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2019 LIDA Annual Film Festival

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Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Hofstra University Student Center Theater, Hempstead, NY
Ticket Price Includes: Films, Live DJ, Food, Beer, Wine, and Soft drinks
Admission: $40.00

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

We hope that you will consider participating in this year’s event by submitting your ideas and, if accepted, by appearing at this important event. You are invited to submit up to three proposals for possible inclusion in this year’s Film Festival.

We are looking for presentations focused on one of the following categories:

  • Long Island SCUBA Diving
  • Warm Water SCUBA Diving
  • Cold Water SCUBA Diving
  • Expeditions and Adventure Diving
  • Shipwrecks and Underwater History
  • Marine Life
  • Underwater Environmental and Conservation Issues

We are most in need of LOCAL material from LOCAL divers! If you dive in the areas around Long Island, and have interesting images or video of our local waters, consider putting a presentation together and submitting! We are most in need of LOCAL material from LOCAL divers!

If you dive in the areas around Long Island, and have interesting images or video of our local waters, consider putting a presentation together and submitting! Please review the guidelines before entering your submission
 

2019 LIDA Film Festival Sponsors

To be determined...



2018 Film Festival Sponsors

Sponsors

2018 Film Festival:
Presenter Bios | Sponsors and Logos | Photo Gallery



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 PM
  • Reception to follow from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Important: The Film Festival presentations will begin promptly at 7:00 PM . 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.

 
Note: Tickets purchased online will not be mailed out until January 2, 2019. Online tickets purchased after January 26, 2019 will not be mailed and must be picked up at the event table on the night of the Film Festival.

Be advised, the last day to purchase tickets online will be Wednesday, February 6, 2019, midnight. But don't worry, tickets will still be available for purchase at the door. Please try to arrive by 6:15 PM to help avoid delays and bottlenecks at the admission table.
Annual Film Festival Tickets
LIDA members and non-members - single ticket: $40 US
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Each Film Festival Ticket ($40 US), One Individual Membership ($35 US), plus $10 US discount
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Each Film Festival Ticket ($40 US), One Family Membership ($40 US), plus $10 US discount
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Evening Programs, Presenters and Sponsors

  • Presenters to be determined
  • Michael Salvarezza (Emcee)

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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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Most GPS units allow you to select or search for Hofstra University in the Points of Interest section. If you need an address for navigation, use:

900 Fulton Avenue
Hempstead, NY 11550

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Last modified: September 12 2018