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Published on June 8th, 2019 | by Hype Editorial

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Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) Announces Full Schedule and Celebrities Attending July 12th – 18th

With the 22nd Anniversary of the Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) happening July 12th – 18th, 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), the County of Nassau, Gold Coast Studios, The Long Island Railroad, Hamptons TV and the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency, which shows over 160 short and feature-length films of every genre. The expo offers networking opportunities, a350 seat historic theater, press and media opportunities, a convenient filmmakers lounge, and several discussion panels with topics ranging from distribution, to scriptwriting, to legal music, and a filmmaker panel/breakfast.

Some of this year’s films include Long Island premieres such as Daniel Schechter’s, Safe Spaces starring Justin Long (New Girl), Fran Drescher (The Nanny), Richard Schiff (The Good Doctor), Kate Berlant (Ghosted) and Becky Ann Baker (The Blacklist), Eddie McGee’s (formerly of Commack) pilot, Eddie’s, starring Eddie McGee and George Wendt (Cheers), Sal Del Giudice’s, To Make a Long Story Short, Bellport’s Andrew Henriques’s, The $500 Dress, Rockville Centre’s Kenneth R. Frank’s, Family Obligations, Plainview’s Justin Portaros, Kid, The Moon, St. James’, William LiPera’s, The Rest of My Life, Hicksville’s Tom Cassese’s, Zoul, West Babylon’s James’ Hardy’s, Be There Soon, Glen Cove’s Christian Plingo’s, Sometimes, We Never Really Change and East Meadow’s Max Hechtman’s Stories of Strength and Hope: Preventing Youth Suicide.

New York premieres include Oceanside’s Eli Hershko’s, Fairytale, Oceanside’s Jacki Xerri’s Teen Night and Ruckzuck,, Riverhead’s David Chai’s, Pass the Buck and Jimmy Bie’s, The Badge.

World premieres include Shirley’s Fred Carpenter’s, Interview with the Hitman (starring Kevin Brown), Centerport’s, Robert M. Sansivero’s, The Loyalist, Lindenhurst’s Gregg A. Dacosta’s, The Last Sound, and Hempstead’s Rob Graydon’s, Father.

Other LIIFE films include such notables as James Dreyfus (Notting Hill), Ben Wilbond (Ghosts), Tim DeKay (American Crime), Sean Young (Blade Runner), Bianca Marroquin (Fosse/Verdon), Evan Alex (Us), Navid Negahban (Legion), Fred Willard (Modern Family), Kevin Pollak (The Marvelous Ms. Maisel), Bob Newhart (The Bob Newhart Show), Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie), Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show),

Carol Channing (The Love Boat), Mitzi Gaynor (South Pacific), Vincent D’Onofrio (Daredevil), Betsy Baker (Sharp Objects), Norman Lear (One Day at a Time), Tom Smothers (The Informant!) and Kay Ballard (The Mothers-in-Law).

Most of the panels at this year’s Long Island International Film Expo (except for the Breakfast panel) are free and include:

“From Script to Screen –  How to create, finance, and distribute independent content in the digital age,”  “How to Market Yourself in the Acting Biz,” “How to get an agent,” “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of Independent Filmmaking-  Breakfast Panel,” “The Write Stuff’ Panel on Scriptwriting,” and our widely popular, “Directors’ Audition Panel.” For more information and to get your reservation tickets, please go to http://longislandfilm.com/panels-events/

Opening the Long Island International Film Expo on Friday July 12th at 11:00 a.m. this year will be the Young Filmmakers Showcase. LIIFE is proudly showcasing films from students of the Long Island High School of the Arts, Barry Tech, and Long Beach High School, as well as various young independent filmmakers, the youngest being 15 years old.  This is the 3rd consecutive year LIIFE has held the YFS and it is now one of the many highlights of the film expo.

