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The locations also are more convenient to public transportation such as the Staten Island Ferry than the previous venue, the College of Staten Island. This year there there will be a 1980s music component with bands performing at the major events. The Third Annual Celebrity Party will be held at 8 p.m. on June 10 at a new location, Angelina’s Ristorante in Tottenville. Film and Industry Chairman Jules Nasso will host the Film and Industry Party on June 10 at his home as he does every year. An announcement of the opening night film, which will be shown at 7 p.m. at the St. George Theatre on June 8, will be made at a later date. Screenings are noon to midnight on June 9-11.

The nominees for Best Picture are: "Stalemate," "Desert Rain," "Night Club," "White Irish Drinkers" and "The Secret Friend." Best Staten Island Local Film contenders are: "The Few," "Broken Road," "Eyes on Him," "Collateral Package," "Coming of Age, "Vincent Medugno Magnetic," "Staten Island Wrestler," "Green Apples and Wannabes" and "Road Less Traveled." Best Director contenders are: "Crossroads" by Salvatore Petrosino, "Night Club" by Sam Borowski, "The Retreat" by Chelsea Marino, "Gus" by Joe Pomarico, "Caught" by Elizabeth Page and "Rita" by Antonio Piazza. Š 2011 All rights reserved.

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