The world's first global film festival, screened in the Glasshouse Theatre.

Glasshouse Port Macquarie presents



Manhattan Short Film Festival is one of a kind, a worldwide event taking place in over 400 venues across six continents over one week. 

Manhattan Short 2021 final films 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. 

The final films represent the best short films from over 1,000 submissions from around the world, covering an extraordinary range of genres including comedy, intimate dramas, science fiction, animation, fantasy, spine-tingling suspense, music, and robotics etc

You Be the Judge!  MANHATTAN SHORT's 2021 FINAL 10 will not only entertain a global audience but will be judged by them as well. Cinemagoers will become instant film critics as they are handed a ballot upon entry that allows them to vote for the Best Film and Best Actor.  All patrons entering the Theatre will be given a voting card – 1pp which can be left in the Perspex collection box on the night.

By virtue of their selection by Manhattan Short, each short film is automatically Oscar-qualified


Share the love of theatre with a teenager. Introduce theatre to the teenager in your life with a FREE ticket so they can join you on one of our FREE TEEN theatre nights.
These seats are strictly limited and subject to availability. A teen seat must be booked alongside one Member ticket.

Thank you to the Principal Sponsor of the Glasshouse 2021 Theatre Program