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All Screenings & Events at the Paramount Theater in Middletown, NY

Filmmakers Reception & Opening Night Movie (with party)

– $99

June 3 @ 6:00 pm

Paramount Theater,
17 South Street, Middletown,NY

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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 Cocktail Hour, with an array of complimentary fine hors d’oeuvres/meals and deserts, as well as complimentary cocktails…The menu and beverages are provided by ShopRite Catering, Stella Artois, Dana Distributors, Ferreira-Carpenter Wine Club, BullChicks, and more.

 

* HIFF’s Award for Excellence in Film & the Arts personally accepted by legendary actor DANNY AIELLO (Academy Award nominee; Do The Right Thing; Moonstruck; The Professional; 29th Street) . A tribute video honoring Mr. Aiello’s extraordinary career will be played directly before the award presentation.

 

* Worldwide premiere screening of CRIES OF THE UNBORN …A highly controversial film that chronicles a jury’s deliberation over the fate of four people who allegedly kidnapped a woman to save the life of an unborn baby. A faith-based thriller starring multiple Academy Award and Emmy winners and nominees that weaves in and out of the jury room, CRIES OF THE UNBORN is a modern-day ode to the Henry Fonda classic 12 Angry Men that offers a powerful climatic twist ending which may likely change views on the wholly important and divisive issue of abortion…Starring in the film are: Robert Loggia (Academy Award nominee; Scarface), Lindsey Haun (“True Blood”; Shrooms), Blanche Baker(Emmy winner; Sixteen Candles), Angela Little (American Pie Bandcamp; My Boss’s Daughter),Deborah Twiss (Kickass; A Gun for Jennifer), Nina Transfeld (The Grand Theft), Joanne Baron (The Ungodly; iMurders), Alycia Cooper (NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”); Suzi Lorraine (Wrath of Crows; Dead of Nite), Justin Deas (6-time Emmy winner), and introducing Allison Thomas Lee.…Produced byKenneth Del Vecchio, Directed by Waleed Bedour, and Screenplay by Kenneth Del Vecchio & Francine Del VecchioSee TRAILER HERE

 

* Hosted by Hilarious Comedian Buddy Fitzpatrick

Filmmakers Reception & Opening Night Movie (without party)

– $35

June 3 @ 8:00 pm

Paramount Theater,
17 South Street, Middletown,NY

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This Opening Night Ceremony includes numerous Celebrity Guests and:

 

* HIFF’s Award for Excellence in Film & the Arts personally accepted by legendary actor DANNY AIELLO (Academy Award nominee; Do The Right Thing; Moonstruck; The Professional; 29th Street) . A tribute video honoring Mr. Aiello’s extraordinary career will be played directly before the award presentation.

 

* Worldwide premiere screening of CRIES OF THE UNBORN …A highly controversial film that chronicles a jury’s deliberation over the fate of four people who allegedly kidnapped a woman to save the life of an unborn baby. A faith-based thriller starring multiple Academy Award and Emmy winners and nominees that weaves in and out of the jury room, CRIES OF THE UNBORN is a modern-day ode to the Henry Fonda classic 12 Angry Men that offers a powerful climatic twist ending which may likely change views on the wholly important and divisive issue of abortion…Starring in the film are: Robert Loggia (Academy Award nominee; Scarface), Lindsey Haun (“True Blood”; Shrooms), Blanche Baker(Emmy winner; Sixteen Candles), Angela Little (American Pie Bandcamp; My Boss’s Daughter),Deborah Twiss (Kickass; A Gun for Jennifer), Nina Transfeld (The Grand Theft), Joanne Baron (The Ungodly; iMurders), Alycia Cooper (NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”); Suzi Lorraine (Wrath of Crows; Dead of Nite), Justin Deas (6-time Emmy winner), and introducing Allison Thomas Lee.…Produced byKenneth Del Vecchio, Directed by Waleed Bedour, and Screenplay by Kenneth Del Vecchio & Francine Del VecchioSee TRAILER HERE

 

* Hosted by Hilarious Comedian Buddy Fitzpatrick

Gala Awards Ceremony (with party)

– $99

June 9 @ 6:00 pm

Paramount Theater,
17 South Street, Middletown,NY

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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 Cocktail Hour, with an array of complimentary fine hors d’oeuvres/meals and deserts, as well as complimentary cocktails…The menu and beverages are provided by ShopRite Catering, Stella Artois, Dana Distributors, Ferreira-Carpenter Wine Club, BullChicks, and more.

 

* Hosted by superstar stand-up comedian, GILBERT GOTTFRIED.

 

* Celebrity Award Presenters including Academy Award and Emmy winners and nominees.

 

* Live Award Presentations to the World’s Leading Independent Filmmakers and Actors.

 

* Clips from all Nominated Films in all Categories.

 

* Famed Film & TV Star MARTIN KOVE (The Karate Kid movies; Rambo; “Cagney & Lacey”) will receive the HIFF Lifetime Achievement Award in Acting.

 

* All the Excitement and Glamor you see at the Oscars!

Gala Awards Ceremony (without party)

– $35

June 9 @ 8:00 pm

Paramount Theater,
17 South Street, Middletown,NY

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One of the Nation’s Hottest Awards Ceremonies, this Event features numerous Celebrity Guests and:

 

* Hosted by superstar stand-up comedian, GILBERT GOTTFRIED.

 

* Celebrity Award Presenters including Academy Award and Emmy winners and nominees.

 

* Live Award Presentations to the World’s Leading Independent Filmmakers and Actors.

 

* Clips from all Nominated Films in all Categories.

 

* Famed Film & TV Star MARTIN KOVE (The Karate Kid movies; Rambo; “Cagney & Lacey”) will receive the HIFF Lifetime Achievement Award in Acting.

 

* All the Excitement and Glamor you see at the Oscars!

All Access Passes (with parties)

– $295

June 3 – June 9

Paramount Theater,
17 South Street, Middletown,NY

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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 Access Passes (without parties)

– $195

June 3 – June 9

Paramount Theater,
17 South Street, Middletown,NY

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*Admission to Opening Night Screening *(without party)*
 
*Gala Awards Ceremony *(without party)*
 
*Admission to all Festival Screenings–this includes screenings of over 150 films!

All-Movie Passes

– $99

June 4 – June 8

Paramount Theater,
17 South Street, Middletown,NY
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This Package includes:

* Admission to all Festival Screenings–this includes screenings of over 150 films!
 
–This package does not include Opening Night (June 3) and the Gala Awards Ceremony (June 9).

Blue Lives Matter – Special Movie Screening

– $11

June 4 @ 6:00 pm

Paramount Theater,
17 South Street, Middletown,NY
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BLUE LIVES MATTER is a worldwide premiere, extremely provocative movie that is a filmmaker’s dream – it’s one of the only movies ever to be filmed entirely in one shot + it is completely from the POV of the lead character…A police officer, a prosecutor, a judge, and a forensic scientist conspire to manufacture evidence against murderers who they are convinced are guilty, but they lack the full proofs. When a criminal defense attorney threatens to expose their illicit activities, one of the group murders him. The police officer, who was opposed to the killing, is framed for the lawyer’s murder and sentenced to life in prison. With this backstory in place, five years later he escapes prison and kidnaps the entire jury who convicted him, as well as his former judge, prosecutor and scientist allies. He assembles them all at a Jewish temple – the scene of the lawyer’s murder – and proceeds to prove his innocence to them, while at the same time exacting just a bit more vigilante justice…BLUE LIVES MATTER stars: Yancy Butler (Kick-Ass; Hard Target; Drop Zone); Colleen Zenk (3-time Emmy nominee); Suzi Lorraine (Wrath of Crows; Dead of Nite); and Justin Deas (6-time Emmy winner)…Written/Produced by Kenneth Del Vecchio and Writte/Directed by Dylan Bank

Hospital Arrest & Renaissance Man – Special TV Pilot Double Feature

– $11

June 8 @ 8:00 pm

Paramount Theater,
17 South Street, Middletown,NY
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* Worldwide premiere screening of HOSPITAL ARREST, a TV sitcom pilot created/produced byKenneth Del Vecchio and directed by Dylan Bank…A group of miscreant doctors have been sentenced to prison at the hospital they destroyed. Each physician crazier than the other, they may be topped by the physically handicapped warden and guards who oversee them. Political correctness ignored, this madcap TV series sets a new standard (or lack thereof) for TV comedy…Starring in HOSPITAL ARREST are Martin Kove (The Karate Kid; Rambo; Price For Freedom); Robert Loggia (Academy Award nominee;Scarface; Independence Day; Big); Gilbert Gottfried (Aladdin; Problem Child); Michael Winslow (Police Academy; Spaceballs); Jimmie Walker (“Good Times”; “Everybody Hates Chris”); Todd Bridges (“Different Strokes”; The Black Keys); Julie McCullough (“Growing Pains”; Sharknado); Deborah Twiss (Kick Ass; A Gun for Jennifer); Suzi Lorraine(Wrath of Crows; Dead of Nite); Stand-up Comedians Buddy Fitzpatrick and Sherry Davey; and Alycia Cooper (NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”). See Trailer Here…
 
* Worldwide premiere screening of RENAISSANCE MAN , a one-of-a-kind TV series created/produced by Kenneth Del Vecchio and directed by Dylan Bank…A mockumentary comedy that chronicles the Renaissance Man accomplishments of a critically acclaimed filmmaker, best-selling author, superstar attorney, former judge – and bench-press champion – who has a cult following of masses who support him for his bid for the U.S. presidency, “Renaissance Man” is a believable, yet outrageous tale where one wonders if it is reality or not…Starring in the show are fresh faces from the film, business and political worlds – and real-life Renaissance Man Kenneth Del Vecchio – along with multiple fan-favorite and award-winning actors making appearances throughout the show.

