Online, live streaming is available to all ticket holders in the event of shutdown or closures due to COVID.  The festival will move to a virtual format and our full weekend program will be offered.

                Replays will not be available in the event of a virtual festival.

Please review our COVID POLICY for vaccinations and mask wearing as posted at all MBMIFF venues.  

 

               Policies will be strictly enforced.  Thank you for your cooperation.

NOV 5

FRIDAY PROGRAM

PRIMETIME FESTIVAL

MASTIC BEACH PROPERTY OWNERS

31 Neighborhood Road - Mastic Beach

Music Mixer - 6:30pm 

  • High Tide

  • Cocktail Mixer

The Grit of a Comeback - 8:00pm

  • Festival Welcome

  • What's new this year

The Grit of Independence - 8:05pm

  • Q&A - Artist Talkback

Festival Sign-off - 11:00pm

NOV 6

SATURDAY PROGRAM

FREE CHILDREN'S EVENT

MASTICS-MORICHES-SHIRLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY

407 William Floyd Parkway - Shirley

The Grit of Bein' a Kid - 10:00am

  • FREE Children's Event at the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Library

    • Films: 

    • E.I.  and Elliot - Featured Animator: Dennis Sungmin Kim  

    • Negative Space - Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata                                           

    • Signing to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air -  Jody Zimmerman 

    • Authors and Drawing Demo:                                                                                              J.C. Phillipps: Pacey Packer Unicorn Tracker - Javier Cruz Winnik: A Reason to Smile

PRIMETIME FESTIVAL

MASTIC BEACH PROPERTY OWNERS

31 Neighborhood Road - Mastic Beach

The Grit of 'Show Don't Tell' - 3:00pm

Screenplay Readings directed by Nancy Bannon

  • Purple Heart - Beverly Wladyka

  • A Dance with a Demon - Cassandra Manzolillo

  • Q&A - Artist Talkback

  • Light refreshments

The Grit of Experience - 5:00pm

  • Q&A - Artist Talkback

Trivia & Break - 6:50pm

  • Hosted by - Nick Collins

The Grit of Milestones- 7:30pm

  • Cocktails, too - Julie & Joy

  • Glitter - Kathleen Harty

  • Sneak Peek: A Day At The Beach - Christopher Arnold

  • Extra Innings - John Gray

  • Waynaboozhoo and Bugwudjinini from The Mishomis Book - Ginew Benton

  • Facing ItSam Gainsborough

  • Tunnel Vision - Cathy Zimmerman

  • Beach BoyDouglas Forrester

  • The Cameraman - Connor Gaston

  • Q&A - Artist Talkback

The Grit of the Unknown - 9:30pm

  • Q&A - Artist Talkback

Festival Sign-off - 11:30pm

NOV 7

SUNDAY PROGRAM

SUNDAY BRUNCH

Arts Council Space

373-375 Neighborhood Road - Mastic Beach

The Grit of Paumanok - 11:00am 

  • Select Readings from Paumanok: Poems and Pictures of Long Island -

    • Kathleen Donnelly, Gladys Henderson, Pramila Venkateswaran

 

  • Gallery Brunch + Artist Talkback 

PRIMETIME FESTIVAL

MASTIC BEACH PROPERTY OWNERS

31 Neighborhood Road - Mastic Beach

Music Mixer - 4:45pm 

  • Reluctant Romantics

  • Cocktail Mixer

The Grit of Character - 6:00pm

  • Dennis - Lukas Dong Films 

  • EI: Emotional Intelligence Dennis Sungmin Kim

  • The Binding of Itzik- Anika Benkov

  • Blood (proof of concept) - Nancy Bannon

  • Q&A - Artist Talkback 

Sunday Dinner - 7:15pm

  • Italian Main

  • Salad and Rolls

  • Coffee and Cakes or Cookies

Trivia - 50/50 - Raffles - 8:00pm

  • Hosted by - Nick Collins & Kyle Imperatore

Ol' Gritty Blue Award - 8:15pm

  • Cocktails, thrice - Julie & Joy

  • Austin Pendleton - award + screening

  • Q&A - Artist Talkback on Creating Character

The Grit of Signing Off - 9:00pm

  • Festival Wrap-up - see you next year!