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Barrio Independent Productions announce Frenzy Short Film Fest official selection


BIP have announced the official selection for the Frenzy Short Film Festival 2020 including:

SONIA (Iran) November 16, 2020
Written and Directed by Javad Safavi
Starring: Nastaran Amiraboolahian, Maria Mirzaee, Katayoun Ta;aee & Omid Tavili

VOODOO MON (US) November 17
Written and Directed by: Christopher D'andre Williams
Starring: Sara Quince, Imani & Ephiany Samuels

JEPHTA (PR) November 18
Written by: Abimael Acosta
Starring: Carmen L. Acosta, Omar Miranda, Jeancarlo Rodríguez

I DID IT (US) November 19
Written by Alfonzo Rey & Violeta Fonseca
Directed by: Gabriel Flores
Starring: Alfonzo Rey, Zindia Pino & Belange Rodriguez

STILL BREATHING By Harshal Vyas (India) November 20
Choreographer & Performer: Harshal Vyas
Music: Deval Shukla
Camera: Aakash Solanki

SALVADOR (PR) November 21
Written by: Angel Janer
Directed by: Angel Janer & Juan Maco Jones
Starring: Carlos Alberto Lopez, Antulio Pietri, Peter Jones, Ashley Angely


The Frenzy Short Film Festival focuses on the social and psychological vulnerabilities of people and communities in general. The short films must incorporate a “frenzy” episode to qualify (a phase in which excitement seems to lead us to unconsciousness, and that can become negative when control is lost or behavior transgresses in what society considers “normal”). 

Each film will premiere on the BIP's website and Facebook page and will run from November 16th thru November 21st (one film per day during 24 hours). In addition, presentations will be followed by a series of forums featuring mental health professionals as well as members of the films. The three best cinematographic works will receive monetary compensation. The judges include actor & producer Ian Paola (Orange is the New Black/Power Conviction/Blue Blods), filmmaker Veronica Caicedo (Founder/CEO International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival) and two mental health professionals. Also the audience will be able to vote for the best short film, best actress and best actor.


Pre-Festival BIP Short Film Trilogy - November 13, 14 & 15

BIP will also present a trilogy of short films as a festival preamble with viewers able to watch them online during the three days before the festival starts (November 13, 14 and 15). The festival organizers felt it important to produce three short-films in order to demonstrate what a frenzy episode is (Not in competition).

Written and Directed by: Amneris Morales
Starring: Amneris Morales, Elliott Ortiz & Angela Meyer

What love kills
Written by: Jesus Papoleto Melendez
Scripted based in the poem by Melendez and Directed by: Amneris Morales

Tinted glasses
Written & Directed by: Ivan Goris
Starring: Belange Rodríguez &

Frenzy Film Festival trailer

To discover more about the festival visit the official website for more information and how to participate.

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