Manhattan Short Film Festival Comes to New Bedford Whaling Museum

YOU BE THE JUDGE on September 28, 2018

–The New Bedford Whaling Museum and Bristol Community College have partnered to bring the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival to New Bedford again on September 28. Participants will join more than 100,000 film lovers across 300 cities and six continents to view and vote for Best Film and Best Actor.  A reception begins at 6:00 pm followed by the film screenings at 7:00 p.m. at the Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill in New Bedford, Mass. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for Bristol Community College students with I.D. and can be purchased at, by phone at 508-997-0046 ext. 100, or at the door.

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.

Nine films have been selected from a 1565 entries from 73 countries. Between September 27 and October 7, these nine short films will screen more than 1000 times in cities all over the world, and will all be eligible for OSCAR nomination. The final nine represent a wide variety of genres including intimate dramas; fast-paced animation; spine-tingling tales; a World War II epic; a film shot entirely underwater, and comedy.  Finalists hail from eight countries: Austria, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Kosovo, New Zealand, USA, and two films from the United Kingdom.

The MANHATTAN SHORT Final Nine are: Lacrimosa (Austria), Fauve (Canada), Someone (Germany), Chuchotage (Hungary), Her (Kosovo), Fire In Cardboard City (New Zealand), Baghead, (UK), Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times (UK), and Home Shopper (USA).

MANHATTAN SHORT audiences around the world will cast ballots for Best Film and Best Actor. Upon entry at all participating venues, festival attendees are handed a voting card. Votes are tallied by each host venue then emailed to the MANHATTAN SHORT’s New York City headquarters. The overall winners will be announced on on Monday, October 8, 2018.

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Tina Malott
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
New Bedford Whaling Museum


About the New Bedford Whaling Museum
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is the world's most comprehensive museum devoted to the global story of human interaction with whales through time, and the history and culture of the South Coast region. The cornerstone of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, the Museum is located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill in the heart of the city's historic downtown. Museum hours: April through December, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; January through March, Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.  Admission is free for Museum members and children aged three and under; adults $17, seniors (65+) $15, students (19+) $10, child and youth $7. For more information visit