Hoboken International Film Festival

May 29, 2015 – June 4, 2015
Paramount Theater – Middletown, NY

The 2014 HIFF Lifetime Achievement Award will be personally accepted by Academy Award Nominee BURT YOUNG (Rocky; Back to School; Mickey Blue Eyes; Once Upon a Time in America; Rocky sequels) at HIFF’s Opening Night Celebrations on May 30, 2014…HIFF, held at the breathtaking Paramount Theater in Middletown, New York:

* Excellence & Achievement in Acting Award Presented to Superstar Actor MICHAEL BIEHN (The Terminator; The Seventh Sign; Tombstone) at HIFF Gala Awards Ceremony on June 5.

  • 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.