Hoboken International Film Festival
May 29, 2015 – June 4, 2015
Paramount Theater – Middletown, NY
The 2014 HIFF Lifetime Achievement Award was personally accepted by Academy Award Nominee BURT YOUNG (Rocky; Back to School; Mickey Blue Eyes; Once Upon a Time in America; Rocky sequels)and the 2014 Excellence & Achievement in Acting Award was presented to Superstar Actor MICHAEL BIEHN (The Terminator; The Seventh Sign; Tombstone) . At HIFF’s Opening Night Celebrations on May 29, 2015 and Gala Awards Ceremony on June 4, 2015 other legendary stars will be honored with these awards (TBA shortly).
HIFF, held at the breathtaking Paramount Theater in Middletown, New York:
- 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 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); Paul Sorvino (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); and Charles Durning (2-Time Academy Award, 4-Time Golden Globe, 8-Time Emmy winner & nominee; Tootsie; The Sting; O’ Brother Where Art Thou)
The 2015 Closing Night Movie will be JOKER’S WILD – a frightening horror/psychological with a powerful twist ending. The film 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; “Guiding Light”), Robert Bogue (Scavenger Killers; “Oz”; “Grand Theft Auto”), Caroline Heinle (Rock Story), and Justin Deas (6-time Emmy winner).
THE LIFE ZONE PART 2, a star-filled sequel to its highly controversial predecessor The Life Zone, will be the HIFF 2015 Opening Night Movie.