The New Milford Film Commission will participate in the 16th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival Oct. 6 in New Milford.

Ten films will be screened at Bank Street Theater on Bank Street at noon.

A reception will follow.

More than 300 cities will participate in the event that is the world's largest short film festival and the world's first global film festival.

All films will be judged by the local audience.

Votes will be tallied at each participating theater and submitted to festival headquarters.

For the first time, Manhattan Short will name a best actor based upon audience voting.

For information and $10 tickets, call 860-210-2099 or email Filmnewmilford@gmail.com.