Upcoming Long Island Film Festivals


Long Island moviegoers are in luck with these upcoming film festivals in the area.

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Forget Sundance! There are tons of film festivals right here on Long Island that are sure to please local cinephiles. Millions of moviegoers attend festivals throughout the world, but with all of the festivals right here on Long Island, there’s no need to travel too far.
Many of these festivals were made by Long Islanders and filmed right here in the area. You may see a familiar face in some movies, and you will almost certainly see some well-known Long Island landmarks.
Film festivals don’t just showcase feature-length films. You can also see documentaries, short films and animated films. These festivals allow new and independent filmmakers to show their films to the public.
Many filmmakers from around the world submit their movies to these festivals, and don’t be surprised if you see a few celebrities at these events.
Be sure to check out the websites for these festivals. Almost all of the festivals charge admission, and with the number of people attending these shows, you may need to purchase tickets in advance.


Long Island International Film Expo
July 12 - July 17
Second International Jewish Film Festival
July 13 - July 20
Stony Brook Film Festival
July 17 - July 26
Long Beach International Film Festival: Shorts on the Beach Film Series
August 1
Hamptons International Film Festival: Summer Docs 3
August 16
Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
July 24, July 27 and August 21
Gold Coast International Film Festival
November 3 - November 9