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Lights. Camera. Island.

Experience cinematic magic at the Lighthouse International Film Festival this year!

The 15th Annual Lighthouse International Film Festival, will place from June 5 - 9, 2024 and promises to be a spectacular showcase of films handpicked from the top film festivals worldwide, including Sundance, SXSW, TIFF and more.

As the festival approaches, the excitement is palpable. Filmmakers and movie buffs from around the globe  join us on our 18 miles of Jersey Shore paradise to immerse themselves in a world of cinematic artistry, entertainment and stimulating conversation.

Choose from an All Access Pass for entry to any film or party, a Films Only Pass for all film screenings, or individual tickets for less commitment.


No matter what you choose, we invite you to enjoy the Lighthouse International Film Festival's exceptional program of films, workshops and top-notch parties. 

Lighthouse Film Festival in the News

"Lighthouse should absolutely be on every filmmaker's radar. A no-brainer for your submission shortlist."
- Joshua Radford
Lighthouse Film Festival on LBI

Lighthouse 2024 Hits LBI!

We take pride in curating a diverse selection of exceptional films from around the world. Over the years, we've carefully selected films that have made waves at renowned festivals such as Tribeca, Cannes, Sundance, and SXSW, among many others.

Each year, we have the privilege of presenting an extraordinary lineup of internationally renowned films that captivate audiences. Our annual selection continues to showcase a diverse range of genres, themes and storytelling techniques, ensuring that there is something for every film enthusiast.


October 19-26, 2024


Our Jersey Shore festival has been a launchpad for extraordinary talent. We take pride in having showcased and supported films that have not only garnered Oscar attention but also achieved acclaim on the grandest stages of cinema. Here are just a few of our finest examples.


"IndieWire’s Best Film Festivals June Has to Offer"
"The 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World 2020"
Interview with Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, Directors of LIFF Doc 
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“American Factory” Screens at Lighthouse International Film Festival


Scott Rosenfelt Accepts LIFF’s Award for Outstanding Career in Filmmaking

The Lighthouse International Film Festival wishes to recognize  Scott Rosenfelt for his outstanding career in filmmaking. Mr. Rosenfelt has created iconic films including Teen Wolf (1985, starring Michael J. Fox), Mystic Pizza (1988, starring Julia Roberts), and Home Alone (1990, starring Macaulay Culkin).

Lighthouse Int'l Film Festival Introduces New AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

The HONEY LEVINE  ED SINATRA AWARD is the Lighthouse International Film Festival’s newest audience choice award, named in memory of Annette “Honey” Levine and Ed Sinatra —  patrons of the arts, cinephile, and friends of the Festival.


The HONEY LEVINE ED SINATRA AWARD will be given to a feature-length documentary or narrative, as selected by audience ballot, and the winner will receive a $1,000 cash award.

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