 
 

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 PAYPAL CONFIRMATION AND BRING IT WITH YOU.**
 
 
Friday June 3, 2016
6:00 Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

Filmmakers Reception & Opening Night Movie (with party)

– $99

June 3 @ 6:00 pm

Paramount Theater,
17 South Street, Middletown,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 Cocktail Hour, with an array of complimentary fine hors d’oeuvres/meals and deserts, as well as complimentary cocktails…The menu and beverages are provided by ShopRite Catering, Stella Artois, Dana Distributors, Ferreira-Carpenter Wine Club, BullChicks, and more.
 
* HIFF’s Award for Excellence in Film & the Arts personally accepted by legendary actor DANNY AIELLO (Academy Award nominee; Do The Right Thing; Moonstruck; The Professional; 29th Street) . A tribute video honoring Mr. Aiello’s extraordinary career will be played directly before the award presentation.
 
* Worldwide premiere screening of CRIES OF THE UNBORN …A highly controversial film that chronicles a jury’s deliberation over the fate of four people who allegedly kidnapped a woman to save the life of an unborn baby. A faith-based thriller starring multiple Academy Award and Emmy winners and nominees that weaves in and out of the jury room, CRIES OF THE UNBORN is a modern-day ode to the Henry Fonda classic 12 Angry Men that offers a powerful climatic twist ending which may likely change views on the wholly important and divisive issue of abortion…Starring in the film are: Robert Loggia (Academy Award nominee; Scarface), Lindsey Haun (“True Blood”; Shrooms), Blanche Baker(Emmy winner; Sixteen Candles), Angela Little (American Pie Bandcamp; My Boss’s Daughter),Deborah Twiss (Kickass; A Gun for Jennifer), Nina Transfeld (The Grand Theft), Joanne Baron (The Ungodly; iMurders), Alycia Cooper (NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”); Suzi Lorraine (Wrath of Crows; Dead of Nite), Justin Deas (6-time Emmy winner), and introducing Allison Thomas Lee.…Produced byKenneth Del Vecchio, Directed by Waleed Bedour, and Screenplay by Kenneth Del Vecchio & Francine Del VecchioSee TRAILER HERE

 

* Hosted by Hilarious Comedian Buddy Fitzpatrick
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**Screening & Opening Night Ceremonies (without party) – 8:00pm – $35

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Saturday June 4, 2016
12:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

THIS HOUSE MATTERS – Documentary

Directed by Tina Traster – New York
 
Loss, rescue, and vision drive ordinary people to do extraordinary things to save their architectural heritage. This is a story of a handful of historic houses in Rockland County, New York, but this is a universal story, since every community wrestles with threats to its architectural and cultural fabric. Historic buildings are part of our genetic landscape. While we cannot save every building, some are worth fighting for. See Trailer Here…

CONNECTED: A FILM ABOUT AUTISTIC PEOPLE – Documentary Film

Directed by Sonia Suvagau – Canada
 

Connected: A Film About Autistic People takes the viewer on a journey into the heart of the autistic community. Countering mainstream media depictions of people on the autism spectrum, the viewer is presented with a firsthand experience of this newly emerging community with global implications. Offering fresh questions about the nature of human development; our understanding of intelligence; what it means to be “social”; and the implications of living in a conformist driven society. See Trailer Here…

CUBICLES – Documentary

Directed by Riz Nasim – New York
 

Cubicles depicts the issue of child labor escalating due to poverty, lack of education, unavailability of government support and so on.
 
12:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

FISTS OF LOVE – Feature Film

Directed by Daryl Denner – New York
 

Lina lives in the dangerous world of domestic abuse. After years of verbal and physical abuse from her husband Brad…Lina runs away and stays with her close friend Dawn. Dawn’s brother John, who lives with her, is a NYPD domestic violence officer who is burned out from his job and also is dealing with his own demons and is against Lina staying with them. What starts out as a dislike for one another …turns into a passionate affair between John and Lina. Meanwhile Brad finds out where Lina is staying and he’s ready to do anything to get her back no matter who stands in his way.

KNIGHTS OF NEW JERSEY – TV Pilot

Directed by Michael Hadley – New Jersey
 

A comedic, behind-the-scenes look at the daily grind, humiliations and petty politics endured by a group Renaissance Faire actors pursuing their dream. Despite a series of increasingly painful humiliations and mishaps, these friends pursue a world of make believe where virtues like courage, honor and leadership are real. See Trailer Here…
 

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2:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

JOHNNY PHYSICAL LIVES – Documentary

Directed by Joshua Neuman – New York
 

A young man battling leukemia draws incredible strength from the rock n’ roll in his blood. See Trailer Here…

HARD TO BELIEVE – Documentary

Directed by Ken Stone – New York
 

Hard to Believe is a 56-minute documentary that examines the issue of forced live organ harvesting from Chinese political prisoners and the response – or lack of it – around the world. Like a murder mystery, the victims can only tell their stories through evidence gathered and analyzed by others. See Trailer Here

FRONTMAN – Short Film

Directed by Matthew Gentile – Pennsylvania
 

McKaley Miller, Kristoffer Palaha, Robin Thomas

When an emotionally self-destructive rock star begins to lose his hearing, his personal and professional lives unravel.

BUCKEYE – Short Film

Directed by Cameron Fife – California
 

A crafty homeless man changes his life for the better when he decides he’s had enough of the harsh New York winter cold. See Trailer Here…

GLEICHGEWICHT (Keeping Balance) – Documentary

Directed by Bernhard Wenger – Austria
 

Denise, a 20-year-old girl, visits nearly every day the Viennese “Prater” amusement park to take some rides with the electronic “Tagada” carousel because it helps her to get over her difficult past.
 
2:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

SECOND CHANCE – Feature Film

Directed by Carlos Cardona – New York
 

After a home invasion goes terribly wrong, Oscar tries to help the girl whose life he helped to ruin. See Trailer Here…

ALLES WIRD GUT (Everything Will Be Okay) – Short Film

Directed by Patrick Vollrath – Austria & Germany
 

Oscar nominated in 2016 for Best Live Action Short

A divorced dad picks up his 8 year old daughter. It feels like every second weekend, but after a while Lea can’t help feeling that something isn’t right. So begins a fateful journey.
 
 
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4:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

VIDEOLA – TV Pilot

Directed by Alyssa Rallo Bennett – New York
 

Sean Young

The dark past of a family who owns a failing video store, becomes entangled in an unfathomable
worldwide trade.

JACK & DIANE – Short Film

Directed by Jennifer Pepperman – New York
 

Terri Conn, Austin Peck

The one that got away….everyone has one. What if you met your “one” in a bar for a drink? After 20 years, was he just a fantasy, or is he your destiny?

A REAL DATE – Short Film

Directed by Eric J. Carlson – NY
 

Elizabeth is a recent widow who is lost in her work, running a hospital. With no time to date yet tired of attending events alone, she decides to take steps to at least have a male companion for the evening.

THE CULPRIT – Short Film

Directed by Michael Rittmannsberger – Germany & Austria
 

A young man is accused of a crime. He confesses and doesn’t show a sign of regret. On the contrary – the young man seems to be proud and fully convinced of what he did…
 

END IT ALL NOW – TV Pilot

Directed by Alyssa Rallo Bennett – New York
 

Zach Galligan

Today’s young students are savvy, smart & twisted and Mr. Knox, their lost advisor, has his
hands beyond full.

4:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

LONELY BOYS – Feature Film

Directed by Dan Simon – New York/strong>
 

Broke and brokenhearted, best friends Jules and Saul stagger through a weekend desperately trying to hold onto their sanity–and each other.

MARATHON MOUTH – Short Film

Directed by Chris Capaci – New Jersey
 

The movie follows Casey through a few weeks of his life as he hits on everything that moves while having fun with his two best friends. Casey begins a new relationship with Muffy, a marathon running philanthropist who is taken in by his undeniable blue collar charm. After Casey falsely claims to be a runner, Muffy signs them both up for a charity 5K. Casey then decides to do the impossible: train and complete the race all the while battling decades of inactivity as well as his own ego.
 

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6:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

BLUE LIVES MATTER – Feature Film

Written & Produced by Kenneth Del Vecchio; Written & Directed by Dylan Bank – New York
 

Yancy Butler, Justin Deas, Collen Zenk, Suzi Lorraine, Kenneth Del Vecchio

A filmmaker’s dream, Blue Lives Matter will be one of the only movies ever to be filmed entirely in one shot …A police officer, a prosecutor, a judge, and a forensic scientist conspire to manufacture evidence against murderers who they are convinced are guilty, but they lack the full proofs. When a criminal defense attorney threatens to expose their illicit activities, one of the group murders him. The police officer, who was opposed to the killing, is framed for the lawyer’s murder and sentenced to life in prison. With this backstory in place, five years later he escapes prison and kidnaps the entire jury who convicted him, as well as his former judge, prosecutor and scientist allies. He assembles them all at a Jewish temple – the scene of the lawyer’s murder – and proceeds to prove his innocence to them, while at the same time exacting just a bit more vigilante justice.

