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Manhattan Short Film Festival Comes to Grapevine’s Historic Palace Theatre

Sep 20, 2017 07:48AM ● By Audrey Sellers

Lights, camera, action: On September 30, local filmgoers will unite with more than 100,000 film-lovers from around the world when the 20th annual Manhattan Short film festival screens at Grapevine’s historic Palace Theatre. Manhattan Short, the world’s first and largest global film festival, offers an exclusive screening of 10 finalist short films.

Established in New York City in 1998, the Manhattan Short receives more than 1,600 short-film entries from 75 countries each year. Ten finalists are selected and shown to more than 100,000 film-lovers in 300 cinemas, universities and museums spanning six continents. Each short film is limited to 18 minutes. Viewers then have the opportunity to vote for their favorite short film and a winner is announced in New York City at the end of the festival.

Previous short-film entries have gone on to be nominated and win Oscars in the Shor-Film category. The Palace Theatre will be one of the exclusive theatres participating in a screening of the Manhattan Short Finalists. The show runs 120 minutes. Don’t miss an opportunity to experience some of the best short films currently screening in the world.

Seating is reserved and tickets are $10. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Concessions will be available throughout the evening.

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