The SoHo International Film Festival has announced the films that will appear in this year’s event. The festival returns to New York City June 9-16 at Village East Cinemas.
With nearly a hundred selections in this year’s festival, notable films in Exhibition include South 32 from Jake Barsha starring Melissa Archer (One Life to Live, Youthful Daze) and Mollee Gray as well as 79 Parts from Ari Taub starring Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, The Expendables, Inherent Vice) and Intersection from Tim Frech starring Hoyt Richards (Six Days Seven Nights, CSI: Miami) and Tony Longo (Mulholland Drive, Eraser) plus many more.
Some of this year’s award-winning documentaries are Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show by SoHo Alumni Carrie Preston (True Blood, Crowded) along with The Dwavernaut by director Josh Bishop; Legends of Freestyle from Steve Stanulis starring Lisa Velez (Kiss of Death, Gladiator) and Translacion: The March to the Altar of Uncertainty from director Will Fredo.
Features in competition also include this year’s record number of premieres like Shamim Sarif's Despite The Falling Snow (UK) starring Rebecca Ferguson, Charles Dance, Antje Traue and Oliver Jackson-Cohen; World Premiere for the short film The Last Hunt (US) by Matthew Daddario (Shadowhunters, Cabin Fever) Brock Harris (Major Crimes, Sam); World Premiere of The Hollow (US) starring William Sadler, David Warshofsky, William Forsythe and director Miles Doleac; International Premiere of Esoterika: Maynila (PH) by iconic Filipino Director Elwood Perez.
Many of the selected films will hold Q & A sessions with cast and crew members following each screening, along with panels, social events, and other networking opportunities for everyone involved. Leading figures from all disciplines of the film industry including distributors and media will also be in attendance.
“This year, is really exciting… we've received submissions from more countries than ever before, an even larger number of great films from women filmmakers, and a great number of LGBT films that allowed us to make a specific program for it,” said Sibyl Santiago, executive director and head of programming. “And we continue to be truly blessed with a super strong support from the New York filmmaking community, which we are proud to continue to showcase at SoHo.”
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