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2018 SCHEDULE OF MOVIES & EVENTS

 

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All Screenings & Events at the Lakeside Beach at Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park,
Cove Castle Restaurant & The Elks Llodge in Greenwood Lake, NY

 

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Opening Night Celebrations & Movie – $35

May 18 @ 6:30 pm

Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park,
5 Windermere Ave, Greenwood Lake, NY



This Opening Night Party & Ceremony includes numerous Celebrity Guests and:
 
*Mingle with the stars and the world’s most cutting edge Officially Selected Filmmakers at a closed, elegant, extravaganza red carpet event & cocktail hour. Includes complimentary top-shelf hors d’oeuvres/desserts and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as specially discounted cocktails.
 
*HIFF’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Acting personally accepted by Academy Award, Emmy & Golden Globe Winner LOUIS GOSSETT JR (An Officer and a Gentleman; Diggstown; Iron Eagle; “Roots”). A tribute video honoring Mr. Gossett’s extraordinary career will be played directly before the award presentation.
 
*Worldwide premiere screening of NEVER HEARD…A roller coaster criminal suspense about a man wrongfully convicted of murder and his son’s destiny to lead a life guided by criminals, his family and/or God. A spiritual and often emotional film set in the urban streets of Los Angeles, NEVER HEARD offers a powerful climactic twist ending, and it stars: David Banner (Lee Daniels’ The Butler; Black Snake Moan); Robin Givens (Boomerang; Blankman; “Riverdale”); Romeo Miller (Honey; Madea’s Witness Protection; “Romeo!”); Karrueche Tran (“Claws”; The Honor List); Dorien Wilson (“The Parkers’; “Dream On”); Brian White (The Cabin in the Woods; The Family Stone); Karen Abercrobie (War Room), and Master P (I Got the Hook Up; Hollywood Homicide)…Directed by Josh Webber. See Trailer Here
 
*Hosted by hilarious comedian Buddy Fitzpatrick

Gala Awards Ceremony – $35

May 24 @ 6:30 pm

Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park,
5 Windermere Ave, Greenwood Lake, NY



One of the Nation’s Hottest Awards Ceremonies, this Event & Party features numerous Celebrity Guests and:
 
*Mingle with the stars and the world’s most cutting edge Officially Selected Filmmakers at a closed, elegant, extravaganza red carpet event & cocktail hour. Includes complimentary top-shelf hors d’oeuvres/desserts and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as specially discounted cocktails.
 
*Hosted by superstar stand-up comedian GILBERT GOTTFRIED (Problem Child; Aladdin; “Saturday Night Live”)
 
*Excellence in Acting Award Personally Accepted by Grammy Winner TIA CARRERE (True Lies; Wayne’s World; Lilo & Stitch)
 
*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)
 
*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
 
*All the Excitement and Glamor you see at the Oscars!

All Access Passes – $195

May 18 – May 24

Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park,
5 Windermere Ave, Greenwood Lake, NY



This Package includes:
 
*Admission to Opening Night Screening + Filmmakers Reception Party
 
*Admission to Gala Awards Ceremony + Party
 
*Admission to all Festival Screenings – this includes screenings of over 150 films!

All-Movie Passes – $129

May 20 – May 24

Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park,
5 Windermere Ave, Greenwood Lake, NY



This Package includes:
 
*Admission to all Festival Screenings–this includes screenings of over 150 films!
 
–This package does not include Opening Night (May 18) and the Gala Awards Ceremony (May 24).

Worldwide Premiere Special Screening of the Year’s
Most Controversial Film – $11

May 19 @ 4pm

Cove Castle Restaurant,
13 Castle Ct, Greenwood Lake, NY

FOUR PRESIDENTS – Documentary

Directed by Kenneth Del Vecchio – New Jersey
 
Only four American presidents have ever been assassinated – Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley, and John F. Kennedy. And they all have one frightening thing in common: they were the only presidents to try to stop U.S. money from being issued by private banks (i.e., the Federal Reserve) and instead have it issued by the U.S. Treasury. And right after they did so, they all ended up dead. Four Presidents, narrated by constitutional historian/best-selling author Andrew Gause and directed by acclaimed filmmaker/best-selling author Kenneth Del Vecchio, examines the intricate plots that led to each of these leader’s untimely deaths – and the terrifying similarities and reasons for their collective assassinations.
See the trailer here….

Closing Night Feature Film & TV Pilot
*Worldwide Premiere Special Screenings* – $11

May 23 @ 7pm

Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park,,
5 Windermere Ave, Greenwood Lake, NY

AGENT TRUMAN – TV PILOT

Written & Produced by Kenneth Del Vecchio; Directed by Dylan Bank – New Jersey
Eric Roberts, Gilbert Gottfried, Rachael Robbins, Suzi Lorraine, Dustin Diamond, Kenneth Del Vecchio, Kim Allen
 
Without a doubt, the most insane horror flick ever, about an ego-maniac, mute, paralyzed FBI agent in pursuit of deranged serial killers. A critic’s choice, HorrorNews.net wrote, “[Agent Truman] rocks with the best of them with just the right amount of nastiness!… Director Dylan Bank combined with Ken Del Vecchio and Rachael Robbins writing style makes for a perfect cult-horror-centric product”…Horrophilia said, “Agent Truman [Kenneth Del Vecchio] is a mute cripple and his character is hilarious. The dialogue that Del Vecchio is saying is gut-busting funny, both by his delivery and the dialogue itself…Definitely top 10 of the year material.”
See the trailer here….

THE JOKE THIEF – Feature Film

Directed by Frank D’Angelo
John Ashton, Daniel Baldwin, Julie McCullough, Frank D’Angelo, Alyson Court, Art Hindle
 
The Joke Thief takes us on a journey of one man’s last hurrah. Simon McCabe is a stand up comedian who has been making people laugh for 35 years. All his life he has been the life of the party, but now he is tired, miserable and almost washed up since he’s never got a lucky break due to a reputation of joke stealing. One fateful night, his longtime friend and fellow comedian convinces a comedy club owner to give Simon some stage time and one last shot at redemption. On the ride down to his gig, Simon takes us on a whirlwind journey of his life, as he replays back special moments in an emotional series of flashbacks that made him the sad, funny man that he is today.
See the trailer here….
 

COMPLETE SCHEDULE OF SCREENINGS & EVENTS

 

All regular screening tickets are only $11

 

**TICKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED TO YOU. YOUR NAME WILL BE ON A LIST AT THE BOX OFFICE
PLEASE PRINT OUT YOUR TICKET CONFIRMATION AND BRING IT WITH YOU**

 
 
Friday May 18, 2018
 
6:30 pm Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake, NY – $35

OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATIONS & MOVIE

This Opening Night Party & Ceremony includes numerous Celebrity Guests and:
 
*Mingle with the stars and the world’s most cutting edge Officially Selected Filmmakers at a closed, elegant, extravaganza red carpet event & cocktail hour. Includes complimentary top-shelf hors d’oeuvres/desserts and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as specially discounted cocktails.
 
*HIFF’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Acting personally accepted by Academy Award, Emmy & Golden Globe Winner LOUIS GOSSETT JR (An Officer and a Gentleman; Diggstown; Iron Eagle; “Roots”). A tribute video honoring Mr. Gossett’s extraordinary career will be played directly before the award presentation.
 
