Friday, October 30, 2015

New Partnership to include ICFLIX App on Humax Set-Top Boxes

 ICFLIX, the Middle East and North Africa’s leading online streaming service have inked a deal with Humax, a premier set-top box manufacturer, to integrate the ICFLIX app directly into Humax Android set-top boxes for the GCC region.

“The integration of the ICFLIX app on Humax’s Android set-top boxes will make it easier for customers to watch premium content on their television sets, giving them access to award-winning Hollywood movies alongside Jazwood and Bollywood content,” said Mohammed Amine Lalami, Head of Business Development at ICFLIX.

The new Android set-top boxes will include a 1-month voucher, giving users unlimited access to movies, TV series, documentaries and kids content on ICFLIX ranging from classic gems to blockbusters from the largest Jazwood collection available online alongside Hollywood and Bollywood content.

"H1 is the first OTT Set Top Box in MENA region that bring together customized local content such as icflix, and it would be the ultimate solution to overcome the need of multi decoders for different operators, as we working closely with all OTT operators and Pay TV operators to integrate their VOD services on Humax Set Top Boxes. In short the H1 is an amazing HD entertainment box that can fit easily in your pocket.” said KW Shin, GM of Humax Gulf FZE.

The new Android set-top box ‘H1’ will boost the conventional TV and even make smart TV smarter by taking the online entertainment experience to next level, simple to set up, easy to navigate, embedded Bluetooth and built in Wi-Fi, it’s just plain fun all around.

The Humax H1 Set Top Box will become available to customers in the following countries; UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, Oman, Lebanon, Palestine and Algeria, with other countries to follow.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

UAS Development recieives FAA authorization for Heavy-Lift Drone operations

Unmanned Aerial Systems Development, Inc. (UAS Development), with headquarters located in Holliston, MA, is pleased to announce it has successfully petitioned for authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration to commence operations utilizing their fleet of small unmanned multi-rotor vehicles. This authorization along with the FAA issued Certificate of Authorization (COA) will allow UAS Development to conduct controlled close range flight operations and expand its program of research and development with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for industrial and commercial markets.

UAS Development selected representation by Mintz, Levin, P.C. as counsel of record for the creation and submission of the petition. Jonathan Cain of Mintz DC acted as UAS Development’s chief counsel for this petition.

UAS Development operates a broad range of UAVs, from “micro” units up to their flagship heavy lift multi-rotor UAVs. This large UAV is built as a mission specific platform for feature film quality aerial cinematography and film/video production. UAS Development will provide equipment and licensed crews to conduct operations to satisfy currently unmet film industry demand for aerial production using UAVs through a partner company, Oversite Productions, Inc.

Through its association with the New England chapter of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI-NE), UAS Development has run several events demonstrating their capabilities and workflow to the film & television industry, as well as regional robotics & autonomous systems companies and other researchers in the robotics field.

UAS Development will continue to explore advancements in UAV systems efficiency, operational safety and commercialization through integration of remotely piloted and autonomous aerial systems into diverse applications. UAS Development seeks collaborative research and development programs with engineering and industrial services clients to advance these initiatives.

UAS Development is a privately held corporation chartered in Massachusetts. The principals are Jeff Adams, Joel Laino and Matthew Greenway. Jeff Adams is a 20 year veteran of commercial and advertising production, and is a member of the Board of Directors for AUVSI New England. Joel Laino has also been in the production industry for over 20 years and serves as Creative Director for the firm’s production business. Matthew Greenway is a mechanical engineer and has 15 years experience in aviation and electronics manufacturing.

UAS Development was founded in 2014 to conduct research in the unmanned aerial vehicle market. Our interest is in developing mission specific UAVs to service commercial and industrial applications of remote imaging and data collection from light weight and cost effective platforms. Our initial market focus is in aerial cinematography and video production, making use of high definition, production grade digital camera systems, with an emphasis on integration of similar camera capabilities into remotely controlled gimbals with robust stabilization and operating capacities. We integrated technologies to compose a heavy-lift airframe and payload management configuration that provides our operators the ability to run camera kits up to 20 lbs for 10-15 minute intervals.

Our proprietary equipment configuration lends itself to a wide variety of alternative applications including: Thermal imaging, GIS mapping, bio-chem & composite spectrometry, remote sensor data acquisition and video/photography recording. UAS Development has established collaborative relationships with a variety of sensor manufacturers, with the intention of delivering robust data acquisition configurations to satisfy a diverse range of mission parameters and program initiatives.

