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20-Apr-2014 11:37am PDT  

 

LIIFE - Long Island International Film Expo

17 Annual July 09, 2014 to July 17, 2014

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222 Pettit Avenue
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Phone: 516 571-3168
Fax: 516 571-6195
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http://www.LongIslandFilm.com

SPECIAL SUBMISSIONS ONLY • Final deadlines have passed. If you have a deadline waiver or special instructions from the event, select a Category of Entry to continue.

Feature Film
LIIFE welcomes feature-length films of all genres and forms including: drama, comedy, documentaries and student films.
Short Film
A film less then 29 minutes in any genre is considered a short film.
(30 minutes to 69 minutes is considered a short feature and can be applied for in the feature category. 70 minutes and above is a feature film.)
Animation
Any animated project will be considered - any genre, any length.
Long Island Film
Film must have been shot partially on Long Island (NY). Short, short feature or feature eligible.
Foreign Film
Film must have been shot outside of the United States of America.
Script Writing Competition
LIIFE is looking for great storytelling. As a result, the contest will be structured in two parts: Writers are asked to submit a short treatment of a screenplay they have already written. A group of finalists will be selected, and those writers will be invited to submit their whole screenplays.
For the first round, writers should submit a treatment that is in 12-point type, does not exceed 650 words, and does not exceed one page. Please do not submit a treatment unless you have already written the screenplay.
Trailer Competition
Your trailer will be screened either as part of a regular film block, or in a block of trailers. They may, or may not, be screened at the same venue as the regular films. This is tbd.
Music Video Competition
Music videos will either be shown as part of a film block or in a block with other music videos.
Documentary
Short or feature length documentary films. Can be foreign, domestic or Long Island.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) is one of the larger regional film festivals in existence and is rated one of the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the world by MovieMaker Magazine.

Our mission is to showcase the best short and feature-length independent films of every genre from Long Island and around the world. We get your films seen.

We also provide a film community where filmmakers, directors, producers, casting directors, actors and others from the film/tv/commercial industries can network.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Long Island International Film Festival generally shows approximately 120 - 170 short and feature-length independent films of every genre from the world over.

The festival includes panels, parties, publicity and networking opportunities.

There are many prizes each film can win. The week is started with an complementary opening night party. There are panels and a filmmakers breakfast on the weekend. Press and distributors are invited to all events. Many of our films get picked up. LIIFE also has a script writing competition.

Submissions from outside of the U.S.A. must pay for entry through withoutabox.com (you cannot send a check or money order from outside of the U.S.A.).

Although we are open to films in distribution, they should not be "widely" distributed, and should not be on the internet available for screening - especially for free.

Your film may be eligible for the following other prizes (prizes may change from year to year without notice):

(Awards change from year to year depending on sponsorships, but have included $15,000 35 mm camera package from Panavision, $5,000 RedLab package, $750 in video services or equipment, $1,000 cash prize, $500 cash prize, dvds, post production works, lights and other equipment etc. No prizes are yet in place for 2014)

Best Foreign Film
Best Director
Best Story
Best First Film
Best Animation
Best long Island Film
Audience Choice Award
Jury Award
Best Documentary
Best Student Film
and others!

ORGANIZERS
Anne Stampfel (Owner) ; Anne Stampfel (Treasurer) ; Henry Stampfel (BOA) ; Jim Cook ; John Marean ; Robert Hansen (President, Long Island Film / TV Foundation)

GENERAL RULES
For the film festival competition of the Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE)!:

Expect a blast for this 17th installment of the Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE)!!!!!

Quality independent films of any genre will be considered.

We also have a Trailer, Music Video and Script Writing component to the festival.

We must have screeners in DVD (NTSC Region 0 or 1 only) but also accept online screeners. We invite distributors to all screenings.

The Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) is one of the larger regional film festivals in existence.

The festival includes panels, parties, and networking opportunities. One festival pass given per film entitles you and a guest to all other film blocks (providing the screening is not sold out). Many extras.

LIIFE does not return BluRays, DVDs, Thumb, Flash or Zip Drives. On those rare occasions that we do accept 35 mm, it will have to be sent and returned at the filmmakers expense, prepaid.

If you chosen to use the student discount, you will need to provide proof by student ID faxed to 516 571-6195 or e-mail a copy to longislandfilm@aol.com. We have Filmmakers Connection Membership on file in our office. LIiFE Alumni must let us know what films they have perviously screened, and what year they were screened.

Your film may also be eligible for the following categories (categories may change from year to year without notice):

Best Foreign Film
Best Director
Best Story
Best First Film
Best Animation
Best long Island Film
Audience Choice Award
Jury Award
Best Documentary
Best Student Film
Best Short
Best Feature
Other categories can be added or deleted.

Once accepted to LIIFE, the filmmaker may apply for technical category competitions, but that is not a requirement, merely an option.

Script/Screen writing competition portion of the Long Island International Film Expo:
Long Island International Film Expo 2014
Scriptwriting Contest

The Long Island International Film Expo offers a scriptwriting contest to go along with their short and feature-length independent film competitions.

LIIFE is looking for great storytelling. As a result, the contest will be structured in two parts: Writers are asked to submit a short treatment of a feature-length screenplay they have already written. A group of finalists will be selected, and those writers will be invited to submit their whole screenplays.

For the first round, writers should submit a treatment that is in 12-point type, does not exceed 650 words, and does not exceed one page. Please do not submit a treatment unless you have already written the screenplay.

To be eligible, the script cannot have been optioned, nor can the writer and/or the screenplay be represented by a manager or agent. Final scripts must also be between 90 - 120 pages.

The treatments will be read by a team of industry professionals (screenwriters, directors, producers, etc). The top ten treatments will make it to the final round and will be invited to submit their complete screenplays. Those ten screenplays will then be read by production company Snapper Films, who will then choose the winning submission and two runner-ups.

The winning script will be submitted for consideration and critique to a reputable literary agent. It will be the final decision of the agency to determine whether or not it chooses to represent the winning script.

There will be other prizes tbd.

If a filmmaker/scriptwriter wins and is not available to accept their award, an electronic award certificate will be sent unless the filmmaker prepays shipping.

Cash prizes (if available) will only be awarded to those in attendance during the closing night ceremony.




TERMS AND CONDITIONS

I, the undersigned, have read, understood and will adhere to the following: Once a film or script is submitted and accepted to the Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE), the LIIFE reserves the right to present the film in any format it deems necessary during the 2014 Festival. DVDs, BluRays, Zip, Flash and Thumb drives will not be returned. If a 35 mm print is accepted, its return must be paid for by the filmmaker, and paid for in advance through PayPal. While all entries are treated with care, the Long Island International Film Expo/Long Island Film/TV Foundation/authorized venues/The Nassau County Film Commission, The Nassau County Department of Recreation and Parks and the Nassau County Planning Commission and their agents and volunteers are not responsible for loss or damage to prints or tapes. (Foreign films may be subjected to fees in excess of the standard shipping and insurance rates. This excess will be the responsibility of the filmmaker and should be paid through PayPal.) Films are scheduled at the discretion of the Long Island International Film Expo. All fees are nonrefundable. The filmmaker and/or the writer has obtained all necessary rights clearances for the above mentioned film and/or script, and for any and all elements of the film/script submitted and releases the County of Nassau, Nassau County Film Commission, The Nassau County Department of Recreation and Parks, The Nassau County Planning Commission, The Long Island Film/TV Foundation and any participating venues and agents and volunteers from any responsibility in conjunction therewith. The Long Island International Film Expo is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.