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Soho Int'l Film Festival Expands for 2nd Year; Actor Frank Vincent To Be Honored w NYC Icon Award
NEW YORK, NY . After a successful inaugural year, The SoHo International Film Festival NYC (SIFFNYC) announced today that its second edition will expand to eight days of programming and special events in New York City, April 15th throughApril 22nd.
By: Sibyl Reymundo-Santiago
The annual festival will take place in New York City from Friday, April 15th through Friday, April 22nd. Features, shorts, and documentaries, both in and out of competition, will screen at the Quad Cinema at 34 West 13th Street, a venerable family-owned New York theatre dedicated to presenting the best in independent cinema since 1972. The Festival will also carry the Made in NYC logo from The Mayorfs Office of Film and Broadcasting.
This year the Festival will initiate the SIFF NYC Icon Award, honoring a New York film artist who has achieved a high degree of creative excellence over the years. The first recipient is character actor Frank Vincent, well known for his work with Martin Scorsese, Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci in the classics RAGING BULL, CASINO and GOODFELLAS, in which he played Billy Batts, uttering one of the most famous lines in film history: "Go home and get your shine
Mr. Vincentfs sixty-plus film credits include DO THE RIGHT THING, JUNGLE FEVER, NIGHT FALLS ON MANHATTAN, and THE POPE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE, all filmed in New York. He also voiced Great White in A SHARK TALE, and starred as Phil Leotardo in 31 episodes of THE SOPRANOS.
The Festival will also present "An Evening with Frank Vincent" hosted by director John Gallagher (THE DELI, BLUE MOON), a longtime colleague who will direct the actor in the upcoming feature comedy FICKLE.
The NYC Icon Award will be presented to Mr. Vincent at Awards Night on Friday April 22nd, with the presenter to be announced.
For more on the festival, visit www.siffnyc.net
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ABOUT SoHo International Film Festival NYC: SIFFNYC is a film festival that celebrates the cutting]edge of digital technology while honoring traditional forms of storytelling by encouraging 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. Founder Jorge Ballos says, "By enticing filmmakers, journalists and cineastes from America and across the globe, we expect to draw audiences to this side of the city thatfs 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."
For further information, please visit www.siffnyc.net.
Media Contact: Sibyl Reymundo-Santiago, Managing Director & Head of Marketing
Phone: (212) 945-8878
Page Updated Last on: Apr 26, 2011