Hoboken Film Festival


Providence Lyceum announces co-founder, writer-filmmaker Karen Iacobbo’s TV pilot sci-fi screenplay “Total Control” was chosen as a selection of the 2018 Hoboken International Film Festival (HIFF).

In May, Karen and husband-business partner Michael Iacobbo attended the 13th annual HIFF’s closing night awards ceremony at the lakeside beach at Thomas P. MorahanPark, Greenwood Lake, New York. The Iacobbo’s were pleased to meet fellow film industry people, including actress Joyce De Witt (a previous HIFF award winner, best known for Three’s Company), and actress Tia Carrere, and screenwriter Karen McCullah.

The festival called “one of the 10 biggest film festivals in the world” is “dedicated

to premiering and promoting fine non-studio films,TV pilots, and screenplays from filmmakers throughout the United States and internationally.” HIFF founder and chairman Kenneth Del Vecchio is a filmmaker and actor, as well as attornery, author, and FOX news commentator, and a former judge. His wife Dr. Francine Del Vecchio is Festival First Lady & Vice Chairwoman.

The Oscar-like festival, “with all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, including:

  • Hosted by superstar stand-up comedian Gilbert Gottfried ( Problem Child ; Aladdin ; “Saturday Night Live”)
  • Excellence in Acting Award Personally Accepted by Grammy Winner Tia Carrrere (True Lies; Wayne’s World; Lilo & Stitch)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award in Writing Personally Accepted by Legendary Screenwriter Karen McCullah (Legally Blonde; Ella Enchanted; 10 Things I hate About You; The House Bunny)”

On opening night, HIFF’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Acting was personally accepted by Academy Award, Emmy & Golden Globe Winner LOUIS GOSSETT JR (An Officer and a Gentleman; Diggstown; Iron Eagle; “Roots”).