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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Photo Coverage: Inside the GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Gala
Regina Gil, Executive Director/Founder Paul Sorvino, Susie Essman

Photo Coverage: Inside the GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Gala

Photo Coverage: Inside the GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Gala
Regina Gil & Caroline Sorokoff, Associate Director

Photo Coverage: Inside the GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Gala
Susie Essman & Jeffrey Gurian

Photo Coverage: Inside the GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Gala
Sussie Essman

Photo Coverage: Inside the GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Gala
Paul Sorvino

Photo Coverage: Inside the GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Gala
Regina Gill

Photo Coverage: Inside the GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Gala
Jeffrey Gurian & Caroline Sorokoff<


Photo Coverage: Inside the GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Gala
Paul Sorvino

Photo Coverage: Inside the GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Gala
Jeffrey Gurian

Photo Coverage: Inside the GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Gala
Jeffrey Gurian & Susie Essman

Photo Coverage: Inside the GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Gala
Susie Essman

Photo Coverage: Inside the GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Gala
Alan Mindel & Regina Gil

Photo Coverage: Inside the GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Gala
Alan Mindel

Photo Coverage: Inside the GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Gala
Paul Sorvino & Caroline Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Inside the GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Gala
Paul Sorvino, Rick Eberle, Caroline Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Inside the GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Gala
Paul Sorvino & Countess Luann de Lesseps

Photo Coverage: Inside the GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Gala
Susie Essman, Stephen Sorokoff, Jeffrey Gurian

Photo Coverage: Inside the GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Gala
Caroline Sorokoff & Susie Essman

Photo Coverage: Inside the GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Gala
Caroline Sorokoff & Karen Gottleib

Photo Coverage: Inside the GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Gala

Photo Coverage: Inside the GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Gala
Paul Sorvino & Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Inside the GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Gala
Caroline Sorokoff & EDa Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Inside the GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Gala
Jackie Martling & Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Inside the GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Gala

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Stephen Sorokoff Stephen is also the cabaret/ music and co-theatre editor of the Times Square Chronicles. He studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen?s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the ?First All Children?s Theatre? which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen?s photographs, videos and articles appear on Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. email: stephen@t2conline.com