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      Filmmakers Workshop

May 29, 2015 - June 4, 2015

Hoboken International Film Festival

Hosted by Middletown, NY

The 2016 HIFF Lifetime Achievement Award recipient will be personally accepted by a superstar actor TBA at HIFF’s 2016 Opening Night Ceremony on June 3, 2016… The 2015 HIFF 10th Anniversary Award for Excellence in Film & the Arts was personally accepted by Legendary Actor PAUL SORVINO (Goodfellas; The Firm; Romeo + Juliet; Nixon) at HIFF’s Opening Night Celebrations… HIFF, held at the breathtaking Paramount Theater in Middletown, New York, features:


  • Showcases the World’s Most Cutting Edge Filmmakers & Movies
  • Features a Celebrity Jury Including Multiple Film & TV Stars
  • Awards Cash Prizes in Multiple Categories
  • Presents an Oscar-like Gala Awards ceremony, hosted by superstar stand-up comedian/actor GILBERT GOTTFRIED
  • Past winners of the HIFF Lifetime Achievement award include Burt Young (Academy Award nominee; Rocky; Back to School; Rocky sequels); Eric Roberts  (Academy Award nominee; The Pope of Greenwich Village; The Expendables; The Specialist;) Robert Loggia(Academy Award & Emmy Nominee; Independence Day; Scarface; Jagged Edge; Big);Cloris Leachman (Academy Award, 4-Time Golden Globe,19-Time Emmy Winner & Nominee); Michael Biehn (Terminator; Tombstone; The Seventh Sign); (Goodfellas; Romeo + Juliet; The Cooler; Nixon);Billy Dee Williams (Empire Strikes Back; Return of the Jedi; Batman; Lady Sings the Blues), Carroll Baker (Academy Award Nominee & Golden Globe Winner; How the West Was Won; Baby Doll, Kindergarten Cop); Mike Starr (Dumb & Dumber; The Black Dhalia; Summer of Sam; Ed Wood); and Charles Durning (2-Time Academy Award, 4-Time Golden Globe, 8-Time Emmy winner & nominee; Tootsie; The Sting; O’ Brother Where Art Thou).

PRICE FOR FREEDOM will have its worldwide premiere as the Opening Night Movie at Hoboken International Film Festival (“HIFF”) on May 29, 2015. This film, based on the amazing true story and book by Dr. Marc Benhuri, is an biopic epic movie about a heroic man’s creation of an underground railroad to effectuate the escape of numerous people from 1979 Iran, which was under the brutal dictatorship of the Ayatollah Khoemeini…The film features an all-star cast, including:  Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas; Nixon; The Firm); Navid Negahban (“Homeland”; American Sniper; The Stoning of Soraya M),Sally Kirkland(Academy Award nominee; Anna; JFK); Ken Davitian (Borat; The Artist; Meet the Spartans); Martin Kove (The Karate Kid; Rambo); Robert Bogue (“Oz”; “Grand Theft Auto”; Scavenger Killers), Mandy Bruno (Emmy nominee; “Guiding Light”), Justin Deas (6-time Emmy winner); Mary Apick (Ferestadeh; “Homeland”); Joanne Baron (The Ungodly; iMurders); Suzi Lorraine (Wrath of Crows; Dead of Nite); and Eric Etebari (The Lincoln Lawyer; Walk of Shame; “Witchblade”).See TRAILER HERE


12 ANGRY MEN AND WOMEN is a worldwide premiere controversial film about jurors deliberating over the fate of individuals who allegedly kidnapped women to prevent abortions. Starring in the film are:  Robert Loggia(Academy Award nominee; Scarface); Lindsey Haun (“True Blood”; Shrooms); Angela Little (American Pie Bandcamp; Scavenger Killers); Justin Deas (6-time Emmy winner); Nina Transfeld (Snapshot; The Great Fight);  Mary Apick (Ferestadeh; “Homeland”); Joanne Baron (The Ungodly; iMurders); Suzi Lorraine (Wrath of Crows; Dead of Nite); and Blanche Baker (Emmy winner; Sixteen Candles)...Produced by Kenneth Del Vecchio, Directed by Waleed Bedour, and Written by Kenneth Del Vecchio & Francine Del VecchioSee TRAILER HERE


The 2015 Closing Night Movie will be Joker’s Wild, This worldwide premiere offers a frightening horror/psychological thriller about a mass murder at a movie theater! Tackling 2nd Amendment rights head on, the film has a powerful twist ending. Joker’s Wild stars several Academy Award and Emmy winners and nominees, including: Eric Roberts (Academy Award nominee; The Pope of Greenwich Village; The Expendables), Martin Kove (The Karate Kid; Rambo), Ari Boyland (“Power Rangers”; Blood Punch), Lacy Marie Meyer (Suck It Up Buttercup), Mandy Bruno (Emmy nominee; Rock Story; “Guiding Light”), Robert Bogue (Scavenger Killers; “Oz”; “Grand Theft Auto”), and Justin Deas (6-time Emmy winner)…Produced by Kenneth Del Vecchio, Directed by Christopher S. Lind, and Written by Kenneth Del Vecchio & Dylan BankSee TRAILER HERE


Filmmakers Workshop

HIFF Chairman Kenneth Del Vecchio has written/directed/produced over 25 movies that star several Academy Award and Emmy winners and nominees… See All KENNETH DEL VECCHIO MOVIES Here

Filmmakers Workshop





QUESTION OF THE DAY – From HIFF Chairman, Kenneth Del Vecchio


Email your answer to Info@HobokenInternationalFilmFestival.com…Include with your answer your name and email address…If you answer correctly, you will be notified by return email and HIFF Chairman Kenneth Del Vecchio will give you TWO FREE ALL-MOVIE PASSES to the 2015 HIFF, which allows you to get into over 150 movie screenings for free!

You can answer every day, but only one email per person each day. All-Movie Passes do not include Opening Night (May 29) and the Gala Awards Ceremony (June 4).


The Official HIFF Hotel is the Comfort Inn & Suites, located in Goshen, New York, just minutes from the Paramount Theater (HIFF’s Official Theater). You can book your rooms by clicking here.

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