Aug
1
Aug 4

FESTIVAL PASS | THE ALL-ACCESS EXPERIENCE

  • Long Beach, New York

Our four-day pass is the best way to experience all Festival Premieres, Screenings, Parties & Events.

FESTIVAL PASS

The Festival Pass offers ALL-ACCESS. Festival Pass holders also gain access to the key special events and parties listed below:

  • Admission to OPENING NIGHT
  • Admission to CHEF'S & SHORTS: A 6-COURSE GASTRONOMY PAIRING OF FOOD, WINE & FILM
  • Admission to CASINO NIGHT IN LONG BEACH benefitting Cohen's Children's Medical Center
  • Admission to TASTE ON THE BEACH
  • Preferred Access to ALL FESTIVAL SCREENINGS including new Studio and Independent Films & Studio Sneak Previews
  • Preferred Access to INDUSTRY PANEL DISCUSSIONS
  • Access to FILMMAKERS LOUNGE
  • Admission to the FILMMAKER AWARDS / CLOSING NIGHT AFTER-PARTY, VIP RECEPTIONS & MORE!

 

PRE-SALE PRICING (Until June 30)  $299 BUY NOW | LIMITED QUANTITIES AVAILABLE

(Beginning July 1)  $399


SHORTS ON THE BEACH
Aug
5
9:00 pm21:00

SHORTS ON THE BEACH

  • Beachfront @ Allegria Hotel

A Shorts Film Series showing the best studio and independent films from around the globe.

TASTE ON THE BEACH
Aug
5
6:00 pm18:00

TASTE ON THE BEACH

Local & Regional Restaurants, Vineyards & Craft Breweries Serving Their Favorites on the beach in Long Beach.

Aug
5
3:00 pm15:00

SHORTS PROGRAM • COMEDY

  • LONG BEACH CINEMAS

Alike

In a busy life, Copi is a father who tries to teach the right way to his son, Paste. But...what is the

correct path?

8 min. | Dir. Daniel Martínez Lara, Rafa Cano Méndez

 

An Object at Rest

An Object at Rest follows the life of a stone as it travels over the course of millennia, facing nature's greatest obstacle: human civilization.

05:43 min. | Dir. Seth Boyden

 

Boris in the Forest

A black comedy about a Californian geek in search of his horror hero Boris Karloff.

12 min. | Dir. Robert Hackett

 

Fox Tale

Mr. Fox makes fun of a poor hare’s diminutive tail. However, he ultimately finds out that what goes around, comes around.

02:18 min. | Dir. Doosun Shin

 

Glove

The true story of a glove that's been floating in space since 1968.

6 min. | Dir. Alexa Lim Haas, Bernardo Britto

 

Good Business

A charming business man gets revenge on his ex-mother in law at dinner.

7 min. | Dir. Frank Dale Arroyo

 

Opt Out

Just another crazy (as in seriously psycho) day at the office..

3 min. | Dir. Steve Utaski

 

Stalker Breakup

A stalker treis to break up with the girl he's been stalking. It's harder than it sounds.

07:30 min. | Dir. Thomas Michael

 

Stretch

Animation. 

3 min. | Dir. Pravin Vatt

 

Super Sex

It's always hard to find something for a dad (Ed Asner) who has everything. He says he just wants to be loved. So his children (played by Kevin Nealon & Elizabeth Perkins) provide it in a way they never before imagined – Super Sex!.

8:15 min. | Dir. Matthew Modine

Aug
5
2:30 pm14:30

NOBODY WALKS IN L.A. • Presented By Synergy Fitness

  • LONG BEACH CINEMAS

Narrative Feature/ East Coast Premiere

NOBODY WALKS IN L.A.

Two old friends who, faced with decisions that cannot wait,  put their lives on pause for a day and do the unthinkable…walk around Los Angeles.  Putting aside a failing engagement on the one hand and a cross country move on the other – Miles and Becca  rediscover not just the streets of Los Angeles... but one another.

USA | min. | Dir. 

Aug
5
1:15 pm13:15

FIRE AND WATER • Presented By Skudin Surf

  • LONG BEACH CINEMAS

Feature Documentary/ Filmmaker Q&A

FIRE AND WATER

A new look into New York City’s history through the eyes of Surfer and FDNY firefighter Don Eichin. With his perspective on the sport of Surfing and its effect on the city & its coastal culture. The surfing culture of NYC is much larger than many would know and has been there since the early days of the sports origins.

USA | 60 min. | Dir. Thomas Brookins

Aug
5
12:00 pm12:00

COACH OF THE YEAR • Presented By UNITE US

  • LONG BEACH CINEMAS

Narrative/ Sports / Comedy

COACH OF THE YEAR

An irreverent swim coach tries to win a state title without a pool to practice in. A kid-friendly sports comedy that's been described as "THE BAD NEWS BEARS underwater."

