“One of the 10 biggest film festivals in the world”
– FOX & Time Warner

May 19, 2017 - May 25, 2017

Hoboken International Film Festival

Hosted by Greenwood Lake, NY

The 2018 HIFF Lifetime Achievement Award in Acting was personally accepted by Academy Award, Emmy & Golden Globe Winner LOUIS GOSSETT JR (An Officer and a Gentleman; Diggstown; Iron Eagle; “Roots”) at HIFF’s Opening Night Celebrations on May 18…Shortly, the 2019 recipient will be announced.


The 2019 HIFF Gala Awards Ceremony, held on May 23, is an Oscar-like event, with all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, including:

  • Hosted by superstar stand-up comedian GILBERT GOTTFRIED ( Problem Child ; Aladdin ; “Saturday Night Live”)
  • The 2018 Excellence in Acting Award Personally Accepted by Grammy Winner TIA CARRERE (True Lies; Wayne’s World; Lilo & Stitch) Shortly, the 2019 recipient will be announced.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award in Writing Personally Accepted by Legendary Screenwriter KAREN McCULLAH (Legally Blonde; Ella Enchanted; 10 Things I hate About You; The House Bunny) Shortly, the 2019 recipient will be announced.
  • Celebrity & Industry Personnel Award Presenters
  • Live Award Presentations to the World’s Leading Independent Filmmakers and Actors
  • Clips from all Nominated Films in all Categories
  • Awards Cash Prizes in Multiple Categories
  • Other 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; Scarface; Independence Day; Jagged Edge; Big); Cloris Leachman (Academy Award, 4-Time Golden Globe,19-Time Emmy Winner & Nominee); Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas; The Firm; Romeo + Juliet; Nixon); Danny Aiello (Academy Award Nominee; Moonstruck; Do the Right Thing; The Professional ; 29th Street); Armand Assante (4-time Golden Globe/2-time Emmy Winner & Nominee; “Gotti”; American Gangster; Private Benjamin); Billy Dee Williams (Empire Strikes BackReturn of the JediBatman; Lady Sings the Blues; Emmy nominee), Carroll Baker (Academy Award Nominee & Golden Globe Winner; How the West Was Won; Baby Doll, Kindergarten Cop); and Charles Durning (2-Time Academy Award, 4-Time Golden Globe, 8-Time Emmy winner & nominee; Tootsie; The Sting; O’ Brother Where Art Thou).
  • Other past winners of the HIFF Excellence in Acting Award include Michael Biehn (Terminator; Tombstone; The Seventh Sign); Joyce DeWitt (“Three’s Company”; Rock Story; Snapshot); Mike Starr (Dumb & Dumber; The Black Dhalia; Summer of Sam; Ed Wood); and Martin Kove (Karate Kid movies; Rambo; “Cagney & Lacey”).




Hosted by Greenwood Lake, NY

*Held at Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park – On the Beach*





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


Watch the HIFF Video Highlights Reel on this page, and then name
five of the six Academy Award nominated actors who appear in the reel.

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 2019 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 17) and the Gala Awards Ceremony (May 23).

Raise Em Up Records presents Mike Flowerz “In the Building (Hoboken International Film Festival Theme Song)”

The Official HIFF Hotel is the New Continental Inn, located in Greenwood Lake, New York. You can book your rooms by clicking here.

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