Manhattan Short Film Festival 2022


MANHATTAN SHORT has announced the Final Ten selections for its 25th Annual Short Film Festival, a worldwide event taking place in over 400 venues across six continents between September 22 and October 2, 2022. MANHATTAN SHORT is the only event of its kind. The Final Ten screen simultaneously across the world during a one-week period, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating venue. By virtue of their selection by MANHATTAN SHORT, each short film is automatically Oscar-qualified.

Playing outdoors at Morningside Side Park, Town of Fallsburg September 24, 7:00pm

Playing at Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre Cinema on September 30 & October 1, 7:00 PM

The Final Ten MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from eight countries with films from Scotland, Chechia & Slovakia, Spain, Australia, Finland and Lebanon, alongside two films each from France and USA. These Final Ten Films represent the best short films from among 868 submissions from 70 countries received by MANHATTAN SHORT for 2022, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films worldwide.

The MANHATTAN SHORT Final Ten are:
Don vs Lightning (Scotland), Love, Dad (Chechia & Slovakia), Save the Bees (USA), The Treatment (Spain), Freefall (France), Fetish (USA), Freedom Swimmer (Australia), The Blanket (Finland), Warsha (Lebanon), The Big Green (France).


Elina Patrakka, Iida-Maria Heinonen, Elina Keinonen, Khansa, Jeanne Arènes, Jennifer Zhang, Joey Heyworth, Abraham Lewis, Vincent Regan, Packy Lee, Bally Gill, David Ramírez, Carla Torres, Álvaro Carmona

Directed by

Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Charlie Schwan , Alvaro Carmona, Emmanuel Tenenbaum, Rhian Williams, Olivia Martin McGuire, Teppo Airaksinen

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