Events Calendar

The Manhattan Short Film Festival 2018

Thursday, 7:30pm, September 27th, 2018

loft cinema 3233 E. Speedway az Tucson 85716

Don’t miss the 21st annual Manhattan Short Film Festival, featuring nine great new shorts from around the world – and YOU help select the winner! Moviegoers in Tucson will unite with over 100,000 film lovers in over 300 cities spanning six continents to view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers from around the world when the 21st Annual edition of “the world’s first global film festival,” Manhattan Short Film Festival, screens at The Loft Cinema! What makes the Manhattan Short Film Festival unique is that the audience will not only be watching and enjoying the films, but judging them as well. Each audience member will be handed a voting card upon entry and asked to vote for the one film they feel should win. Votes will be tallied at each participating cinema and submitted to festival headquarters where the winner will be announced in New York City, as well as posted on the Manhattan Short website, on Monday, October 3. This year’s nine Manhattan Short finalists hail from eight countries with films from Austria, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Kosovo, New Zealand, the USA, and two films from the United Kingdom. This year’s finalists bring together an extraordinary range of film genres including intimate dramas; fast-paced animation; spine-tingling tales; a World War 11 epic; a film shot entirely underwater and a dark comedy! With past finalists achieving the ultimate in recognition by being nominated for, and even winning, the Academy Award in the short film category, the Manhattan Short Film Festival has become known as a breeding ground for the next big thing, and you’re a part of the action! Film line-up TBA. (Estimated program running time: Approximately 120 mins., Not Rated)