Honorees for this year include Abigail Hawk of Blue Bloods with a Creative Achievement Award and Director John A. Gallagher with a LIIFETime Career Achievement Award.  Kevin Brown from 30 Rock will be our host, and actor Christopher Roach from Kevin Can Wait will be one of our presenters. Celebrities always appear schedule permitting, and more will likely sign on before the closing party on Thursday, July 18, 2019. To buy tickets for the closing night party, go to http://longislandfilm.com/awards-ceremony/

 

2019 LIIFE Schedule:

LIIFE KICKOFF: Friday, July 12th, 201911:00am:

Young Filmmaker Showcase

Total Duration: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes

 

LIIFE KICKOFF: Friday, July 12th, 20191:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 3 Minutes

Film:Film Duration:
Isle of Capri – Documentary9 minutes
My Favorite Stone10 minutes
One More Round 14 minutes
Love from Afar – Documentary15 minutes
Hysterical Women – Webisode22 minutes
Maturing Youth26 minutes
Yuu Kai- Anna – Animation27 minutes

 

LIIFE KICKOFF: Friday, July 12th, 20193:45pm Showing:

Total Duration: 1 Hour, 23 Minutes

Film:Film Duration:
1-010 minutes
It’s Time for Tea10 minutes
Daffodil 13 minutes
Extradition15 minutes
Sweet Heart17 minutes
People Like You18 minutes

 

LIIFE KICKOFF: Friday, July 12th, 20195:30PM-6:30pm: Filmmakers Lounge – 228 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY – Free

Informal Opening Night Reception and Tech Awards

Must be 2019 Participating Filmmaker or Have a Ticket for Any Film Block to Attend

 

LIIFE OPENING NIGHT FILM BLOCK: Friday, July 12th, 2019Official Opening Night Film Block 6:45pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 3 Minutes

Film: Film Duration:
The $500 Dress6 minutes
How Do You Type a Broken Heart13 minutes
The Rest of my Life22 minutes
Family Obligations82 minutes

 

Friday, July 12th, 2019 – Scared for Your Liife Block!!Scared For Your Liife Block

9:30pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 18 Minutes

Film:Film Duration:
The Driving Dead4 minutes
Number 255 minutes
Mirror Mirror A Tale of Blood9 minutes
Preparation9 minutes
Matryoshka10 minutes
It Lives in the Closet11 minutes
The Theatre of Terror90 minutes

 

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

Strictly Students!

10:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 2 Minutes

Film:Film Duration:
Student Film: The Movie3 minutes
FLIP10 minutes
Stories of Strength and Hope – Documentary12 minutes
Coming And Going12 minutes
Reservations For Two13 minutes
Love Sick14 minutes
In My Eyes20 minutes
Midnight Regulations38 minutes

 

Saturday, July 13th, 201910:30pm-1:00pm: Filmmakers Lounge – 228 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY

FREE PANEL – Please Reserve tickets HERE: http://longislandfilm.com/panels-events

“From Script to Screen” How to create, finance, and distribute independent content in the digital age. Panelists – Filmmakers Elias Plagianos and Stevan Mena

 

Saturday, July 13th, 2019 – Doc Block!                   1:00pm Showing: Documentary Block

Total Duration : 2 Hours, 5 Minutes

Film: Film Duration:
M1-K08 minutes
The Guy; The Brian Donahue Story19 minutes
My Body Is Not A Weapon38 minutes
They Stole a house60 minutes

 

Saturday, July 13th, 20191:45pm-3:15pm: Filmmakers Lounge – 228 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY

FREE PANEL –  Please Reserve tickets HERE: http://longislandfilm.com/panels-events

“The Pitfalls of Blind Ambition” – Lynne Grossman and Tom Ferranola – Affinity Artists Agency.

 

Saturday, July 13th, 20191:45pm-3:15pm: Filmmakers Lounge – 228 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY

FREE PANEL – Please Reserve tickets HERE: http://longislandfilm.com/panels-events

“How to Get An Agent, What Do Agents Look For” –  Tom Ferranola and Lynne Grossman – Affinity Artists Agency.

