Manhattan Short Film Festival to be Hosted by the New Bedford Whaling Museum

YOU BE THE JUDGE at the Manhattan Short Film Festival on Wednesday, September 28!

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. –Bristol Community College and the New Bedford Whaling Museum have partnered to bring the Manhattan Short Film Festival to New Bedford on September 28 at 5:30 p.m. Join more than 100,000 film lovers across 240 cities and six continents to view and vote on the Finalists’ Films. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students. They can be purchased online at www.whalingmuseum.org, at the door, or by phone at 508-997-0046 ext. 100.

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, Kathmandu, Vienna, Cape Town to cinemas across the country and beyond. Attendees are the judges of the Finalists' Films. Each participant will be handed a voting card upon entry and asked to vote for the one film they think should win. Votes are tallied and the overall winner is announced shortly after the festival ends. For more information about MANHATTAN SHORT visit www.manhattanshort.com.

Contact: Tina Malott
Communications Manager
New Bedford Whaling Museum
tmalott@whalingmuseum.org
508-997-0046 Ext. 140 (office)


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. The Museum is open until 8 p.m. every second Thursday of the month. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.  Admission is free for Museum members and children aged three and under; adults $16, seniors (65+) $14, students (19+) $9, child and youth $6. Visit www.whalingmuseum.org.