LIFF Founding Director Christopher Cooke (right) with actor Rod Steiger (second from left)
Evan Brenner accepting one of four awards for THE RIDDLE
Joel Martin, Master of Ceremonies
Joseph Sikorski and Michael Calomino, winners of the Blacktie Screenplay Award for FRAGMENTS FROM OLYMPUS: THE VISION OF NIKOLA TESLA
Sarah Darcy Charles wins The Anita Stewart Actors Award for AGNES MOORHEAD IS GOD!
Animator Signe Baumane from Latvia wins The J.Stuart Award for Animation for VETERINARIAN
Actor Anthony Spaldo accepts his Breakout Performance award for BINGO
Bart Ackerson accepts LIFF Honorary Award from Thomas Santorelli
Bart Ackerson accepts his honorary award on behalf of his great uncle, Thomas Benton Ackerson, developer of Brightwaters who brought the film business to Suffolk County during the silent era. Pictured on the right is New York State Assemblyman Phil Boyle who presented Bart Ackerson with a Proclamation
Steffen Greisiger accepts his John Williams Award for Film Scoring from Leipzig, Germany for AFRICA LIGHT-GRAY ZONE
Shilpi Roy accepts her award from Los Angeles for Best Student Film, THE INDIAN AND THE SAMURAI
Paolo Sassanelli accepts his award from Rome, Italy for Best Foreign Film, UERRA (WAR)
LIFF Executive Director, Thomas Santorelli gets interviewed at WLNG, Sag Harbor
Boat Captain Bart Richie and Director of A LONG HAUL Nathaniel Kramer
Engineer Harry Barber in the control booth at the Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, Bay Shore
Cinematographer Don Lenzer, Barbara and sculpter Bill King of THE ARTIST AND THE MODEL
Actress and writer Kim Horning and director Tanya Meronk of AGNES MOOREHEAD IS GOD!
Thomas Santorelli and director Steve Rahaman at Boulton Center
TO BE KING
Thomas Santorelli and Steve Rahaman on stage after screening TO BE KING
Joel Martin (left) and Thomas Santorelli
Thomas Santorelli and actress Samantha Tuffarelli
Director Sam Borowski announces to the universe that he has won the Ralph Ince Directors Award for NIGHT CLUB
Producer/Director Joel Mark Harris and Director Josias Tschanz NEUTRAL TERRITORY
Johnny Farina of Santo and Johnny receives the LIFF Honorary Award for the 1959 hit song SLEEPWALK. This song hs been used in many Hollywood productions. Johnny Farina also received a Proclamation from New York State Senator Lee Zeldin of East Islip
Johnny Farina of Santo and Johnny plays his 1959 hit SLEEPWALK live with Executive Director Thomas Santorelli on guitar
Still working that SLEEPWALK tune
My grand finale, those three beautiful chords as the boys look on
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The Long Island Film Festival online will be active for the month of August 2018. Our online festival is second to none and completely safe and secure.
Industry personnel and distributors have free access to view your films.
The deadlines for film entry, Richard Vetere Screenplay Competition and the Richard Vetere One-Act Play Competition is as follows:
Early Deadline is December 31, 2018
Regular Deadline is March 31, 2018
Late Deadline is June 30, 2018
Online festival will take place August 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018 www.longislandfilmfestivalonline.org
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Our MISSION is to discover, promote and give venue to independent filmmakers, not just from the greater New York area, but from other regions of America and abroad.
For 36 years, the Long Island Film Festival has presented high quality film programs and has made a major contribution to the Long Island community by promoting films that are entertaining, educational, thought provoking and enhance the general public's understanding of cinema culture and the humanities.
The Long Island Film Festival is the Longest Running International Film Festival on Long island.
During those 36 years, we have witnessed filmmaking transform itself from a strictly film medium to a highly technological global digital art form with sophisticated software operating on specially configured computers. As a result, there are more filmmakers attempting to break into the film industry. It is those new filmmakers that the Long Island Film Festival seeks to discover.
Our World Lens series focuses on foreign Indie filmmakers that are producing films that are pieces of their culture and set in economic, social, environmental, and political spheres. It is the commitment of the Long Island Film Festival to promote these films and support independent filmmakers around the world.