The Northeast Film Festival recently held a press conference announcing its 2014 slate of films and festival nominees at their new venue, the beautifully-restored Teaneck Cinemas on Cedar Lane in Teaneck, New Jersey. This year’s inception of this rising festival (held in Maplewood, New Jersey last year), includes a slate of films featuring several Oscar-Winners and Oscar-Nominees.
Seems like Festival Director Larry Rosen is trying to bring a little Tribeca to the Garden State.
From left, Filmmaker Amanda Bedula, Best Actor in a Short winner Bill Sorvino, Best Director/Best Short Winner Sam Borowski, Best Actress in a Short Nominee Samantha Tuffarelli, Filmmaker Michael Ringston, Best Actress in a Short Winner Maria Rusolo and Best Actress in a Short Nominee Wanda O’ Connell strike a group pose on the Red Carpet at the Northeast Film Festival.
The Northeast Film Festival recently wrapped its inaugural edition, with several locals making a big splash at the Awards Gala on September 15th. One of those locals Sam Borowski, whose movie “Maniac,” was previewed in the Observer last month, took home the top honors for Best Director of a Short and Best Short for the aforementioned film. His actor Bill Sorvino, a Jersey City native, also took home Best Actor in a Short honors.
“This was an amazing festival,” Borowski said afterward. “There were not only many great films competing, but Oscar-Winners, Oscar-Nominees and multiple Award-Winners in many of the categories. Festival Director Larry Rosen did such a wonderful job of putting this together.”