Hoboken movie pageant opens in Greenwood Lake with awards for Jesse Ventura, Martin Kove – NorthJersey.com

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Dave Rogers, a West Milford Excessive Faculty graduate, is premiering his movie “D-Love” on the Hoboken Worldwide Movie Competition in Could 2017.
David Zimmer/NorthJersey.com

GREENWOOD LAKE, N.Y. – It begins when a former governor and an evil sensei stroll right into a tent. And it’s not a joke.

The Hoboken Worldwide Movie Competition begins Friday evening on the shores of Greenwood Lake.

Award shows to former Gov. Jesse Ventura, featured in “Predator,” and Martin Kove of “Rambo,” “The Karate Child” and the favored YouTube sequence “Cobra Kai” are set to steer off a week-long pageant exhibiting full-length options, tv pilots, documentaries and brief movies from 25 international locations.

“There’s festivals like Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca and Toronto which might be in a league of their very own,” stated Kenneth Del Vecchio, pageant founder and chairman. “However we’re in that grouping proper after and that is why we get submissions from everywhere in the world.”

The 2017 Hoboken Worldwide Movie Competition was the primary at its new venue, Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park in Greenwood Lake, N.Y. (Photograph: David M. Zimmer/NorthJersey.com)

For the 2019 pageant, Del Vecchio stated his committee acquired greater than 1,500 submissions. About 10 %, together with a documentary a couple of member of a African Hebrew Israelite neighborhood and brief love tales by native administrators, are set to indicate throughout the pageant at Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park throughout the New York State border from West Milford.

The park has hosted the pageant since 2017 beneath an expiring, three-year contract with village officers.

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Friday evening’s schedule contains the opening ceremony and the premiere of “A Karate Christmas Miracle.” Filmed domestically in 2018, the film stars Mario Del Vecchio, the son of the pageant founder, Eric Roberts, Kove, Julie McCullough and Mila Milosevic.

Mario Del Vecchio (age 10) of Midland Park scholar, acts with Mila Milosevic (L, foreground) who performs as his mom throughout a rehearsal of a film as Julie Kimmel (R), Director, directs them whereas his father Ken Del Vecchio (rear), Author and Producer who runs the Hoboken Movie Competition, seems to be on, photographed at their capturing location in North Haledon on 12/30/18.  (Photograph: Mitsu Yasukawa/Northjersey.com)

“For the following 5 days, we present motion pictures continuous,” Del Vecchio stated.

Celebrities set to attend the pageant embody Jason London, Joyce DeWitt, Daniel Baldwin and Academy Award nominees Danny Aiello and Burt Younger. The ceremony closes on Could 23, with a gala awards ceremony hosted by slapstick comedian Gilbert Gottfried. Through the ceremony, London, who starred within the film “Dazed and Confused,” is ready to obtain the pageant’s HIFF Excellence in Performing award.

Along with showings beneath tents at Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park in Greenwood Lake, screenings will probably be held on the close by Cove Fortress restaurant and the historic Elks Lodge.

The 2017 Hoboken Worldwide Movie Competition was the primary at its new venue, Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park in Greenwood Lake, N.Y. (Photograph: David M. Zimmer/NorthJersey.com)

The pageant, which awards money prizes in a number of competitors classes, was based mostly in Hoboken previous to Superstorm Sandy. It then relocated to Middletown, N.Y. earlier than touchdown in Greenwood Lake in 2017.

Extra info on the pageant may be discovered at hobokeninternationalfilmfestival.com.

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