Manhattan Short Film Festival Comes to Lancaster

Did you know Lancaster will be one of 500 host cities around the world for the 26th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival? A series of showings are scheduled at the Fairfield County District Library between September 28th and October 8th. At each screening, all ten short films will be shown in the 2-1/2 hour screening.

We’ll be uniting with film lovers worldwide in multiple screenings for one reason…to view and vote for Best Film and Best Actor awards. Attendees at each participating venue will cast ballots for the awards. By virtue of their selection by MANHATTAN SHORT, each short film is automatically Oscar-qualified.

Each showing at the Library is open to 50 attendees. Friends of the Library will provide movie snacks but you are welcome to bring your own!
Showings are free, but registration through the Library website is required.


Thursday, September 28: 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Friday, September 29: 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Saturday, September 30: 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Sunday, October 01: 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Tuesday, October 03: 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, October 04: 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Friday, October 06: 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Saturday, October 07: 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Saturday, October 07: 7:00 – 9:30 pm


The Ten MANHATTAN SHORT Finalists slated for the 2023 screenings hail from seven countries. Film shorts from Australia, Afghanistan, Finland, Iran, Switzerland, the UK and Canada join three films from the USA.

The 2023 MANHATTAN SHORT Final Ten are:

Sunless  | USA
Voice Activated | Australia
Yellow | Afghanistan
Tuulikki | Finland
The Family Circus | USA
Career Day | USA
Snail |Iran
The Record | Switzerland
The Stupid Boy | UK
Soleil De Nuit | Canada

Learn more about the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.

Join and follow the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival Facebook Group.

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Chris Shirer, Publisher of The Lancaster Herald

By Chris Shirer

Chris Shirer is the publisher of The Lancaster Herald. You’ll find her walking all over Lancaster sometimes accompanied by her investigative reporter dogs Rocket and Lily.