LONG BEACH - Movie buffs and film fans flocked to the Long Beach International Film Festival Thursday.

"The show must go on" was this year’s festival theme. The festival was held on the beach at the Allegria Hotel.

This year, it featured a documentary by high school students called “Spirit of Long Beach.”

The festival was free, although there was a suggested donation of $5. Fans even got the star treatment and walked the red carpet on the new boardwalk.