KILLING TIME – Short Film

Directed by Robert Stone – Connecticut
 

After realizing that they are targeting the same woman, two serial killers bond over their mutual respect for each other’s “work”. See Trailer Here

BEAST – Trailer

Directed by Robert Samuels – New York
 

In 1999 Marcus Walden’s multinational corporation began developing a serum that would change the face of modern warfare. A serum that would ideally create the perfect soldier: strong, fearless, and impervious to pain… A serum known only as BEAST. Only one problem: no one could survive the trials.
 
6:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

65 PERCENT – Documentary

Directed by Jon Altino, Michael Altino – New Jersey
 

Cameron Wohl was diagnosed with a rare and potentially life-threatening auto-immune disease at the age of 13. It wasn’t long until doctors revealed that there was no cure and he would inevitably need a life-saving liver transplant.

GIFT HORSES – Documentary

Directed by David Block – Pennsylvania
 

Horses don’t judge by appearance. They look past people’s disabilities and recognize the emotions inside. Horseback riding provides physical therapy. Walking with the horse and touching the horse provide emotional therapy.

RED – DELICIOUS BUT DEADLY – Documentary

Directed by Riz Nasim – New York
 

The toxic product called GUTKA is causing an outbreak of oral cancer in South East Asia. Oral cancer has become a common disease due to the chewing of areca betel nut and GUTKA (betel quid with tobacco).
 
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8:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

CONFIDENCE GAME – Feature Film

Directed by Deborah Twiss – New York/strong>
 

Sean Young, Deborah Twiss, James McCaffrey, Robert Clohessy

Sylvie (Sean Young) runs a crime ring on Long Island and violently manipulates her minions (Deborah Twiss and Steve Stanulis) to exact a deep revenge on the notoriously unethical film producer David (James McCaffrey). See Trailer Here…

THE MOTHER – Short Film

Directed by Paolo Monico – New York
 

Michele Hicks, Boris McGiver

When a hardened widow receives an unexpected visit, she is given the chance to shed light on her husband’s death.
 
8:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

THE CLOSER – Feature Film

Directed by Eli Hershko – New York
 

A tale of friendship and betrayal between 3 friends set against the backdrop of Brooklyn real estate market during the biggest boom and bust of the subprime meltdown – inspired by true events.

DRUG MULE – Short Film

Directed by David Spaltro – New York
 

Mexican drug enforcement agents suspect an American mother, traveling with her 10-year old son, of smuggling. The agents sequester the two in a secret location where they begin to interrogate the woman, using intimidation and threats. But when she finally cracks, the details she provides about the drugs she’s carrying prove to be “too much information” for the agents to handle.

ADVICE – Short Film

Directed by David Ramirez – New York
 

The last conversation is always the hardest. A NYC guy explains to his now ex-girlfriend that she needs to toughen up and take action if she’s going to make a life for herself. But then an unwelcome knock at the door makes him realize the full weight of his advice.

FEUER WASSER ERDE LUFT UND ZEIT (Fire Water Earth Air and Time) – Short Film

Directed by Maria Reinhardt-Szyba – Germany
 

In a slightly surreal scene, two figures move through time, one forward and the other backward. Nevertheless, they communicate with each other and swap things. Ash turns to paper, water flows upwards. This all happens in a manner where the viewer cannot always be sure in which direction the time is running.
 
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10:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

LITTLE MISS PERFECT – Feature Film

Directed by Marlee Roberts – New York
 

Lilla Crawford, Tom Degnan, Karlee Roberts, Isabella Palmieri

Little Miss Perfect chronicles the life of Belle (14), an overambitious straight-A freshman. Her newest accomplishment? Class President. Belle seems to have it all together but as family trouble and daily social academic pressures begin to grow, she seeks a way to control an otherwise chaotic world. Triggered by a blog promoting anorexia and other eating disorders, Belle drops down to an unhealthy weight, a number that wouldn’t even make for a good grade.

PARTY AT MICAH’S – TV Pilot

Directed by Chris Modoono – New York
 

A student girl who is an absolute fan of karaoke tries to get everybody to sing with her. Let’s
rock at Micah’s party!

TOXIC SHOCK – Short Film

Directed by Eric LaPlante – New York
 

A dramedy about two best friends facing their senior year of college, will their growing
differences find them drifting apart?

BIG CITY CASTING – Short Film

Directed by Ted Sluberski – New York
 

Two young casting directors have to deal with the eccentricities of an arrogant director and his
naive girlfriend while they organize a casting session for a product they don’t quite understand
themselves.
 

BETWEEN THE LINES – Short Film

Directed by Rollo Hollins – United Kingdom
 
Two young actors, strangers, are thrown together in a casting before spending a fleeting summer rehearsing and learning to fall in love on stage. As they are gently guided by their director (Cupid), their own feelings take over. See Trailer Here…

10:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

PRETTY FINE THINGS – Feature Film

Directed by Ryan Scott Weber – New Jersey
 
Andrew Divoff

Enter the creepy serial killer world of the Walter Banner and the Banner family. See Trailer Here…

QUARTER LIFE – TV Pilot

Directed by Ashley Miles – New York
 

Quarter Life is a raw and irreverent look at the post-college struggle of two best friends in New York City. Despite their differences in race, personality, upbringing and income, Chace and James are determined to see each other succeed. Improvised and spontaneous, Quarter Life isn’t afraid to honestly tackle race, sexuality, and drunken bullshit. See Trailer Here…

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Sunday June 5, 2016
12:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

FLATBUSH LUCK – Feature Film

Directed by Casper Andreas – New York
 

Former Wall Street hotshot Jimmy and his buttoned-up cousin Max make meager livings as telephone repairmen in their native Brooklyn neighborhood, slaving away to meet the demands of their increasingly yuppie clientele. Jimmy wants nothing more than to return to his fast-paced high life, while Max is starting to have second thoughts about his upcoming – and very expensive – wedding. When Jimmy overhears illegal insider trading during a routine house call, he convinces Max that they should tap the phone line to cash in on the scheme – hoping the money will solve their problems. But when stock tips turn to murder plots, the hapless men are unable to go to the police and soon find themselves in over their heads and flat out of luck.

SHARKS VS. MINNOWS – Short Film

Directed by Gene Gallagher – New York
 

A mother is determined to protect her son who has Asperger’s from being excluded. During a day in the park, a family is out flying a drone when they come face to face with the girl who has been excluding their son.

NATURAL ATTRACTION – Short Film

Directed by Marc Zimmerman – Germany
 

An extremely detailed rendering of an alien landscape ravaged by firestorms.
 

12:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

HOSTILE LIVING VIETNAM: THE BOURDAIN EXPERIMENT – TV Pilot

Directed by Ray Williams – New Jersey
 

Hostile Living Vietnam: The Bourdain Experiment is the real life story of two life-hacking, aspiring filmmakers and their attempt to get Emmy winning, travel and culinary guru, Anthony Bourdain to appear on their DIY travel show, Hostile Living. Someplace between “moc” and “doc”, what transpired was travel, culture, calamity and a clever, unprecedented use of the crowdfunding website, Kickstarter. See Trailer Here…

300 YEARS OF FLAVOR – TV Pilot

Directed by Gina Grosso – New Jersey
 

In this episode we offer a glimpse into the history of a dish that is so simple yet made so many
different ways. Using information from the 18th and 19th century in Naples, Italy, a small New
York City pizzeria and a man (Roberto Caporuscio) who grew up with believing that traditions
were a very important part of his life, we’ll chronicle the early days of the history of pizza, move
to life today in a modern city, spend a day in the life of a pizzaiuolo (trained pizza chef from
Naples, Italy) looking to preserve his old world traditions and speculate about an ancient cooking
method passed down from generation to generation.

DIVINE STREAK – Short Film

Directed by Maurico Ovalle
 

Zach Sweeney, a marginal pro baseball player, is on the streak of lifetime. Unaccustomed to this type of success, he wrestles with parlaying his new found accolades and his humanity.

LEAVING – Short Film

Directed by Debra Markowitz – New York
 

Emily Hemming has a family and life she adores. After leaving her family behind, her husband, Paul, takes her back time and time again, while counselor Bertrand tries to convince her to put their feelings first, before her own.

THE LAST TAXI DRIVER – Short Film

Directed by Debra Markowitz – New York
 

Robert Clohessy, Deobrah Twiss

A disgruntled taxi driver refuses to give up his chosen career, even when most of the inhabitants left are zombies.
 

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2:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

BEFORE THE SNOW – Feature Film

Directed by Mark Clauburg and Peter Lisowsky – New Jersey
 

A man struggles to come to grips with his tattered past after being diagnosed with a terminal disease. His physical ailment coupled with medication causes him to dream, hallucinate, remember, and sometimes regret his life. He comes into contact with various characters from his past and present and wonders if there is any humanity left in the world or within himself. See Trailer Here…

THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT – Short Film

Directed by Alex Merkin – Florida
 

Jordi Vilasuso, Sheena Colette, Brad Greenquist

In a world of cultural confusion and erroneous judgment, Habib bin Habib al Fulan sells his guitar and reconciles with his wife.