*Worldwide premiere screening of NEVER HEARD…A roller coaster criminal suspense about a man wrongfully convicted of murder and his son’s destiny to lead a life guided by criminals, his family and/or God. A spiritual and often emotional film set in the urban streets of Los Angeles, NEVER HEARD offers a powerful climactic twist ending, and it stars: David Banner (Lee Daniels’ The Butler; Black Snake Moan); Robin Givens (Boomerang; Blankman; “Riverdale”); Romeo Miller (Honey; Madea’s Witness Protection; “Romeo!”); Karrueche Tran(“Claws”; The Honor List); Dorien Wilson (“The Parkers’; “Dream On”); Brian White (The Cabin in the Woods; The Family Stone); Karen Abercrobie (War Room), and Master P(I Got the Hook Up; Hollywood Homicide)… Directed by Josh Webber.
 
*Hosted by hilarious comedian Buddy Fitzpatrick
 
Saturday May 19, 2018
 
12:00 pm Cove Castle, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11
 


WORTH – Feature Film

Directed by Eduardo Castrillo – California
Tony Todd, Miguel A. Nunez Jr., Clifton Powell
 
Ricky, a top contender in Muay Thai Kickboxing trains for the title belt, all the while dealing with new relationships, money problems, and family drama.
See the trailer here….

THE BAD SAMARITAN – Short Film

Directed by Etan Harwayne-Gidansky – New York
 
After decades as a struggling actor, Mike Spinelli has finally won the role of a lifetime! As he returns home, Mike saves a man’s life. Lauded by onlookers, Mike is elated. He soon finds, however, that his heroic act indirectly causes him to lose his life-changing role. Furious and disenchanted, Mike sets out a bumbling path of revenge.

CARRY ON LITTLE SIS – Short Film

Directed by Dominique LeClair – New York
 
A grieving young woman has an unexpected spiritual encounter with her deceased sister.
 
 
12:00 pm Elks Llodge, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


OPERATION ROUTE 66 – Documentary

Directed by Kurt Gerber – Illinois
 
A family with no ties to the military realize 150 veterans returning home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are dying weekly by their own hands. Their love for America and a curiosity to learn about the struggles of the returning combat veteran compel them to travel through the heart of the country to meet and thank returning veterans.

OBITS – Short Film

Directed by Guy Oliveri – New York
 
Writing obituaries is the least prestigious job at the paper, and Kelly is stuck there. When her boss challenges her to go deeper – to learn more about her subjects – she comes up with a plan to change everything.
See the trailer here….
 
 
2:00 pm Cove Castle, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


YELLOW SCARE – Feature Film

Directed by Joseph Whelski – New Jersey
 
World War II! The heinous & hideous Hitler has joined forces with a mysterious evil to create a doomsday weapon capable of ending the war. All that stands in their way is the brave and bumbling Steel Brothers and their colorful cohort of co-heroes.

TENURE – TV Pilot

Directed by Timothy Busfield – Michigan
Melissa Gilbert
 
Dr. Tilly Masters is a theatre professor at Midwest Central University. Now she is stepping outside her comfort zone to start a new chapter as Provost of the university. Her husband and friends are affected because her new role changes the dynamics for everybody. Can you be a friend and lover and still be the boss?

RESPECT IS CALLED UPON – Short Film

Directed by Julie Kimmel – New Jersey
 
Music video for the patriotic, country song, written and performed by Ray Dijon.
 
 
2:00 pm Elks Llodge, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


KRYPTONIGHTS – Feature Film

Directed by Craig Colasanti – New York
 
Two NYPD narcotics detectives on the trail of a ruthless drug dealer.
See the trailer here….

BEAR WITH ME – Short Film

Directed by Benjamin Steinberg – California
 
Over the course of an afternoon, a precocious teenage girl must help her disowned older brother get forgiveness from their parents.

MANNAHATTA – Short Film

Directed by Albert Kahn – New York
 
A Native American man from the seventeenth century finds himself mysteriously transported to modern-day Manhattan. How will he get home?

COYOTAJE RUN – Short Film

Directed by Matt Kramer – New York
 
While scouring the desert in search of her father’s grave, a young girl hell-bent on revenge comes face to face with the last man to see him alive.
 
 
4:00 pm Cove Castle, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


FOUR PRESIDENTS – Documentary

Directed by Kenneth Del Vecchio – New Jersey
 
Only four American presidents have ever been assassinated – Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley, and John F. Kennedy. And they all have one frightening thing in common: they were the only presidents to try to stop U.S. money from being issued by private banks (i.e., the Federal Reserve) and instead have it issued by the U.S. Treasury. And right after they did so, they all ended up dead. Four Presidents, narrated by constitutional historian/best-selling author Andrew Gause and directed by acclaimed filmmaker/best-selling author Kenneth Del Vecchio, examines the intricate plots that led to each of these leader’s untimely deaths – and the terrifying similarities and reasons for their collective assassinations.
See the trailer here….

BRIAR ROSE – Short Film

Directed by Julie Kimmel – New Jersey
 
Music video for premiere of the band Remis.

COMPLIANCE – Short Film

Directed by John Michael Kennedy – New York
 
In a severely overpopulated world, a father and son have ten minutes to decide who lives and dies between them.
 
 
4:00 pm Elks Llodge, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


A WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING – Documentary

Directed by Steven Payne
 
The story of Saul Alinsky, the father of community organizing, and the rise of Cultural Marxism in America.
See the trailer here….

CURALL – Short Film

Directed by Spencer Harris – New York
 
The human race is in a bit of rut. After a mandatory job re-assignment, Akku struggles to navigate between what is and what isn’t.
See the trailer here….
 
 
6:00 pm Cove Castle, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


FRANK & AVA – Feature Film

Directed by Michael Oblowitz – California
Eric Roberts, Lukas Haas, Jonathan Silverman, Joanne Baron, Neil Sandilands, Robert Costanzo
 
The tumultuous love affair between Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner.

BACKSIDERS – Short Film

Directed by Craig Newman – New Jersey
Liza J. Bennett
 
An old relic reunites two exes after a decade spent apart. Over the course of a single day, they must come to terms with the drastically different directions their lives have taken. Then they try again. Backsiders is a short film about what we must we give up in order to become ourselves.
See the trailer here….
 
 
6:00 pm Elks Llodge, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


HUNTING LANDS – Feature Film

Directed by Zack Wilcox – California
 
A veteran-turned-recluse witnesses the aftermath of a heinous crime on his property. He circumvents the untrustworthy local police and takes justice into his own hands.

BULLIES – Short Film

Directed by Daniel Bydlowski – California
 
Eugene, a shy 10-year-old boy, is bullied every day until he discovers a secret underneath the school that keeps him safe, for now…
 
 
8:00 pm Cove Castle, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


BENJAMIN – Feature Film

Directed by Bob Saget – California
Bob Saget, Kevin Pollak, Peri Gilpin, Rob Corddry, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Max Burkholder, Dave Foley, Cheri Oteri, Johnny Weston, David Hull, James Preston Rogers
 
Benjamin is about a dysfunctional family coming together for an intervention on behalf of their youngest member, fifteen-year old, Benjamin. When the unlikely group assembles for one night, the adults on hand begin launching into their own problems while all but ignoring the one person who they came there to help. Through the unlikeliest of methods this initially fractured tribe of individuals finds solace and healing together.

