LAKE PLACID - Filmgoers in Lake Placid will unite with audiences in more than 300 cities spanning six continents to view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers from around the world when the 16th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival screens at The Lake Placid Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Friday.
Tickets are $12 (LPCA members receive a $2 discount) and can be purchased by calling the box office at 518-523-2512 or online at www.lakeplacidarts.org.
This year, Manhattan Short received a record breaking 628 short film entries from 48 countries, with films from Finland, UK, Australia, France, Ireland and the United?States, making up the 10 finalists.
These films will not only entertain a global audience but will be judged by them as well. Audiences at each cinema will be handed a voting card upon entry and asked to vote for the one film they think should win. Votes will be sent through to Manhattan Short headquarters with the winner announced at ManhattanShort.com at 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6.
With past finalists achieving the ultimate in recognition by being nominated and even winning the Oscar in the short film category, the Manhattan Short has become known as a breeding ground for the next big thing.
"In my 16 years of programming, this Manhattan Short this is by far the strongest show we have ever had. From the first scene to the last, these films will command every second of the audience's attention. It's anyone's guess who will win the Gold Medal. This event is never going to cable, DVD or any form of digital download, if you don't get along to Lake Placid Center for the Arts then you missed." said Founding Director Nicholas Mason.