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Mon, 07/11/2016 - 14:54 -- Nick Dager

The Gold Coast International Film Festival is now accepting submissions.The Gold Coast International Film Festival is now accepting submissions of short and feature films for its 2016 festival in November through Film Freeway. The festival returns to Great Neck, New York November 10-15 for its sixth anniversary.

This year’s festival events, many of them free, will include screenings of over 50 feature length and short films from multiple countries, dozens of Q&As with prominent filmmakers and celebrities, parties, family-friendly events and a glamorous Opening Night Gala benefiting the non-profit Gold Coast Arts Center. Join the thousands of area residents, visitors, members of the business and film communities, public officials, students and academics who come together at GCIFF to celebrate the art and influence of cinema in the charming and historic towns and villages of Long Island’s Gold Coast.

The 2016 festival will kick off with an Opening Night Benefit Gala, an evening full of glitz and glamour to raise money for the Gold Coast Arts Center. The Arts Center is a vibrant multi-arts institution founded in 1993 which produces year-round cultural classes, exhibits, concerts and programs that bring music, art, theatre, film, dance and educational experiences to students, teachers, seniors and general audiences from throughout the region.

The complete 2016 GCIFF schedule will be released in October. Venues will include Soundview Cinemas in Port Washington, the Bow Tie Cinemas in Great Neck/Port Washington/ Manhasset/ Roslyn, the Gold Coast Arts Center in Great Neck and the campus of LIU Post.  

To continue to whet the appetite of film lovers on Long Island, GCIFF has an incredible lineup of films that will be shown in Great Neck throughout the summer months. Films include the Tribeca hit, The Tenth Man on July 20, and Ira Sachs’ latest gem, Little Men on August 3, and more! For a full lineup of summer films, visit www.goldcoastfilmfestival.org.

2016 GCIFF Submission Information:

Filmmakers should make their submissions of short and feature films Film Freeway.

Regular Submission Deadline: Friday, July 15th

Late Submission Deadline: Monday, August 15th

Final Submission Deadline: Thursday, September 1st

Official submission requirements and guidelines can be found at www.goldcoastfilmfestival.org under Submissions.

If you are a filmmaker in grades K-12 submit your film to the Young Filmmakers Program! Guidelines can be found at: www.goldcoastfilmfestival.org/festival/young-filmmakers