“New York City International Film Festival” (NYCIFF) the “United Nations” of Film Festivals

Posted on August 19, 2012

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I associated the NYCIFF to the “United Nations” of Film Festivals, with a bold vision, Roberto Rizzo has continued to succeed in bringing people from around the Globe to New York City to showcase their creativity of film and film making to the NYC screens and theaters.

Roberto will be the first to admit it is a work in progress to iron out all the wrinkles in schedules, locations to air the films, people and the commitment of industry professionals, but overall in the grand scheme, it is that Canvas of Film Creation that drew the film makers and the crowds to NYC in celebration of the work, focus and the project completion of many individuals from around the world to surprise, entertain and raise our emotions.  

For an event like the NYCIFF and for the worldwide film industry it is the example of a market and sector that continues even during economically hard times to expand opportunities and have growth. As people find many different levels of interest, intrigue, respite, contentment and escapism in films. For myself the NYCIFF speaks to our past and current history of humanity, bridging social equality, with an uplifting spirit and acknowledgment of people from all corners of the world.

The NYCIFF speaks to our past and current history of humanity, bridging social equality, with an uplifting spirit and acknowledgment of people from all corners of the world”

2012 International Awards

BEST FEATURE FILM
MOLES
Argentina
BEST DIRECTOR
JORGO PAPAVASSILIOU – Slave
Cyprus – Germany
BEST LEADING ACTOR
LAUTARO DELGADO – Moles
ARGENTINA
BEST LEADING ACTRESS
AAMINA SHEIKH – Seedlings – Lamha-
PAKISTAN

BEST FEATURE FILM AUDIENCE AWARD
SEEDLINGS – Lamha –
PAKISTAN
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
ZSOLT BACS – Slave

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
JI WANG – Forbidden Kiss
CHINA

BEST ORIGINAL SCRIPT BASED ON A TRUE STORY
PEANUTS ONE DOLLAR
ARGENTINA
BEST UP COMING DIRECTOR
FEN TIEN – Forbidden Kiss
China
BEST COMEDY
SODOMA L’atra Faccia Di Gomorra
ITALY
BEST AMERICAN COMEDY
PENDEJO
USA
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
VILAMOR
SPAIN
BEST WARDROBE
FORBIDDEN KISS
CHINA
BEST SCORE
ZELTIA MONTE – Vilamor
SPAIN
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
NASSREDIN SHAH AND HIS 84 WIVES
SWEDEN
BEST SHORT FILM
SIBLING IN LOVE
GERMANY

2012 American Awards
BEST FEATURE IN A DRAMA
SAVING GRACE B. JONES
Director/Writer/Producer – Connie Stevens
BEST LEADING ACTRESS
TATUM O’NEAL – Saving Grace B. Jones
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
PENELOPE ANN MILLER Saving Grace B. Jones

Actress, Director and Screen Writer Connie Stevens received an award for her work with Veterans. Below is the Photo of Connie Stevens with Navy Veteran Tina Quizon from Hawaii. Connie Stevens was honored for her work with Veterans, with our soldiers and troops and received the award in New York City in 2012, the photo was taken at the New York City International Film Festival.

Tina Quizon is the TV Producer in Honolulu, Tina’s award winning TV show is called Pathways to Paradise and would like to have Connie return to Hawaii for a TV Interview and as a throwback to Connie’s TV Role in Hawaiian Eye filmed in the early 1960’s as the photographer “Cricket Blair” in one of the 1st original Detective Series created in the Hawaiian Island.

Tina also shared that herself and many of Hawaii’s residents would also love to see Connie Stevens return to Honolulu in a major guest role/ part of the new Hawaii 5-0 series that was reignited and is filmed here in Hawaii as a regular series.

Thank you to Ash Kalmar of http://www.3pointvideo.com/ for the NYCIFF 2012 Opening Gala video, for more on their services go to:

http://www.3pointvideo.com/

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