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


Bellmore, NY (June, 2019) - 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.


From “SAFE SPACES” (Gregory Wilson)

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.

From “Mea Culpa” (Featuring Sean Young)

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).

From “Kid The Moon”

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.

From “The Loyalist”

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, 2019
11:00am:
Young Filmmaker Showcase
Total Duration: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes

LIIFE KICKOFF: Friday, July 12th, 2019
1:00pm Showing:
Total Duration: 2 Hours, 3 Minutes
Film:
Film Duration:
Isle of Capri - Documentary
9 minutes
My Favorite Stone
10 minutes
One More Round
14 minutes
Love from Afar – Documentary
15 minutes
Hysterical Women - Webisode
22 minutes
Maturing Youth
26 minutes
Yuu Kai- Anna - Animation
27 minutes

LIIFE KICKOFF: Friday, July 12th, 2019
3:45pm Showing:
Total Duration: 1 Hour, 23 Minutes
Film:
Film Duration:
1-0
10 minutes
It's Time for Tea
10 minutes
Daffodil
13 minutes
Extradition
15 minutes
Sweet Heart
17 minutes
People Like You
18 minutes

LIIFE KICKOFF: Friday, July 12th, 2019
5:30PM-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, 2019
Official Opening Night Film Block 6:45pm Showing:
Total Duration: 2 Hours, 3 Minutes
Film:
Film Duration:
The $500 Dress
6 minutes
How Do You Type a Broken Heart
13 minutes
The Rest of my Life
22 minutes
Family Obligations
82 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 Dead
4 minutes
Number 25
5 minutes
Mirror Mirror A Tale of Blood
9 minutes
Preparation
9 minutes
Matryoshka
10 minutes
It Lives in the Closet
11 minutes
TheTheatre of Terror
90 minutes


Saturday, July 13th, 2019
Strictly Students!
10:00pm Showing:
Total Duration: 2 Hours, 2 Minutes
Film:
Film Duration:
Student Film: The Movie
3 minutes
FLIP
10 minutes
Stories of Strength and Hope - Documentary
12 minutes
Coming And Going
12 minutes
Reservations For Two
13 minutes
Love Sick
14 minutes
In My Eyes
20 minutes
Midnight Regulations
38 minutes

Saturday, July 13th, 2019
10:30pm-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-K0
8 minutes
The Guy; The Brian Donahue Story
19 minutes
My Body Is Not A Weapon
38 minutes
They Stole a house
60 minutes

Saturday, July 13th, 2019
1:45pm-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, 2019
1:45pm-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, 2019
3:45pm Showing:
Total Duration: 2 Hours, 10 Minutes
Film:
Film Duration:
Lover & A Giver - Music Video
4 minutes
Scratch This - Webisode
5 minutes
Someday - Music Video
6 minutes
Reverie
7 minutes
Kid, the Moon
8 minutes
Drip
10 minutes
Retreat Resistance - Webisode
11 minutes
Primal Therapy
12 minutes
Hot n' Nerdy - Webisode
15 minutes
Karen
21 minutes
To Make a Long Story Short - Documentary
31 minutes

Saturday, July 13th, 2019
6:45pm Showing:
Total Duration: 2 Hours, 5 Minutes
Film:
Film Duration:
Father
1 minutes
Masterclass: Acting with Doors
4 minutes
Eddies - Webisode
26 minutes
Eleanor
94 minutes

Saturday, July 13th, 2019
9:30pm Showing:
Total Duration: 2 Hours
Film:
Film Duration:
The Birth of Deceit - Trailer
2 minutes
Teen Night
8 minutes
Jones
9 minutes
Into the Dark
14 minutes
Fairy Tale
87 minutes

Saturday, July 13th, 2019
10:15pm Showing:
Total Duration: 2 Hours, 10 Minutes
Film:
Film Duration:
Melon Shorts - animation
2 minutes
Deep Dive
6 minutes
Ruckzuck - Documentary
8 minutes
Piccolo Vento
17 minutes
A Never Ending Stream of Consciousness - Animation
20 minutes
F.A.M.- Webisode
30 minutes
The Blackout - Webisode
47 minutes

Sunday, July 14th, 2019



10:30am-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, 2019



12:15pm-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, 2019

1:00pm Showing:
Total Duration: 2 Hours, 1 Minutes
Film:
Film Duration:
Bae
2 minutes
Effigy-Poison and the City - Trailer
2 minutes
INDESTRUCTIBLE!: Baseball on the Isthmus - Trailer
3 minutes
Passage of Time
4 minutes
Pass the Buck
5 minutes
VR CR3W
7 minutes
Be There Soon
8 minutes
Spice Frontier - Animation
8 minutes
Troll
9 minutes
Two Balloons - Animation
9 minutes
Lara
10 minutes
InSex
14 minutes
Mea Culpa
20 minutes
The Last Fishing Trip
20 minutes

