(Posted Aug. 30, 2019)
The Manhattan Short Film Festival received 1,250 entries from 70 countries from which 10 finalists were chosen. Between Sept. 26 and Oct. 6, these 10 films will be screened in over 400 cities on six continents and will be eligible for Oscar nomination.
The judges of these films are you, the audience. On entry to the venue, every audience member receives a ballot to vote for the best short films and actors at the conclusion of the show. Votes will be tallied at the Manhattan Short headquarters in New York City, and the winners will be announced at 10 a.m. Oct. 7 at ManhattanShort.com.
This is the second year Clark County Public Library has participated and is one of the only screening venues in the area. Viewing is recommended for ages 18 and up.
The local viewing schedule is as follows. The total viewing time for the 10 films is about 2 hours and 20 minutes.
– Sept. 27 at 11 a.m.–Houston Branch, 5 W. Jamestown St., South Charleston. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch;
– Oct. 1 at 5 p.m.–Main Library, 201 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield;
– Oct. 2 at 2 p.m.–Main Library, 201 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield; and
– Oct. 4 at 11 a.m.–Main Library, 201 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield.