Manhattan Film Institute’s annual North Fork Film festival will take place Friday-Sunday, July 19-21. The annual event features screenings, workshops and seminars with world-class film industry professionals.
Events will kick off with filmmaker seminars Friday, July 19, at Brecknock Hall in Greenport led by Academy-Award winning director Chris Wedge (“Ice Age”), two-time Emmy winning writer Bill Finkelstein (“The Good Fight”), and actor Geoffrey Owens (“The Cosby Show”). A 7:30pm screening of “Bullets Over Broadway,” with Academy Award-nominee Chazz Palminteri, at Peconic Landing.
On Saturday, the festival begins with a 10 a.m. workshop led by Chazz Palminteri at Peconic Landing, followed by international short film competition screenings at 2:30 and 4 p.m. at Greenport Theatre.
The centerpiece of the event, an evening with Chazz Palminteri, will take place at Greenport Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Palminteri will perform a scene from “A Bronx Tale,” his iconic original one-man show, followed by the MFI awards ceremony. Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell will receive a Civic Leadership Award, winners of the International Short Film Competition will be announced and the event will end with an MFI Fundraiser after-party at Peconic Landing’s Brecknock Hall.
The weekend will wrap up with the Sunday morning showcase Sunday, July 21, from 10 a.m., where the MFI’s Gold Program student short films will be screened.
“The International Short Film Competition represents an important new dimension for us,” explains founder Tony Spiridakis. “MFI is a transformational experience. When students see their films play in the historic Greenport Theatre, in front of a packed audience – films they wrote, acted, directed, edited, and shot right here on the North Fork – they are empowered.”
Admission is free and open to the public for all events, except for the MFI Fundraiser After-Party which requests $25 donation per person.
For the full MFI North Fork Film Festival schedule and to reserve event tickets, visit manhattanfilminstitute.com .
To reserve tickets for the Celebrity Screening Bullets Over Broadway at Peconic Landing, visit www.peconiclanding.ticketleap.com.
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