THE DANISH BOY – Short Film

Directed by Eric J. Carlson – New York
 
Fresh-faced Eddy, straight from Ohio, lands in NYC and in a New York minute discovers that gays are people too and he can change the world.
 
 
8:00 pm Elks Llodge, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


A SNIPER’S WAR – Documentary

Directed by Olya Schecter – New York
 
A Sniper’s War is a story of a sniper, whose anti-US views led him to join the pro-Russian rebels in the ongoing Ukrainian conflict—a primary source of tension between the United States and Russia. When social media becomes a communication platform to schedule sniper duels, Deki’s rival threatens to kill him.
See the trailer here….

FRÜHLINGSKINDER (CHILDREN OF SPRING) – Short Film

Directed by Zara Demet Altan – Germany
 
When a bomb strikes near the house, a Syrian family and their six children decide to flee from Homs. Together they make it to the longed-for escape boat, but the boat cannot accommodate everyone. It is an escape under the most difficult of conditions…

The Hammer – Short Film

Directed by Mohammad Alkazemi – California
 
A desperate husband from a past relationship struggles with his inner-self to heal his pain by getting connected with his daughter whom he’s never met before.
 
 
10:00 pm Cove Castle, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


ONE, TWO, GUESS WHO’S WHO – Feature Film

Directed by System – Italy
 
In a rich Manhattan condo, a billionaire lady is murdered. All the evidence leads the police to the conclusion of a suspect, but they are wrong. A murder mystery in the style of Hitchcock that goes backwards.
 
 
10:00 pm Elks Llodge, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


GENDER BENDER – Feature Film

Directed by Richard Lampone – California
Eric Roberts, Gilbert Gottfried, Casey Webb, Alexandra Vino, Ashley Blankenship
 
Three close childhood friends fed up with the existing feministic balance of powers that have cost them their promotions go to their local bar to share in their miseries. After drinking heavily they are approached by a shady character who offers them the secret to the power that women possess. What happens in the next 24 hours they will never forget.
See the trailer here….

POURING GLORY – Short Film

Directed by Darren Lipari – New York
 
Pouring Glory follows the meteoric rise and fall and rise again of the world’s most infamous bartender of all time Tyler ‘The Wrist’ Reggiano. With an enemy on the rise and a schism with his one and only mentor/father figure, Tyler must conquer his demons and fight the future.
See the trailer here….
 
 
Sunday May 20, 2018
 
12:00 pm Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


I LIKE ME – Feature Film

Directed by Joshua Land – Maryland
 
In the midst of family tensions, an egocentric free spirit who hits rock bottom finds unexpected success as a self-empowerment guru after publishing a self-help book.
See the trailer here….

RISING – Short Film

Directed by Ron Hagell – South Carolina
 
Using traditional southern music and dance, this symbolic film moves from the racial strife of 2015 to the most devastating flood in recent history and its aftermath. The culminating moment finds the community in newfound unity.

KEEP IT IN THE DARK – Short Film

Directed by Cremer Brothers – New Jersey
 
A teenage girl, with a dangerously inquisitive mind, is told of a hometown legend. Her curiosity leads her to the site of the legend; a mysterious shed isolated deep in the woods. A shed that may or may not be the home of the Jersey Devil.
See the trailer here….

NOWHERE – Short Film

Directed by Maia Buljeta, Wyatt Button, Griffon Jacobs and Justin Winick – New York
 
It’s all nowhere.
 
 
12:00 pm Cove Castle, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


JIMMORTAL – TV Pilot

Directed by Owen Weber & Hunter Bradley – Illinois
 
Two estranged brothers with a genetic mutation that prevents them from staying dead are unwittingly reunited when one seeks to sell their immortality to the highest bidder.
See the trailer here….

TEA TIME WITH MR. PATTERSON Short Film

Directed by David Mandell – California
 
Lucy, a young girl, yearns for connection from her single mother, Stacey, and when she doesn’t find it she turns to her imaginary friend Mr. Patterson, who ends up an unfriendly familiar face.

UNEXPECTED COMPANY- Short Film

Directed by Kerry Vaughn Miller
 
Dysfunctional sisters Angela and Ellen are forced to endure a dreary reclusive existence, due to the dark secret they share. An unexpected visit from Ellen’s handsome co-worker may prove to be their salvation or their undoing. Delicious and haunting, this fractured fairytale serves up dark comedy with a real bite.
See the trailer here….

REALITY DISORDER – TV Pilot

Directed by Gerard Bianco – New York
 
Nikki and Gerard, two struggling independent producers in New York City, are desperate for a hit series. After a promising meeting with a television network, they set off to make a reality show with Gerard’s rich playboy cousin.
See the trailer here….
 
 
12:00 pm Elks Llodge, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


IN SEARCH OF LIBERTY – Feature Film

Directed by Norm Novitsky – Florida
 
In the movie, a captivating statesman from America’s past takes a modern-day family on a series of wild adventures. With a spicy mix of humor, magic and logic, he opens their eyes to the origins and importance of the U.S. Constitution, the degree to which it is under attack today and what can and must be done to save it.

TEACHER PROBLEMS – TV Pilot

Directed by Tarana Peaches – New Jersey
 
A starry-eyed high school teacher is determined to teach her unruly students, but with patience shorter than their attention span, she is forced to improvise through countless problems in the most outrageous of ways.
 
 
2:00 pm Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


HOW TO SAY GOODBYE – Feature Film

Directed by Frank Song – New York
 
A bond broker and a fledgling actress meet and discover an uncommon connection in New York City, as they and everyone around them struggle with their relationships.

VIALS – TV Pilot

Directed by Alex Ayala & Chris Karr – New York
 
Gateway Drug and Surgical, a local pharmacy run by the ornery pharmacist Rich, must contend with unruly customers, a possible corporate takeover, his rebellious daughter Lisa, the arrogant technician Joe, and Doug, the timid intern.
 
 
2:00 pm Cove Castle, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


EVERYBODY HAS AN ANDY DICK STORY – Documentary

Directed by Cathy Carlson – California
Adam Carolla, Ray Charles, Andy Dick, Margaret Cho, Kevin P. Farley, Kate Flannery
 
Documentary detailing funny, outrageous, positive stories about Andy Dick. Interviews range from club bouncers to celebrities. “This Is Your Life” meets “Comedy Central Roast”.
See the trailer here….

THE DECADES OF MASON CARROLL – Short Film

Directed by Michael Markham – New York
Dylan Moore
 
A man who cannot age, wishing to hide, learns to slip into then out of intimate relationships until he is forced to confront his fears.

LA ENTREVIU – Short Film

Directed by Maite Bonilla – New Jersey
 
How hard can an immigration interview be? It will depend on the interviewer, or the interviewers.
 
 
2:00 pm Elks Llodge, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


DISCHARGED – TV Pilot

Directed by Jas Boothe – Virginia
 
A mismatched quartet of not-so-honorably discharged veterans unleash the good, the bad and the dark side of patriotism on Hollywood.