 

Saturday, July 13th, 20193:45pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 10 Minutes

Film:Film Duration:
Lover & A Giver – Music Video4 minutes
Scratch This – Webisode5 minutes
Someday – Music Video6 minutes
Reverie7 minutes
Kid, the Moon8 minutes
Drip10 minutes
Retreat Resistance – Webisode11 minutes
Primal Therapy12 minutes
Hot n’ Nerdy – Webisode15 minutes
Karen21 minutes
To Make a Long Story Short – Documentary31 minutes

 

Saturday, July 13th, 20196:45pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 5 Minutes

Film:Film Duration:
Father1 minutes
Masterclass: Acting with Doors4 minutes
Eddies – Webisode26 minutes
Eleanor94 minutes

 

Saturday, July 13th, 20199:30pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours

Film:Film Duration:
The Birth of Deceit – Trailer2 minutes
Teen Night8 minutes
Jones9 minutes
Into the Dark14 minutes
Fairy Tale87 minutes

 

Saturday, July 13th, 201910:15pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 10 Minutes

Film:Film Duration:
Melon Shorts – animation2 minutes
Deep Dive6 minutes
Ruckzuck – Documentary8 minutes
Piccolo Vento17 minutes
A Never Ending Stream of Consciousness – Animation 20 minutes
F.A.M. – Webisode30 minutes
The Blackout – Webisode47 minutes

 

Sunday, July 14th, 201910:30am-12:00pm: Filmmakers Lounge – 228 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY

General Admission – $5.00, Get Tickets Here: http://longislandfilm.com/panels-events

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of Independent Filmmaking –

An Entertaining and Informative Panel Moderated by Mitchell Bard of Snapper Films. A cross section of LIIFE 2019 Filmmakers Discuss their experiences in the Indie Film World. Free for 2019 LIIFE Participating Filmmakers, Day Pass and Gold Pass Holders.

 

Sunday, July 14th, 201912:15pm-1:00pm: Filmmakers Lounge – 228 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY – Free

FREE PANEL – Please Reserve tickets HERE: http://longislandfilm.com/panels-events

“Write Stuff” Panel on Scriptwriting – 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 and Loren-Paul Caplin.

 

Sunday, July 14th, 20191:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 1 Minutes

Film:Film Duration:
Bae2 minutes
Effigy-Poison and the City – Trailer2 minutes
INDESTRUCTIBLE!: Baseball on the Isthmus – Trailer3 minutes
Passage of Time 4 minutes
Pass the Buck5 minutes
VR CR3W7 minutes
Be There Soon8 minutes
Spice Frontier – Animation8 minutes
Troll9 minutes
Two Balloons – Animation9 minutes
Lara10 minutes
InSex14 minutes
Mea Culpa20 minutes
The Last Fishing Trip20 minutes

 

Sunday, July 14th, 20193:45pm Showing:

Total Duration: 1 Hours, 56 Minutes

Film:Film Duration:
The Dancer16 minutes
Three Kings23 minutes
Where Theo Lives77 minutes

 

Sunday, July 14th, 20196:30pm Showing:

Total Duration: 1 Hours, 55 Minutes

Film:Film Duration:
Icons – Animation5 minutes
The Premonition5 minutes
My Dinner with Schwartzy15 minutes
Interview with a HitMan90 minutes

 

Sunday, July 14th, 20199:15pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 3 Minutes

Film:Film Duration:
The Parking Spot10 minutes
Despair11 minutes
The Replacement11 minutes
The Drone14 minutes
Pet Peeve Police – Webisode18 minutes
Waking Venus18 minutes
Alternate Ego19 minutes
Mommy Mafia – Webisode22 minutes

 

Monday, July 15th, 20191:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 18 Minutes

Film:Film Duration:
The Translator11 minutes
I’m Still Here – Documentary14 minutes
Too Much Noise14 minutes
Funny You Never Knew – Documentary99 minutes

 

Monday, July 15th, 20191:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 17 Minutes

Film:Film Duration:
Damaged8 minutes
Hunting Rabbits8 minutes
My Son Thomas8 minutes
Sometimes, We Never Really Change8 minutes
The Break8 minutes
The Secret to Good Living8 minutes
It Looked Like Snow10 minutes
Tomislavov Dnevnik 15 minutes
Vice10 minutes
Back Up Plan15 minutes
First Disco18 minutes
Life EDU21 minutes

