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MEDIA ALERT: 20th Annual Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) Continues TODAY, Friday, July 14th, with OPENING NIGHT RED CARPET 5-7PM

MEDIA ALERT: 20th Annual Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) Continues TODAY, Friday, July 14th, with OPENING NIGHT RED CARPET 5-7PM

The 20th Annual Festival Will Include Film Screenings, Panels, and an Award Ceremony Honoring Those Who’ve Made an Impact on LI Film

 

WHAT:  The Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) OPENING NIGHT RED CARPET. LIIFE is the premiere filmmaker community on Long Island sponsored by the Long Island Film/TV Foundation (LIFTF) and the County of Nassau, which shows 168 short and feature-length films of every genre. The expo offers networking opportunities, a 350 seat historic theater, press and media opportunities, a convenient filmmakers lounge and several discussion panels with topics ranging from distribution to scriptwriting, legal music, and a filmmaker panel/breakfast.

WHO: Actors/Actresses/Filmmakers including Robert Clohessy (Blue Bloods, The Wolf of Wall Street), William Sadler (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile), Jackie Martling (The Howard Stern Show, Private Parts), Brian O’Halloran (Clerks, Dogma), Kevin Brown (30 Rock, Did you hear about the Morgans?), Katherine Narducci (The Sopranos, A Bronx Tale), Ciarán Sheehan (The Waiting Room, Dinosaur), Ilene Kristen (One Life to Live, Ryan’s Hope), Gary Donatelli (One Life to Live, The Bold and the Beautiful), and MORE! (Schedules Permitting)

WHEN: Friday, July 14th, 5:00PM – 7:00PM

WHERE: Bellmore Movies (222 Pettit Ave, Bellmore, NY 11710)

FULL SCHEDULE PRESS RELEASE BELOW FOR FURTHER INFORMATION!

Bellmore, NY (July, 2017) – With the 20th Anniversary of the Long Island International Film Expo having begun this week on July 12th and running until July 20th, this year’s schedule includes some of the best short and feature-length independent films from around the world, which will be shown at the historic Bellmore Movies (222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY  11710)! Opening Red Carpet TONIGHT 5:00PM-7:00PM!

 

LIIFE is the premiere filmmaker community on Long Island sponsored by the Long Island Film/TV Foundation (LIFTF) and the County of Nassau, which shows 168 short and feature-length films of every genre. The expo offers networking opportunities, a 350 seat historic theater, press and media opportunities, a convenient filmmakers lounge and several discussion panels with topics ranging from distribution to scriptwriting, legal music, and a filmmaker panel/breakfast.

 

Some of this year’s films include Long Island premieres such as Shoot Me Nicely written and directed by Elias Plagianos, which has won awards all over the world and stars John Behlmann, Linda Hamilton (The Terminator), William Sadler (Shawshank Redemption), Jackie Martling (formerly of the Howard Stern show) and Josh Burrows (Captain Morgan), as well as New Hyde Park writer/director Bianca Jamotte LeRoux’s short film Flush the John and her web series Real Mommy Confessions.

 

Other premieres include the New York premiere of animated film Church of Superman from Pete Bune with former MTV and VH1 Host and VJ Jim Shearer as the voice of Superman, who has no problem with being the Savior of Metropolis, but when a small group of people show their appreciation by starting a “Church of the Son of Krypton”, Clark Kent himself is at a loss for words; the world premiere of The Last Letter – winner of the 2017 Locust Valley High School Student Film Festival from Alec Miranda of Lattingtown, and the New York premiere of documentary Where Have You Gone, Lou DiMaggio? from director Brad Kuhlman where Comedian Lou DiMaggio contemplates a comeback after a 20 year absence from the stage and seeks advice from a collection of comedy greats including Larry David, Ray Romano and Colin Quinn; the world premiere of short film Runaways from Wantagh’s Ryan Campbell, which was filmed in both Nassau and Suffolk counties.

 

The New York premiere of Pinch from Jake Lloyd tells the story of the chance to own a rare and valuable baseball collectible bringing two strangers together as they’re tasked with stepping out of their comfort zones and onto a baseball field; the world premiere of Long Island documentary short Pay It Forward from Nugent Cantileno follows a girl scout troop going out to research the stigmatism of the homeless population on Long Island while making a difference along the way; In the world premiere of Tess from Port Jefferson’s own Russ Camarada- a hired hit man gets more than he bargained for attempting to eliminate and beautiful but damaged thief, and the world premiere of “Like Me” from Hempstead’s Larry Strong, which deals with young women and high school bullying and the everyday challenges that teenagers face, and SO MANY MORE! (Full Schedule Below)

 

2017 LIIFE Schedule:

 

Friday, July 14th, 2017

1:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 2 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Gold From the Sky – Trailer

2 Minutes

Sure-Fire

15 Minutes

Between Wagons & Moon

15 Minutes

Plant Codes

90 Minutes

 

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Filmmakers Lounge, 228 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY  11710

Though free, you must get your ticket online. Please go to www.LongIslandFilm.com,

Film Festival, then Panels and Events.

