From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
July 20, 2015
LIIFE 2015 was held at historic Bellmore Movies. The 18th Annual Long Island International Film Expo, including screenings, panels, parties & more, spanned July 8-16, with Official Opening Night & Tech Awards on July 10th, and the Awards Ceremony on July 16th.
Actor KEVIN BROWN, Dot Com from the TV series 30 Rock, hosted the Awards Ceremony; presenters included actors LUKAS HASSEL (In Montauk) and MARILYN CHRIS (TV’s One Life to Live), and actor JOHON AMOS was an LIFTF Lifetime Creative Achievement Honoree for his work, including the groundbreaking miniseries Roots. DEBRA MARKOWITZ, Nassau County Film Commissioner, was the Director of LIIFE 2015.
HENRY STAMPFEL, owner of Bellmore Movie Theater, shared background about the theater, which was built in 1912 and is Long Island’s oldest operating theater — and has been part of my family’s entertainment life for over half a century.
If films are an important part of your LIIFE – the annual Long Island International Film Expo – is for you.