RUSSIAN ROOM – TV Pilot

Directed by Ante Novakovic – New York
Yanina Studlinia
 
After fleeing the USSR in the 80’s, a Russian family struggles to remain on the right side of the law at their bathhouse in New York City.

LAST DAY ON EARTH -Short Film

Directed by SangJin Ko – New York
 
A man who was buried in a gold mine ninety years ago comes back home to spend his last day on Earth. He struggles to accomplish his final mission that stops a professor who tries to prove Higgs boson particle (God’s particle) and eventually he reveals the mystery stone.

THE DANCER – Short Film

Directed by Roxane Alese – New York
 
Analisa, a world champion ballroom dancer, dreams of her passion and wakes to her daily nightmare. Now cut-off from the outside world in her Upper East Side brownstone, her last remaining friend and live-in nurse aide, Kathryn, stays by her side as she slips further from reality.
 
 
4:00 pm Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


RENAISSANCE MAN – Documentary

Produced by Kenneth Del Vecchio; Directed by Christopher Devalme – New York
 
Featuring numerous movie and political stars, Renaissance Man is a brand new documentary that chronicles the aberrational accomplishments – and outlandish antics – of the first Congress candidate in the country to endorse Donald Trump for president. The larger than life protagonist/antagonist is a real-life acclaimed filmmaker of over 30 star-filled movies, best-selling author (novels & legal books), film festival chairman, and former judge & prosecutor (and self-professed egomaniac who bench presses 450 pounds). Renaissance Man follows him in his bid to win a top political office.
See the trailer here….

ON PURPOSE – TV Pilot

Directed by Cornell Thomas – New Jersey
 
On Purpose: A show about the power of purpose. Whenever we turn on the television, go on social media, or read a newspaper we are reminded of all the bad things the world has to offer. Under that shroud of darkness there’s light. There are ordinary people doing extraordinary things for humanity all over the world. My mission is to share their amazing stories to the masses, and show that there is plenty of good out there, you just have start looking for it.

RANTING & RAVING – TV Pilot

Directed by Jay Zellman – New York
 
Ranting & Raving is a commentary on the humor found in life’s absurdities, seen through the lens of Cliff Matthews, an aspiring novelist and unfulfilled “How-To” writer. Cliff represents every man who feels like life is constantly throwing him curve balls – his wife nags him, his career sucks and nothing ever goes his way. This show breaks the norms for a modern-day comedy by introducing elements of real life relationships with fantastical situations.

BLINK – Short Film

Directed by Sawyer Purman & Benjamin Anderson – New York
 
Blink is a short film telling the story of the first manned mission to Jupiter, and the fate of the crew who venture into the eye of the great red storm.
 
 
4:00 pm Cove Castle, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


THE SISTERS PLOTZ – Feature Film

Directed by Lisa Hammer – NY
Eve Plumb
 
The Sisters Plotz is a frothy musical romp inside the world of three eccentric heiresses: Dada poetess Celestia, manic inventor Ladybug, and dreamy painter Whimsellica. The sisters live in New York City with their darling butler, Reginald. Hilarity ensues when they must outwit a snooping gossip columnist, a councilwoman set on turning the Plotz home into a carousel, and two scheming maids who plan to steal the ladies’ riches and bet everything at the track.
See the trailer here….

TWO STRANGERS WHO MEET FIVE TIMES – Short Film

Directed by Marcus Markou – England
 
Two strangers meet at five key turning points over the duration of their lives. Initial conflict gives way to compassion and eventual friendship.
 
 
4:00 pm Elks Llodge, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


NOMAD – Feature Film

Directed by Alex Alessi – New Jersey
 
Jack is a homeless street musician whose whole world is flipped upside down the moment he runs into Bridget, his old high school sweetheart. Bridget is feeling lost in her own life and upon finding Jack and she invites him for dinner. The two spend the night reconnecting, discussing the past, present and future while wondering what has, is and will happen between them.
See the trailer here….

THE BUTLER DID IT – Short Film

Directed by Dave Broitman – New York
 
Two detectives. One Body. Zero Clue.

ENTANGLEMENT – Short Film

Directed by Jeremiah Kipp – New York
 
Frank and Jenny expose their past and risk their future when they meet for an anonymous sexual encounter.

THE LAST EMBRACE – Short Film

Directed by Saman Hosseinpuor – Kurdistan
 
A girl wants to show her drawing to her family, but everybody is busy with their cell phones. The little girl because of loneliness goes to her grandpa who has just passed away a few minutes ago without anybody noticing it.
 
 
6:00 pm Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


A DARK PLACE – Feature Film

Directed by Christopher Pinero – New York
 
On a night of celebrating Alex’s new beginnings, his two friends Cameron and Shawn discover he intends on burying more than just his troubled past.
See the trailer here….
 
 
6:00 pm Cove Castle, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


BULLY – Feature Film

Directed by Santino Campanelli – New York
Danny Trejo, Vincent Pastore, Tucker Albrizzi, Ron Canada
 
Jimmy is a quiet, heavy-set, high-school kid who is constantly tormented by the resident school bully Miles and his cronies. After an altercation on his way home from school lands him a chance meeting with former professional boxer “Action” Jackson, Jimmy decides to learn how to defend himself. He hits the boxing gym and with the help of a colorful cast of friends around him, they prepare to end the unsuspecting bullies’ reign over the school.

ST. JOSEPH – Short Film

Directed by Kathrina Miccio – New Jersey
Vincent Pastore
 
St. Joseph is a zany short comedy set in the suburbs of New Jersey involving two very different Italian families that live across the street from each other. Donna’s house is immaculately kept. Elaine and Doug are more interested in going camping than caring about their house. Donna hopes they will move out. Then her mother-in-law gives her an idea that turns into a happy chaos in the neighborhood.
 
 
6:00 pm Elks Llodge, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


DEADLY DECEPTION, EXPOSING THE DANGERS OF VACCINES – Documentary

Directed by Gary Null – New York
 
There is an epidemic, the likes of which we have never seen in the history of this country. One in 6 children in America is learning disabled, one in 9 has asthma, one in 48 are becoming autistic, and millions more are suffering with brain and immune dysfunction, which can not be explained. Children are now exposed to more vaccinations than earlier generations. While there is an untold number of children and adults that have been injured from vaccines, most Americans remain skeptical of the fact that vaccines can and do cause injury, disability and death.
See the trailer here….

NOTIFICATION – Short Film

Directed by Joe DeVito – New Jersey
 
Social media comes to life in this campy short comedy as an unwelcoming woman tries to go about her day.
 
 
8:00 pm Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


MONSOON – Feature Film

Directed by Miguel Duran – California
Katherine Hughes, Yvette Monreal, Eve Plumb, Scott Lowell, Austin Lyon
 
In the hot desert monsoon season of Arizona, two best friends have trouble letting go of each other after a tragedy rips them apart.
See the trailer here….

STRUT – TV Pilot

Directed by Michelle Cutolo
 
A reclusive nerd discovers self-confidence when she starts a successful escorting agency with her three best friends.

COLDWATER – Short Film

Directed by Ayasylla Ghosn – New York
 
A woman reaches the edges of her world and consciously lives the last moments before she steps onto a bridge.
 