DARK TOWN – Short Film

Directed by Asad k.M. – England
 

A thief on the run from drug dealers finds his escape in the form of a kooky taxi driver.
 
2:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

SNAPSHOT – Feature Film

Directed by Doron Eran – Israel
 

Snapshot tells the story of Yael, a 30-year-old street photographer who grew up in a Kibbutz. Through her camera lens, Yael explores and discovers who she really is. Engaged to Koby, she works as a desk secretary in a large newspaper and has an affair with her married boss. Just days before the wedding she decides to call it off, and is forced to examine her life-choices and relationships including the shocking and heart-wrenching discovery that the father whom she adored her entire life is actually an extremely violent and abusive husband towards her mother, jarring her and her family’s peaceful stability to a halt.

I DARE YOU – Short Film

Directed by Eli Klein – Israel
 

An enigmatic plague erupts and proves unstoppable as the dead suddenly resurrect and contaminate the living. The army begins executing the infected to stop the outbreak. Eventually the situation is controlled and life returns to normality, or so it seems…

APRIL FOOL’S – Short Film

Directed by Jonathan Dekel – Israel
 

An old tape unveils a prank gone terribly wrong. A search after the mysterious prankster is launched, during which complex questions arise- questions of the prankster’s identity, yet even harder ones regarding the identity of the one searching for him.
 
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4:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

DISCO – Feature Film

Directed by Fred Carpenter – New York
 

Robert Funaro, Robert Clohessy

Frank, who has seen Saturday Night Fever one too many times, thinks by winning the dance contest his problems in life will be solved. But the clock is approaching 1980 and, like Frank’s life, Disco is fading away.

HUNGRY – Short Film

Directed by Thomas Simon – New York
 

Eric Roberts

When an idealistic teacher, with a fear of speaking up in public (other than in front of the children), finds out that kids in her school are going hungry – thanks to federal cutbacks in the school lunch programs – it compels her to do things she wouldn’t have thought she could do, including confronting a Congressman. See Trailer Here…
 

4:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

TWISTED – Feature Film

Directed by Mark Stolzenberg – New York
 

“Alfred Hitchcock” meets “The Twilight Zone” meets “Saturday Night Live” in the feature film Twisted: an intriguing, mysterious, funny, film consisting of strange, wacky, comical tales and stories, all with O. Henry twists and surprise endings.

RETURN – Short Film

Directed by Joshua Paige – New York
 

Return is a surreal thriller following Johnathan, who tries to make sense of the eerie, lifeless world around him after he finds his daughter and wife missing.

CHAPA – THE GRILL MAN – Short Film

Directed by Fabio Montanari – Brazil
 

When two Sao Paulo bakers are unfairly fired from the bakery they have worked at for over 20 years, they decide to get revenge during Brazil’s first match during the 2014 World Cup. While the entire country is out celebrating, the duo breaks into the shop to get what they deserve. But when local customers who are hungry for victory stand in their way, how will they attain their goal? See Trailer Here…
 
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6:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

HAPPY YUMMY CHICKEN – Feature Film

Directed by Anna Loyd Bradshaw – New York
 

After being dumped by her boyfriend of six weeks, Marilyn Spalding goes to the Happy Yummy Chicken restaurant for a plate of fried chicken, but never leaves. She soon attracts the attention of the local news, which in turn attracts the attention of Brody McMillin and Matthew Mansfield, two men about to embark on a creative retreat to develop a new musical. See Trailer Here…

A TWO-FACED CHARADE – Short Film

Directed by Charlie Anderson – New York
 

What would you for your heart’s deepest desire? How far would you go for your one true love? Based on the album Two-Faced Charade by Famous Last Words, and adapted from the short story written by Nina Tollas, A Two-Faced Charade (The Story Revealed) takes you into the mind of a truly desperate psychopath. It shows you just how far the human psyche will go to fulfill the dark, twisted needs of a madman in love. See Trailer Here…

GOOD BUSINESS – Short Film

Directed by Frank Dale Arroyo – New York
 

Christian Campbell, Mercedes Ruehl, America Olivo

A charming, arrogant businessman, Grayson, dines with his ex-wife, Lucy, celebrating the sale of their company. Lucy’s mother, Grayson’s nemesis, surprises them at dinner ready for a fight. Lorraine takes the first moment she has alone with Grayson to accuse him of cheating her daughter out of money in the sale. An accusation that Grayson doesn’t refute, but he has some accusations of his own.
 
6:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

SINCE THE BOMBING OF PAN AM FLIGHT 103 – Documentary

Directed by Phil Furey – United Kingdom
 

The 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killed 270 innocent people and ushered the frightful new age of terrorism. Bound together in tragedy, the victims’ relatives fought tooth and nail for justice, only to watch it unravel for Libyan oil. See Trailer Here…

A DEBATE FOR THE UNBORN – Documentary

 
Produced by Kenneth Del Vecchio & Directed by Joe Gawalis – New York

A documentary chronicling the real-life views of people after they watched the star-filled, highly controversial movie, Cries of the Unborn…Is it legal to “kidnap” a person for seven months to stop her from an abortion?

ELEVEN – Short Film

Directed by Ken Fox – California
 

An astronaut who will become the first man to set foot on Mars has to explain to his 5 year old daughter why he will be gone so long and why she cannot come with him.
 
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8:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

THE PASSING SEASON – Feature Film

Directed by Gabriel Long – New York
 

Brian Smith

At 28, Sam Alden’s professional hockey career comes to a sudden end. He returns to his hometown and reconnects with a group of buddies who never left rural Rhode Island. Picking up where he left off after high school, he tries to leave his failed career behind and return to an easier, more exciting time in his life. But recapturing youth turns out to be more complicated than he imagined, and he finds that the harder he pursues adventure and escape, the more they elude him. His journey touches on questions of masculinity, confidence, and identity as they play out through friendship, romance, and the desire to be someone else.

2BR02B – Short Film

Directed by Tommy Tranfaglia – New York
 

In the future, population control has solved all of humanity’s problems. The catch? Someone has to die in order for another person to be born. Based on the short story of the same name by legendary author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

THE KILL CLUB – Short Film

Directed by Maurice Paramore – New Jersey
 

You either die or live long enough to become a killer.
 
8:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

NO HUMAN INVOLVED – Documentary Film

Directed by PJ Starr – New Jersey
 

In 2009 after she was sentenced to more than two years imprisonment for prostitution, Marcia Powell was locked in a metal cage in the desert sun at an Arizona prison. Four hours later she collapsed in the 107 degree heat, and by day’s end she was dead. Even though an internal investigation by the Department of Corrections revealed that guards had denied her water and ridiculed her when she pleaded for help, no one was ever charged. This film investigates the circumstances of Marcia’s death, exposing the system that has led to the death of scores of other sex workers and LGBT people in facilities across Arizona, and documents a movement that has formed seeking justice in her name. Marcia’s story motivates audiences to question the system that justified her incarceration, as viewers empathize with her humanity realizing that what happened to her, can and will happen to so many more people.

THE BRONX DAHMER – Short Film

Directed by Patrick Hackeling – Pennsylvania
 

Lillo Brancato, William Demer

Waiting on confirmation that the delivery of a death row inmate’s last meal went smoothly, pizza shop managers and its owner debate whether or not to publicize the event as customers come and go, more often than not being fed expletives over pizza. See Trailer Here…

PEOPLE OF THE DELTA – Short Film

Directed by Joseph Lawrence – Ethiopia
 

For centuries, Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley has been a crossroads for many distinct tribes. During times of drought, natural resources become scarce, escalating clashes between groups. In an ever-changing landscape, young men and women come of age in an unfamiliar time.
 
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10:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

A PLACE IN HELL – Feature Film

Directed by David Boorboor – New Jersey
 

Noree Victoria, Lewis Smith

Inspired by a real serial killer: a disgraced detective on the trail of a serial killer and a group of student filmmakers cross paths at a Halloween fright farm in the dead of winter. See Trailer Here…

COITUS OF THE WEEK – TV Pilot

Directed by Zack Van Eyck – California
 

After struggling through the indoor half of the season, defending Phallic Trophy winner Jerkin’ Jon Frazier takes on a revenge-minded Madison Squires in Madison Squires’ garden, a rematch of last year’s Super Bang. The fireworks begin before the match when Madison breaks off her secret relationship with Jon, rendering him an emotional wreck. See Trailer Here…
 
10:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

THE STALL – Feature Film

Directed by Jennifer M. Kay – Pennsylvania
 

Jezebel has been living a normal life with Rachel; her best friend, roommate and cousin. A horrible tragedy strikes and changes her life forever. See Trailer Here…

SCHWESTERN (Sisters) – Short Film

Directed by Oliver Haug – Germany
 

Maria’s thoughts are obsessed with revenge. Her caring sister, Karin, is the only person she can turn to in her despair. Together the two women forge out a daring plan in hopes of finally finding their peace.

