Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced The Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF), “Shorts on the Beach,” will be held at the Allegria Hotel on August 22, 2013. This year’s festival will consist of a variety of short films and a sneak peak of the 2014 LBIFF.
County Executive Mangano stated, “My administration has helped attract the film industry to Nassau County, which is now generating more than $100 million a year for the local economy while putting residents back to work. I am very pleased to support the 2nd Annual Long Beach International Film Festival and highlight all Nassau County has to offer as Hollywood East of the film and television industry.”
Beginning at 7:00 p.m. the festival will showcase a live music performance and a variety of short film screenings at 8:30p.m. In addition to the free short PG-13 film series, all guests will have the opportunity to walk the red carpet at National Blvd and the Boardwalk. The evening will then continue with an awards ceremony over at the oceanfront Allegria Hotel, followed by an After Party located on the Rooftop of the Hotel that will begin at 10:30p.m. In addition to sponsoring the event, the Allegria Hotel will be offering special accommodation options for LBIFF guests, sponsors and film enthusiasts.
The following companies and local businesses will be participating in this year’s LIBFF: News 12, Zico Water, King Kullen, Skudin Surf, Web Air, Blu Chip Marketing, and Weinbtraub Films. LBIFF will celebrate the art of storytelling through film by presenting short, fiction and documentary type pictures. The purpose behind the short film series is to allow different perspectives and voices to be conveyed through cinema. As a result of the program, film enthusiast and sponsors hope to engage, educate, and enlighten audiences and provide them with a different style of entertainment.