International Boxing Film Festival November 30 – December 1, 2012

June 13, 2012 – Boxing has always made for great drama. There are few moments in sport as exciting as the culmination of a great fight. Victory or defeat is decided by one final round.The crowd rising, the tension building, the fighters tapping sources of pride and energy they didn’t know existed. It’s the stuff that legends are made of.

The movie industry has been borrowing from that legend for decades. Now there is a place where both worlds collide. The International Boxing Film Festival will provide a venue for the presentation of classic and emerging boxing films, geared to the passionate fans of both art forms.

“We are very excited to launch the inaugural International Boxing Film Festival in New York City,” said Festival Director Gary D. Morgan. “We are thankful that the School of Visual Arts has agreed to host the event in their fine theatre. Some of the greatest films in history have been about boxing and we are challenging filmmakers to contribute to that fine tradition.”

The festival will take place over two days – Nov. 30-Dec. 1 – at the SVA Theatre at 333 West 23rd Street in New York City. We are now accepting submissions from all over the world.

“I am very proud of the stellar advisory board that has been assembled for the festival,” said Morgan. “Our group includes World Champions, actors and members of the boxing media. We know that the fans of both film and boxing will appreciate the presence of these unique individuals, who are the heart and soul of the sweet science.”

The International Boxing Film Festival Advisory Board is made up of:

Mark McPherson (Honorary Chairman), Michael Bentt, Mark Breland, Bobby Cassidy Jr.,

Chris Cassidy, Brian Doogan, John Duddy, Steve Farhood, Juan Laporte , Holt McCallany,

David Schuster, Bruce Silverglade and Vinny Vella.

WHAT: The International Boxing Film Festival

WHERE: SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street (8th and 9th Avenues)

WHEN: Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1, 2012

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