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Our MISSION is to discover, promote and give venue to independent filmmakers, not just from the greater New York area, but from other regions of America and abroad.
For 35 years, the Long Island Film Festival has presented high quality film programs and has made a major contribution to the Long Island community by promoting films that are entertaining, educational, thought provoking and enhance the general public's understanding of cinema culture and the humanities.
The Long Island Film Festival is the Longest Running International Film Festival on Long island.
During those 35 years, we have witnessed filmmaking transform itself from a strictly film medium to a highly technological global digital art form with sophisticated software operating on specially configured computers. As a result, there are more filmmakers attempting to break into the film industry. It is those new filmmakers that the Long Island Film Festival seeks to discover.
Our World Lens series focuses on foreign Indie filmmakers that are producing films that are pieces of their culture and set in economic, social, environmental, and political spheres. It is the commitment of the Long Island Film Festival to bring these films to America and present these perspectives to Long Islanders to enlighten and enhance their understanding of the world around us.
The Long Island Film Festival's attendees read like a "who's who" of the film and television industry and include Vincent Pastore, Vincent Gardenia, Uta Hagen, Tom Noonan, Kimberly Peirce, KathleenTurner, Keith Hamilton Cobb, Bill Plympton, Edward Albee, Edie Falco, Frank Coraci, Gavin O'Connor, Hal Hartley, Karen Young, Lee Grant, Anne Meara, Eddie Daniels, Kevin Jordan,Tamara Jenkins, Stephen Bogart, Steve Buscemi, Stan Schofield, Ralph Macchio, Scott Saunders, Peter Boyle, Matthew Harrison, Michael Questa, Madeline Kahn, Kevin Corrigan, Kimberly Flynn, Paul Rodriguez, Gary Burghoff, Jason Miller, Adrienne Shelly, Robert Burke, David Harris, Joe D’Onfrio, Martin Donovan, and Karen Sillas.