2:00pm-3:00pm: NY Loves Film Roundtable – FREE

Meet the team from the New York State Governor’s Office of Motion Picture & Television Development for a roundtable discussion of all things productive in New York State – tax credits, location scouting, finding stages and crew, and more.  Whether you’re a first time filmmaker wondering where to start or a veteran producer looking to catch up on the latest, this informal face-to-face Q&A is an invaluable opportunity to Meet Team NY and hear firsthand about all the great things New York State has to offer.

 

Friday, July 14th, 2017

3:30pm Showing:

Total Duration: 1 Hour, 42 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Blind Sushi

17 Minutes

Romance in the Digital Age

85 Minutes

 

Official Opening Night Party in the Filmmakers Lounge: Friday, July 14th, 2017

5:30pm-6:30pm: Must be a filmmaker, have a gold/day/platinum pass or a ticket stub to enter

 

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Official Opening Night Film Block

7:00pm Showing:

Total Duration : 2 Hours, 2 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Alfred J. Hemlock – Trailer

2 Minutes

Over Long Island

6 Minutes

High Road, Season 3 – Webisode

10 Minutes

Pasquale’s Magic Veal

22 Minutes

Life Hack

85 Minutes

 

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Scared For Your LIIFE Block

9:45pm Showing:

Total Duration: 1 Hour, 58 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

The Chase

2 Minutes

Ms. Valenti

6 Minutes

The Hobbyist

9 Minutes

The Ruins of Villastrigo

12 Minutes

A Peculiar Thud

13 Minutes

The Forever Woods

14 Minutes

Alfred J. Hemlock

14 Minutes

Gogol – Webisode (Subtitled)

48 Minutes

 

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Filmmakers Lounge, 228 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY  11710

Though free, you must get your ticket online. Please go to www.LongIslandFilm.com,

Film Festival, then Panels and Events.

10:30am-11:30am: Meet the Film Festival Directors Panel – FREE

Meet Film Festival Directors from some of your favorite film festivals and find out what they love, and don’t, about your film and film submissions in general. Each festival has its own personality and its own vibe, come and ask the questions you’ve been wanting to ask.

Festival Directors:

Bill Sorvino – Golden Door International Film Festival of New Jersey

Craig Weintraub – Long Beach International Film Festival

Larry Rosen- Northeast Film Festival, Northeast Horror Festival, Grove Festival

Anne Stampfel – LIIFE, The Long Island International Film Expo

Elsie Ginsberg, Macabre Faire Film Festival

Don Cato, Queens World Film Festival

Chris Cullen, Hang Onto Your Shorts, Brightside Tavern Film Festival

Gina Rodriquez, Rahway Film Festival

 

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Filmmakers Lounge, 228 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY  11710

Though free, you must get your ticket online. Please go to www.LongIslandFilm.com,

Film Festival, then Panels and Events.

12:00pm-1:30pm: Film Financing and Film Distribution Panel – FREE

Moderated by Marc Jacobson, Entertainment Attorney, Marc Jacobson, P.C.

“Hear Industry Professionals Discuss the Current State of

Independent Film Financing and Distribution”

Participants:

Vincent Butta

Jim Jermanok

Marc Jacobson

Chris Bongirne

 

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

1:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 1 Hour, 59 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Lullaby

3 Minutes

Ma and Rhonda

3 Minutes

Cup of Tea

4 Minutes

Photobomb

5 Minutes

First Bloom

5 Minutes

Cradle

5 Minutes

Chopins Fantasie Impromptu – Music Video

8 Minutes

Hope

8 Minutes

Fit Hives

9 Minutes

Pay It Forward

11 Minutes

Sharks Vs. Minnows

13 Minutes

Lucky

14 Minutes

The Satellite

15 Minutes

Comfortable Distance

16 Minutes

 

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Filmmakers Lounge, 228 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY  11710

Though free, you must get your ticket online. Please go to www.LongIslandFilm.com,

Film Festival, then Panels and Events.

1:45pm-3:00pm: Ask a Lawyer Panel – FREE

Pick the brains of top New York Entertainment Lawyers…for free!

Participants:

Marc Jacobson

Michael Prywes

 

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Filmmakers Lounge, 228 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY  11710

Though free, you must get your ticket online. Please go to www.LongIslandFilm.com,

Film Festival, then Panels and Events.

