Manhattan Short Film Festival 2023

September 29–October 1, 2023

The always-popular compilation of global short films returns—vote for your favorite! Film lovers unite during the same week across six continents to view and judge the work of the next generation of international filmmakers. Some films in this program have adult themes and strong language. 

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Film festival pricing applies: General admission is $10. MFAH members, students with ID, and seniors (65+) receive a $2 discount. 

More than 1,000 filmgoers attended the 2023 Manhattan Short Film Festival at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. 

Winners | 2023 Manhattan Short Film Festival
  • Gold Medal: Stupid Boy
  • Silver Medal: Voice Activated
  • Bronze Medal: Tuulikki

In Houston, the overall winner was Voice Activated.

See the complete list of winners for the 2023 Manhattan Short Film Festival.

Underwriting for the Film Department is provided by Tenaris, The June Leaf and Robert Frank Foundation, and the Vaughn Foundation.

Generous funding is provided by The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Foundation for Independent Media Arts; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L'Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.

Manhattan Short Film Festival 2023

(2023, 180 minutes)
Brown Auditorium Theater and Lynn Wyatt Theater, Digital


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