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Press Release: In The Woods winner of the Silver Ace Award at the 2011 Las Vegas Film Festival

In The Woods winner of the Silver Ace Award at the 2011 Las Vegas Film Festival

Press Release: For Immediate Publication!
23 May 2011 | Hollywood

By Ermira Babamusta

Becoming an international sensation, In The Woods has captured the attention of prestigious films festivals in Toronto, New York, Las Vegas, Sonoma and LA in California. The film set and shot in Los Angeles is the surprise film sensation of 2011.

In the Woods is being congratulated at the 2011 Las Vegas Film Festival as the winner of ‘Silver Ace’ Award’.  Only a maximum of 20 films in each

competitive category were chosen to be honored with this prestigious recognition. In The Woods directed by Vilma Zenelaj was awarded for the Feature Film Competition category.

“I am thrilled  to receive this award. I would like to thank the LVFF with this great recognition. I look forward to attending the festival and meeting/networking with talented filmmakers as well as watching their wonderful films. It’s truly an honor”  said director of ‘In The Woods’ Vilma Zenelaj.


actress Greta Zenelaj

The festival will take place July 14 – 17, 2011 at the world famous Las Vegas Hilton Hotel Casino Resort. “The film (In The Woods) was among the best of over 1,000 films submitted from over 30 countries around the world,” said festival director Milo Kostelecky.

“The Las Vegas Film Festival takes place annually at the heart of the entertainment capital of the World, Las Vegas. It offers a variety of film screenings from Oscar-winning films to world premieres, exclusive celebrity tributes, interactive panel discussions, a screenplay competition, red carpet parties, as well as a closing night ceremony and awards.” ( The Silver Ace award will be given at the Closing Night Awards Ceremony to be held Sunday, July 17, 2011 in Las Vegas.

Amazing recognition. I’m so excited to receive this award and our hard work being rewarded. All of our crew and cast put their heart and soul to this film and I’d really like to dedicated it to them..because without their talent this films would have not been the same” said Greta Zenelaj, lead actress and producer of ‘In The Woods’.

The film ‘In The Woods’ is written by the talented sisters, Vilma and Greta Zenelaj, starring Greta Zenelaj (Eva), David Landry (Steve) and Rocco DiNovile (Carl).  Directed by Vilma Zenelaj and produced by Steven Gorel the thriller tells the story of a couple (Eva and Steve) who falls prey to a hunter (Carl) while they are camping in the forest.

actor Rocco DiNobile

Being recognized with the Silver Ace Award from the Las Vegas Film Festival is not only a great honor but also a validation for all the people that came together to make this movie,” said producer Steven Gorel

This is great news! I am so happy that this film is out there and being seen and so well received! Vilma and Gretta have been working non stop in promoting In The Woods, and their hard work continues to pay off earning the Silver Ace Award!” said lead actor David Landry

Greta and Vilma Zenelaj and currently working on writing and producing their third feature film in their native language Albanian and in English. The film will tell the story of a post-communist Albania during the 90’s, focusing on the life of a European woman immigrating to the US.

actors David Landry and Greta Zenelaj


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