4th Annual Hell’s Kitchen Short Film Festival Scheduled To Spotlight Domestic Violence Awareness, Debuting 5 Indie Films

[New York, NY] Scheduled for March 16th, 2013 from 7:30 – 9:30 PM, the 4th Annual Hell’s Kitchen Short Film Festival is anticipated to lead a forum for discussion surrounding domestic violence within the Hell’s Kitchen Community, with 5 hand-picked short films to be debuted from local rising filmmakers. Each film details a personal account of domestic violence or abuse from the filmmakers perspective, with directors and actors facilitating a brief open forum following their film to discuss the impact of domestic violence within their communities. The 4th Annual Hell’s Kitchen Short Film Festival is free and open to the public, and will take place at 400 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036. Early arrival is suggested.

Behind the scenes, retired Hollywood actress and now author Carol Hollenbeck has hosted the Hell’s Kitchen Short Film Festival for a handful of years, with much appreciated help from film-loving members of her Hell’s Kitchen (tucked just a few blocks outside of the Times Square area of Manhattan, NYC) community. This year, the festival will include live entertainment, wine and cocktails, and delicious treats from famed local eateries. Carol Hollenbeck is the author of True Blondes, a novel based on her account of Hollywood, both the pretty and ugly side, including her experience with domestic abuse. Copies of True Blondes will be available for sale, and proceeds will benefit victims of abuse within the local community.

The 4th Hell’s Kitchen Short Film Festival is easy to get to, with the A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R subway lines within walking distance of festivities. Films that will be showcased will be announced March 4th, 2013 via Carol Hollenbeck at www.Twitter.com/TrueBlondesNY. Parental discretion is advised. The festival will be hosted at a handicap-friendly facility.

Carol Hollenbeck is available for live interviews. For information please contact Lawrence Blake Group Int’l at (646) 481.8237 or Requests@LawrenceBlake.com. Follow Carol Hollenbeck on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates on the Hell’s Kitchen Short Film Festival at www.Twitter.com/TrueBlondesNY & on Tumblr at www.TrueBlondesNY.Tumblr.com.

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