The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” receives three SOFIE Award nominations from The Short Film Awards

At 37 minutes, “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” falls within the 40 minute maximum length for short films as established by major film organizations like the Academy, Sundance, Cannes etc. But among the many many film festivals and awards bodies there is a variety of distinctions. The Short Film Awards honors “The Tell-Tale Heart – musicabre” as a long short film, others have called it a mid-length film, a featurette, even awarded it along with regular feature length films. And then there are also many festivals that have a 30 minute maximum cut off for short films and a 50 minute minimum for feature length films, and if your film falls in between, well, then you simply can’t apply.

This is an unusual category to be nominated in. I have not encountered it outside of The Short Film Awards. As far as I can tell, for every film they nominate in this category, they cite the director and producer. So I will highlight the cinematography of Jason Chua, the sound work of Todd Maki, the editing of Stolis Hadjicharalambous, and the VFX work of Austin Lepri.

Another unique category. Again it’s the director and producer cited, although I found one Outstanding Styling nominee on The Short Film Awards site that also named an actual “Stylist”. So here is where I highlight the costumes of Anthony Paul-Cavaretta and the production design of Nicholas Callais. Assistant Director Henry Borriello did my make-up, and I guess I was responsible for combing my hair, which was cut a few weeks before the shoot at Benny’s Barbershop in Park Slope.

UPDATE (10/7): The official nomination laurels arrived in the gmail today.

As did the announcement that SOFIE TV will be screening the Short Film Award nominees online November 13 – 20.

Stay tuned for more on all that.

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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