With more events being added daily, Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival (SHIFF) is less than 2 months away, with tons of guests, films, and stage presentations already confirmed, now’s the time to grab your passes before they sell out.

The VIP and Platinum passes are available at at and

Here at The Farsighted, we’ll be covering the event more as it gets closer, but until then, here is a quick rundown of some of the incredible events they already have scheduled! The full information is available at the SHIFF official website.


D23 – The official Disney Fan Club celebrates the 70th Anniversary of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. A rare, big-screen showing of the classic 1949 animated short, and more, with guest speakers.


Nevermore: An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

Renowned actor Jeffrey Comb performs his acclaimed one man show on 10/12/19. Combs’s astounding portrayal of Poe has been hailed by the LA Times as “A landmark performance,” and Nevermore has enthralled audiences across North America, with critically heralded shows in Los Angeles, Montreal, Baltimore, and NYC’s Lincoln Center. Directed by Stuart Gordon and written by Dennis Paoli.


Phantom of Winnipeg

A phantastic feature-length documentary chronicling the unique 40+ year obsession the inhabitants of Winnipeg, Canada, have had with the Brian DePalma cult film Phantom of the Paradise. Wickedly entertaining and surprisingly heartfelt, this savvy doc features appearances by Winnipeg locals, original Phantom of the Paradise stars Paul Williams and Gerrit Graham, producer Edward R. Pressman, filmmaker and pop culture guru Kevin Smith and more!  In-person Q&A with the filmmakers, producer Edward R. Pressman and more to be announced.


Phantom of the Paradise

The original, classic 1974 Brian DePalma cult film sensation, starring William Finley, Paul Williams, Jessica Harper and Gerrit Graham, rocks the Music Hall in all its explosive, rock-infused glory. In-person Q&A with producer Edward R. Pressman, make-up artist Tom Burman, and more to be announced.


Dana Gould Presents “Plan 9 from Outer Space”

Legendary comic Dana Gould leads a knockout comedy cast, scheduled to include Bobcat Goldthwait and other comic all-stars, and surprise guests in a rollicking, one-of-a-kind, live reading of Ed Wood’s infamous “Plan 9” screenplay.


The Crow

A special screening of the acclaimed and influential 1994 gothic cult hit directed by Alex Proyas, starring Brandon Lee and Ernie Hudson, based upon the the James O’Barr comic. In-person Q&A with co-screenwriter David J. Schow and renowned producer Edward R. Pressman


Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow

A special screening of director Tim Burton’s wild, visually euphoric 1999 take on the immortal Washington Irving tale, starring Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci and Christopher Walken. In-person Q&A with guest to be announced.

A Salute to Dark Shadows, Friday the 13th Part IV, Making Apes, and The Neverending Story are all confirmed for the event, as well. And, there’s more to come.

Stay tuned for more announcements and coverage of this year’s incredible lineup at SHIFF.

Justin has been running websites since his first Geocities site in 1994, but only did he ever start covering anything of substance years later. After he stopped regularly running local concerts in Northern NJ and the greater Philly area, he knew he needed to step up his writing game if he expected to continue to get free music to listen to. He writes regularly here and at Cinapse, as well as contributing to a few other sites on occasion. He likes music, film, the Philadelphia Eagles, the 76ers, talking about Criminal Justice, reading Intelligence Report, and his family... not in that order. His beautiful wife is far more talented than he is and his kids far more adorable... and crazy.
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