USA | 82 min. | Dir. David Stott

PRESENTED BY

 
 
Aug
5
11:45 am11:45

SALTWATER BUDDHA • Presented By KOHL'S

  • LONG BEACH CINEMAS

Feature Documentary/ 

SALTWATER BUDDAH

After leaving a note for his family, a lost teenager runs away to Hawaii with just enough cash for a surfboard. Through surfing misadventures, zen monasteries, and travels, he finds his way home.

USA | 60 min. | Dir. Lara Popyack

Aug
5
10:00 am10:00

SHORTS PROGRAM • DOCUMENTARY

  • LONG BEACH CINEMAS

Eye of India

Eye of India is a visual record of a journey across India that showcases the diverse culture of one of the world’s fastest developing nations.

UK | 3 min. | Dir. Benn Berkeley

 

Mind Up

Mind Up highlights the stories behind some of the great individuals who make up the Bartendaz, a non-profit organization that combines a unique physical fitness program and hip-hop to push young people and communities to higher standards of excellence.

USA | 6.4 min. | Dir. Kevin Lopez

 

Muir Song

Muir Song is an inspirational montage of visuals that intends to capture the energy and attitude of the Pacific Northwest through the eyes of people who do so religiously..

USA | 3:18 min. | Dir. Janssen Powers

 

Sharing the Stoke

Dylan Hronec is a surfer with cerebral pasly, who shares the stoke with friend Cliff Skudin, a world class surfer from Long Beach, NY, and co-founder of Surf For All.

USA | 8 min. | Dir. Kevin Lopez

 

Spiritual Wealth: A Legacy of Weaving and Color

A journey that explores the ancient processes used by the artisans of Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca. 

Mexico | 8:51 min. | Dir. Malaquita Festivales

 

Spirit of Iris

The story of a trail blazing woman, who swam in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany and was in one of the earliest groups of women to ferry planes for the Air Transport Command in World War II. 

USA | 8.5 min. | Dir. Corinne Jayaweera

 

Starring Austin Pendleton

Actor Austin Pendleton reflects on his life and craft, while his A­-list peers discuss his vast influence and dogged determination, and what it means to be an original in today's celebrity­ obsessed world. 

USA | 19.2 min. | Dir. Gene Gallerano, David H. Holmes

 

The Honey's and Bears

Members of the Harlem Honeys and Bears, a synchronized swim team for seniors, describe the freedom of the water.

USA | 3.32 min. | Dir. Veena Rao

 

Trafficked in the U.S. 

The stories of two survivor exposes the cruel truth of Human Trafficking in America. 

USA | 15 min. | Dir. Charles Vijay Kumar, C.Ss.R.

Aug
5
10:00 am10:00

DIRTY OLD WEDGE

  • LONG BEACH CINEMAS

Feature Documentary/ Filmmaker Q&A

DIRTY OLD WEDGE

This is the story about the wave and those who live it.

USA | 66 min. | Dir. Tim Burnham

Aug
4
8:45 pm20:45

MONEY

Narrative Feature/ Thriller /

MONEY

Two wealthy businessmen are about to get away with $5 million in ill-gotten money until their plans are revealed by an uninvited house guest.

USA | 86 min. | Dir. Martín Rosete

Aug
4
8:00 pm20:00

FIRE ISLAND • Presented By Engel & Völkers Long Beach New York

  • LONG BEACH CINEMAS

Narrative Feature/ Comedy / World Premiere / Filmmaker Q&A

FIRE ISLAND

Mimi's life has flipped upside down! She's gone from happy wife to heartbroken widow and mixed-up mistress, while only in her early thirties. She’s determined to find her way back to a happy life. Mimi’s journey kicks off on Fire Island. Come along as she finds her way back to love or in this case, Cleveland!

USA | 79 min. | Dir. Mimi Spiwak Harris

PRESENTED BY

 
 
Aug
4
6:15 pm18:15

CHERRY'S IN SEASON • Presented By Salon Aqua

  • LONG BEACH CINEMAS

Feature Documentary/ World Premiere / Filmmaker Q&A

CHERRY’S IN SEASON

A season in the life of Fire Island's legendary gay bar, Cherry's On The Bay. Staff, owners and regulars recount the storied history of the bar, including connections to the American Gay Rights Movement.

USA | 74 min. | Dir. Dave Dodds

PRESENTED BY

 
 
Aug
4
5:45 pm17:45

A RISING TIDE • Presented By Jayse Craft

  • LONG BEACH CINEMAS

Narrative/ Drama

A RISING TIDE

A young chef struggles to save his family’s restaurant after it is virtually destroyed during Hurricane Sandy. His love for cooking, family, and an unexpected love keep his spirits up and his hopes afloat.

