Stars hit the boardwalk for the Long Beach International Film Festival

Looking for some family fun with a little bit of glitz and glamour? Head to the Long Beach International Film Festival, which starts July 30,

This year the festival will run for six

This year the festival will run for six days so families of all sizes can come down.

LONG BEACH - Looking for some family fun with a little bit of glitz and glamour? Head to the Long Beach International Film Festival, which starts July 30, to catch some new films from all over the globe. News 12’s Elisa DiStefano has a sneak peek of what the festival has in store.

This year, the festival runs for six days, instead of the usual two, says Ingrid Dodd, of the Long Beach International Film Festival. Also new this year, a Throwback Thursday event at Nickerson Beach with a drive-in feature and “Grease” sing-along.

On Friday night is when the magic happens and the stars will come out, according to Dodd. The boardwalk in front of the Allegria Hotel will be transformed into a red carpet. And as the sun goes down, people can bring their chairs and blankets to the beach to watch screenings of 13 different short films from all over the world.

The festival and first screening kick off July 30 and runs through Sunday, August 3. The first film to be screened is Daniel Baldwin’s “The Wisdom to Know the Difference” at  the Madison Theatre at Molloy College.

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