Long Island International Film Expo 2013
The Long Island Film/TV Foundation and the Nassau
County Film Commission are proud to announce that the Long Island
International Film Expo will be held at the Bellmore Movies from
July 17 - 25, 2013. Cut off date for submissions will be April
1, 2013. Past festivals have hosted from 50 - 155 short and feature-length
independent films from all over the globe during this weeklong
Every film genre is considered.
A schedule of films and their synopses will
be available as we get closer to the festival date. Please check
The Long Island International Film Expo starts
with the opening night party that is by invitation only. Participating
filmmakers, sponsors, dignitaries, board members, press and media, and ticket holders
are invited to this informal gathering.
Several panels are held during the first weekend
of the Long Island International Film Expo -- usually consisting
of a distribution panel, a scriptwriting panel, legal music panel
and a filmmaker panel and breakfast.
Once the winners of the Long Island International
Film Expo are chosen by a combination of audience ballot and judging
committee, they are honored at the Long Island International Film
Expo Closing Night Party and Awards Ceremony, where they receive
their trophies and winners' prizes (which vary every year from
cash prizes, free editing time, DVDs, free rentals of lights, etc.) The closing party and awards ceremony will be held on TBD.
Formats for screening are DVD (NTSC) and BluRay. We have top of the line projection equipment, so our video screenings have the highest screening quality. We also have a script writing competition.
Some of the categories awarded may include:
Best Director, Best Story, Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best
Long Island Film, Best Student Film, Best Animation, Best Foreign
Film and others, Technical and special categories. There will be several technical and special categories judged
before the film festival by special entry. Technical categories
will include: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best
Art Direction, Best Lighting and possibly others. The technical awards will be presented on TBD at the opening night party. Special awards (acting and supporting roles) will be given out during the closing party on TBD at the Filmmakers Lounge, directly West of the Bellmore Movies.
Past festivals/closing night awards ceremonies
have been attended by Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire),
Billy Baldwin (Backdraft), Ed Burns (Saving Private Ryan), Cliff Robertson (Charley, PT109), Danny
Aiello (Moonstruck), Edie Falco (The Sopranos, Judy Berlin), Steve
Guttenberg (Cocoon), Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid), Kelly Rutherford
(Melrose Place), Oleg Cassini (fashion designer), Karen Allen
(Raiders of the Lost Arc, The Perfect Storm), Eddie McGee (Big
Brother), Brian O'Halloran (Clerks, Dogma), Dan Lauria (The Wonder
Years), Abe Vigoda (Barney Miller), Yancy Butler (Witchblade), Tony Lo Bianco (Police Story), Nestor Serrano (24), Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray, Huge), Kevin Covais (American Idol), Adam Ferrara (Rescue Me), Cathy Moriarty (Raging Bull), and others.
If you have any questions regarding the Long Island International Film Expo, the LIIFE Closing Night Party and Awards Ceremony, the Filmmakers Connection meetings or the Long Island Film/ TV Foundation, please call 516 571-3168 or e-mail email@example.com. Please check our website for more information at liifilmexpo.com.
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