The 2012 Hoboken International Film Festival ("HIFF") is being held June 1 to June 7, 2012. Hosted by Gilbert Gottfried, HIFF will showcase numerous film and TV stars, and the world's most cutting edge films.
The 2012 Opening Night Feature world wide premiere will be the film "SNAPSHOT" - "Sometimes a picture is worth a lot more than a thousand words." A thrilling drama, Directed by Eric Etebari the film stars: Zach McGowan ("Shameless'"); Robert Loggia (Academy Award and Emmy nominee; Scarface, Big, Independence Day); Joyce DeWitt ("Three's Company"); Michael Pare (Eddie and the Cruisers; Streets of Fire); and Martin Kove (The Karate Kid; Rambo); Rachael Robbins (An Affirmative Act, The Great Fight), David Chokachi (Baywatch), Keith Collins (A Fight For Survival, Stuck in the Middle), Nina Transfeld (The Life Zone), Michael Rivera (Fighting), Elissa Goldstein (An Affirmative Act), Angela Little (American Pie, My Bosses Daughter), Deidre Lorenz (Santorini Blue). Produced by Kenneth Del Vecchio, Written By Robert Borneman Executive Produced By Robert and Joyce Borneman.
HIFF continues to grow – in 2011 HIFF had over 1,500 film submissions from all over the world, and accepted just over 90 films (the competition is fierce). Festival attendance has eclipsed 15,000 people in each of the past few years. A star-filled event, HIFF has had several Academy Award and Emmy winners and nominees, and numerous other fan-favorite celebrities at screenings, award ceremonies and special events.
With a celebrity jury comprised of Academy Award and Emmy winners, and powerhouse partners that include My9 & FOX 5, The New York Post, Coca-Cola & vitaminwater, The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Q 104.3, DiamondJewelersOnline.com, Little Italy’s Umberto’s Clam House, Boylan Soda, Zyr Vodka, Pop Chip, Illy Coffe, and Hudson Cinemas, HIFF is a worldwide renowned film festival. Showcasing the hottest domestic and international movies and their filmmakers, HIFF will kick off on June 1, 2012 with The Filmmakers Reception and Opening Night Screenings.
At this year’s Gala Awards Ceremony, noted as one of the best in the country for its Oscar-like class and fanfare, the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award will be personally accepted by legendary actor Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas, Nixon, Romeo + Juliet, The Cooler). Past recipients include: Robert Loggia (Academy Award and Emmy nominee; Scarface, Big, Independence Day), Cloris Leachman (Academy Award Winner & 15-time Emmy Winner & Nominee), Charles Durning (2-time Academy Award/4-time Golden Globe/9-time Emmy winner and nominee; The Sting, Tootsie), Billy Dee Williams (The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Lady Sings the Blues), and Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner, Carroll Baker (How the West Was Won, Baby Doll, Kindergarten Cop).
HIFF awards the winning filmmakers with cash prizes in several categories. There are also awards given in several other categories, and there are numerous top distribution companies in attendance of the festival and monitoring the Official Selections…And then there is the very special New York Post Feature Film Trailer Competition held on NYPost.com.