Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) Announces Full Schedule July 13th - 21st

With the Long Island International Film Expo just around the corner July 13th – 21st, the 2016 film schedule has finally been announced.

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LIIFE's 19th Annual Festival is from July 31-21, 2016 in Bellmore.

Bellmore, NY - June 2, 2016 - With the Long Island International Film Expo just around the corner July 13th – 21st, the 2016 film schedule has finally been announced. 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) and the County of Nassau, which shows 127 short and feature-length films of every genre. The expo offers networking opportunities, a 350 seat historic theater, press and media opportunities, a convenient filmmakers lounge and several discussion panels with topics ranging from distribution to scriptwriting, legal music, and a filmmaker panel/breakfast.

Some of this year’s films include “Immunity”, written by Bellmore’s Shari Goldstein Umansky which stars Rena Sofer and was filmed at Gold Coast Studios. Long Island premieres include “The Train”, written and directed by Asher Grodman and featuring Eli Wallach in his last film; “Rye Manhattan” from Director Michael Goldberg; “Mother” from Director Joseph Halsey, and “By Blood” from Director Debra Markowitz which features Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling and filmed in Nassau County.

“STUFF” by Sayville writer/director Suzanne Guacci which shot all over Nassau and Suffolk and stars Phyllis Somerville, Yvonne Jung, Traci Dinwiddie, Karen Sillas and Kevin Brown; “Stand Up Guy” Directed by Bellmore’s Lee Kolinsky; “Good Business”, written and directed by Frank Dale Arroyo which filmed in Nassau County and stars Timothy D. Stickney and Jordan Lage; “Mommy’s Box” directed by Johnny Greenlaw which filmed in Nassau County; “Sugar!” Directed by Shari Berman and starring Robert Clohessy (LIIFE Creative Achievement Honoree), and “My Friend Ed”, a documentary about LIIFE Lifetime Achievement honoree Ed Asner (Q&A WITH ED ASNER TO FOLLOW!) which features Elliot Gould, John Heard, Ed Begley Jr, Mike Farrell, and Valerie Harper.

New York premieres include “Stuck in Mute” from Director Shane Meuwissen; “Detours” by Director Robert McCaskill which stars Richard Kind, Paul Sorvino, Michael Cerveris and Phyllis Somerville, and “Sottoterra – Under the Ground” from Director Federico Olivetti filmed in Tuscany, Italy. The festival’s world premieres include “The Grand Heist” from Director Peter Frizalone of Massapequa which shot in Bethpage at Gold Coast Studios; “The Guest” from Director Alexander Volkovskiy filmed in Russia, and MANY MORE!

2016 LIIFE Schedule:

LIIFE KICKOFF: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

5:30pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours

Film:

Film Duration:

The Force: Only Human (Music Video)

4 Minutes

Gangsta: Barn Burning

5 Minutes

Rye Manhattan

7 Minutes

Venom Therapy

17 Minutes

Second Chance

87 Minutes

LIIFE KICKOFF: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

8:15pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 6 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

(un)Sexy

5 Minutes

RSVP

9 Minutes

Redeploy

15 Minutes

Doris

17 Minutes

Venial

80 Minutes

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

3:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 1 Hour, 42 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Stuck in Mute

12 Minutes

Twisted

13 Minutes

Line to the Wall

15 Minutes

The Carousel Man

27 Minutes

The Guest

35 Minutes

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

5:30pm Showing:

Total Duration: 1 Hour, 53 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

The Other Side of Love

8 Minutes

Celebrity Sex Tape

9 Minutes

Stand Up Guy

10 Minutes

In Memory

14 Minutes

Adrift

23 Minutes

My Block: Strong Island Part 2

49 Minutes

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

8:15pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 9 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Giuliano’s Web (Trailer)

2 Minutes

Superlike: A Tinder Tale

9 Minutes

Walking Through Purgatory

20 Minutes

The David Dance

103 Minutes

Friday, July 15th, 2016

1:15pm Showing:

Total Duration : 1 Hour, 51 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Touch of Rain

2 Minutes

Shishani - Calling You

3 Minutes

Good Business

7 Minutes

The Palooka

15 Minutes

Until 20

84 Minutes

Friday, July 15th, 2016

3:30pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 2 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Underground (Sottoterra)

14 Minutes

Mail.Man

20 Minutes

The Ignorant Bagels

88 Minutes

Informal Opening Night Party and Tech Awards: Friday, July 15th, 2016

5:30pm

Total Duration: 1 Hour

Location:

Price:

Filmmaker’s Lounge

Free for filmmakers and ticket holders

Official Opening Night Film Block: Friday, July 15th, 2016

6:45pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 6 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

By Blood

14 Minutes

The Telegram Man

14 Minutes

Stuff

98 Minutes

Friday, July 15th, 2016

9:45pm Showing:

Total Duration: 1 Hour, 33 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

The Grand Heist

5 Minutes

Evidence Room

6 Minutes

The Super

9 Minutes

The Visit

11 Minutes

Bait

12 Minutes

Harmonica

15 Minutes

Normal

17 Minutes

Animal

18 Minutes

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

11:am Showing:

Total Duration: 1 Hour, 7 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Henry and Me (Special Screening!!)

