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Golden Door International Film Festival-And the Winners are…


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All photos by Steveamack.com                                   

By River View Observer Staff

On Sunday evening October 16th at the grand finale of the four day Golden Door International Film Festival held at the Loew’s Theater and other venues within Jersey City from October 13th to October 16th, 2011 the winners were announced at the Loew’s theater for the people and films nominated for this first ever Jersey City  film festival.

In attendance was actor Paul Sorvino, uncle to Bill Sorvino Executive Director of the GDIFF,  also in the audience, Jersey City resident and Film Director Leon Gast; Oscar winner for “When We Were Kings,” the 1997 Academy Award–  nominated documentary about Muhammad Ali,  both Sorvino and Gast were awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards by the GDIFF  at Sunday nights finale gala.

Talented actor and painter Federico Castelluccio attended (Acting credits include:The Sopranos, Made, and other films) Castelluccio  won for Best Director and Male Actor of a Short for “Lilly of the Feast”.

Earlier in the day the film “Proud” was shown the true story about the men of the USS Mason which focused on the meritorious service of the USS Mason (DE-529) of World War II, the first US Navy ship with a predominantly African American crew, and how three of the men were finally honored in January 1994 for their meritorious service.                             See more photos and winners Continue reading Golden Door International Film Festival-And the Winners are…

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Jersey City’s GOLDEN DOOR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Launched!


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 Actors Paul Sorvino, Federico Castelluccio, Director Leon Gast, Festival Director Bill Sorvino and others in attendance

Famed Actor Paul Sorvino and his nephew Golden Door International Film Director;  Bill Sorvino pictured at the Saturday, October 1st Cocktail Launch Party.
Famed Actor Paul Sorvino and his nephew Bill Sorvino; Festival Director of the Golden Door International Film Festival, pictured at the Saturday, October 1st, Cocktail Launch Party.

The Golden Door Film Festival attracted hundreds of supporters Saturday night, October 1,to a Launch Party in the deluxe functions room at 70 Greene St.

Prominent among the attendees were actor Paul Sorvino and Federico Castelluccio, filmmaker. Both luminaries remained accessible for photos and chatted with guests during virtually the entire party. Mr. Sorvino also entertained with his operatic singing.

 

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