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TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT * LOCATIONS AFFECTED - Huntington - Smithtown - Port Jefferson * WIND - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind - Peak Wind Forecast: 40-50 mph with gusts to 70 mph - Window for Tropical Storm force winds: Tuesday afternoon until Tuesday evening - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 58 to 73 mph - The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Plan for dangerous wind of equivalent strong tropical storm force. - PREPARE: Remaining efforts to protect life and property should be completed as soon as possible. Prepare for significant wind damage. - ACT: Move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant - Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight objects become dangerous projectiles. - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several fences and roadway signs blown over. - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access routes impassable. - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent in areas with above ground lines. * STORM SURGE - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Localized storm surge possible - Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for 1-3 feet above ground somewhere within surge prone areas - Window of concern: Tuesday afternoon until early Wednesday morning - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for storm surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground - The storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Plan for storm surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground. - PREPARE: Complete preparations for storm surge flooding, especially in low-lying vulnerable areas, before conditions become unsafe. - ACT: Leave immediately if evacuation orders are given for your area. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - Localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low lying spots, or in areas farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore. - Sections of near shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the road. - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong and frequent rip currents. - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings. * FLOODING RAIN - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 1-3 inches, with locally higher amounts - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for moderate flooding rain - The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for moderate flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues are possible. - PREPARE: Consider protective actions if you are in an area vulnerable to flooding. - ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take action may result in serious injury or loss of life. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant - Moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and streams may quickly become swollen with swifter currents and may overspill their banks in a few places, especially in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may overflow. - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations. Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid inundation at underpasses, low lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions become hazardous. Some road and bridge closures. * TORNADO - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for a few tornadoes - The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for a few tornadoes. - PREPARE: If your shelter is particularly vulnerable to tornadoes, prepare to relocate to safe shelter before hazardous weather arrives. - ACT: If a tornado warning is issued, be ready to shelter quickly. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans during tropical events. - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power and communications disruptions. - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned, large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow rooted trees knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats pulled from moorings. * FOR MORE INFORMATION: - http://scoem.suffolkcountyny.gov - https://weather.gov/nyc - https://ready.gov/hurricanes

16th Annual Long Island International Film Expo: And the Winners Are...

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The Closing Night Party and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, July 25 marked the end of the 16th Annual Long Island International Film Expo.

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Bellmore, NY - July 30th, 2013 - The Closing Night Party and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, July 25 marked the end of the 16th Annual Long Island International Film Expo. After a jam-packed week of great films, informative panels and special events the stars were out at the Bellmore Movies to celebrate LIIFE 2013 and honor the Award Ceremony Recipients.

Kevin Brown (30 Rock) hosted the Awards Ceremony and Ally Sheedy, William Sadler and Judith Roberts were on hand to receive their awards. Among the presenters were Federico Castelluccio (The Sopranos) and Anthony Laciura (Boardwalk Empire) and William Sadler and Ally Sheedy presented some awards as well as receiving their own.

Debra Markowitz, Festival Director/Director of the Nassau County Film Office said, “Everyone who was accepted into LIIFE is already a winner, and the fact that more filmmakers submit to LIIFE and return year after year because of the film community that LIIFE fosters, makes it as important an event for the filmmakers as it is for the public.”  As per Eli Hershko, winner of Best Story for his movie, Carla, “I’ve participated in LIIFE before, and I’ve been part of this incredible film community, but I never realized more than I did this year, that LIIFE is OUR film festival. LIIFE belongs to the filmmakers. You don’t get that anywhere else.”

The Festival Awards Were Given Out At The Closing Night Party And Awards Ceremony On Thursday, July 25, 2013

Special Honorees

  • Ally Sheedy - Humanitarian Award
  • William Sadler - Creative Achievement Award

Best DocumentaryBeyond Broken

Best Feature Film - The Human Race

Best Music Video - Barnaby Bright - Old Coats

Best Animation - Cold Heart

  Best Foreign Film - Time 2 Split

Best Student Film - Girls Named Pinky

Best Short Film - Four Simple Rules

Best Long Island Film - Send No Flowers - Feature Film, Tilt of a Rose - Short Film

Best First Film -Bullified

Best Trailer - The Clear

Alan Fortunoff Humanitarian Film Award - Deputized

Best Story - Feature Film - Carla - Written by Eli Hershko

Best Story - Short Film - For Clearer Skies - Alfredo Salvatore Arcilesi, Writer

Best Director - Feature Film - Things I Don’t Understand - David Spaltro, Director

Best Director - Short Film - Checkmate, Keep Your Enemies Closer - Federico Castelluccio, Director

Jury Award for Best Short Film - My Friend Charlie Wright

Jury Award for Best Feature Film - Theresa is a Mother

Audience Award - Send No Flowers

Gold Pass Award - Wet Behind the Ears

The Technical Awards Were Given Out At The Opening Night Party On Friday, July 19, 2013

Best Art Direction - Pete Montgomery and Louise Macrae - Titanic Love

Best Cinematography in a Feature Film - Sean King - Send No Flowers

Best Cinematography in a Short Film - Marc Riou - Tilt of a Rose

Best Editing in a Feature Film - Russ Camarda - Send No Flowers

Best Editing in a Short Film - Navid Khayati-Daryan - Titanic Love

Best Original Score for a Feature Film - Vincent Nigro - Send No Flowers

Best Original Score for a Short Film - Attila Ats - A Strange Kind of Love

Best Original Song - Mike Pettry - Naked: A Musical Short Film

 

The Special Awards Were Given Out At The Closing Night Party And Awards Ceremony On Thursday, July 25, 2013

Best Actor in a Feature Film - Russ Camarda - Send No Flowers

Honorable Mention - Del Zamora - Thursday’s Speaker

Best Actor in a Short Film - Robbie Capaldi - Brighton

Best Actress in a Feature Film - Molly Ryman - Things I Don’t Understand

Honorable Mention - Margaret Keane Williams - Wet Behind the Ears

Best Actress in a Short Film - Judith Roberts - My Day

Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film - Michael Giese - Wet Behind the Ears

Honorable Mention - Kristofer Martin - Oros: The Coin Bearer

Best Supporting Actor in a Short Film - Matt Heller - Tilt of a Rose

Honorable Mention - Ethan Kogan - Dr. Gutman’s Eulogy

Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film - Grace Folsom - Things I Don’t Understand

Honorable Mention - Jessica Piervicenti - Wet Behind the Ears

Best Supporting Actress in a Short Film - Sara Percival - End of the Great American Businessman

 

The Script Writing Competition Winners Were Given Their Certificates At The Opening Night Party On Friday, July 19, 2013

Script Writing Competition

  • Winner - Reflected - Joe McClean, Writer
  • Finalist - Alone in Amsterdam - Ralph Suarez, Writer

 

The Finishing Fund Grant Winners Were Awarded Their Checks At The Closing Night Party And Awards Ceremony On Thursday, July 25, 2013

Finishing Fund Grant Winners

Gaynell Stone, Director
Suffolk County Archaeological Association

Manors of Long Island

Dan Marquardt, Director/Producer
Saw Grass Productions
This is My Long Island

 

FESTIVAL CONTACT
Debra Markowitz
Nassau County Film Office

One West Street, Suite 326A
Mineola, NY  11501
debfilm@aol.com
516.571.3168

 

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