 

Monday, July 15th, 20197:30pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 23 Minutes

Film:Film Duration:
The Last Sound – Webisode8 minutes
Chemistry Read9 minutes
The Badge11 minutes
Follow12 minutes
Hush12 minutes
Receding14 minutes
Rubber Room – Webisode20 minutes
toke is cheap23 minutes
Cosmic Light34 minutes

 

Tuesday, July 16th, 20191:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 15 Minutes

Film:Film Duration:
Who I Am – Music Video4 minutes
Benefits Not Included5 minutes
Bristled – Animation5 minutes
The Edge5 minutes
Lost Steps – Animation11 minutes
The Ghost and the Writer14 minutes
My Amish World79 minutes

 

Tuesday, July 16th, 20193:45pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 9 Minutes

Film:Film Duration:
Love Minecraft Style! Abigail vs Zombie – Animation1 minute
Ranapakhara10 minutes
Clandestiny12 minutes
Coffee and a Donut 12 minutes
Nana’s Room12 minutes
American Marriage15 minutes
The Loyalist18 minutes
Terrolun and Lunlun49 minutes

 

Tuesday, July 16th, 20197:30pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 19 Minutes

Film:Film Duration:
Ham Jam2 minute
Podcast Problems4 minutes
Fine5 minutes
New Patient7 minutes
I Waited for You9 minutes
Time on the Bridge13 minutes
Miss Understood Monster15 minutes
Less Heat in Arizona25 minutes
It’s A Mess29 minutes
Been A While30 minutes

 

Wednesday, July 17th, 201910:00am-1:00pm: Filmmakers Lounge – 228 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY

FREE PANEL – Please Reserve tickets HERE: http://longislandfilm.com/panels-events

“DIRECTORS’ AUDITION PANEL” – Seven Minutes or Less to Impress – Bring your own sides or monologue, or we will assign you one. Read for five or six working Directors. And bring headshots!

 

Wednesday, July 17th, 20192:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 1 Minutes

Film:Film Duration:
Backstage10 minute
The Gift of the Red Fern – Documentary12 minutes
The Divorce17 minutes
Go to Hell and Turn Left82 minutes

 

Wednesday, July 17th, 20195:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 7 Minutes

Film:Film Duration:
In the House of the Paper Flowers – Animation8 minute
Not as Tough as You Think8 minutes
Impact – Webisode10 minutes
Corey11 minutes
Zoul12 minute
Acceptables13 minutes
Black n’ Blue13 minutes
The Invaders Angie’s Logs – Webisode 13 minutes
Sequins18 minutes
Touch Me21 minutes

 

Wednesday, July 17th, 20198:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 20 Minutes

Film:Film Duration:
Shaholly – Documentary4 minute
Here We Stay9 minutes
Wink9 minutes
Sombra City10 minutes
Monarch Butterfly17 minute
Safe Spaces91 minutes

 

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019Closing Party and Award Ceremony

5:30 p.m. Filmmakers Buffet – Filmmakers Lounge – 228 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY  

7:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony – Bellmore Movies – 222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY

9:00 p.m. AfterLIIFE Party – Filmmakers Lounge – 228 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY

Filmmakers Buffet, Awards Ceremony and AfterLIIFE Party – $65 for General Admission, $55 for LIIFE 2019 Participating Filmmakers, Gold Pass Holders, Seniors. Awards Ceremony ONLY – $25.00

Purchase tickets at: http://longislandfilm.com/panels-events/

Celebrity Guests so far:

-Abigail Hawk from Blue Bloods with a Creative Achievement Award

-Director John Gallagher of The Deli with a LIIFETime Career Achievement Award

-Host Kevin Brown from 30 Rock

-Presenter Chris Roach from Kevin Can Wait

(Celebrities appear schedule permitting)

 

For Full Film Schedule and Synopses and to buy Tickets to LIIFE via Eventbrite, VISIT: http://longislandfilm.com/events/category/liife-2019/ and https://www.eventbrite.com/o/long-island-filmtv-foundation-6572649727

 

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



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