Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala

Last night in a Long Island star studded event The Gold Coast International Film Festival and Arts Center held it's 2015 Gala at the Tilles Center. The Gold Coast Arts Center's honorees this year were, Vince Giordano, Artist of Distinction - Music, Actor Navid Negahban, Artist of Distinction, Film, and Director Patricia Riggen, Director, Woman of Influence Award. The evening's presenters were Will Friedwald, author & music editor, Michael Cuesta, Screenwriter, director of Showtime's "Homeland" and Lou Diamond Phillips, Actor Director and the star of the upcoming fiom "The 33" The Gala Emcee was Award winning WABC correspondent Kristin Thorne. Regina Keller Gil is founder & executive director of The Gold Coast Arts Center and Caroline Sorokoff is an associate director of the Gold Coast Arts Center and Director of the Gold Coast International Film Festival. The festival will run November 9-15th.

Previous honorees and special guests of the festival and the Gold Coast Arts Center include film industry VIPs Francis Ford Coppola, Hugh Grant, Baz Luhrmann, Brian Dennehy, Paul Sorvino, Ed Burns, Bruce Dern, Isabella Rossellini, Eli Wallach, Gabriel Byrne, Bill Plympton, Phil Donahue, Phylicia Rashaad, Joan Allen, Jay McInerney and Michael Cuesta, as well as composer Morton Gould, artists James Rosenquist, Oleg Cassini, Edwina Sandys and Bob Gruen, comedian Susie Essman, Broadway stars Kelli O'Hara, Melissa Errico and Savion Glover, and 4-time Oscar winner for production and costume design Catherine Martin.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

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Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
Vince Giordano, Artist of Distinction Music & presenter Will Friendwald

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
Navid Negahban, Artist of Distinction Film & presenter, Michael Cuesta

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
Lou Diamond Phillips, Vince Giordano, Regina Gil, Sumi Glickman, Michael Glickman, Navid Negahban

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
Regina Gil & Patricia Riggen, Woman of Influence Award

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
Navid Negahban

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
Patricia Riggen

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
Regina Gil, Founder & Executive Director, Caroline Sorokoff, Associate Director & Film Festival Director

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
Navid Negahban & Michael Cuesta

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
Patricia Riggen

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
Will Friedwald

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
Will Friedwald, Vince Giordano, The Honey Taps

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
Vince Giordano, Will Friedwald, The Honey Taps

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
Vince Giordano

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
Lou Diamond Phillips & Patricia Riggen

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
Regina Keller Gil

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
Caroline Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
Rigina Keller Gil & Vince Giordano

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
Kristin Thorne, Gala Emcee

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
VInce Giordano & Caroline Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
The Honey Taps

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
Caroline Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
Regina Keller Gil, Stephen Sorokoff, Maria von Nicolai, Will Friedwald

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
Eda Sorokoff & Norman Steinberg, screenwriter

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
The Honey Taps

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
John Kaiman, Special Advisor to Gov. Cuomo & Caroline Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
Stephen Sorokoff & Regina Keller Gil

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
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Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
The Honey Taps

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
Eda Sorokoff & Caroline Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
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