Continuing through October 27, 2013 the Gold Coast Arts Center in collaboration with the Town of North Hempstead will present the 3rd annuAl Gold Coast International Film Festival (GCIFF), and everyone's invited-again-for fantastic films, parties, panels, and fanfare! The festival has brought the latest Hollywood hits and Indie favorites to the Gold Coast of Long Island. Add A-list celebrities and unforgettable events to the mix and GCIFF has become the "go to" Festival for film buffs and it is the last major film festival on the East Coast before Awards season.

This year, the Festival will honor legendary actor, Paul Sorvino (GoodFellas, Bulworth, The Cooler) with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Wednesday, October 23 during the Annual Benefit Gala at the brand new venue: The Space at Westbury. The Gala will also honor Susie Essman, (co-star of HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm) with the Artist of Distinction Award for Comedy, assisted by our head of comedy Programming Jeffrey Gurian. From across the "pond" young British actress Bonnie Wright (of theHarry Potter film series), Melanie Lynsky (2 ½ Men, Ever After) and Emmy Nominated Actor, Jason Ritter (Parenthood) will keep the night lively.

GCIFF presents sensational events to SRO audiences year-round. Some of the past highlights include: an exclusive pre-release screening of The Great Gatsby with Baz Luhrmann, plus screenings and events with such notable names as Edward Burns, Brian Dennehy, Phil Donahue, Isabella Rossellini, Bill Plympton, Bruce Dern, Joan Allen, Gabriel Byrne, Celeste Holm, Eli Wallach, Robert Klein, Nelson Demille, Francis Ford Coppola, Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Alan King and Kelli O'Hara to name a few.

For a complete festival line up visit for more information.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

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Regina Gil, Executive Director/Founder Paul Sorvino, Susie Essman

Regina Gil & Caroline Sorokoff, Associate Director

Susie Essman & Jeffrey Gurian

Sussie Essman

Paul Sorvino

Regina Gill

Jeffrey Gurian & Caroline Sorokoff

Paul Sorvino

Jeffrey Gurian

Jeffrey Gurian & Susie Essman

Susie Essman

Alan Mindel & Regina Gil

Alan Mindel

Paul Sorvino & Caroline Sorokoff

Paul Sorvino, Rick Eberle, Caroline Sorokoff

Paul Sorvino & Countess Luann de Lesseps

Susie Essman, Stephen Sorokoff, Jeffrey Gurian

Caroline Sorokoff & Susie Essman

Caroline Sorokoff & Karen Gottleib

Paul Sorvino & Stephen Sorokoff

Caroline Sorokoff & EDa Sorokoff

Jackie Martling & Stephen Sorokoff

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