Lighthouse International Film Festival voted one of the Coolest Film Festivals in the World, 2018- by MovieMaker
Lighthouse International Film Festival is proud to announce that we were voted "One of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World" by MovieMaker Magazine. Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers and donors/supporters on LBI and NYC for making LIFF a world class first rate experience. Thank you to MovieMaker Magazine and their panelist for recognizing how special Lighthouse International Film Festival really is!

The 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World, 2018
By MM Staff on July 9, 2018

The Lighthouse International Film Festival-June 2019 / Long Beach Island, NJ /

Shoring up support from film enthusiasts, moviemakers, and industry players and critics alike, Long Beach Island, New Jersey's Lighthouse International Film Festival stages its action in the Garden State's own "Surf City," where locals have been annoyed by vacationing shoobies since time immemorial. ("The programmers and staff are respected cinephiles," says a panelist, so at least LIFF's own self-designed film community doesn't have an interloper quality to it.) This year, attendees networked and noshed during limoncello making classes, an Amalfi Coast dinner, and wine-tasting sessions with a Manhattan view, all of which fueled fundraising on the occasion of the fest's 10-year anniversary.

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Our 10th Anniversary LIFF Film Festival June 7-10th- A 4 day cinematic adventure!

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 dynamic new films, episodic content and supporting filmmakers. The festival offers four 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 visual storytelling.

Ted Geoghegan, Publicist