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May 29, 2015 - June 4, 2015

Hoboken International Film Festival

Hosted by Middletown, NY

The 2015 HIFF 10th Anniversary Award for Excellence in Film & the Arts will be personally accepted by Legendary Actor PAUL SORVINO (Goodfellas; The Firm; Romeo + Juliet; Nixon) at HIFF’s Opening Night Celebrations on May 29, 2015…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); and Charles Durning (2-Time Academy Award, 4-Time Golden Globe, 8-Time Emmy winner & nominee; Tootsie; The Sting; O’ Brother Where Art Thou).
  • Famed character actor MIKE STARR (Dumb & Dumber; The Black Dhalia; Summer of Sam; Ed Wood) will receive the HIFF Lifetime Achievement Award in Acting on June 4, 2015 at HIFF’s Gala Awards Ceremony.

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





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


Watch the HIFF Video Highlights Reel on this page and then answer all of the following: (1) Name four of the five Academy Award nominated actors who appear in the reel; (2) Which person’s true life story is the 2015 HIFF Opening Night Movie, Price For Freedom, based upon? And name the famous CNN talk show host, known for always wearing suspenders, who recently interviewed this person about Price For Freedom; (3) List seven of the HIFF sponsors found at the end of the Highlights 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 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).


Previous Question’s Answer: Jane Seymour (5-time Emmy/7-time Golden Globe Winner & Nominee) will personally be at HIFF on Tuesday June 2 at 8pm for the screening of HIFF movie Bereave, where she plays the lead female role… Jason London (Dazed and Confused; Jason and the Argonauts) will personally be at HIFF on Wednesday June 3 at 8pm for the screening of HIFF movie Awaken, which he acts in…Val Kilmer plays Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone’s The Doors… HIFF sponsors whose logos appear at the end of the HIFF Highlights Reel are (you needed to name 7 of them): Stella Artois, ShopRite, WRWD, News 12, WCBS-FM, City of Middletown, The Galleria Mall, Mid-Hudson News, Orange County, Paramount Theater, Comfort Inn & Suites, O’Connor Davies, Kantor/Davidoff, Batilo Graphics, Josephine Moon Bloomfield, Marketplace Today, Mobile Life, Prestige Graphics, Hoovler for District Attorney, DuBois for Sheriff, Middletown Press, Film Linkup, BullChicks, Ferreira-Carpenter Wine Club, and Justice For All productions.


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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