DIE BOX (The Box) – Short Film

Directed by Sascha Zimmerman – Germany
 

Hannah, a young woman, wakes up locked in a dark wooden box. She has no clue how she got there. She pleads for her freedom. All she wants is out of the box until she watches through a small crack while a gruesome surgery takes place just feet away. When she notices a number in her box and it suggests she is “next”, she panics. She begs and pleads to no avail. For what happens outside of the box determines her fate.

IHEART – Short Film

Directed by Felix Solis – New York
 

A hopelessly romantic introvert is coerced by her friends into trying a dating app. What ensues are the mishaps of searching for true love on the interweb. Can a hopeless romantic thrive in the age of online dating?
 
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Monday June 6, 2016

12:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

ART CONNECT – Documentary Film

Directed by Miquel Galofre – Trinidad
 
Art Connect is a feature length documentary film that that reveals and illuminates how creativity has inspired and changed the lives of “at risk” kids, aged twelve to sixteen, living in the disenfranchised and volatile area of Laventille — Port of Spain, Trinidad.

I’VE SEEN LOVE – Short Film

Directed by Laure Weisse – France
 
Elias and Salomé are in love. They spend their first holidays near a lake. One day, they find a very strange place in the woods.

 
 
 
12:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

ER UND SIE (He and She) – Short Film

Directed by Marco Gadge – Germany
 
There’s a whiff of Casablanca in the air here at this lonely rest stop. Thomas would rather be alone here as well, but instead he meets the eccentric Annemarie. See Trailer Here

IN SIEBEN TAGEN (In 7 Days) – Short Film

Directed by Holger Schumacher – Germany
 
Adrian has only a few days to make a decision: to protect his mother from brutal racketeers, he is forced to commit a crime. See Trailer Here

NELLY – Short Film

Directed by Chris Raiber – Austria
 
A car drives through the snow. Behind the wheel is Nelly. She is thirteen years old. Nelly wants to go home. Separating her from her goal are three questions, two keys, a diving tower and a racing heart.

THE FANTASTIC LOVE OF BEEBOY AND FLOWERGIRL – Short Film

Directed by Clemens Roth – Germany

Peter is being followed by killer bees, Elsa collects exotic flowers from all over the world. To be together, they both have to overcome their fantasies. But what if love itself is nothing but fantasy?

KOMM UND SPIEL (Come and Play) – Short Film

Directed by Daria Belova – Germany
 
Berlin. Grisha, a Russian-German boy, fools around with a wooden stick toy gun. The longer he plays, the further he is thrust into an altered reality. The boundaries between the past and the present, the real and the surreal, start to blur. Images from bygone Berlin appear; streets and buildings still carry the memories of war. Suddenly, he is caught in a nightmare of another lifetime, nightmare that is still present today. Come and Play is a film about the memory of a place. Time does not disappear and the past does not go away. Everything coexists in one moment.

 
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2:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

ROMAN CITIZEN – Short Film

Directed by Luca Elmi – Italy
 
One summer morning. A morning like many others in a city like any other. Suddenly the sound of gunshots echoes through the buildings. A bank is under attack. Hostages are taken.
Trying to solve a situation whose cruelty is as unusual as unexplained, two policemen – one approaching the end of her career, and the other consumed by a passion for ancient Rome – will face what seems to be an impossible answer. See Trailer Here…

THE IMMACULATE MISCONCEPTION – Short Film

Directed by Michael Geoghegan – United Kingdom
 
Sinead, underage, pregnant and a virgin who lives with her grandparents. Her grandmother, the matriarch of this dysfunctional family and a pious Catholic, will stop at nothing to get this birth proclaimed immaculate. See Trailer Here…

PROJECT WALK AGAIN – Short Film

Directed by Sean Oliver – Arizona
 
A young man recently disabled in a mugging spends his days toiling in his garage. After receiving a special package he is able to complete construction on his time machine and travel back to stop the shooting that took his ability walk.

ZERO – Short Film

Directed by Chris Smellin, Robert Smellin – Australia
 
A young mother must face the hardest choice: she must let go of her only son… See Trailer Here…

I WAS THERE – Short Film

Directed by Kris Roselli – New Jersey
 
A troubled man’s premeditated suicidal plans are put on hold when he comes across a strange box under a bridge by a beach.
 
 
 
2:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

A WAY OUT – Documentary Film

Directed by Qiong Zheng – China
 
The three subjects, one from Beijing, a metropolis; one from Xianning, a small town of Hubei Province in the middle of China; and one from Huining–a small village in the remote mountains in Gansu Province, the most poverty-stricken area of China, handled their crucial decisions of their life in their own way, which results in different fates. The film traces their dreams, expectations, fears and hopes when they start their new journeys, and tries to explore the life of three young people looking to find their way, their worth and their world in traditional China’s newly emergent modern society where success is the only thing that counts.

BURN OUTS: A DREAM OF DRAG RACING – Documentary Film

Directed by Peter Blackmann – New York
 
What do you get when you combine a seemingly average suburban family man, a life-long dream, methanol, and a really fast car? Meet Joe Morrison, a second generation drag racer whose need for speed and penchant for performance won’t be satisfied until he is at the top of the pro circuit. See Trailer Here…
 
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4:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

BUBE STUR – Feature Film

Directed by Moritz Kramer
 

The people of this remote village in the Black Forest don’t talk much, but when they do, it’s in the Alemannic dialect. Hanna (21) has travelled far to work here. She shovels manure, milks cows and tries to cope with the farmer, Uwe Kiefer (39). Rather than sell his milk, he pours it down the drain. The villagers condemn him for continuing the milk strike. Both his marriage and his finances are on the rocks. As Hanna becomes more involved in Uwe’s troubles, it seems she may be his only hope. But that’s not why she came here. In the neighboring town, she spies on a small family — and then Uwe finds her out.

DAS PROBLEM DES SCHNELLSTFLUGES (The Problem of the Fastest Flight) – Documentary Film

Directed by Philipp Kabbohrer – Germany
 
Inspired by true events in 1945, tells the story of an engineer’s harebrained scheme to build a manned rocket. Humorless scientist Erich Bachem meets young pilot Lothar Sieber when he is ordered to fly the rocket. When the Nazis push for a premature test launch, the young pilot loses his life in what proved to be the first manned vertical launch in history.
 
 
 
4:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

MR. LOCKJAW – TV Pilot

Directed by Byron Erwin – Georgia
 
Mr. Lockjaw is the story of Miles Brimley, a struggling children’s entertainer who is dragged into the underworld of criminal interrogation and torture by his deranged dummy, Mr. Lockjaw. Finding his hole dug deeper and deeper, Miles has no choice but to give in to Mr. Lockjaw’s increasingly dangerous desires. A glimmer of hope appears for him in Gwyneth, a recovering drug addict who hopes that her childhood bond with Miles can help her escape painful memories. Miles and Lockjaw’s situation is further complicated by the crumbling empire of their once powerful employer, Hubaldus Hercolani; his number one in command, Leonard Stanley; and a blackmailed police officer, Bill Preslin. If that weren’t enough to contend with, Detective Schafley, a by the book gumshoe, is pulled into a murder case with Miles as the prime suspect… or should that be Mr. Lockjaw? See Trailer Here

SUGARTOWN – TV Pilot

Directed by M.L. Post – New York
 
Allegra, a 25 year old escort, is sick of the business and the lack of power she has. Left with no money and having to provide for her mentally ill mother, she comes across a guy at a party that tells her about the world of asexuals. Inspired by that notion, she decides to create her own business that caters to only asexuals, providing emotional support and create a facade for them. However, the first issue she comes across is that she falls in love with one of them… See Trailer Here

LIFE ON A LEASH – TV Pilot

Directed by Thiago DaDalt – California
 
This is a show about a 26 year old sassy journalist from Alabama now working in New York City and how she discovers the world of dog parks and their unique, heartwarming and humorous environment.

AUTO-COWRECKED – Short Film

Directed by Hannah Leder – California
 
Zach Gregger

A man’s life is turned upside-down by a rogue auto-correct.

THE BOOK ARTIST – Short Film

Directed by Christine Nippoldt – Germany
 
The aspiring artist Robert Nippoldt has a vision: He wants to make a book. It shall be bright and bold – and bring him wealth and glory. Quickly, the publisher is won over and the artist is able to begin his work. Has he bitten off more than he can chew? The true story about the creation of an award-winning book.
 
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6:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

INTERSECTION – Feature Film

Directed by Tim French – California
 
Tony Lono

A broken man, haunted by a car crash that claimed the life of his daughter, returns to the same small town where the fateful accident occurred only to discover something he never expected to find – love. But do second chances come with a cost? See Trailer Here…

TWICE UPON A TIME – Short Film

Directed by Paul Borghese – New York
 
After 5 years, WTC Widow, Isabel, is still mourning the death of her husband Eric and has recently started having a recurring nightmare about that fatal day. Since the loss of her husband, Isabel has consumed herself with her career and raising their son, Eric Jr., but children grow up and now Eric Jr. is off to college leaving Isabel with an empty nest. Isabel’s friends, somewhat concerned about her, decide it’s time for a playful intervention and persuade her to join an on line dating site but things are not always what they seem.