UAS Development is also working with the FAA during the beta test phase of the FAA’s new UAV operator app, “B4Ufly”. The app seeks to enhance communications between UAVs and manned aviation traffic mangers to avoid conflicted airspace.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Burt Reynolds to Appear at Fall Florida AutoFest in Lakeland

Carlisle Events has been promoting automotive events in Florida since the fall of 2012 when it hosted Fall AutoFest in Zephyrhills.  After three years and six increasingly popular events, the Pennsylvania-based company had no choice but to move to a modern day, large scale facility.  With the SUN ‘n FUN complex in Lakeland tapped as its new home, Carlisle Events is preparing to host Fall Florida AutoFest, November 12-15.  This event already hosts a bevy of automotive and aeronautical excitement and now, Carlisle Events is pleased to announce a two-day appearance by the legendary Burt Reynolds.

Reynolds is a long-time star of stage and screen, appearing in nearly 200 films including Stroker Ace,HooperBoogie NightsMystery AlaskaDeliverance,Longest YardDukes of Hazzard and Cannonball Run. He was a popular guest host on The Tonight Show and starred in the television series Out of this World and the fondly remembered Evening Shade, which is considered one of the best comedies ever written.  Although Reynolds’ name and face has graced many worthy movies, he will forever be remembered as the charming, devil-may-care Bo “Bandit” Darville in the 1977 pop culture hit Smokey and the Bandit.

Still a working actor at the age of 79, Reynolds has a number of movies due to be released in the next year. He continues to pursue his love of teaching at The Burt Reynolds Institute for Film and Theatre. Recently, Reynolds was awarded both the Georgia Film Legend Award and the Film Florida Legends Tourism Ambassador Award. In September he became the only actor to be inducted into the Stuntman Hall of Fame. Reynolds is actively involved in charity work including a partnership with the Dream Giveaway Sweepstakes.  His association with the Dream Giveaway team is partially what brings him to Fall AutoFest.  He would love to see one of his fans win the beautifully restored and autographed 1979 Trans Am being offered through the Bandit Dream Giveaway Sweepstakes, proceeds from which will benefit a number of worthwhile charities as well as the building fund of the Burt Reynolds Institute.

This is actually the second time that Carlisle Events is doing business with Reynolds in 2015.  Earlier in the year, as part of Spring Carlisle and its auction, the Carlisle Auctions team sold for $181,900, a 1977 Bandit Trans Am that was owned by none other than Reynolds himself.  The sale gained international attention and proved to be the top selling car of the spring auction.

Along with the Bandit Dream Giveaway Trans Am, the Bandit himself and tens of thousands of guests, the Smokey and the Bandit theme will continue with a replica of the Snowman’s rig from the movie as well as a replica police car representing one that Jackie Gleason/Sheriff Buford T. Justice drove.  In all, it’ll be a weekend for not only car lovers but also movie lovers and fans of Burt Reynolds alike.

Reynolds will be onsite Friday and Saturday of Fall Florida AutoFest hosting multiple autograph sessions.  Friday’s session is from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday’s is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  In addition, Reynolds will return to the complex after a brief break Saturday evening from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. to introduce a drive-in movie screening of Smokey and the Bandit.  An autograph with Reynolds is free, but limited per person and a fee will apply for any merchandise purchased at the signing.  Carlisle Events anticipates a line, so a "Bandit Pass" has also been established.  For a donation to the Dream Giveaway Sweepstakes and the Bandit Dream Giveaway ($25), guests can move to the front of the line for the one on one with Reynolds.  Details on Fall Florida AutoFest can be found at 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Mercy for Angels starring Vida Guerra picked up by REDBOX

Colored Wind Productions announces that the newly released independent feature,"Mercy for Angels," is now kicking off its REDBOX campaign starting Sept 22nd.

The film stars Vida Guerra (Dorm Dayz 2), Emilio Rivera (Sons of Anarchy), John Amos(Roots), Nicola Bertram (Green Street Hooligans 2),and  Destiny Austin (Millionaire Matchmaker) and to name a few.

When asked about the message behind the film, K.C. Amos addressed the need to address the epidemic of human trafficking through the art of film making.

