CONCORD —Friday October 5th through Sunday October 7th, NHTI, Concord’s Community College will join venues around the globe in hosting the 21st Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival – a worldwide competition to select the best short films of 2018. Throughout the week, theatres in over 350 cinemas across six continents will be screening the nine finalists in this year-long competition. Every viewer will have the opportunity to rate the nine films, and all votes count towards choosing the winner.
The Manhattan Short finalists hail from eight countries (there are two entries from the U.K.), and represent the best among 1565 submissions from 73 countries. This year’s Final Nine represent a wide range of film genres including intimate dramas, fast-paced animation, spine-tingling tales, a comedy, a World War II epic, and a film shot entirely underwater. All of the Final Nine are Oscar-qualified, meaning they are automatically eligible for an Academy Award nomination.
There will be five screenings at NHTI: Friday Oct 5th at 7 pm, Saturday Oct 6th at 2 pm and 7 pm, and Sunday Oct 7th at 2 pm and 7 pm, all in Sweeney Auditorium. Tickets are $10.
More information about the Manhattan Short Film Festival is available at http://www.msfilmfest.com. For questions about the screenings at NHTI contact Steve Ambra, (603) 271-6484 x4101 or [email protected].