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Award Photos

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

Thomas Santorelli and director Steve Rahaman at Boulton Center


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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