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NHTI to Screen Manhattan Short Film Festival

Audiences in 500+ Cities Spanning 6 Continents Unite for 25th Annual Festival

Manhattan Short Film Festival at NHTI

CONCORD, NH – Film lovers will unite in more than 500 venues worldwide – including the NHTI – Concord’s Community College campus – to view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers from around the world for the 25th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival taking place Sept. 22-Oct. 2, 2022.

NHTI’s Film Society, together with local film enthusiast Barry Steelman, will present the festival, which features the most creative short films in the world judged internationally by the cinema-going public. Ten short films have been selected from 868 entries from 70 countries. Many of the films from past festivals have gone on to be nominated for Academy Awards. For more information on the films being screened, visit the festival website at

The NHTI Film Society, celebrating its 22nd season, is one of the region’s premier venues for independent, foreign, and classic films. The group was started by former NHTI President Lynn Kilchenstein, former English department chair Diana Levine, and current NHTI professor Steve Ambra. NHTI has been the host site for the Somewhat North of Boston Film Festival and the state’s young filmmaker’s festival and has screened over 220 films as part of the Friday Night Film Series.

For decades, Barry Steelman has been known as Concord’s “film guru,” according to the Concord Monitor. He owned and operated Concord’s only independent film theatre, Cinema 93, and was the driving force behind the creation of Red River Theatres.

NHTI’s screenings will be held Friday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. They will take place in Sweeney Hall Auditorium, S-122. Admission is $10.00 per person, cash or check, at the door. There are no advanced ticket sales. NHTI students (with their valid NHTI ID) will be admitted free.

For additional information about the films being screened, contact Steve Ambra,

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NHTI – Concord’s Community College

NHTI is a dynamic public institution of higher learning that provides accessible, rigorous education for students, businesses, and the community. We create pathways for lifelong learning, career advancement, and civic engagement, offering 90+ academic programs to 4,600+ students annually. NHTI is a member of the Community College System of New Hampshire and since 1969 has been accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, a nongovernmental, nationally recognized accrediting agency.

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