The Lighthouse International Film Festival is proud to announce their 2023 Centerpiece and Spotlight films, as well as their Special Screenings, which highlight an epic year of programming at the long-running New Jersey fest. The festival's Centerpiece films are Charlotte Regan's British comedy Scrapper, which won huge accolades at Sundance 2023 including best international narrative feature and Edith Hagigi's New York City-set Bleecker starring Ben Stiller and Tovah Feldshuh. Spotlight Films at this year's LIFF include the World Premiere of Luca Balser's acclaimed anthology What Doesn't Float; the eight-years-in-the-making SXSW doc Great Photo, Lovely Life; Graham Foy's The Maiden; and the North American Premiere of Niels Arden Oplev's Rose. And finally, the festival is very proud to share Special Screenings, which include the World Premiere of Pain Under the Skin by Iranian filmmaker and critic Mohsen Jafari Rad who passed away this year, two weeks after his release from jail.
The festival will also hold the World Premiere of The Bastard Sons, from New Jersey filmmaker Kevin Interdonato.
The Lighthouse International Film Festival celebrates its 15th edition this June 7th through the 11th in Long Beach Island, New Jersey.