Manhattan Short Film Festival

Friday, September 28, 2018
6 pm Reception with cash bar
7 pm Film Screenings 


$10 Admission
$5 for BCC Students with ID

Online Manhattan Short Film Festival
Call 508-997-0046


Manhattan Short poster 2018The Whaling Museum and Bristol Community College have partnered to bring the 21st Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival to New Bedford again. Join more than 100,000 film lovers across 300 cinemas and six continents to simultaneously screen and vote on the Finalists’ Films.

In 2018 MANHATTAN SHORT received 1565 entries from 73 countries from which NINE finalists were chosen. Between September 27 and October 7, these captivating nine short films will screen more than 1000 times in over 300 cities on six continents and will all be eligible for OSCAR nomination. And the judges of these films are you, the audience!

On entry to the venue, every audience member will be given a ballot to vote for the best short films and actor at the conclusion of the show. Votes will be tallied at MANHATTAN SHORT headquarters in NYC and the winners will be announced at on Monday October 8 at 10 am. The directors and actors eagerly await your decision.


 Flyer for the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival (downloadable pdf)
View the Manhattan Short 2018 Trailer below or on YouTube

“It’s the Public that Creates Stars”

MANHATTAN SHORT began in 1998, when founder Nicholas Mason gathered an audience of 200 people and showed 16 short films on a screen mounted to the side of a truck on Mulberry Street, Little Italy, New York City. A year later the Festival moved uptown to Union Square Park NYC, where audiences grew to love the annual event. From these humble beginnings, MANHATTAN SHORT has now transformed into a worldwide phenomenon. Celebrating its 21st birthday in 2018, MANHATTAN SHORT is the only film festival on the planet to unfold simultaneously, in more than 300 cinemas on six continents, bringing over 100,000 film-lovers in all corners of the globe together for one week, via the next generation of filmmakers. Click here to read how it all began.