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Pelham Picture House Screens Short Film Festival Entries

A scene from "Shok," one of the entries in the Manhattan Short Film Festival.
A scene from "Shok," one of the entries in the Manhattan Short Film Festival. Photo Credit: Johannes Louis

PELHAM, N.Y. -- Filmgoers in and around Pelham will unite with audiences in over 250 cities spanning six continents to view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers when the 18th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival screens at The Picture House on Thursday at 7 p.m.

This year, Manhattan Short received 672 short film entries from 52 countries. The 10 finalists hail from eight countries, with short films from Turkey and Kosovo representing their respective countries for the first time.

These short films will not only entertain a global audience but will be judged by them as well. Cinema goers will become instant film critics as they are handed a ballot upon entry that allows them to vote for the best film and best actor. Votes will be sent through to Manhattan Short headquarters, with the winner announced at ManhattanShort.com on Monday at 10 AM.

"This event is not going to cable TV or video on demand. It’s not streamed on the Internet. Manhattan Short is about communities bonding together via their local cinema," said festival founding director Nicholas Mason.

For more information on the festival or to buy tickets, click here .

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