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The Lighthouse International Film Society is the film festival's sister organization, bringing  you cutting-edge, award-winning films and events to enjoy all year long.  

Don't forget to buy your pass for the 15th Annual Lighthouse International Film Festival on June 5 - 9, 2024 on Long Beach Island, NJ. 

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Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts

Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences

Thursday, February 29 @ 7:30 p.m.- 10:15 p.m.

Individual Tickets- $12 Online/$15 Door 

Champagne Toast 

Trio Bundle - All three screenings with 3 receptions- $25 Online/$35 Door


Spring Lake Theatre

Saturday, March 2 @ 7:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m. 

Individual Tickets- $12 Online/$15 Door

Champagne Toast 

Duo  Bundle - Both screenings with 2 receptions- $20 Online/$55 Door

Island in Between 

Director: S. Leo Chiang

S. Leo Chiang reflects on his relationship with Taiwan, the United States and China from the islands of Kinmen, just a few miles from mainland China. Subtitles

Nai Nai & Wài Pó

Director:  Sean Wang

A personal love letter from director Sean Wang to his Nai Nai and Wài Pó, a grandma super team that dances, stretches, and farts their sorrows away.

The ABCs of Book Banning 

Director: Sheila Nevins

Over 2000 books have been removed from school districts in the U.S. The ABCs of Book Banning follows the human toll the future will pay for depriving children of their right to read and learn about a complex world. Interviews with children and authors shed light on this ongoing dangerous precedent.

The Last Repair Shop  

Directors: Kris Bowers, Ben Proudfoot

Tells the story of four unassuming heroes who ensure no student is deprived of the joy of music. It is also a reminder of how music can be the best medicine, stress reliever and even an escape from poverty.

The Barber of Little Rock 

Directors: John Hoffman, Christine Turner

The Barber of Little Rock explores America's widening racial wealth gap through the story of Arlo Washington, a local barber whose visionary approach to a just economy can be found in the mission of People Trust, the nonprofit he founded.

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Oscar Nominated Live Action  Shorts

Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences

Friday , March 1 @ 7:30 p.m.- 10:15 p.m.

Individual Tickets- $12 Online/$15 Door 

Champagne Toast 

Trio Bundle - All three screenings with 3 receptions- $25 Online/$35 Door


Spring Lake Theatre

Sunday, March 3 @ 1:00 p.m.- 3:45 p.m. 

Individual Tickets- $12 Online/$15 Door

Movies and Mimosas

Duo  Bundle - Both screenings with 2 receptions- $20 Online/$55 Door


The After

Director: Misan Harriman

In this intense short film, a grieving rideshare driver picks up a passenger who helps him confront the past.

Red, White and Blue

Director: Nazrin Choudhury

Rachel (Brittany Snow) is a single parent living paycheck to paycheck. When an unexpected pregnancy threatens to unravel her already precarious position, she's forced to cross state lines in search of an abortion.

Knight of Fortune

Director: Lasse Lyskjær Noer

The loss of a loved one, the grief, the risk of yellow skin, and a coffin, that is too much for Karl to face. Subtitled


Director:Vincent René-Lortie

Inspired by a true story, Invincible recounts the last 48 hours in the life of Marc-Antoine Bernier, a 14-year-old boy on a desperate quest for freedom. Subtitle

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar 

Director: Wes Anderson

Chronicles a variety of stories, but the main one follows Henry Sugar, who is able to see through objects and predict the future with the help of a book he stole.


Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences

Saturday, March 2 @ 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Individual Tickets- $12 Online/$15 Door 

Champagne Toast 

Our Uniform  

Director: Yegane Moghaddam

An Iranian girl unfolds her school memories on the wrinkles and fabrics of her old uniform. Subtitles

Letter to a Pig

Director: Tal Kantor

A Holocaust survivor reads a letter he wrote to the pig who saved his life. Subtitles


Director: Stéphanie Clément

Like every summer, Louise stays at her grandparents in the countryside for a few days during the holidays. It will snow at the height of summer and a monster is going to die. Subtitles

Ninety-Five Senses

Directors: Jared Hess, Jerusha Hess

An ode to the body's five senses delivered by a man with little time left to enjoy them.

WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John and Yoko 

 Director: Dave Mullins

Set in an alternate WWI reality where a senseless war rages on, two soldiers on opposite sides of the conflict play a joyful game of chess. A heroic carrier pigeon delivers the soldiers' chess moves over the battlefield as the fighting escalates.


I’m Hip  

Director: John Musker

A self-absorbed cat, in a jazzy song and dance, proudly and comically proclaims his "hipness" to the world. The world is less convinced than he is.


Wild Summons 

Directors: Karni Arieli, Saul Freed

A natural history fantasy film, following the dramatic lifecycle of the wild salmon in human form. Narrated by Marianne Faithfull.

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Lighthouse Film Society's Past Screenings 


Cinema Sabaya - Jan. 21 

Oscar Nominated Shorts - Feb. 18 & 19

Let It Be Morning - March 23 

Patrick and the Whale - Sept. 14

Story Ave - Oct. 12 

Another Body - Oct. 26

The Stones and Brian Jones - Nov. 11

Femme Ocean - Nov. 24

Irena's Vow w/ Humo - Dec. 18


Cat Daddies - Dec. 15

DashCam - Dec. 8

The Yin and Yang of Gerry Lopez - Nov. 23

Hold Me TIght - Nov. 5

Boblo Boats - Oct. 27

Facing Monsters - Sept. 30

Sweet Disaster – Sept. 16

A Rising Fury – Aug. 31

Birth of the Endless Summer: Discovery of Cape St. Francis – May 21

OLGA – May 11

Broken Wings & Nest 38 – April 9

Oscar Nominated Shorts – March 18 & 19
The Automat & One All The Way – March 4
Flee – Feb. 20
France – Jan. 13-31

Hive – Dec. 15
The Pine Barrens – Nov. 11-14
Velvet Underground Documentary – Nov. 5
Luzzu – Oct. 13
Oscar Nominated Shorts – April 9 & 10, 15 & 16
New York DOG Festival – March 22-29

New York CAT Festival – March 8-15
Minari – Feb. 12-25
Horse Latitudes – Feb. 11-18
Two of Us Feb. 5-25
Some Kind of Heaven – Jan. 15 - Feb. 15
Big vs Small – Jan. 7-11

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