20th Film Expo Now Accepting

Dave Rodriguez and Steven Bauer are pictured at a past Long Island International Film Expo.

Dave Rodriguez and Steven Bauer are pictured at a past Long Island International Film Expo.

The 20th annual Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE), Nassau’s longest running regional film festival, is now accepting submissions, Nassau Executive Edward Mangano said last week.

“The Long Island International Film Expo treats the public to a vast array of independent films of every genre and allows residents to meet many of the filmmakers while also generating a positive economic impact from filmmakers staying in our hotels and dining in our restaurants,” Mangano said. “I encourage any and all aspiring filmmakers, from right here in Nassau County, to submit their work to this prestigious festival.”

LIIFE will be held from July 13-July 20, 2017 at the historic Bellmore Movies and will include local and foreign film screenings, celebrity appearances, entertaining and informative panels, a star-studded awards ceremony, a question and answer segment with filmmakers from the world over and networking galore.

Festivals of the past have included such luminaries as Ed Asner, Blue Bloods’ Robert Clohessy, Ralph Macchio, John Amos, Ally Sheedy, “30 Rock” actor Kevin Brown, Kathy Moriarty, Steve Buscemi, Ed Burns, William Sadler, Ilene Kristen and more.

New this year, besides the categories of shorts, features, documentaries, student films, animations, Long Island, foreign films, music videos, trailers and screenplays, LIIFE has added a webisode component to their competition.

Submit today for early-bird pricing to LongIslandFilm.com. Email longislandfilmexpo@gmail.com for more information.