Long Island International Film Expo 2013
The Long Island Film/TV Foundation and the Nassau County Film Commission present the 17th Annual Long Island International Film Expo, July 9 - 17, 2014 at the Bellmore Movies. This year’s festival includes 140 short and feature-length independent films from 48 countries representing a variety of genres.
The Long Island International Film Expo includes an informal Opening Night Party attended by participating filmmakers, sponsors, dignitaries, board members, press/media, and ticket holders (this event is invitation only).
Several panels are held during the Long Island International Film Expo – topics include: distribution, scriptwriting, legal music and a filmmaker panel/breakfast.
Once the winners of the Long Island International Film Expo are chosen (a combination of audience ballot and judging committee), they are honored at the Closing Night Party and Awards Ceremony, where they receive trophies and winners' prizes (which vary from cash prizes, editing time, DVDs, free rentals of lights, etc.). The Closing Party and Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the Filmmakers Lounge, directly West of the Bellmore Movies.
Awards are given for: Best Director, Best Story, Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Long Island Film, Best Student Film, Best Animation, Best Foreign Film and other special categories. Technical categories include: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, and Best Lighting. Technical awards will be presented on Friday, July 19, 2013 - 5:00 - 6:30 pm at the Opening Night party.
The Long Island International Film Expo has been attended by some Hollywood’s finest including: 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), Ally Sheedy, Robert Vaugh, Robert Clohessy (Blue Bloods), Melissa Archer (One Life to Live) and others.