Dominican Film Festival in New York Announces Official Program

More than 30 films, shorts and documentaries from the Dominican Republic, USA, Puerto Rico and Spain featured at DFFNY

Online PR News – 05-June-2014 – New York – The Dominican Film Festival in New York (DFFNY) announced today the official program selections for its third annual film fest; a film retrospective celebrating actor/producer Manny Perez; the guest panel "Dominican in Diaspora"; and a photo exhibition of actor Juan Fernandez.

Armando Guareno, Founder and Executive Director of the DFFNY said, “Our Dominican films are genuine, intriguing, impeccable works that deserve to be shared on a larger platform. These directors have worked tirelessly to ensure that these films are recognized on an international level. To further recognize these efforts, we are very pleased to showcase, for a third year now, many incredible films, shorts and documentaries through the Dominican Film Festival in New York.

Running June 18 to June 22 at the Alumni Auditorium, Columbia University Medical Center and the Hall of Fame Theater, Armory Foundation, the fest opens with the 6:00 PM premiere of the film "Al Sur de la Inocencia" directed by Hector M. Valdez, starring Frank Perozo and Jullieta Rodreguez. The DFFNY closing night features the documentary "Mala Mala" directed by Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini.

Partial DFFNY programming:
“Despertar” directed by Jose Maria Cabral, starring Adrian Mas and Loraida Bobadilla; “Biodegradable” directed by Juan Basanta, starring Cesar Evora and Cecilia Garcia; “El Gallo” directed by Juan Fernandez, starring Juan Fernandez, Lia Chapman, Caperusa E. Ramirez, and Garibaldy Reyes; “De Pez en Cuando” directed by Francisco Adolfo Valdez, starring Luis Jose German and Camila Santana; “Locas y Atrapadas” directed by Alfonso Rodriguez, starring Denise Quinones, Sabrina Gomez, Silvana Arias, Dulcita Lieggi and Carlos Alfredo Fatule; “Nohce de Circo” directed by Alan Nadal Piantini, starring Richard Douglas, Cheddy Garcia and Georgina Duluc; “La Montana” directed by Tabare Blanchard and Ivan Herrera; “Lotoman 003” directed by Archie Lopez; “Duarte, Traicion y Gloria” directed by Leo Silverio; “Blanco” directed by Melvin Duran; “Quien Manda” directed by Ronni Castillo, starring Frank Perozo, Nashia Borgaert and Cuquin Victoria; and the documentary “Journey of a Female Comic” directed by Erick M. Crespo and Dominican comedian Kiki Melendez featuring Esai Morales, Edward James Olmos, Maria Conchita Alonzo, Nadine Velazquez, and the late Lupe Ontiveros.

DFFNY is organized by Cine Art Entertainment Productions, in collaboration with Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (FGDD), the Global Film Festival of the Dominican Republic and the Dominican Film Commission. Sponsors: Columbia University Medical Center, Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Dominican Republic Tourism Board, The Armory Foundation, Emblem Health, Univision Nueva York, UniMas Nueva York, Univision Radio, Delta Air Lines, El Diario La Prensa, Latin Trends Magazine, Barcelo Rum, and Dyckman Beers.

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