 
8:00 pm Cove Castle, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


LA SARGENTO MATACHO – Feature Film

Directed by William Gonzalez – Colombia
 
In 1948, a young Colombian peasant witnesses how police officers murder her husband. A victim of the fratricidal conflict known in Colombia as The Violence, she turns herself out into Sergeant Matacho, first female protagonist of outlaw troops.

THE ORIGINAL LAW – Short Film

Directed by Brandon Martin – New York
Margot Bingham
 
Lincoln is a lost soul in Purgatory who wishes to escape his prison, but first must uncover a deep truth within. His world is crawling with oppression and a spiritual counselor whose motives remain unclear. With defeat imminent, Aurora, a celestial being, arrives at his door offering Clarity into his past. With time slipping away will Aurora succeed in setting Lincoln free or will he remain imprisoned for an eternity?
 
 
8:00 pm Elks Llodge, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


COP SHOT: THE AFTERMATH – Documentary

Directed by Donna Roman Hernandez – New Jersey
 
Shot in the line of duty, three New Jersey police officers emotionally tell how they survived their near brushes with death by armed gunmen.
See the trailer here….

THE END – Short Film

Directed by Donna Roman Hernandez – New Jersey
 
A Police Sergeant’s plan to kill his ex-girlfriend after she filed a domestic violence restraining order is interrupted with a twist of fate.
See the trailer here….

STAY WOKE – Short Film

Directed by Langston Williams – Louisiana
 
On the eve of an election, the lives of a politician trying to reconnect with the people he once represented, two African American youth frustrated by a recent police killing, and a police officer who desires to do the right thing will all collide.

PHOTOKILL – Short Film

Directed by Tom Bragg – New York
 
A thief steals a camera that he later discovers contains photos of a hideous crime. Now he and his girlfriend fear they are the next target as the photographer seeks revenge.
 
 
10:00 pm Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


THE NEW ROOMMATE – Feature Film

Directed by Larry Rosen – New Jersey
 
After Maggie caught her fiancé cheating on her, she moves out. Her new roommate Heather seems very nice at first, but soon Maggie begins to suspect Heather has a darker side to her.

GIRLFRIENDS PAST – Short Film

Directed by Larry Rosen – New Jersey
 
Kevin doesn’t have a care in the world. Until his ex-girlfriends conspire together to kidnap him and teach him a lesson for the wrongs he has done to them.

NO CLUE – TV Pilot

Directed by Larry Rosen – New Jersey
 
A stand-up comedian / filmmaker navigates the confusion of one of his female friends giving mixed signals.

TAKEN IN THE NIGHT – Short Film

Directed by Larry Rosen – New Jersey
 
After a night of heavy drinking, John believes he was abducted by aliens. Unfortunately, no one believes him and thinks the alcohol is to blame.

ALL ABOUT RITA – Short Film

Directed by Guy Chachkes – New Jersey
 
All About Rita is about a suspicious husband who engages a private investigator to find out if his wife, Rita, is cheating on him. The truth behind the suspicion has the potential to changes the lives of all involved.

THE CURSED ROAD – Short Film

Directed by Chris “CJ” Cullen – New Jersey
 
In the tradition of the pasted down story of the lady and white and many other weird NJ tales 4 people decide to drive down this road that is known to be cursed. They do not know what to expect and the guys just seem to want to put a scare into the two girls until something actually does happen!
 
 
10:00 pm Cove Castle, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


PALE BLUE DOT – Feature Film

Directed by Girish Mohite – India
 
A specific name underlines the existence of a given individual but Sarvanaam, i.e. an Eternity, is a collective notion. Even while living this life making an effort to preserve one’s own identity, often destiny plays its cards in such an incomprehensible manner that one is left with no alternative but to ignore one’s own personal existence and dissolve oneself in the mighty oblivion of the Sarvanaam, the eternity.

THE SAD MONK – Documentary

Directed by Diana Frankovic – Germany
 
A Tibetan Buddhist monk is grappling with existential anxiety. His insights challenge a universal human foible: the obsessive pursuit of happiness. The Sad Monk takes a look underneath the surface of a distinct and idealized environment; the holistic upbringing and rhythm of life in the monasteries of Nepal.
 
 
10:00 pm Elks Llodge, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


SWIMMING IN GOLD – Documentary

Directed by Thomas Pagliaro – Germany
 
Qassem and Abdullah were children when their family fled Afghanistan in the 1980s, to arrive in Iran as refugees. Now after 30 years and with families of their own, Qassem is risking it all for a brighter future and waits in a refugee camp in Berlin, Germany. Abdullah remains behind in Iran to struggle on, choosing his family’s safety over the uncertainty of going to Europe. Both Qassem and Abdullah put family first, as they balance their desire for safety with the hope of giving their children the opportunities they never had.

Heim (Home) – Documentary

Directed by Robert Schulzman – Germany
 
How German are you? The filmmaker was just three years old when his parents decided to migrate from Riga to East-Berlin in a converted ambulance coach and 20 Marks in their pocket.
Almost 30 years later the director starts his soul-searching in his family circle and chops his way through the undergrowth of expectations, ascriptions and stolen Christmas trees – to search for the right answer to the question what home is about.

FLESH OF MY FLESH – Short Film

Directed by Matthys Boshoff – South Africa
 
Twelve years after a car accident a jovial man and his quadriplegic wife celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary. Despite humor, romance and selfless love, complications with her disability force them to face the truth about their broken relationship, regret, pain and powerlessness.

LENA – Short Film

Directed by Petr Eremin – Germany
 
Lena should finish writing her essay, but there are other things on her mind. A film about sexual identity.

IRGENDWER (SOMEONE) – Short Film

Directed by Gadge – Germany
 
Greta’s story shows that a beginning is still possible, always and everywhere. The film is based on a true story.

BLACKMOOR – Short Film

Directed by James Lewis – United Kingdom
 
A man visits a secluded house at the shore he seems to have a special connection to.
 
 
Monday May 21, 2018
 
6:00 pm Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


ULTRA LOW – Feature Film

Directed by Nicholas Gyeney – Washington
Lauren Holly, Yuji Okumoto, Tami Stronach
 
A meta-drama that takes an unfiltered look at a filmmaking team as they struggle to break down the doors of Hollywood. A cross between Clerks and Entourage, Ultra Low dives into the tough world of independent filmmaking like no film has.
See the trailer here….
 
 
6:00 pm Cove Castle, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


DIRTY LAUNDRY – Documentary

Directed by Conor B. Lewis – Missouri
 
Two cousins journey across the U.S. by bicycle, fueled by curiosity about their grandmother’s sudden passing from a rare cancer: mesothelioma. Through a variety of interviews and research, they uncover a trail of broken families all bound by a common thread – asbestos exposure.
See the trailer here….

BEYOND THE GATE – Short Film

Directed by Annie Pace – Brazil
 
A young American girl moves to the Brazilian Amazon with her family and finds herself in the middle of a land conflict when her father begins construction on an Eco Lodge.
See the trailer here….
 
 
6:00 pm Elks Llodge, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


FLYING REVOLUTION: THE STORY OF A LIFETIME BATTLE – Documentary

Directed by Steve Won
 
Flying Revolution tells the extraordinary, inspiring, and above all, moving success story of the Berlin Breakdance Group FLYING STEPS. The desire to survive as B-Boys (Breakdancers) while supporting their own families drives the group, whose lives are characterized by a two-decade long struggle for existence.

