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8th Annual Lighthouse International Film Festival Announces this year's Award Winners!

Long Beach Island, NJ- June 13, 2016

The Lighthouse International Film Festival is pleased to announce our winners from last night's award ceremony. Our 8th was indeed our best and we continue to grow. See you next year at the Festival and check our Lighthouse International Film Society for films screening through out the year on L.B.I.!

That's a wrap! We can't thank the countless volunteers, staff, filmmakers, families, crew, and patrons that attended the Lighthouse International Film Festival this year. It was a year to remember! Listed below are the winners of last night's awards:

Grand Jury Award - Best Narrative Feature: Colby
Special Jury Award for Ensemble Performance: West Coast
Grand Jury Award - Best Documentary Feature: The Babushkas of Chernobyl
Special Jury Award for Documentary Feature - Please Remember Me
Audience Award - Narrative Feature: Empty Space
Audience Award - Documentary Feature: Until Proven Innocent
Audience Award - Spotlight Film: Harry and Snowman
Grand Jury Award - Best Narrative Short Film: The Duke: Based on The Memoir 'I'm The Duke' by J.P. Duke
Grand Jury Award -Best Documentary Short Film: Joe's Violin
Special Jury Award For Cinematic Visual Concept: FlySpy
Audience Award - Short Film: Joe's Violin
Grand Jury Award - Best HS Student Film: Perception- by Graham Burrell
Volunteer Award: Sharon Dailey and Pat Dengler

See you all next year at the movies by the sea!

All Access Passholders includes pass to All Films, Filmmakers' Breakfasts, and Nightly Parties to mix & mingle with the filmmakers. 2016 Lighthouse International Film Festival will present- One World Premier-20 New Jersey Premiers and a Special Retrospective Screening! With 25 Feature Length films, and over 45 shorts- there is something for everyone! Everything is online: www.lighthousefilmfestival.org and ready for you! Individual movie tickets can be bought online as well. Be Inspired, Be Informed, Be Entertained, Be There!

The Lighthouse International Film Festival was founded in 2008 by a collection of filmmakers, film critics and film industry professionals who share a passion for film and wanted to create an event aimed first and foremost at film enthusiasts. Taking place on Long Beach Island, NJ -- one of the East Coast's most popular surfing destinations -- the festival celebrates three days of new, exciting and challenging films in honor of Long Beach Island's historic Barnegat Lighthouse

Our Mission and Objective
The Lighthouse International Film Festival is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that is dedicated to showcasing new and innovative films and fostering the next generation of filmmakers. The festival offers three days of films, panels, Q&A's, networking, parties and surfing, and draws some of the industry's top film critics, producers and distributors. The festival also seeks to serve the community by presenting unique programs that inspire, engage and challenge a diverse audience through the art of film.

Press Contacts:

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Lighthouse International Film Festival
Eric Johnson, Executive Director
646-325-4002
EJohnson@lighthousefilmfestival.org

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