Hudson Valley International Film Festival

"Not just an experience but a lifestyle"

Our Objective

The Hudson Valley International Film Festival is passionate about promoting quality non-studio films, television pilots, and screenplays from filmmakers throughout the United States and World beyond. Only the best submissions will be rewarded with cash prizes. The Hudson Valley International film festival competition is judged on professionalism, talent, technique, creativity, and originality.

The Festival

The Hudson Valley International Film Festival (HVIFF) celebrates independent film while providing attendees and participants with an enriching and interactive experience.  Filmmakers and attendees will participate in fun interviews while walking the red carpet, attend “after parties” with interactive DJ’s and/or live entertainment, screen films from around the world, network and engage with filmmakers during question and answer (Q&A) sessions/workshops, enjoy live music, comedy shows, and even experience the excitement of a poetry slam! 


The Hudson Valley is one of the world's top travel destinations, as quoted by Fodor's Travel.  The historically rich and scenic Hudson Valley, nestled just 40 miles away from New York City, and the Monroe Arts & Civic Center (a full size, 6 screen stadium style multiplex theater), is the perfect venue to celebrate top filmmakers of the world.  HVIFF welcomes feature length films, shorts, pilots, music videos, animation, and more!  HVIFF is the haven for free thinkers, innovators, and pioneers of the arts community.   For submission instructions and rules, visit the “submit films” link on our website www.hudsonvalleyinternationalfilmfestival.com.


*All accepted filmmakers will receive free VIP Weekend Passes, granting access to all of our exciting events*


Friday, August 26th, 2016, the exciting three day festival kicks off at 6:00 p.m. with a Black Tie Red Carpet party complete with food, beer, wine, and music.  Following the red carpet party, at 8:00 p.m., Irony of Catharsis will be premiered. This is a non-competition film shot entirely in the Hudson Valley, directed by Charles Marinaro, President of HVIFF.  The night will conclude with an after party, featuring DJ Zeno.  


**Opening night festivities are open to filmmakers and attendees who hold a Day or Weekend Pass.  Special guests to be announced (TBA).


Saturday August 27th.  Throughout the day, filmmakers and attendees are invited to enjoy the many accepted films which will play continuously in the theaters.  Between films enjoy the food, live music, workshops, Q&A's, and other special events throughout the theater, including a beautiful Art Show at 5:00 p.m., featuring artists from the Hudson Valley.  At 8:00 p.m., the night starts to sizzle at the after party featuring live entertainment, DJ, dancing and socializing. 


**Special Events and After Party are open to filmmakers and attendees holding a Day or Weekend Pass.  Details of special events and guests TBA.


Sunday August 28th, Throughout the day, filmmakers and attendees are invited to enjoy the many accepted films which will play continuously in theaters. Between films enjoy the food, live music, workshops, art exhibit, Q&A's and other events throughout the theater.  From 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., is a special Slam Poetry contest.   The festival’s final stretch begins at 6:00 p.m. with the Closing Night Red Carpet Party, followed by the exciting HVIFF Award Ceremony at 8:00 p.m., and concludes with a jamming, energy packed Closing Party.


**Special Events and After Party are open to filmmakers and attendees holding a Day or Weekend Pass.  Details of special events and guests TBA


HVIFF Press


http://www.hvmag.com/Hudson-Valley-Magazine/First-Hudson-Valley-International-Film-Festival-Brings-Excitement-to-Monroe/

http://www.recordonline.com/article/20150814/NEWS/150819606

http://www.thephoto-news.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20150806/NEWS01/150809987/Film-festival-coming-to-Monroe


Get involved! 


Submit your film here! https://filmfreeway.com/festival/HudsonValleyInternationalFilmFestival

Advertise your business on the big screen! Learn about our sponsorship packages at www.hudsonvalleyinternationalfilmfestival.com 

Looking to volunteer? Message us on Facebook (Hudson Valley International Film Festival) or email hviff_Committee@outlook.com Volunteers receive meals and free VIP passes.


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