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Long Beach International Film Festival Announces Diverse Lineup of Films

Lights, CameraAction! The Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF) is pleased to announce its diverse lineup of feature-length documentaries, feature-length narrative films, and short films from August 1 to August 4.

In Search of Felliniwritten by actress Nancy Cartwright, who is none other but the voice behind Bart Simpson, focuses on a shy and sheltered girl who discovers the delightfully bizarre films of Federico Fellini, and sets off on a journey across Italy to find him. The film stars Ksenia Solo (Black Swan), Golden Globe Nominee Maria Belo (A History of Violence), and Mary Lynn Rajskub (24).  The film is semi-autobiographical, inspired by Cartwright’s early years, as she travelled to Italy before establishing herself in Hollywood.

Gold Balls is an inspiring film about the ageless human spirit: inside the world of competitive ultra senior tennis will debut. This uplifting and quirky film is centered around 80-year-old athletes as they travel the country in pursuit of a National Championship tennis title.

A Private Portrait, a documentary about the celebrated artist and filmmaker, Julian Schnabel directed by Pappi Cosicato, surveys Schnabel’s life, diving deep into his childhood and his later years as a successful artist and film director. The footage, both new and old, includes snapshots of Schnabel at work in his studio and includes interviews with family members, as well as renowned celebrities including Jeff Koons, Bono, and Al Pacino.

Ever since its inception in 2012, the Long Beach International Film Festival has set up an entertainment hub on the shore of Long Beach, reimagining a summer night filled with entertainment.  In Manhattan’s backyard, LBIFF hosts many film fanatics and culture junkies from around the world to experience film and much more on the oceanfront.  The four days consists of foodie events, film screenings and panels, a casino night, and a unique opportunity to watch films under the stars.

Presale Tickets Available & New Events Introduced for the 6th Annual Long Beach International Film Festival

Long Beach, NY (May 17, 2017) – The summer heat and the Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF) are sneaking up!  Festival organizers announced today that presale tickets are on sale for their 6th annual event which runs August 1-4 on Long Beach, New York’s pristine beachfront and at local theaters and the glamorous Allegria Hotel.  Get ‘em while they’re hot through longbeachfilm.com as these special rates are only available until July 1Continue reading Presale Tickets Available & New Events Introduced for the 6th Annual Long Beach International Film Festival

5th Annual Long Beach International Film Festival Announces Opening Night Film

unnamed2016 Lineup Celebrates LGBT and New York Centric Films and Filmmakers

Long Beach, NY (August 1, 2016) – The 5th Annual Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF) recently announced the highly anticipated lineup of films at this year’s milestone event, which runs August 3 – 5 in the City of Long Beach, New York. This year, the festival will highlight New York centric films and filmmakers as well as LGBT themed films. Continue reading 5th Annual Long Beach International Film Festival Announces Opening Night Film

Highlights of the 2013 Long Beach International Film Festival [VIDEO]

The show must go on –even in the wake of destruction! Even without a theater! 

By Tom Semioli, Bader TV News

Legendary actor BURT YOUNG (Port Washington), along with local rockers JOAN JETT (Long Beach)  and DEE SNIDER (Baldwin) who walked the red carpet in black leather – celebrated the return of the LONG BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, which made its triumphant return despite the temporary loss of its premiere movie theater due to Hurricane Sandy. 

With a massive screen set up on the beach and under the stars, actors, producers, and movie buffs got sand between their toes as the festival presented “Shorts on the Beach:” a series of fiction, documentary, and other short films produced by fresh new filmmakers!

The video is at this link: Bader TV News

Community Update for August (President Len, Long Beach International Film Festival, etc.)

The city has sent out the August edition of Community Update. Three items stand out for me:

First of all, Council President Torres, I’m not used to that yet! We were just getting used to Fran as president. The Community Update has a great photo of President Len, with everybody clapping behind him (see photo to the right). It looks like he giving the State of the Union address; very presidential.

Second item: The Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF). What is THAT all about? I am intrigued. You can find more info @ longbeachfilm.com. How did they ever get that domain name? I am so surprised somebody in Long Beach, CA didn’t snatch that one up.

This film festival doesn’t come until summer 2013, but I am excited!

I cannot seem to find any contact info on Long beach film’s website, so if anybody who is involved is reading this, please contact me.

Third item: Energy-Efficient lighting Supported By State Grant.

Our city is doing all it can to convince us how great these new lights are. Reason being: These lights aren’t popular. Sure, they were purchased with grant money and will save us a ton of money in electricity, but the complaints range from safety to “I just don’t like their color spectrum.” You can read more about these lights here: City Upgrades to Energy-Efficient Lighting Costs Covered by Community Development Grant.