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Woodstock Film Festival ’16: Preview Guide

By: Senior Contributor Lisa Iannucci

Last month, I spent time at the Woodstock Film Festival, watching films written and directed only by women (except for one, with good reason, but I’ll get to that). Forty full-length narratives, documentaries and short films were directed by women in this year’s festival, which made up one-third of this year’s offerings.read more.

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Woodstock Film Festival ’16: Melissa Finell

By: Senior Contributor Lisa Iannucci

Every time I go to a film festival, I try to find that one film that I absolutely love and would see again. I also hope to find a director that I feel is on the verge of making it “big.” Meet director Melissa Finell, who wrote and directed “Sensitivity Training,” a romantic comedy and coming-of-age film that stars Jill Alexander (“Silicon Valley,” “Mad Men”) and Anna Lise Phillips (“Revolution,” “Animal Kingdom”).read more.

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HIFF ’16: Achievement Awards

Third in a series by Lisa Iannucci explaining film festivals from the insider’s POV. Part Three: Danny Aiello received annual Award for Excellence in Film & the Arts 

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Legendary actor Danny Aiello stood in front of the audience at the Hoboken Film Festival on June 3rd to accept his Award for Excellence in Film & the Arts.… read more.

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HIFF ’16: Film Selection

Second in a series by Lisa Iannucci explaining film festivals from the insider’s POV. Part Two: Film Submissions/Film Selections!

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Covering my mouth so no one could hear me scream, I watched as a sadistic clown tied a young man to a board. While the young man fought for his life, the clown pushed the board into the fire and closed the door.… read more.

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HIFF ’16: HIFF Series Intro

First in a series by Lisa Iannucci explaining film festivals from the insider’s POV. Part One: Kenneth Del Vecchio’s brainstorm!

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It was 4 o’clock in the morning and Kenneth Del Vecchio’s wife was sound asleep, but not for long. “I woke her up and told her that I was going to start my own film festival,” said Del Vecchio, who has written, produced and directed nearly 30 feature films that star 100+ film and TV stars (including multiple Academy Award and Emmy winners and nominees).… read more.

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