Cinema screens Manhattan Short Film Festival

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For the third consecutive year, Cinema Capitol (230 W. Dominick St.) will present Manhattan Short Film Festival from Friday, Sept. 28-Thursday, Oct. 4. 

Now in its 21st edition, Manhattan Short Film Festival is considered by its organizers to be the world’s first global film festival. Having received 1,565 entries from 73 countries, nine finalist short films of various genres were selected.

These nine short films from the U.S., the U.K., Kosovo, New Zealand, Austria, Germany, Hungary, and Canada will be presented in over 350 cities across six continents. Short films in foreign languages will be subtitled in English. 

At the conclusion of each screening, viewers of Manhattan Short Film Festival will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite films and actors. The winners will be announced by festival organizers on Monday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. at ManhattanShort.com.  

Each finalist short film qualifies for the ACADEMY AWARDS’ “Short Subject” category, and several past Manhattan Short finalists have been nominated for an “Oscar.” 

Manhattan Short Film Festival runs approximately 130 minutes and is not rated. Admission is $7, $6 for students and military, and $5 for Capitol Friends. Tickets are available at the door and in advance from the Capitol Theatre box office (315-337-6453) and online at www.romecapitol.com.

Show times are Friday and Saturday at 4 and 7 p.m., Sunday at 1 and 4 p.m., and Monday-Thursday at 7 p.m. There will be no captioned show times for this event.

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