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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Ranjna Das         
                                                                                                                          (609) 267-9660

DATE: Monday, Sept. 17, 2018                                                                     Patricia Parente
                                                                                                                          (609) 267-9660, ext. 3081          


Burlington County Library Hosts “MANHATTAN SHORT” Film Festival
View the Entries and Vote for Your Favorite Sept. 28, 29, 30


Join movie buffs from around the world to view the 21st Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival finalists and cast your vote for your favorite at the Burlington County Library.

A special screening of the nine finalists will be held on Sept. 28 at 6 p.m., and again on Sept. 29 and Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. in the library auditorium in Westampton. Adults and teens are welcome to attend and admission is free.

MANHATTAN SHORT is the only event of its kind and the 2018 finalists are being screened simultaneously around the world - at more than 350 venues across six continents - from Sept. 27 to Oct. 7. At each screening, audience members will be handed ballot cards to cast their votes for the Best Film and Best Actor awards.

This year’s finalists represent an extraordinary range of film genres, including: intimate dramas; fast-paced animation; spine-tingling tales; a World War
II epic; a film shot entirely underwater; and a comedy. By virtue of their selection by MANHATTAN SHORT, each film will be Oscar-qualified, meaning they will be automatically eligible for an Academy Award nomination.

The nine films from Austria, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Kosovo, New Zealand, USA, and two from the United Kingdom, were chosen from among 1,565 submissions from 73 countries, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films. 

The Burlington County Library screening will run about two hours. (Please note: the films may contain content and language not suitable for children.) Audience votes will be forwarded to MANHATTAN SHORT headquarters and the winners will be announced on Oct 8.

The library is located on Pioneer Boulevard off Woodlane Road in Westampton. For more information about the library screenings, please call (609) 267-9660 or visit

For more information about the finalists and a list of the global film festival’s confirmed screening venues for 2018, please visit

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