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Short Film Festival comes to Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID - Filmgoers in Lake Placid NY will unite with audiences in 203 cities spanning six continents to view and judge the next generation of filmmakers for the 12th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival, which screen at The Lake Placid Center for the Arts Saturday, Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Out of 440 entries received from 43 countries around the world, Manhattan Short selected 10 short films as finalists. Each film is 15 minutes or less in length. Countries represented this year include Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Croatia, Ireland, Mexico, France, Poland and Italy in what festival organizers described as the "United Nations of film festivals."

Filmgoers will be handed a voting card upon entry and asked to vote for the one film they feel should win. Votes are tallied at each participating cinema and submitted to festival headquarters where the winner will be announced in New York City Sunday, Oct. 3 at 10 p.m.

Tickets are $12 general admission, or $10 for LPCA Members. For reservations, call the LPCA at 523-2512.

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