LOOSE ENDS – Short Film

Directed by Craig Newman – New York
 
As hard as we try, do people every really change. People change, family doesn’t.
 
 
 
6:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

HOBO HEYSEUS – Feature Film

Directed by Jon Russell Cring – New York
 
A strange man attempts to metamorpihize folks of a small town by using words, deeds, and logic… but change can be painful.

Eleven Years – Short Film

Directed by Simon Begemann – Germany
 
A rich old man uses all his money to get his mind and soul transferred to an artificial young and healthy body that he may use for eleven years, while his old body is kept safely in a cryogenic vessel. He meets a young woman and falls in love with her, so he hides the truth. But what will he do when his eleven years are over?

ISABEL – Short Film

Directed by Abigail Schwarz – New York
 

In the wake of her father’s death, Isabel tries to move backwards through time- at least for one night.

 
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8:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

STAR CROSSED LOVERS – Feature Film

Directed by Francesco Nuzzi – New Jersey
 
Star Crossed Lovers is a modern day telling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Using the classic script, Director Francesco Nuzzi adapted the play for the screen to have a modern feel without disrupting the original dialogue. Star Crossed Lovers delivers the most powerful and grounded Shakespeare performances in generations. A roller coaster of comedy and drama, this film leaves audiences breathless and emotionally touched. Shot in New York and New Jersey, the film includes beautiful scenery and landmarks such as St. Francis Assisi Church on 31st Street in Manhattan.
 
 
 
8:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

BREAKING LEGS – Feature Film

Directed by Mark Marchillo – California
 
Lee Meriwether, Chris Kattan, Richard Riehle

Footloose meets Mean Girls as high school freshman Bloom moves to a town where there’s no place to dance – except the school dance team! But when the boyfriend of the team’s lead girl falls for her, she’ll have to fight to win her place amongst these venomous girls. But she’ll do it even if she has to break a leg. See Trailer Here…

BILL – Short Film

Directed by Joey Mosca – New Jersey
 
In a world where the supernatural is an everyday occurrence, a demon tries to unwind at his favorite bar, only to find that is easier said than done.
 
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10:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

AFTER THE OUTBREAK – Feature Film

Directed by Larry Rosen – New York
 
Deborah Twiss

After an infectious outbreak turning people into cannibals, a group of survivors converge upon a house nestled in the woods. With the world outside in chaos, they must learn to survive with the infected outside and with each other. See Trailer Here…

THE ABDUCTED – Short Film

Directed by Larry Rosen – New York
 
A collector is holding a group of girls captive. One of them escapes as the others fail at attempting to escape. He has one rule, “If you escape, you die.”

BROKER – Short Film

Directed by Alex Haney – New York
 
Upon his release from prison, Paul Guida, a formerly corrupt boiler room stockbroker, must come face to face with the consequences of his past actions in regards to his own life and the lives of others. See Trailer Here…
 
 
 
10:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

SECLUSION – Feature Film

Directed by Joe Bandelli – Alabama
 
A group of friends travel to a remote location for an intimate wedding. Unfortunately for them, the romantic getaway turns into a nightmare, as one by one the wedding party is stalked and killed. Leaving those alive to wonder, who is after them, and who will be next. See Trailer Here

MOVE ME – Short Film

Directed by Gabe Crate – California
 
While hiking in a forest, a couple finds an inexplicably immobile stranger with an antique plaque chained around his neck that reads “Human Contact Moves Me.” Upon touching him they discover that he is only able to move while in physical contact with another person. Though initially skeptical, the couple accept him into their lives, soon realizing that they may have found him for a reason. See Trailer Here…
 
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Tuesday June 7, 2015

12:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

DAS FLOSS – Feature Film

Directed by Julia Kaiser
 
Four guys, one bride. A weekend on a raft.

CLOWNZ – Short Film

Directed by Konstantin Koewius – Germany
 
Frank isn’t what you would call a happy guy. Anything challenging he quit. Now he has to work the late shift in a delivery firm. Delivering an important parcel a mysterious clownz child steals this parcel, another difficult task begins for frank. But this time he will bring it to an end, even if it could cost his life.
 
 
 
12:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

CESIUM AND A TOKYO GIRL – Feature Film

Directed by Ryo Saitani – Japan
 
Mimi is a 17 year old high school girl who lives in the Tokyo suburb of Asagaya on the Chuo Line. Mimi has a superb memory and her test results always put her at top of her class but she doesn’t fit in with her classmates and she constantly feels out of place at school.

LOOKS – Short Film

Directed by Susann Hoffman – Germany
 
LOOKS tells the story of a gray lynx that doesn’t quite fit into a world of colorful animals. He’s being excluded and bullied by the colored animals. On his search for acceptance and belonging he finds himself resorting to drastic measures…
 
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2:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

NOTHING SERIOUS – Feature Film

Directed by John Appleton – New York
 
A beautiful, young, and naive modern dancer loses her footing in New York City as she grapples between the affections of a quirky Brooklyn hipster and an aging alcoholic pianist rivaling to become her sponsor. See Trailer Here…

UGLY – Short Film

Directed by LeRon Lee – New Jersey
 
An urban, coming-of-age story of a boy looking for love in the wrong place: his own environment. See Trailer Here…
 
 
 
2:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

AM FENSTER (Two Windows) – Short Film

Directed by Tim Ellrich – Germany
 
Two neighbors jump into an unexpected friendship outside their windows. One is simply on the ledge to fix his satellite dish; the other has a darker purpose.

AUREOLE – Short Film

Directed by Thomas Wustemann – Germany

An aureola is the light phenomenon around the body of a saint in the classical representations. Based on this, the film discovers the perception of other people in comparison to oneself.

DANCING IN CIRCLES – Short Film

Directed by Kim Strobl – Austria
 
When time reopens a wounded heart, can the ghosts of our past help us heal? See Trailer Here…
 

LOST AND FOUND – Short Film

Directed by Claudia Seibl – Germany
 
What’s further? There or back again? Or maybe just standing still? These are questions that Neil Goldman, an aging travel book author from the USA, and Janek, a young Estonian emigrant, have to face the night before Christmas at Tallinn Airport. Their flight to New York gets bumped to the next morning due to a snow storm, and as they wait together, they discover that, although they are quite different from each other, they need to learn from the other’s characteristics in order to solve the major problems in their respective lives. They find out that it is never too late to make the right decision.

B. – Short Film

Directed by Kai Staenicke – Germany
 
Torn between an unkind relationship with K and her feelings for another woman, shy and insecure B is heading for a disaster. For too long she suppressed her desire and lived a lie. But is it really too late for B to follow her heart?
 

VON FALTBOOTEN UND HERINGEN (Sparrows and Snorkels) – Short Film

Directed by Elena Brotschi – Germany
 
Ivan meets Paolo, little Jonas meets Ida, another Jonas meets Sandra, and Annina meets Jonas – in July, at a campsite by a river.
 
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4:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

LEGEND OF AMBA – Short Film

Directed by Kaelan Strouse – Illinois
 
A group of childhood friends reconnect under mysterious circumstances – and are invited on a trip together. While hiking in the woods, they encounter a magical force that reveals what they truly feel about themselves, each other, and the world at large.

BELONGING – Short Film

Directed by Serkan Ertekin – Turkey

Kaan has always been looking for a meaning in his life. His friends never really understood him. He was making enough money for living a good life but that has never been enough for him.

3000 – Short Film

Directed by Antonis Tsonis – Greece
 

Athens, Greece. An unemployed youth desperate to help his best friend fight cancer
secretly decides to become a criminal to pay for the treatments.

THE VISIT – Short Film

Directed by Shane Andries – New Jersey
 

A “brown” man with a beard finds himself caught in a dilemma when two men show up to his house looking for answers. Stereotype, victim, or perpetrator? The Visit is an upside-down look at present day racial realities. See Trailer Here…
 

FEARLESS LOVE – Short Film

Directed by Jeff Lambert Wingfield – New Jersey
 

Fearloss Loss is a suspense thriller about Eamon who wants a serious relationship with an older woman despite his obsessive ex-girlfriend.
 
 
 
4:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

AROUND EVERY CORNER – Feature Film

Directed by Joe Gawalis – New York
 

A dissolute drug addict, John Cambioti, clinging to life, reconnects with his torn apart family on the third anniversary of their parents’ death. John’s younger brother Michael and sister Cara welcome him back with open arms and try to help John for the better, but his older brother Jimmy knows a dark family secret that tore the family apart in which John was responsible for. With the family’s help, John starts to turn his life around and the reconstruction of an individual and a family begin. But fresh starts aren’t easy to come by, as the past has a way of returning when you least expect it. A touching story that truly shows anything can happen Around Every Corner.
 
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6:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

THORNS FOR FLOWERS – Feature Film – 1hr 35 min

Directed by Anthony de Lioncourt – New York
 
A psychic helps the police track down a serial killer and falls in love with a young woman they’re trying to protect.

MADAMA BUTTERFLY – Short Film

Directed by Andreas Kessler & Lea Najjar – Germany
 

A theater full of puppets watch opera that eventually bursts into flames.
 
