UPCOMING EVENTS - 2014


Long Island International Film Expo








17th ANNUAL LONG ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM EXPO (LIIFE)

​Announces ​2014 Award​ Winners​

The17th Annual Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE)drew to a close on Thursday​,​ July 17th with theClosing Night Party and Awards Ceremony. The evening began with a buffet dinner in the Filmmakers Lounge where filmmakers informally gathered one last time to reminisce about 2014 LIIFE and talk about​​…film (of course)​.

The celebration continued atBellmore Moviesfor the Award Ceremony where guests were treated to a special ​musical ​performance by Long Island nativeNoelle Yatauro. The host for the event wasBrianO’Halloran(Clerks)and presenters includedMarc Coppola(Leaving Las Vegas),JohnNolan(Taking Back Sunday),Tom Pelphrey(As the World Turns)andRich“Big Daddy” Salgado(Former NFL Player).

Robert Davi, Long Island Filmmaker Achievement Award recipient andSean Young, Creative Achievement Award recipient​,​ were on hand to receive their special awards. Representing Nassau County wereEd Mangano, County Executive​,​ andDebra Markowitz, Festival Director and Director of the Nassau County Film Office.

"There were so many great gems at this year’s Long Island International Film Expo. It was not an easy task for our seven judges to select the films in the first place, however, it was the audience ballots that really determined the winners," saidDebra Markowitz, the Festival Director. "In my personal opinion, everyone involved in 2014 LIIFE was a winner and should be applauded."

NOTE: The18th Annual Long Island International Film Expowill take place July 8 ​-​ ​July 16, 2015. Submission dates open in mid-​October 2014. Be sure to checkwww.longislandfilmexpo.com

for ​updates and more information.

The Festival Awards were given out at the Closing Night Party and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, July 17, 2014:​

Special Honorees

Robert Davi​ ​- ​Long Island Filmmaker Achievement Award

Sean Young​ ​- ​Creative Achievement Award


Best Student Film

Tobacco Burn

Best Animation

Rabbit and Deer


Best Documentary-Tie

Buffalo Nation: The Children Are Crying

Shunned

Best Music Video

Ganesh is Fresh

Best Trailer

Bloodlines

Best Foreign Short

Carry On

Best Foreign Feature

Tempo Girl

Best First Short Film

My Cross to Bear

Best First Feature Film

The Historian

Best Long Island Short Film

Reaching Home

Best Long Island Feature Film

Bridge and Tunnel

Alan Fortunoff Humanitarian Film Award

Everyone Deserves a Decent Life


Best Short Film

Graduation

Best Feature Film

Cigarette Soup

Best Story

Gli Zii

Best Director

Pretty

Jury Award for a Short Film

Until Death

Jury Award for a Feature Film

Hitting Home

Gold Pass Award

Trouble With Women

Audience Award

Charlie Mantle


The Special Awards were given out at the Closing Night Party and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, July 17th, 2014:​


Best Actress in a Short Film

Joy Shatz-Wild Woman

Best Actress in a Feature Film

Florentine Krafft-Tempo Girl

Honorable Mention for Best Actress in a Feature Film

Marion Elaine-Do You Think I’m Pretty

Best Supporting Actress in a Short Film

Mary Ellen Schneider-Graduation

Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film

Lisa Bruhlmann-Tempo Girl

Best Actor in a Short Film-Tie

Lukas Hassel-Into the Dark

Graham Powell-Park 51

Best Actor in a Feature Film

William Sadler-The Historian

Best Supporting Actor in a Short Film

Armen Garo-Graduation

Best Supporting Actor in a Feature

John Cullum-The Historian

Honorable Mention for Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film

Jose Barros-Tempo Girl

The Technical Awards were given out at the Opening Night Party on Friday, July 11th, 2014:


Best Original Song

"Here Comes the Wolf"-John Nolan-Bridge and Tunnel

Best Original Score-Tie

A Man on the Edge-Joff Busch

Modern Nature-Alexander Leon

Honorable Mention for Best Original Score

Moustache-Dan Redfeld

Best Cinematography in a Short Film

Graduation-Matt Bockelman

Honorable Mention for Best Cinematography in a Short Film

Rab da Vaasta (For God's Sake)-NN Raghavendra Kumar

Best Cinematography in a Feature Film

Trouble with Women-Patrick Ginnetty

Best Editing

The Boy and The Bus-Matt Chodan

Honorable Mentions for Best Editing

Robert La Rosa-Return

Jackie Xerri-Mint Chip

Best Art Direction

Mr. Ideas


For more information on LIIFE, please visit:www.longislandfilmexpo.com.


