Long Island International Film Expo

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The Long Island International Film Expo
Location Bellmore, New York, USA
Language International

The Long Island International Film Expo, founded in 1997 by Nassau County Film Office Director, Debra Markowitz. The festival generally receives between 400 and 450 submissions every year [1] In 2009, 170 films from 23 countries were screened at the festival.[2] Ed Burns, director of films such as The Brothers McMullen and Newlyweds was awarded a Creative Achievement Award during the 2011 festival [3] The festival hosts several panels on film distribution, screenwriting, and other relevant industry topics.[4]

Past festival attendees include Steve Buscemi (Trees Lounge, Armageddon), William Baldwin (Backdraft), Edie Falco (The Sopranos, Judy Berlin), Karen Allen (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Perfect Storm), and others.[5]

2011 Films[6][7][8][edit]

Feature Films[edit]

  • Immigrant Son: The Story of John D. Mezzogiorno
  • As If I Am Not There
  • Jesse
    • Winner: Audience Award
  • Defining Beauty: Ms Wheelchair America
  • For Belly
  • Long Island Uncovered
  • Tanzania: A Friendship Journey
    • Winner: Best Documentary
  • Composed
  • Strings
    • Winner: Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress
    • Nominated: Best Feature Film, Best Story
  • Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football
  • True to the Heart
    • Winner: Best First Feature, Best Actor, Best Actress
  • Quirk of Fate
    • Winner: Best Art Direction
  • John Muir: In the New World
  • The Test
  • Beatboxing
  • Romeows (Retired Older Men Eating Out Wednesdays)
  • Come Hell or High Water
  • King of the Hamptons