The first SoHo International Film Festival will run February 18-21, 2010 in New York City. The fledgling festival’s purpose is to “celebrate the cutting-edge of digital technology while honoring traditional forms of storytelling with a presentation of at least twelve feature films, in and out of competition categories.” In addition, the festival will host filmmaking panels, workshops and nightly after-parties.
“We’re getting a lot of strong foreign film submissions that should make our festival a distinguished international showcase,” said co-founder Luis Pedron in a statement. “In addition, we’ve received a good number of wonderfully original shorts and indie features from American filmmakers. We’re quite pleased, especially given the limited time and the fact that we’re still a new festival.”
Soho International Film Festival is currently receiving submissions for full-length features, shorts, works-in-progress and student films. For more info, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-997-9371. For submissions: http://www.withoutabox.com/login/8365. The final deadline for all entries is December 31, 2009. [Andy Lauer]