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

3:45pm Showing:
Total Duration: 1 Hours, 56 Minutes
Film:
Film Duration:
The Dancer
16 minutes
Three Kings
23 minutes
Where Theo Lives
77 minutes

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

6:30pm Showing:
Total Duration: 1 Hours, 55 Minutes
Film:
Film Duration:
Icons - Animation
5 minutes
The Premonition
5 minutes
My Dinner with Schwartzy
15 minutes
Interview with a HitMan
90 minutes

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

9:15pm Showing:
Total Duration: 2 Hours, 3 Minutes
Film:
Film Duration:
The Parking Spot
10 minutes
Despair
11 minutes
The Replacement
11 minutes
The Drone
14 minutes
Pet Peeve Police - Webisode
18 minutes
Waking Venus
18 minutes
Alternate Ego
19 minutes
Mommy Mafia - Webisode
22 minutes

Monday, July 15th, 2019

1:00pm Showing:
Total Duration: 2 Hours, 18 Minutes
Film:
Film Duration:
The Translator
11 minutes
I’m Still Here - Documentary
14 minutes
Too Much Noise
14 minutes
Funny You Never Knew - Documentary
99 minutes

Monday, July 15th, 2019

1:00pm Showing:
Total Duration: 2 Hours, 17 Minutes
Film:
Film Duration:
Damaged
8 minutes
Hunting Rabbits
8 minutes
My Son Thomas
8 minutes
Sometimes, We Never Really Change
8 minutes
The Break
8 minutes
The Secret to Good Living
8 minutes
It Looked Like Snow
10 minutes
Tomislavov Dnevnik
15 minutes
Vice
10 minutes
Back Up Plan
15 minutes
First Disco
18 minutes
Life EDU
21 minutes

Monday, July 15th, 2019

7:30pm Showing:
Total Duration: 2 Hours, 23 Minutes
Film:
Film Duration:
The Last Sound - Webisode
8 minutes
Chemistry Read
9 minutes
The Badge
11 minutes
Follow
12 minutes
Hush
12 minutes
Receding
14 minutes
Rubber Room - Webisode
20 minutes
toke is cheap
23 minutes
Cosmic Light
34 minutes

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

1:00pm Showing:
Total Duration: 2 Hours, 15 Minutes
Film:
Film Duration:
Who I Am - Music Video
4 minutes
Benefits Not Included
5 minutes
Bristled - Animation
5 minutes
The Edge
5 minutes
Lost Steps - Animation
11 minutes
The Ghost and the Writer
14 minutes
My Amish World
79 minutes

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

3:45pm Showing:
Total Duration: 2 Hours, 9 Minutes
Film:
Film Duration:
Love Minecraft Style! Abigail vs Zombie - Animation
1 minute
Ranapakhara
10 minutes
Clandestiny
12 minutes
Coffee and a Donut
12 minutes
Nana’s Room
12 minutes
American Marriage
15 minutes
The Loyalist
18 minutes
Terrolun and Lunlun
49 minutes

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

7:30pm Showing:
Total Duration: 2 Hours, 19 Minutes
Film:
Film Duration:
Ham Jam
2 minute
Podcast Problems
4 minutes
Fine
5 minutes
New Patient
7 minutes
I Waited for You
9 minutes
Time on the Bridge
13 minutes
Miss Understood Monster
15 minutes
Less Heat in Arizona
25 minutes
It’s A Mess
29 minutes
Been A While
30 minutes

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019



10:00am-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, 2019

2:00pm Showing:
Total Duration: 2 Hours, 1 Minutes
Film:
Film Duration:
Backstage
10 minute
The Gift of the Red Fern - Documentary
12 minutes
The Divorce
17 minutes
Go to Hell and Turn Left
82 minutes

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

5:00pm Showing:
Total Duration: 2 Hours, 7 Minutes
Film:
Film Duration:
In the House of the Paper Flowers - Animation
8 minute
Not as Tough as You Think
8 minutes
Impact - Webisode
10 minutes
Corey
11 minutes
Zoul
12 minute
Acceptables
13 minutes
Black n’ Blue
13 minutes
The Invaders Angie’s Logs - Webisode
13 minutes
Sequins
18 minutes
Touch Me
21 minutes

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

8:00pm Showing:
Total Duration: 2 Hours, 20 Minutes
Film:
Film Duration:
Shaholly - Documentary
4 minute
Here We Stay
9 minutes
Wink
9 minutes
Sombra City
10 minutes
Monarch Butterfly
17 minute
Safe Spaces
91 minutes


Wednesday, July 17th, 201
Closing 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


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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