USA | 110 min. | Dir. Ben Hickernell

PRESENTED BY

Aug
4
4:30 pm16:30

SHORTS PROGRAM • DRAMA

Nocturne In Black

In a war-ravaged Middle Eastern neighborhood, a musician struggles to rebuild his piano after it is destroyed by terrorists.

Lebanon | 23 min. | Dir. Jimmy Keyrouz

 

Raisa

Moldova. One winter day, Raisa travels into the city hoping to get something that could change her life.

Austria |15 min. | Dir. Pavel Cuzuioc

 

Red-Green

The daughter of a single father falls in love with painting but her father is unable to fully appreciate her work because of his colorblindness.

USA | 4:45 min. | Dir. Jade Small

 

Remembered

When a young man gets upset that nobody showed up to his grandma's funeral, he reflects back on the relationship he once had with her.

USA | 4:16 min. | Dir. Chris Armienti

 

Signing Out

Two young women, still recovering from the end of their romantic relationship with each other, unknowingly see the same therapist years later and are forced to come to terms with what happened.

USA | 10 min. | Dir. Dana Brawer

 

Situational

One roommate kidnaps another to cure him of depression with a sunrise over the ocean.

USA | 22:17 min. | Dir. Scott Simonsen

 

Aug
4
3:45 pm15:45

SAVING JAMAICA BAY • Presented By S & J Construction

  • LONG BEACH CINEMAS

Feature Documentary/ Filmmaker Q&A

SAVING JAMAICA BAY

Saving Jamaica Bay is about a community’s fight against the government and Hurricane Sandy to preserve a precious resource that had become a dumping ground for garbage and murdered mobsters..

USA |  min. | Dir. David Sigal

Aug
4
2:00 pm14:00

SINCE: THE BOMBING OF PAN AM FLIGHT 103

  • LONG BEACH CINEMAS

Feature Documentary/ 

SINCE: THE BOMBING OF PAN AM FLIGHT 103

The 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killed 270 innocent people and began the new age of terrorism. Bound together in tragedy, the victim's relatives fought for justice, only to watch it unravel for Libyan oil..

UK/USA | 84 min. | Dir. Phil Furey

Aug
4
12:45 pm12:45

LEAVES OF THE TREE

  • LONG BEACH CINEMAS

Narrative Feature/ Drama /

LEAVES OF THE TREE

A mystical tree, shrouded in religious lore, leads a once powerful lawyer sidelined by a life threatening disease, to remote Sicily to discover the secret of the tree's medicinal leaves. “The Tree" intersects faith, doubt and belief for all those that come into contact with its unique ability to heal.

USA | 96 min. | Dir. Ante Novakovic

Aug
4
12:30 pm12:30

SPIRIT OF IRIS • AVIATRIX

SPIRIT OF IRIS

SPIRIT OF IRIS

AVIATRIX

AVIATRIX

Spirit of Iris

The story of a trail blazing woman, who swam in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany and was in one of the earliest groups of women to ferry planes for the Air Transport Command in World War II. 

USA | 8.5 min. | Dir. Corinne Jayaweera

Feature Documentary/ East Coast Premiere / Filmmaker Q&A

AVIATRIX: The Katherine Sui Fun Cheung Story

The story of Asian Aviatrix Katherine Sui Fun Cheung, a Chinese immigrant who defied racial and gender bias to become a pioneering daredevil stunt pilot during the Golden Age of Aviation in the 1930s.

USA | 41 min. | Dir. Ed Moy

Aug
4
10:00 am10:00

CHASING THE WIN • Presented By NY Equestrian

  • LONG BEACH CINEMAS

Feature Documentary/ East Coast Premiere

CHASING THE WIN

CHASING THE WIN follows the meteoric rise of a rookie trainer, a long time owner, and their beloved racehorse after an unprecedented victory thrusts them into the global spotlight of horse racing.

USA | 79 min. | Dir. Laura Sheehy, Chris Ghelfi

Aug
4
10:00 am10:00

BEAUTY AND THE BEER

  • LONG BEACH CINEMAS

Feature Documentary/ World Premiere / Filmmaker Q&A

BEAUTY AND THE BEER

The Miss Rheingold contest 1941-1964 might be one of the most successful marketing campaigns in U.S. history. In 1959, 20 million ballots were cast for Miss Rheingold. New Yorkers got the chance to vote in bars, bodega’s, and grocery stores for their candidate.

USA | 75 min. | Dir. Anne Newman