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LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! Long Beach International Film Festival Celebrates 5th Anniversary

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! Long Beach International Film Festival Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Elected Officials Join Festival Founders, Renowned Filmmakers, Local Chefs, Performers and Charitable Partners to Launch LongBeach’s Film Festival & Toast to a Milestone

Photo & Interview Opportunities:  Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

Long Beach Boardwalk at the Allegria Hotel


WHO:                 Edward Mangano, Nassau County Executive
Todd Kaminsky, New York State Senator
Jack Schnirman, City Manager of Long Beach

Craig Weintraub and Ingrid Dodd, Co-Founders of LBIFF

Mark O’ConnellLong Beach native and band member of Taking Back Sunday
The Janes, the newest female super group
Donna McKenna, International Casting Director and Director of Leaves of the Tree
Ramfis Myrthil, New York based filmmaker and producer of Good Business
                Dave Dodds, Long Island based filmmaker and director ofCherry’s In Season
                Ed Moy, filmmaker and director of AVIATRIX: The Katherine Sui Fun Cheung Story
Anne Newman, 
filmmaker and director of Beauty and the Beer
David Stott, 
filmmaker and director of Coach of the Year
Barret BeyerLong Island born chef featured on FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen and Food Network’s Series Cutthroat Kitchen and Kitchen Casino 
Todd Jacobs, James Beard Nominated and current Executive Chef at Hampton’s hotspot, Red Bar

                                **Attendees will be available for photos and interviews. **

WHAT: From August 3rd to August 5th, 2016 Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF) is celebrating its 5th anniversary and the resiliency of Long Beach, New York after being nearly destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.  This unique, beachfront film festival is kicking off on August 3rd at 11:00 a.m. at the Long Beach Boardwalk at the Allegria Hotel.    The kickoff press conference will include some of the festival’s featured filmmakers, participating chefs and musicians, supporting politicians, charitable partners and the LBIFF founders.  The speaking portion of the event will conclude with a toast of champagne to kickoff the festival and celebrate a milestone.

During its three day run, the festival will screen an international slate of more than 40 films, including feature-length narratives, documentaries; short and animated movies open for all ages. In addition, the festival will feature array of nightly special events, including red carpet premieres, filmmaker receptions, compelling filmmaker Q&As, and musical performances. The festival will conclude on Friday, August 5th, with Taste on The Beach which is a collaboration of more than 40 of Long Island’s premier wine, sprits, restaurants and chefs offering their most popular and summer season dishes for attendees right on the beach.  

WHEN:          Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

                      Media Call Time: 10:45 a.m.

WHERE:            Long Beach Boardwalk at the Allegria Hotel

                80 W Broadway, Long Beach, NY 11561

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