Kevin VeseyAug 1, 2017, 4:22 pmAug 1, 2017, 6:47 pm

Red carpet rolls out for the start of the Long Beach International Film Festival

What to expect at the 6th annual film festival


The Long Beach boardwalk is being graced by stars for the start of the 6th annual International Film Festival.

Fans can expect to be taken around the world of movies as this year’s festival will feature films from eight different countries, says LBIFF founder Craig Weintraub.

"This year, in particular, we have a really large variety of films, literally from around the world. Film festivals have an important obligation to exhibit films that the general public might never see," Weintraub said.

With 10 features and eight documentaries coming from eight different countries, the silver screen will be awash with something moviegoers have yet to see.

Actress and producer Nancy Cartwright, known for her role as the voice of Bart Simpson, will be premiering her first film, "In Search of Fellini.”

"It is based on an adventure I took back in 1985 when I went to meet and find the late, great Italian director Federico Fellini," Cartwright said.

She says it is a project that she has looked forward to releasing since her adventure over three decades ago.

"A lot has happened since then and I realized you can't hire a producer to do your dream,” Cartwright said. “So several years ago, I made the decision and pulled a crew together."

Throughout this week, there will also be a casino night fundraiser, a taste on the beach hosted by FiOS1’s Restaurant Hunter Rob Petrone, and more.

All films shown at the library are free to the public.

For a full list of events, you can visit

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