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Long Island Film Festival THIS WEEK (a rental event)

October 26, 27, 28 30

The Long Island Film Festival has rented the Bay Street Theatre for the 2010 event. The Festival was founded 27 years ago by veteran actor, Christopher Cooke. During those 27 years, the LIFF has not varied from its mission, that is to discover, promote and give venue to independent filmmakers, not just from the greater New York area, but from other regions of America and abroad. The LIFF has attracted many industry notables such as Kimberly Peirce, Edie Falco, Tamara Jenkins, Kathleen Turner, Peter Boyle, Vincent Pastore, Steve Buscemi, to name just a few.

This year, under the direction of Vice President Thomas Santorelli, there are two new programs that will be part of the festival. One is the World Lens series that focuses on foreign Indie filmmakers that are producing films that are pieces of their culture and set in economic, social, environmental, and political spheres. World Lens also includes films from our International Film Festival Exchange Program that includes the Kerry Film Festival in Ireland. The other program is the LIFF Pioneer Awards that will be presented to independent filmmakers and named after pioneers and other industry notables, in their honor, who have contributed to American cinema while living on Long Island, particularly in the Bay Shore-Brightwaters area.

For four evenings the LIFF will present a program of unique and exciting films from independent filmmakers, not just from Long Island, but from Los Angeles, Canada, Spain, Italy, Ireland, UK, Germany, Africa, and Latvia.

Tickets: $10.00 per evening. Tickets available at the door at 6 pm. Films start at 7 pm. No pre-sale tickets available at the Box Office.

Posted: October 26, 2010