MINEOLA, NY (TIP): Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joins Gold Coast International Film Festival founder and Executive Director Regina Gil, and Festival Director Caroline Sorokoff in announcing an exciting slate of films for this year’s Festival. The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival – sponsored by Nassau County – will take place November 9th through the 15th in venues throughout the north shore of Long Island.
County Executive Mangano stated, “The Gold Coast International Film Festival continues to offer residents an opportunity to enjoy arts and entertainment, while also providing those in the industry with insight to the wonderful filming locations Nassau County has to offer. The film and television production industry is providing employment opportunities as well as strengthening our economy.”
The 5th Anniversary of the festival will feature over 60 films and dozens of filmmakers at screenings and events in venues throughout the Town of North Hempstead, including Soundview Cinemas in Port Washington, the Bow Tie Cinemas in Great Neck, Port Washington, Manhasset and Roslyn, the Gold Coast Arts Center in Great Neck and the campus of LIU Post. The Festival kicks off with an intimate conversation with award winning writer, director and producer Morgan Spurlock (“Super Size Me”) being held on the campus of LIU Post on November 9, 2015. This event will include a special screening of Spurlock’s new short film CRAFTED.
Filmmakers scheduled to attend include award-winning director/producer/screenwriter, Morgan Spurlock; actor Lou Diamond Phillips, star of Showtime’s Homeland, Navid Negahban; Patricia Riggen director of the new Warner Brothers film The 33, starring Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche and Lou Diamond Phillips; award winning filmmakers Michael Cuesta (Exec. ProducerHomeland), Rick Goldsmith, Yael Melamede and Andrew Horn; WNBA superstar Chamique Holdsclaw; and several members of the band Twisted Sister who will join us for the US premiere of a new film, Top Spin.
Films this year showcase Hollywood’s best actors including Richard Gere, Oliver Platt, Rene Russo, Jason Sudeikis, Rebecca Hall, Christopher Walken, Amber Heard and many more industry stars. Award-winning films from the world’s most prestigious festivals (Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, Tribeca) will be screened, plus over 25 incredible short films, with Q&As with visiting shorts filmmakers. Once again we are offering FREE tickets to all screenings for veterans and current military personnel, courtesy of 1-800-Flowers.com.
For a full list of films and for information on tickets, visit www.goldcoastfilmfestival.org.