3:30pm-4:30pm: Agents Panel – FREE

“An Inside Conversation with Today’s Talent Agents & Talent Managers”

Moderated by Ramfis Myrthil, producer, actor, writer, and co-founder of Beast of the East Productions. The panel will discuss and examine what agents and managers are looking for, how to get their attention, and how to pitch them. Actors and writers, as well as below the line crew are all welcomed and encouraged to join and ask questions and learn.

 

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

3:45pm Showing:

Total Duration: 1 Hour, 57 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Home Is Where The Farm Is

5 Minutes

Soul Portrait

5 Minutes

Croissant

7 Minutes

Shakes

12 Minutes

In The Eyes of Children

12 Minutes

Albedo Absolute

15 Minutes

Reunion

15 Minutes

Don’t Sell My Guitars

20 Minutes

Hotel Bleu

26 Minutes

 

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

7:00pm Showing

Total Duration: 2 Hours

Film:

Film Duration:

Tyler Cam

5 Minutes

Velvet Abstract

9 Minutes

The Pixie Fighters

15 Minutes

Pinch

91 Minutes

 

Saturday, July 15th, 2016

9:45pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours

Film:

Film Duration:

Escape – Trailer

2 Minutes

Blue Violet

11 Minutes

Tom the Knife Salesman

11 Minutes

The Last Hunt

15 Minutes

Like Me

18 Minutes

Runaways

19 Minutes

Psychotic Break

22 Minutes

Road Kill

22 Minutes

 

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Filmmakers Lounge, 228 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710

Free for 2017 LIIFE Participating Filmmmakers, Day Pass, Gold Pass and Platinum pass holders.  General Admission – $5.00

Please get your tickets online (whether attending free or general admission) at www.LongIslandFilm.com, Film Festival, then Panels and Events.

10:30am-12:30pm: Filmmakers Breakfast Panel – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Independent Filmmaking

An Entertaining and Informative Panel Moderated by Mitchell Bard of Snapper Entertainment

 

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Filmmakers Lounge, 228 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY  11710

Though free, you must get your ticket online. Please go to www.LongIslandFilm.com,

Film Festival, then Panels and Events.

12:15pm-1:00pm: “Write Stuff” Panel on Screenwriting – FREE

Moderated by Mitchell Bard of Snapper Films

Everyone enjoys a good story. Now you can meet the people who write them. Sit back, relax, and get ready for a shot of inspiration and encouragement. Whether you are a fan who wants to know where writers get their ideas from or a writer trying to break into the business, this panel and question-and-answer session will give you some insight into the mind of the writer.

Panelists:

Mitchell Bard

Loren-Paul Caplin

 

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

1:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours

Film:

Film Duration:

The Gift of the Magpie

11 Minutes

Life & Sand

12 Minutes

Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery

24 Minutes

Stuart Davis: In Full Swing

30 Minutes

Roll Call: A Dance Story

43 Minutes

 

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Filmmakers Lounge, 228 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY  11710

Though free, you must get your ticket online. Please go to www.LongIslandFilm.com,

Film Festival, then Panels and Events.

1:15pm-2:15pm: Getting Your SAG on: Union Vs. NonUnion, and All the Contracts in Between – FREE

Deciding whether to go Union or Not? We can help!

Moderated by Donny Schwenk of Complete Production Group and Jennifer Ambrose ESQ

 

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

3:45pm Showing:

Total: 2 Hour, 1 Minute

Film:

Film Duration:

Karma

4 Minutes

Tokri (The Basket)

15 Minutes

Brain Babies

8 Minutes

The Valley

94 Minutes

 

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

7:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 4 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Alarm

3 Minutes

Parade Grounds

5 Minutes

Moirail: The Drifter

14 Minutes

The Suicide Singer

16 Minutes

The Last Night

18 Minutes

Tess

18 Minutes

Working Poor

25 Minutes

Danni

25 Minutes

 

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

9:30pm Showing:

Total Duration: 1 Hour, 41 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Try a Little Tenderness – Music Video

4 Minutes

Rabbit Blood

5 Minutes

Fado

5 Minutes

Mium: Strobe & Noise – Music Video

6 Minutes

Brooklyn Bred

9 Minutes

The Inuring

10 Minutes

High Quality Cleaning

16 Minutes

Red

20 Minutes

Jungle Jitsu

21 Minutes

Hater

27 Minutes

 

Monday, July 17th, 2017

You must have a ticket to attend. You will be assigned a time. This fills up fast.

Go to www.LongIslandFilm.com, then Film Festival,  then Panels and Events.

10:00am-12:30pm: Directors Audition Panel – Free

8 Minutes or less to impress (includes feedback from judges if any)

Directors: Lukas Hassel, Debra Markowitz, Jeremiah Kipp,

Have a chance to read for appx 6 Working Directors for free!! They may or may not have a project now, but they will! MUST have a spot secured online to attend.