“It is a cause that me and Pops are passionate about. We want to assist the efforts to bring change through awareness and hopefully help to end this crime against humanity. It goes toward a major movement. I'm fixing to level the playing field,” says KC Amos, Director.

The film's soundtrack includes the track "Free in Heaven" by Gary Lee Jeffries(Virgin Records) along with music by compoers Jason Solowsky(Lionsgate Films/Sony Pictures)

Colored Wind Productions is a television, music video and film production company based in Los Angeles and headed by Grammy nominated Director, KC Amos.

Amos has won prestigious awards from the Sundance Film Festival along with a Grammy nomination for his work on cutting edge productions with Dream Works as well as top stars in the industry. Dale Stelly has produced and directed numerous films for Lionsgate.

Thursday, October 22, 2015 Channel Launches Worldwide On iOS, Android And Roku ​celebrates ​diversity in filmmaking by showcasing the work of exciting independent filmmakers and actors of color, from across the African Diaspora. F​rom dramas, thrillers, comedies and documentaries from the US, the UK, France and Cuba, to the exclusive OTT worldwide streaming premiere of rare, restored South African classics from the apartheid era— b​​is the go­to destination for discovery of the best in black cinema entertainment.

In making the announcement, Founder Moore said, “We are pleased to be partnering with B​IGSTAR, ​to feature content from filmmakers of color, to promote and support diversity in filmmaking. W​e are thrilled to be working with BIGSTAR’​s experienced curation and tech team, to bring the channel to a worldwide audience.”

Powered by BIGSTAR,​ the b​ channel is a movies on­demand Advertiser Supported Video­On­Demand (AVOD) and Subscription Video­On­Demand (SVOD) channel. Specializing in independent, international black cinema, movies will be available for instant streaming worldwide.

BIGSTAR Founder & CEO Xavi Dalmau noted, “We are excited about bringing together B​IGSTAR’​s OTT custom platform and content curation expertise to b​lackfilm.c​om’s well­ respected brand, and to launch another niche ­channel focused on delivering diverse and quality content to a global audience.”

Users can download the b​ App from the Google Play store, iTunes and Roku. The b​ ​channel i​s now available for viewing on iPad tablets, iPhones, Android phones & tablets and on Roku. Coming soon users will be able to also watch on the web at w​​as well as an array of Smart TV’s.

About b​ ­​ is an online resource which links the Black Film Community while cultivating national and international audiences interested in their work. The site provides a forum for filmmakers, scholars and organizations to present information and promote artistic expression. In addition to its online presence, publishes a newsletter filled with filmmaker resources, and presents a national film screening series that showcased the works of independent filmmakers of color. Since its inception in 1997, the series has brought groundbreaking films to audiences that might not have otherwise been available. The film series screens at the Lincoln Center in NY, the Writer’s Guild of America in LA, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Rialto Center in Atlanta, the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation in D.C. and the African­-American Museum in Detroit.

About B​IGSTAR: ­ B​IGSTAR Movies was launched in 2007 and operates over a dozen different brands such as BIGSTAR Movies, Queer Cinema, Film Festival Favorites and Foreign Film Favorites, among others. Its streaming technology has been deployed to over 17 different platforms and over 90+ apps. Leading the way in Independent Movie OTT distribution, B​IGSTAR continues to expand its global audience by partnering with content owners and strategic alliances worldwide.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

'40 Nights' VFX supervisor works toward 'seamless realism'

 “My goal, what excites me the most in this art, is taking an idea and giving it life,” explained Brian Vroman, the VFX Supervisor for the recently completed faith-based feature film, '40 Nights,' slated for a March 2016 release by Lightworx Entertainment (Nashville, Tenn.) and Collective Development Inc. (Lansing, Mich.).

The 26-year-old, whose business, Vroman Arts of Owosso, Mich., is putting its first major VFX stamp on a feature film. “It's no different than long ago when sculptors would take a block of stone and chisel away until something captivating and inspiring arose,” said Vroman. “Except now, our tools are a little better,” he adds smiling.

During the physically demanding '40 Nights' shoot in the desert of Yuma, Ariz. in March, Vroman was at a distinct advantage for doing VFX because he doubled as the location sound mixer.

“Sure it helped, it was huge,” said Vroman. “I was on-set every day and was hands-on with every set up that would require my abilities after we got back to Michigan. The shoot was a challenge because of the heat, what the desert presented (wind, sand, treacherous terrain, awareness of snakes, spiders and other critters, planes, trains and automobiles), but I loved it. We've got a great film on our hands, so proud to be a part of it.”

