SOHO International Film Festival Celebrates Fifth Year In 2014

Opening Night Announcement for SOHO International Film Festival
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NEW YORK - April 25, 2014 - PRLog -- (SoHo, NEW YORK)-April 25, 2014-The SOHO International Film Festival proudly announces they are celebrating their fifth year! The festival will take place from May 15ththrough May 22nd.

Opening night will kick off on May 15th with the film “In Lieu of Flowers”, written and directed by William Savage and stars Josh Pence (The Dark Knight Rises, Battleship, The Social Network), Spencer Grammer (Ironside, Greek, As The World Turns) and Nate Corddry (Mom, The Heat, TRON: Uprising). This is the New York premiere. Most love stories are about losing love or finding it; this is a story about what happens in between. After the screening there will be a Q & A with the cast and crew.

The opening night film will be preceded by a twelve minute short “Good Sister”, written by Elizabeth Hemmerdinger and Umakanth Thumrugoti. The short is a comedy/thriller that was directed by Umakanth Thumrugoti and stars Jessica Hecht (Breaking Bad, Sideways, Friends) and Grant Shaud (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Oliver Beene, Murphy Brown). The synopsis is that Helene is taking care of mother-even if it kills her.

The venue this year will be at Village East Cinema, 189 2nd Avenue (12th Street), New York. The Opening Night films will be screened in Auditorium 1and starts promptly at 5:30 PM.

The after party to celebrate the film festival’s fifth year will have many celebrities in attendance. Some of the celebrity guests that are slated to appear are Spencer Grammer, Josh Pence, Jessica Hecht, Grant Shaud and Candice Coke among many others.

“We are excited to celebrate our fifth year with an amazing lineup and we look forward to share this with the audience as the festival steadily grows every year.  We boast a large selection of women and young filmmakers compared to other film festivals”, states Sibyl Santiago, Executive Director and Head of Programming for the festival. “We are very proud of the program and the hard work of our very dedicated screening committee”.

Festival passes and tickets are now available for purchase by visiting Please visit the website to view additional films and programming.


The SOHO International Film Festival was founded by Jorge Ballos. The festival receives submissions from around the world from countries such as Canada, Germany, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, Australia, Puerto Rico, Kenya, Israel, Turkey, Spain, Japan, Bangladesh, Ireland, Brazil and of course, the United States.

Greece, Algeria, Ukraine and Zimbabwe join the group this year. This rapidly growing film festival is attended by thousands of local and international patrons and filmmakers.

You can find more information on the festival by visiting

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