‘Manhattan Shorts’ return to Cinema Capitol

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Cinema Capitol, 230 W. Dominick St., will present the highly anticipated 2021 Manhattan Short Film Festival from Friday, Sept. 24, through Monday, Sept. 27.

The Manhattan Short Film Festival is the only film festival of its kind. This year, organizers received 970 entries from 70 different countries and 10 were selected as finalists. Audiences across six continents are now offered the chance to view the finalists and vote for “Best Film” and “Best Actor,” the results of which will be released on Monday, Oct. 4, at ManhattanShort.com. 

This year, entries include short films from Afghanistan, Norway, the U.K., France, Italy, Northern Ireland, Canada, and the U.S. Those in foreign languages include subtitles in English. The films also represent many different genres, from family-friendly animation to war-related dramas. 

Participation in the Manhattan Short Film Festival is considered an honor and opportunity among filmmakers. All finalists are automatically eligible for an Oscar in a short film category. 

This year’s program runs approximately 2.5 hours. Admission is $8, $7 for students and military personnel/veterans, and $5 for Capitol “Friends.” Tickets are available at the door and in advance at www.romecapitol.com.

Individuals who have been vaccinated are not required to wear masks at Cinema Capitol. However, those who have not received a vaccine must remain masked.

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