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 TheaterÂ and other venues within Jersey City from October 13th to October 16th, 2011 the winners were announced at the Loew’s theater for theÂ people and films nominated for this first ever Jersey City Â film festival.
In attendance was actor Paul Sorvino, uncle to Bill Sorvino Executive Director of the GDIFF,Â also in the audience,Â Jersey CityÂ residentÂ and Film Director Leon Gast; Oscar winner for “When We Were Kings,” the 1997 Academy Award-Â nominated documentary about Muhammad Ali,Â both Sorvino and Gast were awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards by the GDIFFÂ at Sunday nights finale gala.
Talented actorÂ and painterÂ Federico Castelluccio attended (Acting credits include:The Sopranos, Made, and other films) CastelluccioÂ Â won for Best DirectorÂ 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.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â See more photos and winners Continue reading Golden Door International Film Festival-And the Winners are…