Bring two short sides of your choice, or a short monologue.

Directors:

Lukas Hassel

Jeremiah Kipp

Bianca Jamotte LeRoux

Debra Markowitz (more to be added)

 

Monday, July 17th, 2017

1:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 1 Hour, 59 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Butterfly

15 Minutes

Perception

19 Minutes

An Evening of Eternity

85 Minutes

 

Monday, July 17th, 2017

3:45pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 44 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Cellphone Journey

3 Minutes

South Coast

5 Minutes

Watermark

7 Minutes

A.D. 67

7 Minutes

Top Photographer

23 Minutes

No Free Walls

32 Minutes

Groove

87 Minutes

 

Monday, July 17th, 2017

7:30pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 6 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Remembered

5 Minutes

So SOHA Season two

6 Minutes

One Take

6 Minutes

Second Escape

7 Minutes

Everything is one Thing

20 Minutes

Four Bottles

82 Minutes

 

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

1:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 1 Hour, 55 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Days & Nights at Duck Island

13 Minutes

The Baby Shower

16 Minutes

Symposium

19 Minutes

Eggs & Soldiers

20 Minutes

Brooklyn in July

21 Minutes

Posture

26 Minutes

 

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

3:45pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 2 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Concurrence

5 Minutes

Delightful

5 Minutes

Stars – (Animation)

6 Minutes

Gemma

6 Minutes

Real Mommy Confessions

7 Minutes

Home Invasion for the Holidays

8 Minutes

Life on the Ganges

10 Minutes

A Quaker Sound

11 Minutes

Momtress

12 Minutes

Not Quite White

14 Minutes

D.I.Y.L.I.

16 Minutes

Art of Courage

22 Minutes

 

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

7:30pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 12 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

On The Edge

7 Minutes

Subculture

9 Minutes

Flush the John

9 Minutes

Infidel

10 Minutes

Amerika

14 Minutes

Frame of Reference

18 Minutes

Addictions

20 Minutes

Whoever Was Using My Bed

20 Minutes

Adaptation

25 Minutes

 

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

1:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 1 Minute

Film:

Film Duration:

Boring I Love You

3 Minutes

Come Down

3 Minutes

Oltre La Finestra

5 Minutes

Dose

6 Minutes

The Last Letter

7 Minutes

Mister Famous

10 Minutes

The Sheikh of Mussafah

10 Minutes

Addle Strife

10 Minutes

The Long Haul

15 Minutes

To Have You Here

15 Minutes

The Cartographer

17 Minutes

King’s Highway: The Story of Malcolm Fairfield

20 Minutes

 

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

3:45pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 12 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Mom

10 Minutes

MWah

13 Minutes

I Am Here

26 Minutes

Word: Exploration of Identity

83 Minutes

 

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

7:00pm Showing

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 52 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Mariam’s Day Off

44 Minutes

The Pits

4 Minutes

Choices

9 Minutes

Cartoon Characters

10 Minutes

I Love New York

11 Minutes

Shoot Me Nicely

19 Minutes

Where Have You Gone Lou DiMaggio?

75 Minutes

 

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Filmmakers Lounge, 228 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY  11710

Awards Ceremony in the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY  11710

For Tickets Please go to www.LongIslandFilm.com,

Film Festival, then Panels and Events.

5:00pm-6:45pm: Food and Drinks in the Filmmakers Lounge

$65 General Admission

$55 for 2017 LIIFE Participating Filmmakers, Gold Pass Holders, Students and Seniors.

7:00pm-9:00pm: Closing Night Party and Awards Ceremony!

Tickets for Awards Ceremony Only are $25.00

 

LIIFE this year will also be holding a showcase, (not in competition) of student films from the Long Island High School of the Arts and the Not Yet Legal Films club.  Laughing through the Fear is a documentary on stand up comedian, CBS’s “Kevin Can Wait” star and Long Island Native Chris Roach, which was filmed by the local high school film students group “Not Yet Legal Films.”

 

With a heavy celebrity presence, visits in past years have included a wide range of noted actors and actresses including Ed Asner, Steve Buscemi, Ralph Macchio, and Ally Sheedy! Named “One of the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by MovieMaker Magazine, LIIFE is one of Long Island’s most prestigious film festivals and the Long Island Film/TV Foundation, a not-for-profit, is also the foremost group providing support to the film/TV and commercial industries on Long Island.

 

FOR FULL FILM SCHEDULE AND SYNOPSIS’, VISIT: www.LongIslandFilm.com/Events

 

For Tickets to LIIFE via Eventbrite, VISIT: www.LongIslandFilmExpo.com/tickets

 

For More Information on LIIFE, Visit: www.LongIslandFilmExpo.com

 

For Press Inquiries, Contact: Rick@RickEberleAgency.com

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