67 Minutes

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

1:15pm Showing

Total Duration: 1 Hour, 49 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

It had To Be You

14 Minutes

The Closer

95 Minutes

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

3:30pm Showing:

Total Duration: 1 Hour, 45 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

By Blood (Trailer)

1 Minute

Crash Testing

4 Minutes

Legends of Freestyle

100 Minutes

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

7:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 1 Hour, 51 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Breathe

22 Minutes

Mommy’s Box

89 Minutes

 

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

9:40pm Showing:

Total: 1 Hour, 54 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Chains (MV)

4 Minutes

We Remember

14 Minutes

Pride Fighter

15 Minutes

Detours

81 Minutes

Calling All Kids!: Sunday, July 17th, 2016

11:30am Showing:

Total Duration: 53 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

In The Forest

4 Minutes

Rosso Papavero

5 Minutes

Taichi Mice: Entrance Exam

7 Minutes

En Pointe

9 Minutes

Heaven Kid: The Time Space Door

12 Minutes

House Broken

16 Minutes

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

1:30pm Showing:

Total Duration: 1 Hour, 41 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

AARP Film

10 Minutes

Choice “Mother”

7 Minutes

The Train

9 Minutes

Drug Mule

10 Minutes

Silenced

10 Minutes

The Shvitzing

10 Minutes

Gardening at Night

12 Minutes

The Burden of Choice

13 Minutes

Immunity

20 Minutes

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

4:15pm Showing:

Total Duration: 1 Hour, 42 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Those Beyond the Frame

7 Minutes

Calling All Collectors

8 Minutes

The Flying Gardeners

9 Minutes

The Peep Hole

10 Minutes

Marceline Blurr

15 Minutes

Acoustic Space

15 Minutes

My Grandmother’s American Dream:

From Italy to a New Life

38 Minutes

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

7:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 1 Hour, 49 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Incarnate

7 Minutes

No Cleaner Threads

8 Minutes

Mired

10 Minutes

In the Basement

13 Minutes

Boris in the Forest

13 Minutes

Zero Hour

16 Minutes

The Fisherman

20 Minutes

Two Blocks from Heaven

22 Minutes

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

9:30pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 11 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Hunter’s Moon

3 Minutes

The Hallow

128 Minutes

Monday, July 18th, 2016

2:30pm Showing:

Total Duration: 1 Hour, 40 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

The Gift

6 Minutes

Lovin Lauren

7 Minutes

Cold Reader

11 Minutes

Saving Jamaica Bay

76 Minutes

Monday, July 18th, 2016

5:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 1 Hour, 42 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Ella at the Library

8 Minutes

Porcupine

14 Minutes

Beyond Laughter & Tears

80 Minutes

Monday, July 18th, 2016

7:45pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 4 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Graveyard Girl

11 Minutes

In the Deep

14 Minutes

Fly Spy

21 Minutes

Replika

26 Minutes

Reset

27 Minutes

The Kidnapping of a Fish

25 Minutes

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

2:30pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 2 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Wintry Spring

15 Minutes

Hanging on In

107 Minutes

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

5:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 1 Hour, 43 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Some Call That Love

5 Minutes

I Come in Pieces

6 Minutes

Fade

18 Minutes

Before the Snow

83 Minutes

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

7:45pm Showing

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 7 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Frontman

18 Minutes

The Suicide Flowers

26 Minutes

Good Friday

83 Minutes

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

2:30pm Showing:

Total Duration: 1 Hour, 48 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Oasis

9 Minutes

Coming to Terms

12 Minutes

Forget­-You­-Not

22 Minutes

In Our Son’s Name

65 Minutes

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

5:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 1 Hour, 58 Minutes

Fish

4 Minutes

Lemon

4 Minutes

The Reaper Story

6 Minutes

Mother’s Day

7 Minutes

Girl Night Stand

9 Minutes

Dinner and a Movie

13 Minutes

Must Be This Tall to Ride

15 Minutes

Truck

19 Minutes

Just Words

26 Minutes

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

7:45pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hour, 5 Minutes

A New York Love Story

6 Minutes

The Border

23 Minutes

Sugar!

96 Minutes

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

1:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 56 Minutes

My Friend Ed (WITH Q&A FROM ACTOR ED ASNER TO FOLLOW!)

56 Minutes

Awards Night:Thursday, July 21st, 2016
Honorees include Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, UP!) - Lifetime Achievement Award, Robert Clohessy (Blue Bloods) - Creative Achievement Award, Angela Anton (Anton News) - Humanitarian Award, and Sal Rendino (Netflix’s, The Get Down, Billions) - Rising Star Award

With a heavy celebrity presence, visits in past years have included a wide range of noted actors and actresses including Steve Buscemi, Ralph Macchio, and Ally Sheedy! Named “One of the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by MovieMaker Magazine, LIIFE is one of Long Island’s most prestigious film festivals and the Long Island Film/TV Foundation, a not-for-profit, is also the foremost group providing support to the film/TV and commercial industries on Long Island.

Director of the Nassau County Film Office and Vice President of the Long Island Film/TV Foundation, Debra Markowitz, recently stated "It's exciting to see LIIFE become such a premiere film community on Long Island. Having several of my own films on the festival circuit and seeing what other film festivals do to serve the filmmakers, I see how important LIIFE is to fostering a cohesive festival family for foreign, domestic and, of course, our own local filmmakers."

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