Long Island International Film Expo


Film buffs know the names Sundance, Tribeca, and Cannes. They know the New York Film Festival. But if you don’t know about the Long Island International Film Expo, you’re missing too many great films. This year, LIIFE celebrated its fifteenth season of showcasing independent films and giving a home to many filmmakers whose work is worthy of finding an audience. Screening over one hundred short films, features, and documentaries from July 12 to July 19, there was no shortage of choices in the three to four film blocks scheduled every day during the Expo. The Expo is held every July in Bellmore, Long Island, New York, in the last privately owned stand-alone movie theater. Henry and Anne Stampfel have made the Bellmore a home for quality movies, many that would be impossible to find outside of Manhattan. The Bellmore is a cherished haven from the now-ubiquitous multiplex. Independent films are often made by people who need to have a huge amount of dedication and perseverance to get their work funded and viewed. This is why an event like the Expo is important to so many filmmakers who dream not only of making their films but finding an audience to appreciate them. The Expo screens films from all over the world including Poland, Australia, England, and the United States. Directors, producers, actors, and writers work with budgets that give tight a new meaning. Some succeeded more than others, though all were clearly labors of devotion to the art of film. Here’s […]

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published: 01.28.2015
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