NINE MINUTES – Short Film

Directed by Ernie Gilbert – California
 
While finishing an exploratory mission on a newly discovered planet, a veteran astronaut faces the choice of completing her objective or saving her own life, after an equipment malfunction forces her to crash land.
 
 
8:00 pm Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


BERNADETTE – Feature Film

Directed by John Psathas – Illinois
 
1994 was the perfect summer… for heartache. At 15, Archie Kinsler has an impossible goal: to win the heart of Bernadette, a much older French foreign exchange student and local lifeguard, before she returns home at the end of the season. To gain her affection, Archie enlists the help of his first boss Dixon, a local lothario and suburban legend. Under Dixon’s tutelage, Archie learns about love, adulthood, and all the things that books can’t teach.

MY MECHANICAL FRIEND – TV Pilot

Directed by Hollie Seidel – New York
 
Ophelia is happy on her own, but the people around her don’t believe that a woman can ever be truly content by herself.
See the trailer here….
 
 
8:00 pm Cove Castle, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


BABY BOOMER BUNNIES – AFTER THE HUTCH – Short Film

Directed by Jan Reesman – California
 
Seasoned Playboy Bunnies from the 60’s-70’s-80‘s living together in a beach house owned by their “Bunny Mother.”
See the trailer here….

DIE GOLDENE STUNDE (GOLDEN HOUR) – Documentary

 
This documentary draws a picture of our generation’s children using their own voices to convey the messages they, themselves, deem necessary to tell, whether it is their desire for abundance and riches or their memories of a Syria that lays in shambles.

SPRAYED – Documentary

Directed by Craig Leon – Brazil
 
From aerial spray zones in the US to Agent Orange detox camps in Vietnam and the Zika epicenter in Brazil, this documentary explores whether chemicals sprayed from above are the best way to eradicate diseases below.
See the trailer here….

THE EARLY HOURS – Short Film

Directed by Jason Liljenquist
 
Nobody ever asks ‘why’ you do what you do.

THANKS FOR LOOKING: BEHIND THE ART OF GREG DUNN – Documentary

Directed by John Glenn – New York
 
A documentary checking out the art of Greg Dunn.
 
 
8:00 pm Elks Llodge, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


STREAKER – Feature Film

Directed by Peter Luisi – Switzerland
 
In order to get out of a financial crisis, high school teacher Balz Naef starts recruiting and training streakers for illegal sports betting. While he and his team help streaking become the new trend sport, his situation does not improve. On the contrary: His troubles have only just begun.
See the trailer here….

JOE -TV Pilot

Directed by Kaye Tuckerman – New York
 
A newly hired barista meets the man of her dreams on the street and instinctively lies about what is paying the bills, but things turn awkward when she discovers his favorite coffee shop is also where she works.
See the trailer here….
 
 
10:00 pm Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


PERVERTS ANONYMOUS – TV Pilot

Directed by Tim Hamilton – Canada
Peter Keleghan
 
Prudence is a sexually uptight but intellectually open woman who confronts her sexual inhibitions by running a therapy group for people with unusual sexual issues. In doing so, this mutually suspicious group discover they have more in common than they might have thought.

HOMESICK – Short Film

Directed by Heui Song Son – Ohio
 
Lily, a terminally ill writer, returns home to tell her family that she’s dying.

THE LAST REVENANTS – Feature Film

Directed by Jim DeVault – Texas
Suzi Lorraine, Helene Udy, Elissa Dowling
 
A great plague has eradicated all vampires from the planet except for four lone female survivors of the species. They must integrate into society or risk extinction.
See the trailer here….
 
 
10:00 pm Cove Castle, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


A CURRY ON AN AMERICAN PLATE – Feature Film

Directed by San Banarje – Texas
 
Mr. Patel must buy the property of his dying Indian restaurant in 30 days or shut it down, as his landlord refuses to chase him each month for rent. Patel & his staff try Bollywood-style song & dance to entice customers while waiting for a miracle.

BALANCE – Short Film

Directed by Barzan Rostami – Iran
 
It’s a story about the soldiers who are sacrificing their lives and resist in order to the people of the city and future generations live in peace.

JACKRABBIT – Short Film

Directed by Will Dziuk – Massachusetts
 
Jackrabbit is a non-conventional Western following an innocent man fleeing for his life from a corrupt sheriff and his possé.
See the trailer here….
 
 
10:00 pm Elks Llodge, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


EVEN LOVERS GET THE BLUES – Feature Film

Directed by Laurent Micheli – Belgium
 
Ana is sleeping with Hugo, Dalhia with Graciano, Léo with Louis, and Arthur with everyone.
See the trailer here….

NURSE ME – Short Film

Directed by Kezia Barnett – New Zealand
 
Emerging from the sea’s dark folds, three lone figures are reborn into a post-apocalyptic world. The nurses – bearers of solace, fetish and sexual power – have been drawn back to the center, the vortex, to where it all began.
See the trailer here….
 
 
Tuesday May 22, 2017
 
6:00 pm Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


PIZZA SHOP: AN ITALIAN-AMERICAN DREAM – Documentary

Directed by Antony Osso – Italy
 
With humor, insight, and compassion, Pizza Shop shares the journey of two Italian brothers who have run a successful restaurant for over 40 years, the sacrifices they’ve made for their children, and what it means to immigrants when they fulfill the American dream.

THE DREAMCATCHER – TV Pilot

Directed by Arnaud Husson – France
 
Jodie has the power to visit other people’s dreams and the Institute where she grew up has been using her gift for therapeutic purposes. She finally realizes that her abilities are also being diverted for less laudable purposes. The action centers around Jodie’s ensuing escape from the Institute and the search to bring her back, interwoven with her journey into the world in search of the truth regarding her power.
 
 
6:00 pm Cove Castle, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MORON – Feature Film

Directed by Chris Dockrill – Australia
 
Cinematic film of live rock musical. Young couple shipwrecked, captured by natives, sold to Doctor Moron for his weird experiments.
 
 
6:00 pm Elks Llodge, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


YOU & ME – Short Film

Directed by Mrigank Dubey – India
 
Two college-time friends embark on a long drive on a Sunday morning, leaving their bustling city lives behind. As they amble through the hilly roads, they reveal to each other, their old longings and hidden pasts. Their rose-tinted nostalgia is broken and they come face to face with their imperfect lives.

WILLIAM MARTIN – Short Film

Directed by Richard Jordan – Spain
 
When the course of the Second World War is in the hands of four Spanish fishermen.

BOT – Short Film

Directed by Daniel Hoffman – Germany
 
A middle-aged programmer stands in front of the ruins of his marriage. With the help of a new intelligent language assistant, Noel tries to redirect his professional and private life into the right path. The artificial intelligence not only assists him in coping with everyday life, but also arranges an appointment with the much younger Claudine.

SHALA – Short Film

Directed by João Inácio – Brazil
 
Shala is the story about Pedro, a young boy living in an orphanage in Amazon who has a hard time being adopted. The boy creates situations to draw the attention of adoptive parents, while at the same time creating an imaginary friendship with his only toy, a doll named Shala.

