Filmed in Montenegro, Romania, and the U.S., "Don't Tell Me I'm Beautiful" is a poetry film made for the poem of the same name by American poet Eliot Michl. Michl narrates her poem and appears in various stages of her life throughout the film.
“Don’t Tell Me I’m Beautiful” was chosen as an Official Selection at the 2018 Juteback Poetry Film Festival. JPFF is Colorado’s only poetry film festival and one of only two poetry film festivals screening in the U.S. today.
The film was also chosen to be screened by Seattle’s Arts in Nature festival and screen on Findlay University’s multimedia wing.