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Lighthouse International Film Festival Announces Kickoff Party
Long Beach Island, NJ- April 20, 2016

Lighthouse International Film Festival Announces -THE LIFF KICK OFF PARTY- Happening- Saturday May 7, 2016 at 7:00 PM. This event will be held at Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences,120 Long Beach Blvd. Loveladies,NJ 08008. Discover what's screening at the 2016 Lighthouse International Film Festival- June 9-12th- when our film lineup will be unveiled by Executive Director Eric Johnson. The LIFF Kick-Off Party is the time to catch the previews. Be Inspired! Be Informed! Be Entertained! Be There!

You're Invited to the Party! The party will include Hor d'oeuvres from the area's best restaurants, Libations, and a Silent Auction. Bid to win! Included are- Stand-Up Paddle Board Lessons, Original LBI Art- by local artists, Gift Cards for Fine Dining, Gift Baskets from local businesses, Gorgeous Throw Pillows from local Design Store, Professional Beach Photo Shoots, Art Classes and more...No waiting on line if you buy tickets online. Limited tickets at door.

We will be screening two delightful award winning short films- Harry Grows Up & Fool's Day. Film-makers will be available for Q & A following the screenings.

Harry Grows Up - ( Short Romantic Comedy-12 min.)
Synopsis: "New York is a tough place to find love. Especially for an 18-month-old living on his own." The end is not easy to predict, nor are the well edited scenes that follow one another so the viewer is pleasantly surprised at every turn. The use of B&W instead of color gives the film a timeless appeal. Complete with a sweet-sounding musical score, this romantic comedy is a gem! Best of all- The director/filmmaker is coming!

Winner of 20 awards including: L.A. Comedy Shorts Fest, Best of New York, New York International Shorts Fest, Best Short Film, Charleston International Film Festival.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/47026125

Fool's Day - (Short Comedy Drama19 min.)
Synopsis: Fool's Day is a dark comedy about a 4th grade class that pull an innocent, April Fool's prank on their teacher...that accidentally kills her. Panicked and convinced they will go to prison, the blood splattered classmates try to cover up the murder and dispose of the body before their D.A.R.E. officer shows up for his weekly lesson.

Winner of the Best Short Film- Seattle International Film Festival Golden Space Needle Award, Vail Film Festival and Best Narrative Short in Tribeca.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRo48Aml2tU

The film makers will be present for a follow-up Q & A. Come to the Kick off to Support LIFF!
All of this for only $25.00!

Tickets can be purchased at:
Things A Drift (Ship Bottom)
South End 'N Surf and Paddle (Beach Haven)
Mary Allen Realty ( Ship Bottom)

or

No waiting on line if you buy tickets online!
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2525062

*Proceeds of this event will go to the Lighthouse International Film Festival a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization.Like Us on Facebook:
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