival. Audiences at each venue are asked to vote for the one film they think should win. Votes are tallied and sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT HQ in NYC where the winner is announced.

One the same day, your film could be screening in Sydney to Mumbai to,Moscow to Vienna to Kathmandu to 150 cinemas in all 50 States of the United States.

MANHATTAN SHORT was the first Film Festival to take place in all 50 States of the USA, and the first film festival to unite all 6 Continents of the world. It is not just one of the largest short film festivals in the world, its the World's first Global Film Festival. For for a filmmaker with a short film who wants to get it out there, nothing compares to MANHATTAN SHORT.

ONE WORLD - ONE WEEK - ONE FESTIVAL

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL


WHAT IS MANHATTAN SHORT?

MANHATTAN SHORT is not a touring Festival; rather, it is an instantaneous celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films to great venues and allowing the audiences to select their favorites.

If the Film Festival experience truly is about getting great works in front of as many eyes as possible, MANHATTAN SHORT offers the ultimate platform -- one that sees its films screened in Sydney, Mumbai, Moscow, Vienna, Cape Town to cinemas in all fifty states of the United States and beyond.

ORGANIZERS

Nick Mason (Distributor)

GENERAL RULES

Manhattan Short Film Festival Rules and Regulations

The Festival screens off HD Cam, Digital Beta or Beta SP Or Apple Prores HQ at 1080i .

For pre-selection the Festival requires films on DVD & Blu Ray in NTSC and PAL or Vimeo Links with p/w.

Films in languages other then English require English subtitles.

Films should be no longer then 18 minutes in length. The festival will allow for 1 to 2 minutes leeway to suit the filmmaker’s vision

Credit card payments are preferred by foreign applicants and no handling fee will be added to their entry.

Successful applicants will be asked to immediately submit master tapes on either HD Cam or any other HD format, Digital Beta or Beta sp in either PAL or NTSC formats.

Ideally we like all successful applicants to deliver their Films in the aspect ratio of 16.9 Anamorphic - Apple Prores HQ Quick Time Files at 1080i - NTSC

Films not in English MUST submit one version of the film with English subtitles

Please have press kits, translations and stills including a still of the director on hand and ready to send into us ASAP, should your film be selected. As over 400 media outlets around the world request stills, images must be 300 dpi and saved as a tiff or jpeg files.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Term & Conditions

All decisions are final.

Filmmakers are to enjoy the Festival, and love getting their work out there

Manhattan Short Film Festival Rules and Regulations

The Festival screens off HD Cam, Digital Beta or Beta SP Or Apple Prores HQ at 1080i .

For pre-selection the Festival requires films on DVD & Blu Ray in NTSC and PAL or Vimeo Links with p/w.

Films in languages other then English require English subtitles.

Films should be no longer then 18 minutes in length. The festival will allow for 1 to 2 minutes leeway to suit the filmmaker’s vision

Credit card payments are preferred by foreign applicants and no handling fee will be added to their entry.

Successful applicants will be asked to immediately submit master tapes on either HD Cam or any other HD format, Digital Beta or Beta sp in either PAL or NTSC formats.

Ideally we like all successful applicants to deliver their Films in the aspect ratio of 16.9 Anamorphic - Apple Prores HQ Quick Time Files at 1080i - NTSC

Films not in English MUST submit one version of the film with English subtitles

Please have press kits, translations and stills including a still of the director on hand and ready to send into us ASAP, should your film be selected. As over 400 media outlets around the world request stills, images must be 300 dpi and saved as a tiff or jpeg files.