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

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  30. July 2013

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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