Contact: Marianne Speiser
New Hope Film Festival
Fourth Annual New Hope Pennsylvania Film Festival
To Present Lifetime Achievement Award to Christina Crawford
New Hope, PA – New Hope Film Festival will proudly present a Lifetime Achievement Award to Christina Crawford on July 21st at the 2013 Awards Ceremony Event. The Festival is honoring Ms. Crawford with this prestigious award in recognition of her work to combat child abuse and promote human rights. Mayor Laurence D. Keller and Councilwoman Geraldine Delevich will present Ms. Crawford this award, which will be announced in Variety after the Festival.
Christina Crawford, renowned author of the groundbreaking book, Mommie Dearest, is also an actress and filmmaker. She gained competitive entry to New Hope Film Festival with her new documentary, Surviving Mommie Dearest: From Tears to Triumph, which focuses on her life, her adoptive mother the late Joan Crawford, and the work she has done raising funds for children’s violence. The film will be screened on July 20th at New Hope’s Stephen J. Buck Memorial Theater. After the presentation of her film, Christina will be available for a question and answer session and book signing. A portion of the proceeds of the event will be donated to FACT (Fighting AIDS Continuously Together).
For those interested in attending New Hope Film Festival, information about this year’s events will be available in the 2013 Program Guide, which will be free online and available on NHFF’s Website in June. A printed copy will also be available at The Free Library of New Hope and copies will be available for purchase at New Hope Photo. Additionally, copies will be available for purchase at New Hope Arts Center while the festival is running.
New Hope Film Festival will run July 12–21, 2013. Films will be screened in three venues: New Hope Arts Center, Stephen J. Buck Memorial Theater and The County Theater.
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About the Festival
Touted as the “emerging Sundance East” in a June 2012 article in The Huffington Post, this internationally respected indie fest is the brainchild of D. F. Whipple, an author, screenwriter, and long-time resident of the New Hope, Bucks County area. Whipple formed New Hope Film Festival with a group of artists who shared his passion for discovering and nurturing independent filmmakers, especially those who’ve been overlooked by established festivals. This includes international films, which the Festival is eager to attract.
What Makes the Festival Different
Every film submitted will be watched with a keen perspective on quality and artistic expression. Our artistic standards are extremely high and neither budget nor name recognition will be a determining factor—the art must shine through. The best films will be selected.
Over the years, New Hope has attracted and been home to many talented producers, screenwriters, actors, playwrights, and performance art enthusiasts.
Home of the Bucks County Playhouse, where actors such as Robert Redford, George C. Scott, Helen Hayes, Andrea McArdle and Colleen Dewhurst have graced the stage. The village is centrally located less than an hour from Philadelphia and an hour and a half from New York.