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FESTIVAL DIRECTOR AND DIRECTOR OF

THE NASSAU COUNTY FILM OFFICE...

Debra Markowitz,debfilm@aol.com



MEDIA CONTACTS...

Melanie Lentz-Janney

Melanie@doverwood.com,321.945.4208


Susan Kaplan

susanlkaplan@sbcglobal.net,310.385.5835



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17th ANNUAL LONG ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM EXPO (LIIFE)

Star-Studded Closing Night Party and Awards Ceremony

July 17, 2014


PRESS TIP SHEET AND INVITATION TO COVER THE EVENT


After nine days showcasing 158 films from Long Island and around the world the 17th Annual Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) continues to celebrate independent film, actors and filmmakers by hosting the star-studded Closing Night Party and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, July 17th at the Bellmore Movies in Bellmore, NY.

The Closing Night Party/Awards Ceremony is open to the public, purchase tickets at:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/closing-night-party-and-awards-ceremony-for-the-long-island-international-film-expo-liife-tickets-11622542337?aff=eorg


THURSDAY, JULY 17-CLOSING NIGHT PARTY & AWARDS CEREMONY

Filmmakers Lounge, West of Bellmore Movies:

5:00-6:45 PM-Filmmakers Buffet

5:15-6:15 PM-Press arrive to interview filmmakers at Bellmore Movies Step & Repeat


Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY

5:45 PM-Press arrive to cover the red carpet

6:15-6:45 PM-Celebrities walk the red carpet

6:45 PM-Doors Open, Music by Noelle Yatauro

7:00-10:00 PM-Awards Ceremony


CELEBRITIES SCHEDULED TO ATTEND

-LENNY VENITO (The Neighbors)-Host

-ROBERT DAVI (Die Hard)-Long Island Filmmaker Achievement Award

-SEAN YOUNG (Blade Runner)-Creative Achievement Award -MARC COPPOLA(Leaving Las Vegas)-Presenter

-JOHN NOLAN (Taking Back Sunday)-Presenter

-BRIAN O’HALLORAN (Clerks)-Presenter

-TOM PELPHREY (As the World Turns)-Presenter

-RICH “BIG DADDY” SALGADO (Former NFL Player)-Presenter


TO COVER RED CARPET AND INTERVIEW FILMMAKERS,

PLEASE RSVP BY WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 6:00 PM TO...

Lynn Aloia, lynn@everythingsplanned.net or Susan Kaplan, susanlkaplan@sbcglobal.net


EVENT MEDIA POINT PERSON...

Lynn Aloia,lynn@everythingsplanned.net


FESTIVAL DIRECTOR AND DIRECTOR OF THE NASSAU COUNTY FILM OFFICE...

Debra Markowitz, debfilm@aol.com


MEDIA CONTACTS...

Melanie Lentz-Janney,

Melanie@doverwood.com, 321.945.4208


Susan Kaplan susanlkaplan@sbcglobal.net, 310.385.5835


SOCIALIZE WITH US...

www.facebook.com/longislandfilm

www.twitter.com/liintlfilmexpo#2014LIIFE


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THE 2014 FACTS OF LIIFE- July 9-17, 2014

17th Annual Long Island International Film Expo[LIIFE]

Bellmore Movies

222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY11710

www.longislandfilm.com


158 short and feature-length independent films; including music videos and trailers from around the world.

