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Film lovers can judge NY-based film festival from Georgia

September 28, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Film lovers don’t have to travel to New York to help judge the Manhattan Short Film Festival.

The Ledger-Enquirer reports that Columbus Public Library plans to hold two screenings, where people can view and judge the festival’s offerings. The screenings are set to start at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Monday.

More than 100,000 people in more than 300 cities around the world are expected to participate in the judging of the 21st annual festival’s nine finalists. The newspaper reports that Columbus is the only Georgia city that’s hosting screenings for the judging.

Votes at the participating venues will determine the best film and best actor awards. The short films in the festival are automatically qualified to be considered for the Oscars.

The newspaper reports the finalists come from eight countries and were selected from 1,565 entries from 73 countries.

The nine finalists are: “Lacrimosa” from Austria, “Fauve” from Canada, “Someone” from Germany, “Chuchotage” from Hungary, “Her” from Kosovo, “Fire in Cardboard City” from New Zealand, “Baghead” from the United Kingdom, “Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times” from the United Kingdom and “Home Shopper” from the U.S.

The winners are set to be announced at 10 a.m. on Oct. 8 at ManhattanShort.com.

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Information from: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, http://ledger-enquirer.com

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