The Long Island International Film Expo

Experience Local and International Film Screenings, Celebrity Appearances, Informative Panels, A Star-Studded Awards Ceremony and Q&A’s with Top Filmmakers From Around The World

For the past 26 years, LIIFE has been the premier filmmaker community on Long Island, and one of the most respected festivals of its kind in the world; each year showcasing over 130 independent films in a variety of genres. 

Festivals of the past have included such luminaries as the late Danny Aiello and Ed Asner, Blue Bloods’ Robert Clohessy and Abigail Hawk, Ralph Macchio, John Amos, Daniel Baldwin, Ally Sheedy, Catherine Curtin, Chad Coleman, Steve Buscemi, Ed Burns, Ilene Kristen, and so many more.

LIIFE has become a summer playground for filmmakers; with local and international film screenings, celebrity appearances, entertaining and informative panels, a star-studded awards ceremony, and networking galore. LIIFE is presented by the Long Island Film/TV Foundation (LIFTF) and sponsored by the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency, Gold Coast Studios, and the County of Nassau. 

For more information on LIIFE or to purchase a Gold Pass, please visit: 

Submissions for Scared for Your LIIFE, LIIFE’s sister horror film festival are open at 

This year, the 26th installment of LIIFE will be held from July 19th – July 23rd 2023 at the historic Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave in Bellmore; featuring films from around the globe. Pre-Sale Gold Passes are discounted at $100.00 until June 1st. Regular Gold Passes will be $125.00 and after July 1st, Last Minute Gold Passes will be $150.00. The Gold Pass allows you entrance into all film blocks and expo events including industry panels, parties, the DP Meet and Greet, live screenplay reading, and star-studded closing night award show! Full schedule and film guide coming soon.

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