The wait is over! The votes are in! The hilarious French comedy Archibald’s Syndrome, written and directed by Daniel Perez, is the winner of the coveted Gold Medal in the 24th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. The Silver Medal is awarded to the dramatic Norwegian film The Kicksled Choir directed by Torfinn Iversen. The Northern Ireland short film Rough, a comedy written and directed by Adam Patterson and Declan Lawn, takes the Bronze Medal. Fereshta Afshar was crowned Best Actor for her riveting performance in Bad Omen, a short film from Afghanistan. These three medal-winning films garnered the most votes from a worldwide in-theater and online audience from a field of 10 selections. All 10 films, by virtue of their appearance in MANHATTAN SHORT, are Oscar-qualified. Congratulations everyone!