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Posted on: September 9, 2015


Festival to Bring Together Renowned Filmmakers, Celebrities and Spectators

Long Beach, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the 2015 Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF) will be celebrating its 4th Anniversary with a new line up of exciting films from around the world. The LBIFF will take place from Thursday, September 24th through Sunday, September 27th in Long Island’s City by the Sea, Long Beach, and branch off to the Village of Rockville Centre - adding three new screening venues along with filmmaker lounges and after party celebrations.

County Executive Mangano stated, “The Long Beach International Film Festival continues to offer residents an opportunity to enjoy arts and entertainment, while also providing those in the movie and television production industry with insight to the wonderful filming locations Nassau County has to offer. Whether it’s our beaches, mansions, suburban areas and, of course, Gold Coast Studios and Grumman Studios, Nassau County is becoming Hollywood East.”

This year’s LBIFF - following the “Taste on the Beach” and “Shorts on the Beach” film series which took place August 7th and attracted more than 4,000 attendees - includes screenings at the Long Beach Movie Theater, the Madison Theatre at Molloy College and at a 200-seat movie theatre built inside of the Long Beach Hotel. Residents are welcome to attend single showings or the entire four-day festival which features over 80 films, including a feature-length narrative, documentary as well as short and animated movies. The films are competing for series of Audience Awards, Jury and Festival Honors. The winner of Best Feature Film will receive one complementary studio day at Grumman Studios in Bethpage, along with the services of a colorist from Technicolor to assist in any future projects.

The Long Beach International Film Festival is co-sponsored by Nassau County, the City of Long Beach, Madison Theater, Molloy College, Long Beach Cinema 4, Garden City Hotel, Long Beach Hotel, Allegria Hotel, Porsche of South Shore, Infinti of Lynbrook, News 12, WPIX, Jet Blue, Stella Artois, Red Door Spa, Carlyle Off the Green, Bola Market, Verizon Fios, Bowen Media, Nassau Community College Foundation, NYIT, Kravitz Jewelers, Beach Comfort and others.

For a full list of festival films and screening locations or additional information please visit, the Long Beach International Film Festival:The Long Beach International Film Festival celebrates the art of storytelling through cinema. Presenting shorts, fiction and documentary formats, the festival is committed to exhibiting films that convey a fresh voice and differing perspectives. With past celebrity attendance including such big names as actors Burt Young, Scott Franklin, Daniel Baldwin, and Richard Pryor Jr.; Musicians Joan Jett and Dee Snider; comedian Joey Kola, and UFC fighter Chris Weidman! The goal of these programs is to captivate, engage and enlighten audiences, provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers and present inspired entertainment.

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