22nd Anniversary of the Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) – July 12th – 18th

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.

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 –


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