HIDE AND SEEK – Short Film

Directed by Gal Nachshon – Israel
 
Sivan, a lone wolf who carries a secret on her back, has a chance encounter with a peculiar stranger that leads her back to her past life and towards a slight chance at redemption.

PROTECTING TONY – Short Film

Directed by Dat Nguyen – California
 
Two brothers’ lives collide when the fatal actions of one has devastating consequences for the other.
 
 
8:00 pm Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


BULLITT COUNTY – Feature Film

Directed by David McCracken – Kentucky
Dorothy Lyman, Richard Riehle
 
Bullitt County is an action/thriller about four friends who reunite for a bachelor party in the fall of 1977 to hunt for buried Prohibition money on the Bluegrass Bourbon Trail, only to become ripped apart by greed, corruption, and murder.
See the trailer here….

QUICK FIX – Short Film

Directed by Brian Leider – New York
Richard Masur
 
After a traumatic experience on the subway, Scotty finds much more than he was looking for when he visits an old friend.
 
 
8:00 pm Cove Castle, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE – Feature Film

Directed by – Parthiban Shanmugam – India
 
Men of a Certain Age is the story of Raymond, a Gay older man from East Atlanta suburbs, ridiculed for dating a young man from Grindr app, whose journeys explores his “true identity.” It’s a Romeo and Romeo love story in Grindr app and is semi-autobiographical.
 
 
8:00 pm Elks Llodge, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


DIE RESTE MEINES LEBENS (THE RESIDENCE OF MY LIFESTYLE) – Feature Film

Directed by Jens Wischnewski – Germany
 
“Everything in life happens for a reason.” After the death of his pregnant wife, Schimon clings to this sentence. When he meets Milena just two weeks later and falls head over heels in love with her, he thinks he’s found the reason.

LIMIT – Short Film

Directed by Javad Daraei – Iran
 
A man in a quiet neighborhood asks for help from people whom he is seeing, until someone suddenly enters his home…
 
 
10:00 pm Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


DESERTED ISLAND – Short Film

Directed by Nicoleta Diamond – Luxembourg
 
Who needs history when you have a total Dream Boat for a teacher!

DREAM ON – Short Film

Directed by David Mansour – New Jersey
 
An inspirational film targeted at young athletes that dream about making it big in New York City.

EVERYTHING IS UPSTREAM – Short Film

Directed by Martin Ponferrada – Australia
 
Part animation and part documentary, Buddhist monks from around the world offer vivid descriptions of their dreams, which are then brought to life through detailed rotoscope.
See the trailer here….

FUNK FORCE – Short Film

Directed by Desmond Jackson – New York
 
A dysfunktional team of young black superheroes struggle against a hip-hop sensation hell bent on hypnotizing the black community.
See the trailer here….

HELL OF A NEW YEAR – Short Film

Directed by Edgar Jimz – New York
 
Carmen, a materialistic and selfish woman, experiences a near-death experience. Paramedics bring Carmen back to life. However, an entity from another dimension crosses the line of the living attached to her. It might be too late for Carmen to amend her past mistakes.
See the trailer here….

JOURNEY-MAN – Short Film

Directed by Joseph Bologna – Pennsylvania
 
Journey-Man follows a troubled boxer, Ted, struggling with bipolar disorder in and outside of the ring. When his methods of controlling his emotions comes into question, however, Ted is forced to choose between his only known means of escape and the risk of trying to find a better path.
See the trailer here….

SISTERS – Short Film

Directed by Charles Ancelle
 
A young woman’s sister suddenly reappears in her life after vanishing in what appears to be mysterious but painful
See the trailer here….

THE BIGGEST WAD IS MINE – Short Film

Directed by Sam Gurry – New Jersey
 
A pair of suburban teenage girls talk trash, boys, and, most importantly, gum. They chew and chew and chew and spit out the bones.
 
 
10:00 pm Cove Castle, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


BLIND FEAR – Feature Film

Directed by Delia Ruffin – New Jersey
 
Blind Fear is a story about a young woman who tries out living on her own. She finds out quickly it’s a lot harder with a serial killer living near.
 
 
10:00 pm Elks Llodge, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


1000 MEXIKANER (1000 MEXICANS) – Feature Film

Directed by Phillip Scholz – Germany
 
Lukas and Adam are best friends and roommates on the Hamburg Kiez. Luke, determined, clever and creative, is on the best way to make a career in an advertising agency. Adam, a charming hot-head, tries in vain to get a grip on the Hamburg film industry. He is still holding on to their common youth dream, one day with Lukas to start a film production.

WHAT HAS BONDI DONE TO MY BROTHER? – Documentary

Directed by Morgan Wright – Australia
 
A nervous young man tries to find out why his estranged older brother quit his high-flying finance career, moved to Bondi Beach, and opened a vegan cafe.
 
 
Wednesday May 23, 2018
 
5:30 pm Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


THE WRESTLER: A Q.T. MARSHALL STORY – Documentary

Directed by Frank Zarillo – New Jersey
 
Q.T. Marshall has been independently wrestling for nearly a decade. Turning 30, and sustaining multiple injuries in the ring, his career could quite possibly be coming to an end. Q.T. has one last shot at making it into the WWE – if he fails, he will be forced to hang up his wrestling boots forever.

THE LAST DUEL – Short Film

Directed by David Landau – New Jersey
 
England, 1818. Two gentlemen face off for a duel of honor at dawn. But what happens will change the course of history. A comedy.
 
 
6:00 pm Elks Llodge, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


THE SILENCE – Feature Film

Directed by Chapour Haghighat – Iran
 
It relates the determination and despair of an immigrant 8-year-old boy, who attempts to save the life of a man in agony and tries in vain to communicate with others.
 
 
6:00 pm Cove Castle, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11

YOU GO TO MY HEAD – Feature Film

Directed by Dimitri de Clercq – France
 
In a desolate stretch of the Sahara, a mysterious car accident leaves a young woman lost and alone. Jake, a reclusive architect, finds her unconscious. He drives her to the nearest doctor, to discover that she’s suffering from post-traumatic amnesia. Intoxicated by the woman’s beauty, Jake claims to be her husband. He names her Kitty and takes her to his remote desert home to recuperate.
See the trailer here….
 
 
7:00 pm Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


AGENT TRUMAN – TV Pilot

Written & Produced by Kenneth Del Vecchio; Directed by Dylan Bank – New Jersey
Eric Roberts, Gilbert Gottfried, Rachael Robbins, Suzi Lorraine, Dustin Diamond, Kenneth Del Vecchio, Kim Allen
 
Without a doubt, the most insane horror flick ever, about an ego-maniac, mute, paralyzed FBI agent in pursuit of deranged serial killers. A critic’s choice, HorrorNews.net wrote, “[Agent Truman] rocks with the best of them with just the right amount of nastiness!… Director Dylan Bank combined with Ken Del Vecchio and Rachael Robbins writing style makes for a perfect cult-horror-centric product”…Horrophilia said, “Agent Truman [Kenneth Del Vecchio] is a mute cripple and his character is hilarious. The dialogue that Del Vecchio is saying is gut-busting funny, both by his delivery and the dialogue itself…Definitely top 10 of the year material.”
See the trailer here….

