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LACA to host screenings of the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival

Film lovers in the Mason County area will join over 100,000 film enthusiasts around the world during the week of Sept 22 - Oct 2 when the 25th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) Thursday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 24 at 11 a.m.; Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. 

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.

Tickets are just $10 and can be purchased online at or in the LACA gift shop.

The Final Ten MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from eight countries with films from Scotland, Czech & 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 870 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 (Czech & Slovakia), Save the Bees (USA), The Treatment (Spain), Freefall (France), Fetish (USA), Freedom Swimmer (Australia), The Blanket (Finland) Warsha (Lebanon) The Big Green (France).

Which of these Final Ten short films is the best? That’s up to a worldwide audience to decide.

Cinema-goers across the United States and around the globe will become instant film critics as they are handed a ballot upon entry that allows them to vote for the Best Film and Actor.

MANHATTAN SHORT is the ultimate audience award that salutes the creative talents of both directors behind the camera and actors in front of it. Votes will be sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT HQ with the winner announced at Monday, Oct 3, at 10 a.m. EST.

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