Four Festivals Feature ‘THE TELL-TALE HEART” this month

Covid 19 has done a number on the film festival circuit, effecting many festivals that had been scheduled to screen “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” earlier this year. There have been postponements and cancellations and switching from the traditional theater format to on-line screenings.

The good news for you, dear reader, though is that on-line festivals are rather conveniently accessed from the comfort of your home. And it so happens that this September there will be four festivals sponsoring online screenings of my short film musical adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” (happy recipient of over 40 awards already). I will be doing some online Q&As as well as panels/workshops. It’s going to be a busy month.

I will post more details on each individual festival later, but for now, here’s a quick rundown of the September festivals featuring me and my musicabre:

Art is Alive Film Festival – Sep 2-6

“The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” will screen online this Friday, September 4, at 8:15 EDT (7:15 CDT) followed by a Q&A with me.

Click here for the Event Page.

One day before that, Thursday, September 3, I will take part in an Actor Workshop . 7pm EDT (6pm CDT).

Click here for the Event Page.

Click here to get tickets.

Orlando International Film Festival – Sep 15-25

The Orlando International Film Festival is screening some feature films in a physical theater, but most of their selection, including the short films of which “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” is one, will be screened online.

Information on the on-line screenings is still forthcoming. Check their website or this blog for more info.

Rock Horror Film Festival – Sep 17-27

This is the place to go to see “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” with Portuguese subtitles!

This festival based in Rio de Janeiro was originally scheduled for August, but because of Covid 19 moved their programming online and also moved their dates to September.

“The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” is listed by Rock Horror under the category “bizarre featurette”. I’m scheduled to do a Q&A after the screening and will also participate in 6 (six!) panel discussions (in English).

Plenty more on that to follow in a future blog post or two!

New York State International Film Festival – Sep 25 – Oct 9

Ah, yes, this would have been a festival right in my NY back yard. I would have definitely attended in person. But it has also, like the others, moved all its screenings on-line.

Still, at this stage, better than the indefinite postponements or outright cancellations we’ve also had to accept.

More info on this festival to follow. For now keeps tabs on them here and here.

About dannyashkenasi

I'm a composer with over 40 years experience creating music theater. I'm also an actor, writer, director, producer, teacher and general enthusiast for the arts.
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