Mary Dimino to Host Northeast Film Festival Awards Gala

Mary Dimino to Host Northeast Film Festival Awards Gala

The 2018 Northeast Film Festival will be hosted by Gracie award-winning comedian Mary Dimino. Located at Teaneck Cinemas, NEFF is one of New Jersey's most celebrated festivals. Hiring Dimino as the ceremony's annual host/presenter, NEFF welcomes back the comedian for its sixth year.

Over 20 trophies will be presented by Dimino to filmmakers, actors, writers and producers throughout the United States and internationally, in varies genres. Past years have included both Oscar and Emmy winners and nominees. Several of the festival's chosen films have later become eligible for Oscar consideration.

Dimino is set to write the material for the NEFF ceremony, along with hosting the evening's red carpet events and presenting the awards at the gala Sunday night.

Such guest presenters who have worked with Mary Dimino in previous NEFF years were Vinnie Pastore (Sopranos), David Harris (The Warriors), Fatima Ptacek (voice of Dora the Explorer) and producers from NBC, among various others.

NEFF host Mary Dimino, is a familiar face on television. She can be seen in numerous television commercials, currently as the new comedic character in the recent ad campaign for Food Lion. She also guest stars as Bonnie in the web series Slate Your Name.

Mary Dimino is a MAC Award Winner for Outstanding Female Comedian and Gracie Allen Award winner for her work on PBS. Her one woman show SCARED SKINNY won Best Solo Show in The New York International Fringe Festival. Her book, Scared Skinny No More, published by Sunbury Press, debuted number ten on their Best Seller List. Her latest one woman show, BIG DUMMY, won the United Solo Award for First Sold Out Show of Theatre Row.

Mary Dimino's television appearances include NBC's Today Show, FOX, PBS, HBO's Chris Rock Show, VH-1's Best Week Ever, Comedy Central's Graham Norton Effect, NY-1, American Movie Classics Movie Moments, sketches on Late Shows with David Letterman, CONAN O'Brien and SNL.

On stage she has played the Maid of Honor in Tony & Tina's Wedding, Carmella in Surprise, and Vidalia in the off-Broadway hit My Big Gay Italian Funeral at St. Luke's Theater. She is a regular member of Danny Aiello's The Italian Chicks, a nationally touring casino style comedy and variety show.

The Northeast Film Festival, curated by award-winning director Larry Rosen, is scheduled to take place at the historic Teaneck Cinemas in Teaneck, New Jersey, September 6-9, 2018. Tickets are available in advance through the website: or at the door on the day of the screenings: Teaneck Cinemas 503 Cedar Lane Teaneck, NJ.

Tickets are available for individual film blocks, or as Daily Passes and ALL ACCESS Passes, which allow attendance to the after-parties. For more info about NEFF visit:

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