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All Eyes on the Long Beach Film Festival

All Eyes on the Long Beach Film Festival

Film, cuisine, craft brews and local wine will meet and mix to make up the Long Beach International Film Festival, which celebrates its eighth year on Long Island this July 31- Aug. 3.

The four-day event will feature over 50 films from across the globe of mixed genres that include feature-length narratives, documentaries, shorts and animated works. The selection will compete for a series of Jury, Festival Honors and Audience Awards.

Hotel Allegria on Long Beach will be right in the thick of it, with a special culinary event planned for the ballroom and the ever-popular short film screening event on the beachfront. Here’s a look at this year’s highlights.

Shorts on the Beach

Film shorts, that is. The special venue on the beachfront of Allegria Hotel will play host to an evening of live music on Friday, Aug. 2 from 6 pm to 9 pm, followed by short films on the enormous outdoor screen until 11 pm. If you stay with us at Allegria Hotel, your room is just steps away! The annual toes-in-sand event is free, but registration is a must. Click here to RSVP on Eventbrite today.

Chefs & Shorts

Highly esteemed chefs will converge at Allegria Hotel to create a unique five-course dinner and wine experience paired with short films – all of which inspire the locally-sourced plates. The event is planned for Thursday, Aug. 1 at 6:30 pm. Tickets run $100-200. See event details.

Taste on the Plaza

This is an excellent kick-off to the four-day gathering that allows guests to try food from over 30 restaurants, complemented with beer, wine and spirits. It’ll be held at Kennedy Plaza, a short, 10-minute walk from Hotel Allegria. Live jam music from Benoir & Guardavidas is reason enough to attend. Their warm sounds will get you in mood to socialize. Make it out on Wednesday, July 31 at 7 pm. Tickets run $50-75. Details.


Have you started planning your summer holiday yet? Consult the Allegria Hotel’s special offers and book your stay!

Allegria Hotel is the only luxury hotel in Long Beach located just off the boardwalk. Our rooftop pool is the envy of Long Beach, with magnificent views of the ocean. Book your summer getaway in advance for the best prices and deals!