Frenzy Fest is Back in New York City and This Year with Representation in Italy
Posted July 25, 2023
For five years in a row, Frenzy Fest, East Harlem's first festival of theater and short films dedicated to mental health, returns this year more “Frenzy” than ever. Through our internationally known festival in East Harlem, which is dedicated to human psychology, BIP continues its commitment of providing opportunities for theater directors, actors, playwrights, filmmakers and promote the importance of mental health in our latin and caribbean communities.
This year we are welcoming back the Filmmaker category for Shortfilms and as always the Theatre Category for one act plays. All plays and films will revolve around some “Frenzy” episode (an episode in which unconscious behavior leads to actions and urges out of our control, or behavior that goes against what society considers “normal”). All theatrical one act plays will have a duration of 35-40 minutes and short films will be 10-15 minutes.
The Festival will take place with a live audience at the Black Box Theater in El Barrio's Artspace PS109 and the short films will be available online till closing, starting August 10th to the 20th. Also, it will be streaming at the theater on Sunday August 13th.
The judges are: The filmmakers Veronica Caicedo, Chris Shimojima and Paola Dei from Bulli ed Eroi Festival Internazionale del Film en Italy (Centro Studi di Psicologia dell’arte e Psicoterapie Espressive), and the mental health specialists: Prof. Jaime Estades from Columbia University, Rev. Dr. Zorina Costello and Dr. Sidney Hankerson, both from Mount Sinai Health System. The attending public will have the opportunity to vote, as well as the public who go online to see the films.
Tickets for Frenzy Fest can be purchased at the theater or purchased in advance through Eventbrite for a lower price.
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