Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) Continues This Week

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

 

 

Bellmore, NY (July, 2017) – With the 20th Anniversary of the Long Island International Film Expo continuing this week through Thursday, 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)!

 

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 This Week:

 

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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