Kenneth Del Vecchio’s Hoboken International Film Festival, which is now being held in Greenwood Lake, is called “one of the ten biggest film festivals in the world” by Fox, Time Warner, and other major media.
Del Vecchio is an acclaimed filmmaker, having written/directed/produced over 30 films that star several Academy Award and Emmy winners and nominees. He’s a best-selling novelist, having written his first novel as a 24-year-old law student. He’s also the author of some of the nation’s best-selling legal books – including the New York Criminal Codebook, New Jersey Criminal Codebook, and a national criminal codebook published by giants Pearson Education/Prentice Hall and ALM/New York and New Jersey Law Journals.
As a criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor, he has tried over 400 cases and handled nearly 20,000 others. Additionally, he’s a former New Jersey judge, who may be about to make history in becoming one of the only people to ever be a judge in two states, given that he is currently running for Warwick Village Justice.
Del Vecchio’s wide array of accomplishments has led him to often being called a modern-day Renaissance Man. His relentless work ethic drives him to accomplish feats that seem impossible to most. His successes have also led to him being a frequent legal analyst on Fox News, CNN and other leading networks. His intense focus in the Warwick Village Justice contest has earned him another new distinction; he garnered an astounding 913 signatures from Village voters, which appears to have broken the record for most signatures in a village election (where 100 signatures are needed to be on the ballot).
Voters have signed, en masse, likely because of Del Vecchio’s rare combination of superior expertise in criminal law, high-level business successes, and his recognition that a judge’s only role is to dispense justice with compassion, strength and fairness.
Del Vecchio explained his judicial philosophy to voters when he went door-to-door to nearly 1,000 village households, beginning in early January. Del Vecchio said, “A judge’s only job is to seek justice. There’s no room for people who get carried away with themselves as judges and abuse power. As Warwick’s Village Justice, I will be fair – and I will dispense justice.”
Del Vecchio also said, “It would be my honor to serve as Warwick’s Village Justice. I have great pride in living in this community, which led me to move my businesses to be headquartered in Warwick and Greenwood Lake. Warwick allows me to have a wonderful home for my wife, my son, and myself, and I want to do all that I can to better the community where I reside.”
Del Vecchio’s wife, Dr. Francine Del Vecchio, is a full-time college professor at Caldwell University; she earned her doctorate at Teachers College, Columbia University. Their eight-year-old son, Mario, is a student in the Warwick public schools and he plays Warwick youth football, baseball and soccer.