 
6:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

DIE POSTGOTTER (Between the Lines) – Short Film

Directed by Florian Moses Bayer – Austria
 
Harald is a devoted postman in a small village. He is not only delivering letters but checking them. If their content doesn’t meet his moral standards, he amends them to fit this. He meets Lisa, who succumbs to the appeal of opening the envelope to spend time with Harald. They develop a special relationship, but the intrusion in the privacy of individuals leads to controversies.

SLLIP – Short Film

Directed by Rob Lewis – California
 

SLLiP follows Cam, a young father injured at work who fights to shield his family from his daily pain and addiction. When prescription drugs are not enough to manage, will he risk losing his family and his sanity to his demons? See Trailer Here…

BOARDWALK – Short Film

Directed by Mayur Chauhan – New York
 

A young woman needs to make some money desperately by playing music on a Boardwalk. She faces stiff competition.

COUNTER ACT – Short Film

Directed by Steven Gottlieb – Maryland
 

A jukebox diner. The usual homogeneous crowd. Two unwelcome visitors sit at the counter. Have we seen this play out before?

THREAD – Short Film

Directed by Shoji Kurokawa – New York

After an obscure, indie sci-fi film explodes into a worldwide blockbuster overnight, the film’s young lead actor, Thomas Emmeles, must rapidly readjust to his new found fame. Lack of privacy, a distant family, and a greedy agent make the hours following Thomas’ meteoric rise to fame chaotic and full of debate. In the harrowing face of his success, Thomas must find faith in his abilities and the sincerity of the people who admire him if he ever wants to retain his identity and pursue his passion.
 
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8:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

THE PINEVILLE HEIST – Feature Film

Directed by Lee Chambers – Canada
 

Fourteen year old Aaron stumbles into the aftermath of a five million dollar bank heist gone wrong. Hiding under a canoe, Aaron partially catches the murder of one of the robbers. In the chaos he sneaks away with the money and heads straight for the closest place of safety, his high school. Terrified, Aaron tells his shocking tale to Amanda Becker, his drama teacher, but it doesn’t take long for one of the psychotic robbers to show up. In the locked down school the pair are relentlessly pursued in a quest to get the money back and wipe out the evidence.

CAM GIRLS – TV Pilot

Directed by David Slack – California
 

The first season follows Liv, an out-of-work school teacher, as she confronts her own prejudices—and curiosity—about sex work and the women who engage in it. The series explores sex and relationships in the digital age, and how the proliferation of porn has affected women. Is it safer to strip online than in a club? Is sex work empowering or does monetizing one’s sexuality cheapen it? Can we ever be truly anonymous online? As Liv struggles to navigate in this confusing new world, she learns that nothing is as it seemed within her previously sheltered existence.
 
 
 
8:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

THE DARKEST BLACK – Short Film

Directed by Angelita Mendoza & Victor Capiz – New York
 

A dark thriller. A young man finds himself in an interrogation room with no recollection of the last 12 hours. Through questioning he tries to understand what happened and the hidden, sinister truth.

SIX GUN SAVIOR – Feature Film

Directed by Kirk Murray – California
 

Eric Roberts, Matthew Ziff, Martin Kove, Luciana Carro, Tim Russ, Anthony De Longis, Manu Intiraymi, Lorraine Ziff

When Lane McCrae confronts the outlaw that murdered his family, the battle leaves him fatally wounded. He is visited by the Devil, who offers him a deal that would save the lives of both he and his brother, but instead makes him a bounty hunter for Hell replacing his predecessor. When Zathera, the embodiment of death, walks the earth, it’s up to Lane, Hawk and their team, to stop her before she wipes out humanity. They are not the only ones hunting Zathera though – there are others who want to reach Zathera first, for plans of their own! See Trailer Here…
 
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10:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SUNSHINE – Feature Film

Directed by Kevin Resnick – California
 

This quirky, heartfelt comedy follows Ben, a stressed-out single father and former novelist who now suffers in creative purgatory writing instructions for egg-timers, blenders, and other mundane everyday products. At home, Ben juggles being a single father to his precocious 7-year old daughter, Lilly, who peppers him with female-related questions he has no clue how to answer. To top it all off, Ben’s cantankerous father has moved in and brings home an array of floozies half his age to dine with the family. Ben has his life turned upside down when Sunshine, a new-age yogi, mysteriously shows up in his kitchen. She brings color and life into Ben’s world, encouraging him to pursue his long-forgotten dreams. Suddenly, Ben finds his newfound happiness in jeopardy when he is forced to confront his past in a way he never imagined. See Trailer Here

ALIBI – Short Film

Directed by Habeeb Lawal – New York
 

A man accused of murdering his autistic daughter pleads the “sleepwalking” alibi. Two hard-boiled detectives want him to pay for the blood on his hands.
 
 
 
10:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

GRIEVANCE GROUP: A LIFE FOR A LIFE – Feature Film

Directed by Rob Hawk – New Jersey
 

An independent film based in Runnemede, New Jersey. Vigilantes team together to find their loved one’s killers who have gotten off the hook.
 

OASIS – Short Film

Directed by Aidan Kahn – Canada
 

Tiera Skovbye

Max is driving out to the country to spend the summer on a friend’s family ranch when he sees a beautiful girl standing in front of a roadside gas station. He imagines how awful her life must be that she should have to live in the middle of nowhere. He then imagines taking her back to the city with him, saving her from what he imagines to be her dead-end, dust-bowl life. Smitten, Max decides to go talk to her, but he quickly realizes his assumptions may have been all wrong.

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Wednesday June 8, 2016
12:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

REMITTANCE – Feature Film

Directed by Joel Fendelman – Singapore
 

When Marie takes a job as a maid in Singapore to support her family in the Philippines, she trades one set of hardships for another. Betrayed by her husband, she begins to build a new life for herself. As she gets caught up in the new life she is building for herself in Singapore, she needs to choose between her personal aspirations and her family responsibilities. See Trailer Here…

WOLFE (Wolves) – Short Film

Directed by Juliana Neuhuber – Germany
 

A family displaced by war is travelling through the countryside when they are ambushed by highwaymen. The bloody encounter takes an unexpected turn when one of the robbers recognizes the father as an old brother in arms, and forces his daughter into a life and death decision.

SRY BSY – Short Film

Directed by Verena Westphal – Germany
 

An overworked man tries to keep up with an impossible workload and ends up harming himself. See Trailer Here…
 
 
 
12:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

The Right to Live – Feature Film

Directed by Nancy Vazquez & Michele Frantzeskos
 

4 couples go through the turmoil of life while they end up in a group counseling session, during which each of them flashes back to their pasts. See Trailer Here…

SOUND OF HER – Short Film

Directed by Charlie Alberto IV – New Jersey
 

Sound of Her follows our main protagonist, Jack, briefly displaying his life as it’s supposed to unfold – graduate college, get a good job, get married. Jack, not being enthralled by any of the “norms,” releases his stress through his writings and bad habit of drinking. After an unknown traumatic event, his wife leaves him. Jack then decides to pick up and leave everything he knows behind. Suddenly captivated by a young, beautifully tarnished blonde who offers Jack a ride; they continue their journey east together. As their travel progresses, both wandering souls try to “live in the moment”. See Trailer Here…
 
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2:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

COMING & GOING – Documentary Film

Directed by Tianlin Xu – Germany/China
 
Two orphaned teenage brothers leave their remote mountain village behind to seek their fortune in two separate major cities. Meanwhile, their young neighbors anxiously await the return of their father, a migrant worker who left the village a year ago. This is the story of four boys from the Chinese countryside, their hopes and dreams, and the challenges they face. See Trailer Here

DELVER GLASS – Short Film

Directed by Matthias Greving – Germany
 

A man attempts, in vain, to prevent another from suffering the consequences of a sinister curse associated with the Delver Mirror. He presents a dire warning, in the broadest possible terms, to the ill-fated central character (along with the audience) as to the fantastical legend and insidious nature of the mirror. Slowly, Carlin and Spangler advance upward through a labyrinth of corridors until the attic door approaches. Will Carlin be able to dissuade Spangler in time? See Trailer Here
 
 
 
2:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

LOOK AGAIN – Feature Film

Directed by Daniel O’Connor – Canada
 

Brittany Allen

About to end it all, a man is visited by his guardian angel who gives him a special pair of glasses that enable him to see if a person is good or bad. See Trailer Here

THE FEED – Short Film

Directed by Clayton Combe – New York
 

In a corporate-owned America, a fugitive receives an unexpected message of solidarity, planting the seeds of revolution against a system designed to keep the 99% under control.

EYE OF THE TURKEY – Short Film

Directed by Gladys Contreras – California
 

A turkey who doesn’t want to become Thanksgiving dinner by that dreaded date arrives. He will do anything to lose weight including diet shakes, Pilates, and finally, just plain out hard work in order to thin down.
 
