Long Island International Film Expo

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The Long Island International Film Expo
Location Bellmore, New York, USA
Language International
http://www.liifilmexpo.org/

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

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