Project Description

The 25th Annual Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE), Nassau County’s longest running regional film festival which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, is now accepting submissions with an early bird discount running until January 1st, 2022.

LIIFE “25” will be held from July 13 – 17, 2022 at the historic Bellmore Movies and will include local and foreign film screenings, celebrity appearances, entertaining and informative panels, a star-studded awards ceremony, Q & A with filmmakers from the world over and networking galore. Early bird submission pricing will be in effect until January 1, regular submission pricing will be held until January 21, 2022. Cut-off date for submission is March 4. Alumni discounts are available for past LIIFErs by emailing   

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, Daniel Baldwin, John Amos, Ally Sheedy, 30 Rock’s Kevin Brown, Cathy Moriarty, Steve Buscemi, Ed Burns, William Sadler, Ilene Kristen, and so many more.

Categories include shorts, features, documentaries, student films, animations, Long Island, foreign films, music videos, episodics, screenplays, their annual Horror category and new Midnight Madness category. 

Submit today for early-bird submission pricing to:

For questions, please email 

Good luck, and we’ll see you at the movies.