Short film festival comes to BIMA

The 20th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival, a cinematic celebration that occurs simultaneously in theaters across the globe during the week of Sept. 28 through Oct. 8, will come to the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art auditorium next week.

The festival is 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, and 3:30 to 5:30 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1.

Featuring shorts selected from 1,615 entries, from 75 countries, audiences will be asked to select their favorite film and best actor from these, the final 10 films.

Winners will be announced at on Monday, Oct. 9.

Tickets, $10 for BIMA members, $12 for nonmembers, are on sale. Visit to purchase and learn more.

A capacity crowd is expected.

“In the past, we have been sold out so this year we added another day,” said BIMA spokeswoman Karen Moskowitz. “[It’s] a must see for film lovers.”