DJ Perry, CDI's Chief Executive Officer (who also plays Jesus in '40 Nights') said Vroman already has limited work with the company. “Mr. Vroman (Brian) has worked computer FX on a few CDI- associated films such as WASTELAND and BESTSELLER. We're proud to have him supervising VFX on '40 Nights' and we look forward to a continued relationship with Vroman Arts.”

Despite his youth, Vroman is multi-talented and experienced. He offers a long list of services, accomplishments and capabilities. Everything from video capture, lighting, crane operation, voice over talent and DVD creation (linking/motion/sound effects/menu creation) to After Effects, 3D model animation, 2D-3D logo extrusion/animation and, of course, visual effects and compositing.

“I pride myself in not only learning, growing and honing my skills as an artist on my own, but I love referencing and blending today's movies and tutorials in with what I can learn from others,” explains Vroman. “My goal is to grow exponentially as an artist by using this template of resources. And that leads to every artist's goal in this craft, to leave the audience unknowing of what was 'real' and what was 'VFX.' ”

In 'Vroman's VFX World,' as in '40 Nights,' where he says “the only limit to creativity is the effectiveness of the machine one is working with,” the audience will likely ask itself more than once - “is that VFX or did they film scenes outside of Yuma? Maybe in Malta? Or Jerusalem?”

Better yet, and the end game of VFX, is that the audience will be so engrossed in the story, all elements will flow 'seamlessly.'

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Living Miracles Publications Announces the Release of Quantum Forgiveness: Physics, Meet Jesus by Bestselling Author and Mystic, David Hoffmeister

Living Miracles Publications is proud to announce the release of bestselling author, David Hoffmeister’s newest book, available in September, 2015. Immediately after publishing, Amazon honored Quantum Forgiveness: Physics, Meet Jesus with the top bestselling status in three categories.

David Hoffmeister is world-renowned as a mystic and A Course in Miracles (ACIM) expert. In this new book, he uses seven mind-expanding movies as modern-day parables to guide readers into an experience of Quantum Forgiveness. This book is a good news story of self-empowerment and personal awakening. Using movies as teaching tools, non-dual expert and teacher, David Hoffmeister, takes one into a vast experience of Oneness and helps them access the field of pure potentiality.

Take forgiveness as taught by Jesus 2,000 years ago, the science of the material universe as understood by Quantum Physics, and movie-watching as a spiritual tool. Combine that with the clarity of mystic David Hoffmeister, a world-renowned teacher of A Course in Miracles (ACIM), and you have an insightful and original book for awakening to permanent Peace.

According to Hoffmeister, “This is not forgiveness the way the world teaches it, which is to believe that someone has done us wrong and we have to find a way to bless them. With Quantum Forgiveness, we start to realize that we were mistaken about everything we have ever perceived. This opens the gateway to healing, the gateway to true freedom.”

Because of this perspective, Quantum Forgiveness: Physics, Meet Jesus is a useful and important book. It offers a practical use of Quantum Physics with the release of false expectations based on an already disproven Newtonian world view. It’s been decades since the pioneers of quantum physics transcended the scientific method, yet only now are we ready for experiencing reality exactly as it is.

Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times best-selling author of Miracles Now said the following about this work, “David Hoffmeister is a beautiful teacher of A Course in Miracles. In his new book, Quantum Forgiveness: Physics, Meet Jesus, he offers a unique and powerful pathway for transcending fear and strengthening your miracle mindset. I recommend this book to anyone on a committed spiritual path. I absolutely adore David and all of his work!”

Whatever issues people are facing today, many feel that Hoffmeister’s easily accessible book can be a powerful guide. To learn more about Quantum Forgiveness: Physics, Meet Jesus, go to:

Friday, October 16, 2015

Star Trek Alums ‘Boldly Go’ Into New Medical Comedy

The interstellar duo of Marina Sirtis, (Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS, Crash) best known for her role as Deanna Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation and its film franchise, and former co-star, Lt. Worf actor Michael Dorn, (Castle, Heroes, Ted 2) have embarked on a new mission with the comedy Internity. The cosmic pair plans to make Internity the first actor-created, fan-funded television series pilot bought by a major network.

