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2019 LIDA Annual Film Festival

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Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location: Hofstra University Student Center Theater, Hempstead, NY
Ticket Price Includes: Films, Live DJ, Food, Beer, Wine, and Soft drinks
Admission: TBD

Tickets are available online, at your local dive shop or call (631) 848-8885.
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Thanks for Coming!

The Long Island Diver's Association would like to report that our annual Film Festival that was held on Saturday February 9, 2019 at Hofstra University was once again a success. The event was a nice way for all of us to experience the work of some very accomplished film makers and photographers, and to re-connect with our diving buddies and begin dreaming about our dive adventures to come.

The Film Festival was followed by a great after-party, featuring catered food, beverages, music and exciting giveaways.

The annual LIDA Film Festival is our most significant source of fund raising for the year and we are deeply grateful to all those who attended and to those who purchased raffle tickets.

In addition, we would like to thank our sponsors who contributed so many generous prizes and congratulate all those in attendance who won a raffle prize, door prize or 50/50 drawing.

Finally, if you did not attend this year's event, we encourage you to consider attending next year. The date will be announced in the near future!

Thank you all again.

Safe Diving,
LIDA Officers


2018 Film Festival Summary:
Presenter Bios | Thank You, Sponsors and Logos | Photo Gallery


Film Festival Details

The Long Island Divers Association is proud to present its Annual LIDA Film Festival. This highly anticipated event is the highlight of the diving season, as we bring together photographers and cinematographers to present a glimpse into our amazing underwater world. Our presentations feature images from around the world as well as our own backyard.

Each year, the Film Festival sells out, as divers from all around the area come together for a night of entertainment and enjoyment, as we both look back on the dive season just behind us, and look forward to future adventures. We welcome family and friends, divers and non-divers to join us for an evening not to be missed.

  • Two hours of spectacular diving presentations
  • Reception following presentations
  • Meet with the presenters and discuss their experiences
  • Door Prizes, Sponsor Raffle Prizes , 50/50 Raffle
    • 1-ticket for $5 US, 3-tickets for $10 US, 8-tickets for $20 US
  • Presentations begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.
  • Reception to follow from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Important: The Film Festival presentations will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. Please plan accordingly to arrive in time to be seated before the presentations begin to minimize interruptions, which will insure that all guests can enjoy the presentations to their fullest.

Notice Ticket sales are now closed.

Evening Programs, Presenters and Sponsors

Directions to Hofstra University, Student Center Theater

From eastern Long IslandTake the Northern State Parkway to the Meadowbrook Parkway heading South (Exit 31A) or take the Southern State Parkway to the Meadowbrook Parkway heading North (Exit 22N). Stay on the Meadowbrook Parkway until Exit M4 (sign reads "Hempstead" and "Coliseum"). This will be the exit for Hempstead Turnpike (Rt. 24) heading west.  Follow the directions below - From Hempstead Turnpike.

From Hempstead Turnpike: Heading west on Hempstead Turnpike, you will pass the Nassau Coliseum entrance on your right. The next light will be Earle Ovington Boulevard (refer to the Campus Map for detail map information). Go under the first pedestrian bridge (#70), you should see the Sondra & David S. Mack Student Center (#31) on your right. Use the directions below to find general parking.

  • Parking Field 6 - Continue west past Earl Ovington Boulevard and the first pedestrian bridge (#70). Go about 1000 feet to the next light. This is the California Avenue Gate Entrance to Hofstra University. Make a right turn onto Hofstra Boulevard. The first parking lot on your left is for staff only. Past this about 200 feet is the entrance to the general parking field 6 on your left. After parking, head south to the entrance of the Sondra & David S. Mack Student Center, where the theater is located. The main building entrance is shown on the Campus Satellite Image.
  • Parking Field 7 - Continue west past Earle Ovington Boulevard and the first pedestrian bridge (#70), then go under the unispan bridge (#30) to the next light. Make a right turn onto Oak Street and proceed to the next light. Make a right turn onto Circle Road. This is one of the entrances to Hofstra University. Go past the guard booth and turn right into the first parking lot on your right. This is parking field 7. After parking, head north to the Sondra & David S. Mack Student Center where the theater is located. The main building entrance is shown on the Campus Satellite Image.

 General directions to Hofstra University from Airports and surrounding areas.

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900 Fulton Avenue
Hempstead, NY 11550

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Last modified: February 10 2019