Photo Coverage: Inside the GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Gala

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 www.goldcoastfilmfestival.org 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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