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Ready for YOUR Close Up? Gold Coast International Film Festival Announces The “Starring You!” Casting Call Contest

An audition for performers of all ages to appear in this year’s Festival trailer, TV commercials and more!.

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Great Neck, NY - July 17, 2013 - The Gold Coast International Film Festival invites YOU to audition for a chance to appear in this year’s festival trailer, win a free “All-Access VIP Pass” and walk the red carpet with Hollywood stars! It's easy to enter online or in person. Just take a 15 second video of yourself acting out your favorite movie line and submit using Instagram or YouTube. Or, come to a Live Audition and we'll shoot your 15 second video for you. Give us your best “You talkin’ to me?”, “Show me the money”, “There’s no place like home”, or “And this one time, at band camp…” Or any other memorable movie line you like. Be as funny or dramatic as you want. But give it everything you’ve got!

Here's How It Works:
Submit Using Instagram
1) Use INSTAGRAM to take a video of yourself acting out your favorite movie line.
2) Add a caption that includes our hashtag: #gcstarringyou  
3) Share your video. That’s it! You’re done! (Please make sure your posts are PUBLIC. The "Posts are Private" button on your Edit Profile page should be set to "OFF.")

Submit Using YouTube:
1) Take your 15-second video using your phone, video camera or computer.
2) Upload it to YOUTUBE and copy the address.
3) Visit and fill out our entry form, including the address of your YouTube video. You're done!

Audition in Person:
We’ll be holding live auditions on location at various events around Nassau County this summer. Just come ready to shine at any of the following locations:
*July 19 at the Queen & Satisfaction concert from 5:30-7pm  (Teddy Roosevelt Park, Oyster Bay), *July 20 at the Cast of Beatlemania concert  from 6:30-8pm (Michael J. Tully Stadium Field, New Hyde Park); *July 22 at the Harry Chapin Tribute concert  from 5 – 6:30pm (Eisenhower Park, East Meadow); *July 28 at the Monsters Inc. screening from 6:30-8pm (Clinton G. Martin Park, New Hyde Park); * August 1 at the Best of…Short Film screening from 6:30-7:30pm (Great Neck Arts Center, Great Neck); August 8 at the Big Shot: Billy Joel Tribute from 6:30-8pm (Teddy Roosevelt Park, Oyster Bay).  Dates and times subject to change.

Here's What You'll Win!
As many as 30 CONTEST WINNERS will be selected by our jury to appear in this year's festival trailer, TV commercial and online promotions.

On top of that, four GRAND PRIZE WINNERS will also each receive a free “All Access VIP Pass” to Festival films and events, and get to walk the red carpet with filmmakers, producers and stars.  (Two Grand Prize winners will be selected by our jury from the top ten auditions that receive the most votes on Facebook, and two will be selected by our jury based on best performance.)

Vote for your favorites on our Facebook page from July 15 - August 9. One vote per day!

For all contest details visit the Gold Coast Film Festival's Facebook Page
To see the current Film Series lineup, visit their website.

The Gold Coast International Film Festival celebrates the rich culture, history and talent of this fabled region. The “Gold Coast” was once a haven for New York’s elite such as the Pratts, Whitneys, Roosevelts, Fricks, Guests, DuPonts, J.P. Morgan, and Otto Kahn, and today their mansions exist as museums, historic spots and party spaces. Great Neck (the hub of the Festival) was home to many celebrities including Groucho Marx, Joan Crawford, Paulette Goddard, Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, George M. Cohan and other giants of the silver screen. In fact, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby there.  Today’s Gold Coast remains a confluence of culture and class. Those influences from our past combined with the artistry, storytelling and technology of today’s world, enable the Gold Coast International Film Festival to present our audiences with a unique festival experience!

GCIFF presents sensational events to SRO audiences year-round. Here are few highlights: THE GREAT GATSBY (May 2013) Exclusive pre-release screening at Soundview Cinemas with introduction by director Baz Luhrmann, followed by a “Gatsby” party at Hempstead House Mansion. DENNEHY TALKS TO DONAHUE (February 2013) Actor Brian Dennehy speaks about his Long Island roots and award-winning career to Phil Donahue, at Harbor Links Country Club. AN EVENING WITH EDWARD BURNS (October 2012) GCIFF 2012 Opening Night film: Premiere of The Fitzgerald Family Christmas, Q&A with the director and star; followed by an after-party at Haute Durvo.WEST SIDE STORY 50TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING WITH RUSS TAMBLYN (October 2012) Special screening of the Academy Award®-winning film, preceded by a reception and Q&A with actor Russ Tamblyn, at the Auditorium on Broadway. MASTER CLASS WITH BILL PLYMPTON (June 2011, October 2012) Academy Award®-nominated animator Bill Plympton discussed his career, screened clips of his shorts, and conducted a drawing demonstration, at DeSeversky mansion. ISABELLA ROSSELLINI: AN EVENING OF SCREENINGS & CONVERSATION (May 2011) Award-winning actress discussed her career, her famous parents, and presented her short films, shown at the Auditorium on Broadway. Other highlights include conversations with Bruce Dern, Joan Allen, Gabriel Byrne, Celeste Holm, Eli Wallach, and Robert Klein, and informative panels with renowned filmmakers, producers, and industry experts. Notable films screened in the Furman Film Series and Gold Coast International Film Festival have included Silver Linings PlaybookThe DescendantsThe ArtistThe King’s Speech127 Hours, La Vie En RoseBridget Jones’s DiaryThe Cider House Rules, and Life is Beautiful.