- 55 World premieres

- 46 Long Island premieres

- 44 New York premieres

- 4 Nassau County premieres

- 3 United States premieres

- 30 women directed films

- 32 films that have ties to Long Island

- 56 films shot in New York State

- 17 films shot in New York City

32 countries representedincluding Argentina; Australia; Belgium; Brazil; Canada; China; Columbia; France; Germany; Hong Kong; Hungary; India; Israel; Italy; the Netherlands; New Zealand; Norway; the Philippines; Poland; Scotland; South Korea; Spain; Switzerland; Syria; Taiwan; Tanzania; Turkey; the Ukraine; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States and Vietnam.

15 states representedincluding: Arizona; Arkansas; California; Connecticut; Georgia; Illinois; Massachusetts; Mississippi; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Texas; Washington and the District of Columbia.

18 schools representedincluding: A. W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts; American Film Institute Conservatory; Brooklyn College; City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism; Columbia University; Edinburgh College of Art; Griffith Film School (Brisbane Australia); Hofstra University; Locust Valley High School (Locust Valley, NY); Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA); MOME (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design); The National Film and Television School; New York Film Academy; NYU Tisch School of the Arts; Rochester Institute of Technology; Shih-Chien University (Taiwan);Whistlingwoods International (Mumbai, India) and Zurich University of the Arts.

Film slate includes actors:William Sadler (The Shawshank Redemption); Dominic Fumusa (Nurse Jackie); Marc Coppola (Apocalypse Now); Kevin Corrigan (Grounded for Life); Nick Sandlow (Orange is the New Black); Neal Huff (Moonrise Kingdom); Robert Clohessy (Boardwalk Empire); James van der Beek (Dawson’s Creek); Terry Serpico (Army Wives); John Cullum (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit); Lauren Hodges (Rubicon); James McCaffrey (Rescue Me); Cathy Moriarty (Raging Bull) and Dee Snider (Twisted Sister).

2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Robert Davi(Die Hard, License to Kill).



Closing Night Ceremony celebrity guests scheduled to attend: William Sadler (The Shawshank Redemption); Lynn Cohen (The Hunger Games); Brian O’Halloran (Clerks); Kevin Brown (30 Rock); John Nolan (musician) and Rich “Big Daddy” Salgado (Former NFL Player).

CELEBRATE INDEPENDENT FILM! CELEBRATE LIIFE!


SOCIALIZE WITH US...

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FESTIVAL DIRECTOR ANDDIRECTOR OF THE NASSAU COUNTY FILM OFFICE...

Debra Markowitz, debfilm@aol.com


MEDIA CONTACTS...

Melanie Lentz-Janney,Melanie@doverwood.com,321.945.4208

Susan Kaplan,susanlkaplan@sbcglobal.net, 310.385.5835


Here are some photos from the Publicist:

The Historian directed by Miles Doleac is the Opening Night Feature

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Cigarette Soup directed by Damian Voerg is having its Long Island Premiere

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Bridge and Tunnel directed by Jason Michael Brescia is having its Long Island Premiere

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Shunned directed by Janice Villarosa is having its New York Premiere

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Attend"One of the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World"(MovieMaker Magazine)right here on Long Island.The 17th Annual Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) will take placeJuly 9 to 17at Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710.

158 short and feature-length independent films from 32 countries, including 55 World Premieres and 32 films from Long Island will be shown throughout the week. LIIFE 2014 will include An Opening Night Celebration (invitation only), informative FREE panel discussions, Filmmaker Breakfast, star-studded Closing Night Party/Awards Ceremony and incredible networking opportunities.

The Facts of LIIFE:

http://www.longislandfilm.com

LIIFE Cost:

-$10 per film block

-$8 for senior citizens, students and Filmmakers Connection Members

-$25 Day Pass

-$65 Gold Pass

Seniors and students can bring a friend for free to all Monday–Friday film blocks that begin at

5 PMor earlier.

LIIFE Contact:

Debra Markowitz, Festival Director

debfilm@aol.com

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For Immediate Release

June 17, 2014

Contact: Debra Markowitz

debfilm@aol.com

17th Annual Long Island International Film Expo [LIIFE]

--- One of the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World ---

Announces 2014 Panels & Film Schedule

The Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) is lining up its celebrity slate for the 17th installment at the Bellmore Movies on July 9 – 17, 2014. New and exciting events have been added this year to enrich the vibrant LIIFE film community that has been fostered over the past 16 years.