Internity follows a misfit team of newbie doctors navigating “intern hell,” led by Dr. Nate, a pop culture fanboy who’s obsessed with TV reruns and prone to dream sequences featuring actual cast members from his favorite old shows in guest appearances.

Sirtis stars as Dr. Camila Chivari, who at age 50, isn’t the typical first year intern. After a messy divorce, Chivari returned to medical school to pursue her long-held ambition of becoming a doctor. Sirtis says, “I find the idea of someone starting over at 50 very compelling. It takes guts to embark on a new journey at an age most people are thinking about retirement. It's rare to be offered such an exciting and rewarding role, so I don't care how we fund it. I'm in!“

Dorn will direct the pilot and make a special appearance reprising his and Sirtis’ iconic sci-fi roles in a special flashback scene. “I’m always looking to break new ground. With this show, we can,” Dorn said.Internity also stars sitcom staples Richard Ruccolo (Two Guys, a Girl & a Pizza Place, Rita Rocks, Legit) and Carla Jimenez, (Last Man Standing, Raising Hope, Nacho Libre) along with veteran actorJim Beaver (Supernatural, DeadwoodCrimson Peak) and Joey Adams (Bones, Body of Proof, Broadway theater).

Adams is writer-creator and will co-produce with Jerald Silverhardt (All The Right Moves, Marker, Fish Dont Blink). Additional casting by Christine Sheaks, C.S.A. (Boogie Nights, Scary Movie, Fargo) will be announced shortly. Silverhardt says, “Joey wrote a beautifully layered, funny show. It’s got comedy, it’s got drama and it’s different.”

Beaver adds, “I like to work on good things, even if there aren’t millions of dollars involved. A really well-thought-out and exciting crowdfunded project is in some ways a greater draw than playing my 481st country sheriff. That’s why I wanted to be part of Internity. It’s a terrific script, and terrific character, and it’s the kind of stuff I don’t always get to play.”

“Actors have been producing their work since the days of Charlie Chaplin,” Adams says. “But, actors taking that work directly to their audience to finance it? This is the future.”

To make history, the team must first raise at least $100,000 via crowdfunding to fund their pilot. “Crowdfunding, simply put, is investing in dreams,” Adams said. “Once people get to know us and see how much we all believe in this show, I think they’ll want to help us play doctors on TV.”





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Thursday, October 15, 2015

2015 8th Annual Atlantic City Cinefest Begins Today

The 8th annual 2015 Atlantic City Cinefest Film Festival begins today with four days of films, events & awards. The Festival will show movies at venues such as Dante Hall Theater and the Noyes Arts Garage, both managed by Stockton University. The festival celebrates the art form of independent moviemaking. The festival has hosted Kevin Smith, Terry Winter, Robert Downey, Sr., Scott Rosenfelt, William Forsythe, Dominique Swain, Chris Mulkey and more during the first seven years. For tickets and information on this years festival please log onto;

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

ICFLIX Unveils New Interface 2.0 For Android

 ICFLIX, the Middle East and North Africa’s leading movie-streaming service, have released version 2.0 of its Android app, introducing a new sleeker user interface and several new additional features.

The new icflix 2.0 can be downloaded from Google Play. The redesign offers an enhanced user experience, allowing Android users to access their favourite movies and TV shows with simplicity, ease, and a seamless browsing experience.

Carlos Tibi, founder and CEO of icflix states: “The new app has been built from the ground up and is a complete new redesign. It’s faster, efficient and more user friendly making it easier to navigate. As more and more consumers leverage their mobile devices as their personal video viewing instruments, therefore, it is important that our app works and looks good across all the different size Android devices available.”

New and redesign features include;

·      Learning as we go: icflix v2.0 UI was redesigned from scratch with users in mind, based on user feedback

·      A single tap away from watching on your TV with fully integrated Chromecast support

·      The latest and newest set of features created to enhance user experience

The plan is to reach as many users by supporting the latest Android operating systems like Lollipop 5.0 and 5.1 where ICFLIX is available on more then 8,000 Android devices.

