Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Filmmakers Connection Holiday Gathering, Thurs, Dec 18 - Finishing Fund Grants, Come meet the Director of the Suffolk County Film Office

Filmmakers Connection Holiday Gathering, Finishing Fund Grants, Meet the New Director of the Suffolk County Film Office! 
Hello everyone,

It’s been an amazing year for the Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) being named both One of the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by MovieMaker Magazine AND One of the Top 10 Hottest Summer Films Festivals in the US by Audience Awards.

We’re open for submissions now on both Withoutabox.com AND FilmFreeway.com.  You can enter here - http://longislandfilmexpo.com/call-for-entries/ and take advantage of our earlybird submission pricing.

Also, please join us at our Filmmakers Connection Holiday gathering – Thursday, December 18 at Five Towns College at 7:15 pm – 9 pm (305 North Service Road, Dix Hills NY  11746, Room 312). Free for members, $5 for nonmembers (or $30 to join for the year, then this is free).  Come ring in the holiday season with your fellow filmmakers!  Refreshments will be served! And great news, the new Director of the Suffolk County Film Office will be paying us a visit, come meet Diana Cherryholmes.

And we'll have our LIFTF Finishing Fund Grants applications as well!! 

And a cool site, and one of our LIIFE sponsors, for all things Long Island –
Since its initial launch in 1996, LongIsland.com has been a go-to resource for locals looking to find out more about all that is happening on Long Island, and the site’s regular updates and expansions are why tens of thousands of locals visit LongIsland.com every day. Whether you're looking for the best entertainment, dining, latest news, or local businesses, LongIsland.com has it all - we're your Guide to Long Island, no matter what you're searching for.

If you’re interested in finding out up-to-the-minute information on film jobs that I hear about (both cast and crew) or locations needed for film/tv/commercials, plus other film related information (or my own personal musings), check www.debramarkowitz.blogspot.com  You can also sign up for our twitter account below, and I will tweet whenever I have anything film-related of interest.   Let’s keep the work here!!  If you are a filmmaker/casting person who knows of any positions, I can post those for you as well.  Please e-mail me details:  Union or nonUnion, personnel needed, whether it’s a paid position, when, where and what.  Thank you.

We’re now on Facebook, Twitter, AND have our own Youtube channel!  Come join us at: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Long-Island-International-Film-Expo/125921132847, youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/LongIslandFilmExpo, myspace at: myspace.com/liifilmexpo  and Twitter at: www.twitter.com/liintlfilmexpo

If you had a film in the Long Island International Film Expo and have received a distribution deal (DVD, theatrical, and/or television), please send us a blurb and a link, and we’ll promote it for you on the Long Island International Film Expo facebook site.

If you have a home in Nassau County and would like to list it as a possible location for film/tv/commercial production, please contact debfilm@aol.com or call 516 571-3168.

If you have a business, service, or headshot you would like to bring to the attention of the dedicated audience that visits LongIslandFilm.com – consider placing a banner ad.  They are quite reasonable.  You will have your ad shown in random rotation for an entire year.  Small banner ads are $150 – (120 x 60 pixels).  Large banner ads are $300 (468 x 60 pixels).  If interested, please e-mail your banner ad in the appropriate amount of pixels to debfilm@aol.com.  Please include the URL you would like your ad to be connected to.  You can pay by check to LIFTF, or by PalPay under “The Foundation” and then “Donations.”  Just let us know when you send in your banner ad.
You can now pay for your membership to the Filmmakers Connection through PayPal on the www.LongIslandFilm.com website.  Please be sure to include your name, address, phone #, e-mail address, which area of the film industry you are involved in (ex. Writer/director/producer) and whether or not you are already getting this newsletter by e-mail.  Cost is $30 per year fee.  If you are a student with current ID, it is $15 to join.)
If you would like to become a member (or renew your membership) of the Filmmakers Connection, please send $30, made out to the LIFTF to the Long Island Film/TV Foundation, c/o Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Avenue, Side Entrance, Bellmore, NY  11710.  You may also pay at the meetings.  The $30 membership fee entitles you to attend the Filmmakers Connection meetings and panels for free.  It also entitles you to discounts on Foundation functions such as the Long Island International Film Expo, the Awards Ceremony party, all mailings and newsletters, and (if all other criteria is met) a chance at winning the $1,000/$500 Finishing Fund Grant. (When you send in your $30, please be sure to include your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and how you are involved with the film industry, i.e. director, producer, voice overs, etc.) and whether you are already getting this newsletter by e-mail.  If you are a student with appropriate college/high school ID, the cost is $15 to join for the year.  If you do not join, you can still attend meetings for free.

Please be advised that the Foundation/Film Commissions/Film Offices are not responsible for speaker cancellations.  Every effort will be taken to insure a speaker’s availability on the date mentioned.  In case of a cancellation, every effort will be made to book an alternate speaker.

For information about the Long Island International Film Expo or the Filmmakers Connection, please contact Debra Markowitz at 516 571-3168.



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