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Long Island International Film Expo Announces Full Schedule

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

The 22nd Annual Festival Will Include Film Screenings, Panels, and an Award Ceremony Honoring Those Who’ve Made an Impact on LI Film

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.

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, 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

The Theatre 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, 2019

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

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

The Real Housewives of Atlanta

Bravo Media is spicing up Sunday nights when “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” returns for an unforgettable eleventh season on Sunday, November 4 at 8pm ET/PT. Favorite Southern sophisticates Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, NeNe Leakes and Porsha Williams are all back and will be joined by newest housewives Eva Marcille and Shamari DeVoe. Marlo Hampton and Tanya Sam join the season as friends. For a sneak peek at this season, visit http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-atlanta/season-11/videos/your-first-look-at-the-real-housewives-of-atlanta

Fresh off her stand-up comedy tour, NeNe is busier than ever with the opening of a new location for Swagg Boutique. Business as usual comes to a halt however, as Gregg faces a cancer diagnosis. Cynthia struggles with the idea of becoming an empty nester, but is excited about the new man in her life. Kandi decides to launch a risqué burlesque show while she and Todd explore the idea of expanding their family yet again. Porsha is over-the-moon excited to welcome her first bundle of joy and finally have the family of her dreams. Meanwhile, Eva and her fiancé Michael welcome a beautiful baby boy and are busy planning a fairytale wedding. Shamari DeVoe, known from the multi-platinum R&B group Blaque, is new to the mix and is planning to launch new music with her husband Ronnie DeVoe, formerly of New Edition. Marlo Hampton is back on the scene, joined by newcomer Tanya Sam, a tech savvy business woman who enjoys the finer things in life.

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” is produced by Truly Original with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Lorraine Haughton-Lawson, Ken Martinez, Anne Swan and Glenda Cox serving as Executive Producers. Erika Bryant and Kenny Loeliger-Myers serve as Co-Executive Producers. Anthony Sylvester serves as Consulting Executive Producer. Andy Cohen also serves as an Executive Producer.

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