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Missouri State’s film series presents Manhattan Short Film Festival

Friday, September 13, 2013

Still from nominated filmThe department of media, journalism and film (MJF) at Missouri State University will host the 16th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Plaster Student Union Theater. Missouri State University is the only venue in Missouri to host this year’s festival.

The Manhattan Short Film Festival has selected 10 international short films from 628 entries from 48 different countries to be viewed and voted on for a chance to be the “Best of Festival Winner.” Springfield film lovers will join audiences from 300 cities around the world vote on the short film they think is best.

Manhattan Short is the only global audience-choice film festival in the world. This year more than 100,000 people are expected to take part in the event. Votes will be sent to the Manhattan Short’s headquarters and the winner will be announced at ManhattanShort.com on Oct. 6.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the event starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Plaster Student Union. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the digital film production scholarship at Missouri State.

For more information, contact Dr. Timothy White, MJF associate professor, at (417) 836-4936.

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