Manhattan Short…The World’s First Global Film Festival

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On Friday September 25, Nicholas Mason, founding director of the Manhattan Short Film Festival will open the 18th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival at Danbury’s historic Palace Theatre. The festival will take place in over 250 cities, spanning six continents, between September 25 to October 4 for one purpose… to view and vote on the work of the next generation of filmmakers from around the world.

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.

Finalists 2015

Listen (Finland), Dad’s In Mum (France) Bear Story (Chile), Forever Over (Germany) Shok (Kosovo), Grounded (France), Sundown (Turkey), Patch (Switzerland), El Camino Solo (USA), Bis Gleich (Germany).

The Manhattan Short Film Festival will come to The Palace Danbury on Friday, September 25 starting at 8:00pm. Tickets cost $12 and may be purchased online at, by phone at 203-794-9944 or at the box office starting one hour before show time.

The Palace Danbury is located at 165 Main Street, in Danbury, Connecticut. Free parking is readily available for theatre patrons in the parking lot behind the building. For more information about this and all upcoming shows visit

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Download 300 dpi stills of the finalist films at

To see a list of cinemas taking part in 2013, visit

To read interviews with Filmmakers, visit

View and link Film Trailer for Festival at

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