Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Feature, Multimedia, Music Video, Narrative Fiction, New Media / Web, Short, Television
Jun 1, 2017 – Jun 8, 2017
Nov 28, 2016
New York, New York, U S A
The festival’s mission is to exhibit the best films from the around the world and create a safe haven festival event for filmmakers and cineastes to co exist and learn from each other. Their vision is to be the festival that links independent films to the proper audience and to find distribution during their event.
Accepting full-length features, short films and documentaries from professionals and amateurs alike, SohoFilmFest will hold screenings, panels and host social events and other networking opportunities for everyone involved. Leading figures from all disciplines of the film industry including distributors and media will be in attendance.
SohoFilmFest celebrates the cutting-edge of digital technology while honoring traditional forms of storytelling, encourages new and seasoned filmmakers from here in New York City and around the world to create and send in their fresh and innovative cinematic pieces. By enticing filmmakers, journalists and cineastes from the US and across the globe, we expect to draw audiences to NYC, known for its artistic community and cultural sophistication. It is our way of helping boost the profile, the sense of pride, and the economy of the local community and the city itself.
The festival has grown steadily each year, attracting an increasing number of independent filmmakers and films from all over the world. The festival attracted hundreds of submissions this year from around the world, which chose 68 films in categories ranging from documentaries and shorts, to animated films, features and special screenings. The program featured films from the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Australia, Israel, Kenya, Japan, Spain, Turkey, Sweden, Switzerland, South Korea, Columbia and Bangladesh to name a few, and included 22 World Premieres, 11 US Premieres and 18 New York Premieres.
The festival has brought out celebrities in droves such as the ever dapper and handsome “Mambo King” Armand Assante, Dominic Purcell from “Prison Break,” AnnaLynn McCord from “Nip/Tuck,” Kevin Brown – Dot Com from 30 Rock, NY Giants coach Tom Coughlin, Tom Pelphrey, Joe D’Onofrio, Erin Karpluk, Patrick Fischler, 80’s Star Diane Franklin, and German director Uwe Boll with the premiere of his much talked about film, “Assault on Wall Street”.
General Hospital’s” Jon Lindstrom’s screening of his film “How We Got Away With It,” was attended by many of his very well-known Soap Opera colleagues Austin Peck, McCaleb Burnett & Briane Moncrief to name a few, and Latin actors FrankyG and Jeffrey DeSerrano, stars of the eerie religious thriller, “36 Saints,” by the up-and-coming “talk of the town” Joey Dedio. The last film shot in Seaside Heights before Hurricane Sandy, “West End,”also screened, starring Neal Bledsoe, William Duvall, Peter Onorati & Melissa Archer, all of whom were in attendance. Elke Gazzara, wife of the late consummate and prolific character actor, Ben Gazzara, who passed away before the documentary on his life simply called “Gazzara” was completed, also attended with her friends and family as a tribute to her late husband’s astonishing body of work and personal life.
For more information, visit: http://www.sohofilmfest.com/