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|Films must be 20 minutes and under in length. Any genre.
|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 22 to Sunday October the 1, 2017 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.
MANHATTAN SHORT also screens for a full weeks run (Sept 22- Sept 28) 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 2018-19. 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.
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.
Nick Mason (Distributor)
Manhattan Short Film Festival Rules and Regulations
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
Films in languages other then English require English subtitles.
Films must be in by Midnight July 31.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Term & Conditions
All decisions are final.
Filmmakers are to enjoy the Festival, and love getting their work out there.
Short films are made to be seen.