2017-18

At the Gaithersburg Arts Barn

Filmgoers in Gaithersburg can unite with over 100,000 film-lovers around the world during the week of Sept 28 - Oct 8 when the 20th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at Gaithersburg Arts Barn on September 30, 2017 at 2:00 PM. Sponsored by the Kentlands Film Society reservations can be made after September 8th by e-mailing Maureen Green at greencwmp@aol.com with your name and the number of tickets. Payment of $12 per person will be at the door.

Record Number of Entries:
The 10 MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from nine countries with films from Syria, Latvia and Georgia representing their respective countries for the first time in this event. Two short films hail from Spain, the only country with multiple Final 10 selections. These Final 10 short films represent the best short films among a record 1615 submissions from 75 countries received by MANHATTAN SHORT for 2017, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films. This year's Final 10 represent an extraordinary range of film genres with comedy, drama, horror, sci-fi, animation and martial arts short films all part of the MANHATTAN SHORT program. More information at www.ManhattanShort.com.

September 17, 2017


Mustang (2015) PG-13 – Turkey
English subtitles – 97 minutes

November 5, 2017


A War (2015) R – Denmark
English subtitles – 115 minutes

January 21, 2018


Coming Home (2014) PG-13 – China
English subtitles – 109 minutes

March 18, 2018


The Eagle Huntress (2016) G – UK/Mongolia
English with some subtitles - 87 minutes

May 13, 2018


Phoenix (2014) PG-13 – Germany
English subtitles – 98 minutes

Subscription Information

  • Subscription sales are sold out for the 2017-2018 season

  • Subscriptions are $40 per person began on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the Arts Barn preceding the 7 pm start of the film. Applications are now available at the Kentlands Clubhouse, the Lakelands Clubhouse, the Gaithersburg Arts Barn, and Kentlands Manor. It is recommended that you sign up promptly, as we sell out every year within the first weeks.
  • A small number of walk-in tickets ($9) will be available for the films. If you would like to reserve one, please use the email below or kentlandsfilmsociety@gmail.com.
  • All movies begin at 7:00 PM with a 45-minute reception before the film except for the September showing which opens at 6 PM with a Wine and Cheese Reception to celebrate the new season.

Questions? Contact Maureen Green at greencwmp@aol.com