Soho International Film Festival NYC 2010 Announces the First Batch of the Accepted Films

Soho International Film Festival NYC 2010

The Organizers of the Soho International Film Festival NYC 2010 are proud to send  out a rolling announcement of the Accepted Films for this year – the first batch’s list on  January 5, 2010 and again on January 11, 2010.

The following are the Official Selection (Partial List) to the Soho International Film Festival NYC 2010:

Features:

  1. “Burma An Indictment” (Dir/Prod: Jeremy Taylor) Documentary  USA
  2. “Throws of Passion” (Dir: Todd M Jones) US Showcase  USA
  3. “Walang Hanggang Paalam” (Dir: Ellen Ramos, Paolo Villaluna) World Showcase  Philippines
  4. “Pitik Bulag” (Dir: Gil Portes) World Showcase  Philippines
  5. “Pastor’s Kid (Dir: Dale Adriatico) World Showcase  Philippines
  6. “Autism Made in the USA” (Dir: Gary Null) Documentary  USA
  7. “Forget Me Not” (Dir: Alexander Holt, Lance Roehrig) World Showcase  UK

Shorts:

  1. “Il Male Assoluto” (Dir: Francesco  Colangelo) Italy
  2. “The Godmother”  ( Dir: Lior Chefetz) US
  3. “Leka med Dockor”  (Dir:Hans Montelius) Sweden
  4. “Carton” (Dir: Uri Inbar) Israel
  5. “A Cry Within” (Dir: Frances Lozada/Franky G) USA
  6. “Rapunzel” (Dir: Tolga Karacelik) Turkey
  7. “Patu Ihu” (Dir: Summer Agnew) New Zealand

Founder Jorge Ballos, announced that the 1st SoHo International Film Festival NYC 2010 (www.siffnyc.com)  will run February 18-21, 2010 in the heart of SoHo, New York City. “This new festival will celebrate the cutting-edge of digital technology while honoring traditional forms of storytelling with a presentation of at least twelve feature films, in and out of competition categories. In addition, the festival will host filmmaking panels and workshops and nightly after-parties. Leading figures of the film industry as well as local film enthusiasts are expected to attend the unique, four-day February event. By enticing filmmakers, journalists and cineastes from America and around the globe with a strong slate of domestic and international films, we expect to draw audiences to this side of the city, known for its artistic community and cultural sophistication,” stated Ballos. “It is our way of helping boost the profile, the sense of pride, and the economy of the local community and the city itself.”

Co-founder Luis Pedron added, “We got a lot of strong foreign film submissions through withoutabox.com that should make our festival a distinguished international showcase. In addition, we’ve received a good number of wonderfully original shorts and indie features from American filmmakers. We’re quite pleased, especially given the limited time and the fact that we’re still a new festival. The complete list and programme will be announced on January 11, 2010.”

On February 21, 2010, the festival will have an awards night to announce the winner of the following categories:

Best US Showcase, Best World Showcase, Best Documentary, Best Short, Best Work in Progress and Audience Award.

This year’s Soho International Film Festival NYC 2010 will be brought to you by:

* Made in NY ( www.NYC.gov   – Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting) 

* Official Hotel: Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel 135-20 39th Avenue Flushing, NY 11354 (718) 460-6666 ( Mention: Soho International Film Festival NYC 2010 to get a discounted rate )

* Media Sponsor: GMA Pinoy TV / GMA Life TV www.gmapinoytv.com/

* Printing Sponsor: www.workflowone.com/

* New York Bay Remittance www.nybayremit.com/

 website: www.siffnyc.com

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