To download the app visit Google Play:

For more information about icflix visit

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Its Going To Be A "Clean Cut" at Dante Hall & Dusk For Atlantic City Cinefest 2015

Keith Collins, Doug Bollinger, Samantha Artese, Michael Billy
(Starring Cast Of Clean Cut)

The hot ticket this year at the 8th annual 2015 Atlantic City Cinefest Film Festival is actor/producer Keith Collins' highly talked about world premiere of "Clean Cut" at Dante Hall Theater. The Thriller boasts one of the most stellar ensemble casts assembled and a original story so shocking it will keep your mind filled with paranoia for weeks on end. Collins who is being awarded the coveted "Creative Growth Award" of the festival will be on hand with starring cast for the films premiere. We hear that the invite only celebrity packed pre-premiere celebration will be held Saturday night at ultra swanky AC hotspot Dusk nightclub in Caesars Casino. Created by Keith Collins ("The Meat Puppet", "Gravedigger"), written by two-time NY Emmy Award Winning Writer Joseph Pepitone and Billy Pepitone ("Stuck in the Middle","The Jersey Devil") "Clean Cut" also features original music by rock legend Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal ("Guns N' Roses"). Don't miss this one at this years Cinefest!!

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

“Filmadelphia Author Brings Cinematic Tour of Phila. and S.J. to A.C.”

For the first time, Irv Slifkin will bring his acclaimed program honoring films made in Philadelphia and South Jersey to the Jersey Shore.  Author of the best-selling book "Filmadelphia: A Celebration of a City's Movies," Delran, N.J. resident Slifkin will host a guided video tour of film history in the Philadelphia region as part of the 8th annual Atlantic City Cinefest.
            Slifkin will screen clips and elaborate upon locally shot movies, offering an exhilarating presentation that delves into the area’s film heritage from the silent days till the recent past. His cinematic treasure chest serves treats from the famous to the obscure, and allows audiences to appreciate scenes from the movies as they take in the local scenery. It’s fun, informative.
            “I am looking forward to bringing my “Filmadelphia” presentation to the Shore for the very first time,” said Slifkin, who also wrote "Groovy Movies: Far-Out Films of the Psychedelic Era." “I think audiences get a kick out of the great film clips that allow them to revisit movies and familiar places from the past as well as acquaint themselves with movies they never knew existed or had forgotten."
            The long overdue Shore premiere of “Filmadelphia” kicks off at 5 p.m. Oct. 17 at Dante Hall. Tickets for this and all events are $8 a block, $25 for a day pass and $40 for an all festival pass. For details and tickets, visit
            The festival will serve up a mix of comedy, drama, horror and science fiction, narrative and documentary. The Superstorm Sandy narrative, “A Rising Tide,” will open the festival at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16 with director Ben Hickernell and producer Daryl Freimark expected to attend the screening.
            The New Jersey premiere of “Hitchcock/Truffaut” plays Saturday afternoon, Oct. 17. Based on Francois Truffaut’s 1966 book “Cinema According to Hitchcock,” a battery of directors talks about the influences of the two filmmakers.
            In the short film, “After Tragedy,” director Mark VanZevenBergen revisits the horrific case of Leslie Nelson, who killed two police officers in Haddon Heights 20 years ago, screening at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 at the Arts Garage.
            North Jersey filmmakers Keith Collins and Joseph Pepitone bring the world premiere of “Clean Cut.” After witnessing a murder at a young age, Bill Horton stalks the streets for evildoers under the murderous guise of The Evangelist.  New Jersey-shot drama, “Before the Snow,” focuses on a man who struggles to come to grips with his tattered past after being diagnosed with a terminal disease.
            A pre-festival screening of the documentary “Farewell to Factory Towns?” on Thursday, Oct. 15 talks about a New England mill town that pinned its hopes for a turnaround on a museum of modern art developed in a former factory. The turnaround didn’t last. A panel discussion follows comparing this scenario with the recent fate of Atlantic City.
            The Cinefest will honor Brian O’Halloran with a Creative Achievement Award. The actor has been Kevin Smith's go to guy since “Clerks” in the early 1990s. O'Halloran co-starred in “Clerks II” and will be in “Clerks III.” He also appeared in Smith’s “Mallrats,” and is scheduled for the sequel, “Mallbrats.” The awards ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 18 in Dante Hall.
            Purchase tickets to all events at the door or visit either

The 8th annual Atlantic City Cinefest, presented by Downbeach Film Festival, will show movies at venues such as Dante Hall Theater and the Noyes Arts Garage, both managed by Stockton University. The festival celebrates the art form of independent moviemaking. The festival has hosted Kevin Smith, Terry Winter, Robert Downey, Sr., Scott Rosenfelt, William Forsythe, Dominique Swain and more during the first seven years.