THE JOKE THIEF – Feature Film

Directed by Frank D’Angelo – Canada
John Ashton, Daniel Baldwin, Julie McCullough, Alyson Court, Art Hindle
 
The Joke Thief takes us on a journey of one man’s last hurrah. Simon McCabe is a stand up comedian who has been making people laugh for 35 years. All his life he has been the life of the party, but now he is tired, miserable and almost washed up since he’s never got a lucky break due to a reputation of joke stealing. One fateful night, his longtime friend and fellow comedian convinces a comedy club owner to give Simon some stage time and one last shot at redemption. On the ride down to his gig, Simon takes us on a whirlwind journey of his life, as he replays back special moments in an emotional series of flashbacks that made him the sad, funny man that he is today.

THE BLIND SPOT – Short Film

Directed by Garrett Hemmerich – New Jersey
 
Two rough guys take a ride to clean up last night’s mess. But along the way, they realize their actions from last night could turn into a darker nightmare than they had thought.
 
 
8:00 pm Cove Castle, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11


NATIONAL PARK DIARIES – Documentary

Directed by Ryan Rivard – New York
 
Showcasing young volunteers and directed by young filmmakers, National Park Diaries is an uplifting, hour-long documentary that follows two Student Conservation Association crews as they protect the environment and bonds as teams in Alaska’s Denali National Park and Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area.

THE ROSE GARDEN – Short Film

Directed by Karl Fernandez – New Jersey
 
What happens when you’re face to face with the one that got away?
See the trailer here….

BLACKED OUT – Documentary

Directed by Highland Park African-American History Project – New Jersey
 
In the diverse and progressive small town of Highland Park, NJ, a disturbing piece of art is found in a primary school, and a group of student filmmakers try to solve the mystery of who created it and why it was allowed to be publicly displayed for almost forty years.
 
8:00 pm Elks Llodge, Greenwood Lake, NY – $11



Thursday May 24, 2018
 
6:30 pm Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake, NY – $35


GALA AWARDS CEREMONY & PARTY

One of the Nation’s Hottest Awards Ceremonies, this Event & Party features numerous Celebrity Guests and:
 
*Mingle with the stars and the world’s most cutting edge Officially Selected Filmmakers at a closed, elegant, extravaganza red carpet event & cocktail hour. Includes complimentary top-shelf hors d’oeuvres/desserts non-alcoholic beverages, as well as specially discounted cocktails.
 
*Hosted by superstar stand-up comedian GILBERT GOTTFRIED (Problem Child; Aladdin; “Saturday Night Live”)
 
*Excellence in Acting Award Personally Accepted by Grammy Winner TIA CARRERE (True Lies; Wayne’s World; Lilo & Stitch)
 
*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)
 
*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
 
*All the Excitement and Glamor you see at the Oscars!
 
 
2018 OFFICIALLY SELECTED SCREENPLAYS

A BROOKLYN CHRISTMAS

Written by Drew Henricksen & Anthony Mangano – New York
 
Brooklyn wiseguy Tony C. and another aspiring angel are sent back to Earth to look over a troubled fireman during the Christmas season in a Martin and Lewis-style story.

THE HIGH PRIEST OF STONEHENGE

Written by Raymond Warrilow – United Kingdom
 
It was 2,000 years BC and Stonehenge was in the process of being built. Ord was seventeen and was the son of Serdin the leader of the tribe. Ord’s job was to look after the sheep and cattle as they grazed. It was a boring job, but it enabled him to practice with his bow. When a trader visited Ord’s village his life changed completely and how good he was with a bow would determine whether he lived or died.

PLASTIC DAD

Written by Jim Sea – Colorado
 
When his heirs deny him his last wish, a wealthy man requires them to include his plasticized body in their everyday life, before they can inherit. At first outraged, the heirs eventually succumb. However, when it hits home that Plastic Dad cannot talk back, family secrets emerge from the woodwork.

ROSE’S HOUSE

Written by John Bernieri & Keith Parfitt
 
A handsome young Wall Street rogue, doing time at Rikers for stock fraud, gets paroled on the condition that he maintain and manage his dear departed Aunt Rose’s eight family apartment house. Little does he realize that the “residents” are very “special” and a Russian mogul wants the place leveled.

WHITE LIE WEDDING

Written by Whitney Powell – California
 
When a pessimistic divorced woman learns that her ex is remarrying, she suddenly spits out that she is getting married again too…in only six weeks time. She plans the wedding of her dreams and looks for the perfect groom to say ‘I do’, but in the process realizes she needs to make peace within herself in order for her to be truly happy.

TOTAL CONTROL

Written by Karen Iacobbo – Rhode Island
 
A computer takes over the lives of a married couple and their son returns home to find them dead.
 
 
The Official HIFF Hotel is the New Continental Inn, located in Greenwood Lake, New York. You can book your rooms by clicking here.



 

You MUST read this if you are coming to HIFF–otherwise, you may not arrive in time for your screening or event.

 
Below is the transportation information for the entire festival. PLEASE NOTE: There are three screening locations for the duration of the event. Make sure to read the information for each location.
 
1. Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park, 3 Windemere Ave, Greenwood Lake, NY
2. Cove Castle Restaurant, 13 Castle Court, Greenwood Lake, NY
3. Greenwood Lake Elks Lodge, 35 Chestnut Street, Greenwood Lake, NY
 
Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park (for all screenings & events at this location, you must park in a lot – see below). Here are your options for events and screenings at Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park:
 

WALKING TO THOMAS MORAHAN PARK (after parking your car):

There will be absolutely NO visitor parking in any of the immediately nearby side streets of the festival grounds. Only local residents and their guests will be permitted in the neighboring streets. However, there are 3 options for parking lots (and downtown street parking) – and then to walk a short distance to the venue.
 

  1. CVS PARKING LOT – the furthest, but easiest option would be to park at CVS, located at 123 Windermere Ave. This location is exactly 13 minutes by foot and will allow you the opportunity to walk past some of Greenwood Lake’s finest businesses in our downtown.
  2. VILLAGE HALL LOT –this is a commuter lot on Church Street (Across from Village Hall – 14 Church St)…It is a 9-minute walk.
  3. GWL PARK & RIDE – this is a commuter lot at the Greenwood Lake Park & Ride across from 710 Jersey Avenue… It is a 9-minute walk.
  4. DOWNTOWN STREET PARKING – There is street parking on Windermere Avenue at any legal point up until the traffic light on Jersey Avenue…Windermere Avenue is the “main street” of Greenwood Lake.

 
Elks Lodge: If the screening you are attending is at the Elks Lodge, you can park right at the Elks Lodge itself. There is ample parking available at this location.
 
Cove Castle Restaurant: If the screening you are attending is at the Cove Castle Restaurant, you can park right at the Cove Castle itself. There is ample parking at this location.
 
Taxi Service:
(a) Night Owl Taxi
Address: 116a Windermere Ave, Greenwood Lake, NY
Phone: (845) 662-0359
 
(b) Greenwood Lake Taxi
Address: 97 Windermere Ave, Greenwood Lake, NY
Phone: (845) 477-0314
 
(c) Jamies Taxi Service
Address: 1873 Lakes Rd, Monroe, NY 10950
Phone: (917) 589-6875
 
(d) Warwick Valley Car Service
Phone: (845) 545-9141
 
 
 

Refunds are not available unless there is a showing of good cause such as a medical emergency with written proof submitted of the same.
 
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