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4:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

WIN THE INTERNET – TV Pilot

Directed by Derek Cox – Illinois
 

After a failed pilot, the group schemes to organize a charity boxing match to raise awareness for Diabetes. Plagued by narcissism, ignorance, and unfounded enthusiasm, the group attempts to capitalize on social media’s self-aggrandizing activism. See Trailer Here…

THE FIRETURTLES AN INDIE ROCKUMENTARY – TV Pilot

Directed by Sonya Cooke – California
 

An indie rock band struggles to satisfy their greedy record label and lives in a recording studio as unwilling stars of a reality television show. See Trailer Here…

DISTRICTLAND – TV Pilot

Directed by K.W. Kuchar – Washington
 

Districtland is the story of this town’s young people. It’s about the Millennials who go to DC brimming with ambition, confidence, and idealism – and what happens to them once they run up against the familiar, messy problems of adulthood. The world of Districtland exists around the rough edges of familiar power structures. And, it examines how DC’s often self-centered, short-sighted denizens struggle to maintain their identity as something other than a cog in the transactional machine of US politics. See Trailer Here…

MINER ISSUES – TV Pilot

Directed by Ryan McDowell – California
 

Quinten Burrows is a 26 year old from LA who wants to get away from it all to become an artist and/or a millionaire. He moves to a small mountain mining town in the California Sierra Nevada Mountains in hopes of finding gold. His delusional goals are discovered by a host of locals who are not on board with his ambitions to find gold. Through this mockumentary, comedy television pilot we get to follow the quarter life crisis of a kids from the suburbs as he becomes a fish out of water in gold country. See Trailer Here

MR READY – TV Pilot

Directed by John Galvin – Connecticut
 

It’s Mr. Rogers meets The Real World, as this short shows definitively that kids don’t come with an owners manual! When Albert’s time comes to take over Mom’s shift as the “Man of the House” for their six year old, he quickly finds himself dealing with the one thing that matters most…to his son. See Trailer Here
 
 
 
4:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

CUL DE SAC – Short Film

Directed by Ethan A. Scarguzio – New York
 

The race is on for a tough little tomboy as she hustles to keep up with a band of bikers who reject her gender and her training wheels.

MIME – Short Film

Directed by Anthony Gabriele – New York
 

When an everyday mime witnesses a murder, he must help two detectives take down one of the city’s biggest crime organizations.

WAITING AT THE DOOR – Documentary Film

Directed by Akram Shibly – Jordan
 

From the most crowded refugee camp in the world to a psychotherapy center run by displaced Syrians, witness the resilience of Syrian refugees as they try to build and maintain hope in Jordan.

MORAL COMPASS – Short Film

Directed by Kylie Garcelon – Connecticut
 

A wife faces the unthinkable when her husband, suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, rapidly declines.

THE BLOOD IN OUR VEINS – Short Film

Directed by Mateo Márquez – New York
 

Daniel Royas, a young a Hispanic man growing up undocumented in the streets of New York City does everything he can for to provide security for his sister Sofia and his mother Alejandra. On the day of his 21st birthday, Daniel tells his mother his concern over her poor health, and so schedules an appointment for her to see a doctor. Reluctant at first, Alejandra gives in and agrees to go the clinic. Upon being diagnosed with Leukemia, the entire family struggles to cope with the change. See Trailer Here…

RARE BIRDS OF FASHION – Short Film

Directed by Lily Hayes Kaufman – New York
 

Brenda, an ambitious, stylish, confident and plus sized woman living in NYC who launches a plus size fashion line with her best friend, Alix.
 
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6:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

LINER NOTES – Feature Film

Directed by – New York
 

Liner Notes tells the story of Alice and George. Alice, the daughter of a defunct and bankrupt former rock-and-roll legend Jake Sampson, makes a surprise visit to see George, her father’s first guitarist and the one man noticeably absent from Jake’s funeral. George, an academic living in Georgia who is on the brink of divorce, takes the journey with her to visit Jake’s grave in Montreal. Along the way, they both discover that the past is only as amazing as the one who gets to write it down.

DEFYING THE ODDS – Documentary Film

Directed by Aaron Brander – New York
 

Defying The Odds follows Tyler, Lindsey, and Justin as they defy the odds to continue doing what they love. The film shows the world that nothing is impossible. It also helps to raise awareness for the possibilities that many disabled people do not even realize that they have. See Trailer Here…

CRYPTODIARIES – Short Film

Directed by Aaron Brander – New York
 

An experienced cryptozoologist take us on his journey to find his white whale: LIZARD MAN.

OVERACHIEVERS – Short Film

Directed by Elizabeth Mallinson
 

A group of students just want to get their project done; however nothing is ever as easy as it seems.
 
 
 
6:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

BUT NOT FOR ME – Feature Film

Directed by Ryan Carmichael – New York
 

Roger Guenveur Smith

Will is a young writer, living in the big city, barely scraping by on his copywriter’s salary. When he meets Hope, his beautiful and enigmatic new neighbor, he is certain he has found the inspiration and the validation he’s been seeking. But as he struggles to find his way, Will learns he must reconcile his youthful vision of life with the complexities of the real world in order to find true fulfillment.
 
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8:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

HOSPITAL ARREST – TV Pilot

Created & Produced by Kenneth Del Vecchio; Created & Directed by Dylan Bank – New York
 

Martin Kove, Robert Loggia, Gilbert Gottfried, Jimmie Walker, Michael Winslow, Todd Bridges, Julie McCullough, Deborah Twiss, Kenneth Del Vecchio, Suzi Lorrain, Buddy Fitzpatrick, Sherry Davey, Alycia Cooper

A group of miscreant doctors have been sentenced to prison at the hospital they destroyed. Each physician crazier than the other, they may be topped by the physically handicapped warden and guards who oversee them. Political correctness ignored, this madcap TV series sets a new standard (or lack thereof) for TV comedy. See Trailer Here…

RENAISSANCE MAN – TV Pilot

Created & Produced by Kenneth Del Vecchio; Directed by Dylan Bank – New York
 

A mockumentary comedy that chronicles the Renaissance Man accomplishments of a critically acclaimed filmmaker, best-selling author, superstar attorney, former judge – and bench-press champion – who has a cult following of masses who support him for his bid for the U.S. presidency, “Renaissance Man” is a believable, yet outrageous tale where one wonders if it is reality or not… Starring in the show are fresh faces from the film, business and political worlds – and real-life Renaissance Man Kenneth Del Vecchio – along with multiple fan-favorite and award-winning actors making appearances throughout the show.

EVOL: THE THEORY OF LOVE – Feature Film

Directed by Mike Perrone – New York
 

Aynsley Bubbico, Alexis Dziena, Matthew Lawrence, Conor Donovan

A troubled 17 year old boy is forced to move to New York City for psychiatric care. Throughout the summer he learns not about the brutalities of life, but the realities of love. See Trailer Here…
 
 
 
8:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

POLAROID – Short Film

Directed by James Repici – New York
 

Amidst the sweltering summer heat, Jered can think of only one thing – the girl across the street.

THOSE LEFT BEHIND – Feature Film

Directed by Maria Finitzo – Illinois
 
Daphne Zuniga, Jack Griffo, Debra Mooney, Michael Hogan

Those Left Behind is the story of a family confronting the hard work of mourning with the courage required to face the jagged edge of grief. To be sure this is a story about loss and the price that is paid. But it is also a story about how we move forward from that loss, when we finally accept that we cannot change what has happened. At the heart of Those Left Behind is the question: What would you do with the past, once you have rediscovered it? See Trailer Here

NABILAH – Short Film

Directed by Paul Meschuh – Austria
 

A young Afghan woman, Nabilah, is injured in an accident. German soldiers take her to a military base. Since the residents of Nabilah´s home town must not find out about her physical contact with foreign men, a race for her life begins.

 
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Thursday June 9, 2016

6:00 pm Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $99

GALA AWARDS CEREMONY & PARTY – $99

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 Cocktail Hour, with an array of complimentary fine hors d’oeuvres/meals and desserts, as well as complimentary cocktails…The menu and beverages are provided by ShopRite Catering, Stella Artois, Dana Distributors, Ferreira-Carpenter Wine Club, BullChicks, and more.
 
* Hosted by superstar stand-up comedian, GILBERT GOTTFRIED.
 
* Celebrity Award Presenters including Academy Award and Emmy winners and nominees.
 
* Live Award Presentations to the World’s Leading Independent Filmmakers and Actors.
 
* Clips from all Nominated Films in all Categories.
 
* Famed Film & TV Star MARTIN KOVE (The Karate Kid movies; Rambo; “Cagney & Lacey”) will receive the HIFF Lifetime Achievement Award in Acting.
 
* All the Excitement and Glamor you see at the Oscars!

**GALA AWARDS CEREMONY (without party) – 8:00pm – $35

 

2016 Officially Selected Screenplays

 

CHERRY RIDE

Written by Scott Newell – United Kingdom
 

By a series of accidents, a virgin gets control of a limo that is also a mobile pornography set.

HUNTERS POINTE

Written by Scott Liapis – California
 

A man struggles to put his life back together after spending 15 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.

THE KID FROM BROOKLYN

Written by John McGuire – Arizona
 

A down on his luck Civil War Veteran reads a poster offering to pay three hundred dollars to anyone who can last five rounds with a professional bare knuckle prizefighter and is thrust in the limelight by flattening the professional.

POSSESSING EDEN

Written by Cameron Martin – Lousiana
 

In the future: a world named Arcadia was created by Adam and the mysterious “Nexus.” Now, the inhabitants of this world must live by orthodoxy or face serious punishment.

STILLWELL

Written by Michael Phillip Cash – New York
 

A grieving widower clashes with a demon that is preventing his wife’s soul from passing to the other side.

 
 
 
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