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Manhattan Short Online Film Festival

Brought to you by MANHATTAN SHORT, a 10-day virtual festival where 8 unique short films will be chosen and screened virtually from Feb 16 - Feb 26, 2023, right here at

With so many marvelous short films being produced each year, the quest for the perfect vehicle in which to launch never-ending. With a legacy of 25 years; growing from the side of a truck to now screening annually in 500+ cinemas across 6 continents, MANHATTAN SHORT is the perfect organization for these filmmakers.

Now your great ideas have the right launching pad to catapult your work into the stratosphere! So, join with us and create magic!

Bolster your Oscar Campaign via MANHATTAN SHORT Online

For filmmakers entering the 2023 Oscar race, MANHATTAN SHORT Online is the perfect event to boost your Oscar marketing campaign. MANHATTAN SHORT partners with over 500 Art House Cinemas worldwide and these cinemas are supported by voting members of the Academy. With the Oscars taking place just a few weeks after this event, MANHATTAN SHORT Online is perfectly timed and a wonderful opportunity to get your film in front of those Academy voting members. On top of that, each filmmaker selected receives $350 as an added bonus

Enter your film

  • Each selected film will receive $350.00.
  • Films must be 18 minutes and under in length.
  • Deadline for entries in January 10 each year.

You Be the Judge!

Keeping with our tradition, the judges for these films will be you!

After the screening of the final film, a pop-up window will appear where you can vote for your favorite film. Votes will be tallied and the winners will be announced on February 27th, at

Join the Email List!

If you do not want to miss out on this ultimate film experience, then simply click here to receive updates of the film screening and finalist announcements.


Manhattan Short Online will be a Pay-Per-View event at just $10.00.

Once you purchase your ticket, you will receive a link to watch in your browser. You can also AirPlay or cast to your TV if you have a device that supports AirPlay or casting (AppleTV, Chromecast stick, Roku, or select other Smart TVs. Note: the simplest way is by using a HDMI cable direct from your laptop to your TV


To bring this experience to a worldwide audience, MANHATTAN SHORT has partnered with state of the art company (Cinesend) in content delivery. Now you can watch the most awaited film festival on your personal devices at any corner of the world.

Powered by the most advanced security features available, the intellectual property of the filmmakers are in safe hands.

Encryption and Digital Rights Management

In an effort to end Piracy, the video files are highly encrypted. Through a multi-DRM technology (Widevine, PlayReady, and Fairplay), CineSend videos are protected and it is next to impossible to download the video files using browser plugins or other common piracy tools.