“We’re showing 158 short and feature-length independent films from 32 countries, including 37 films from right here on Long Island,” says the festival director, Debra Markowitz. “We’re waiting on responses from celebrity guests, but what we have in place is a great selection of stimulating panels to go along with our strong film line-up.”

The opening night feature is The Historian, starring William Sadler, John Cullum, and Glynnis O’Connor. Festival premieres include Cigarette Soup produced by Larry Strong of Hempstead and filmed partially at Nickerson Beach, and director Fred Carpenter’s Charlie Mantle starring Robert Funaro, Armand Assante, Sean Young, Robert Clohessy and Jackie Martling, written and produced by Long Island’s Ed Wahl.

LIIFE 2014 panels include festival favorites “The Write Stuff” Screenwriting Panel and the popular “Perils of Being an Independent Filmmaker” Breakfast Panel both on Saturday, July 12 and moderated by Mitchell Bard of Snapper Films.

The highly sought after “Film Financing and Distribution Panel” on Sunday, July 13 is moderated by Marc Jacobson of Direction by Appointment and features a panel of industry experts. New to the line-up is “How to Improv When the Unexpected Happens,” on Saturday, July 12. This panel hosted by Katha Cato of the Queens World Film Festival will be of particular interest to actors.“How to Use the New York State Tax Credit” presented by Marc Jacobson takes place on Sunday, July 13.

The “So You Want to Be an Actor Workshop” has been added to the Sunday, July 13 schedule in response to numerous requests for information on how to begin an acting career and how to seek challenging roles. Actor/Coach Joseph Halsey will share his experiences in television (Law & Order: SVU, America’s Most Wanted, The Cosby Show) and independent film (Maltese Murder Mystery, Dear J, Junkie Heaven, Leaving) during this insightful session.

All panels are FREE, except for the Filmmaker Breakfast Panel which costs $5 to attend.

Exclusively for local filmmakers, LIIFE will present the NY LOVES FILM ROADSHOW featuring the New York State Governor’s Office for Motion Picture and Television Development team for a roundtable discussion on producing films in New York State – tax credits, location scouting, locating stages and crew are topics that will be addressed. Whether you’re a first time filmmaker or a veteran producer looking to catch up on what's new in the industry, this informal Q&A session will give participants the opportunity to Meet Team NY and hear firsthand what New York State has to offer. This session is limited to 25 local filmmakers. To sign up, please contact Debra Markowitz at dmarkowitz@nassaucountyny.gov.

The Long Island International Film Expo received hundreds of additional submissions this year for being named One of the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by MovieMaker Magazine. In addition to showcasing films from the United States and Long Island, films will be shown from New Zealand, Tanzania, Taiwan, Australia, India, China, Germany, Brazil, Poland, Italy, Israel, Vietnam, the Netherlands, Belgium, United Arab Emirates, Syria, Scotland, Argentina, Hungary, the Ukraine, the Philippines, Columbia, Spain, Switzerland, among others.

2014 LIIFE has it all; an incredible selection of films, enlightening panels, networking opportunities, and on Thursday, July 17 a star-studded Awards Ceremony and Closing Night Party. So far Lynne Cohen (The Hunger Games, Damages, Law & Order, Sex in the City) and William Sadler (The Shawshank Redemption, Damages, Homeland) are planning to attend this not to be missed event. Additional talent is being confirmed.

Festival tickets are $10 per film block, $8 for senior citizens, students and Filmmakers Connection Members. Seniors and students can bring a friend for free to all Monday – Friday film blocks that begin at 5 p.m. or earlier. Day passes are $25 and Gold Passes are $65.

For the complete LIIFE schedule, ticketing information and more, please visit http://longislandfilmexpo.com/events/ or call 516. 571.3168.

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