Hamptons International Film Festival

Festival Updates

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Now Open: Submissions for the 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival!

Filmmakers, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for. We’re looking for (more than) a few good narrative features, documentaries, shorts of all kinds, and student films. The 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival (October 8-12, 2015) is now accepting submissions online through Withoutabox. There are rules and regulations (of course!). For all the fine print, including awards eligibility—Golden Starfish Awards and […]

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Alec Baldwin to Host Winter Classic Screening: ‘The Searchers’ at Guild Hall on February 7

This Saturday, join host Alec Baldwin at Guild Hall of East Hampton for a special screening that will snap you right out of your slush-filled winter doldrums. Reverend Clayton: You wanna quit, Ethan? Ethan: That’ll be the day. Is John Ford‘s 1956 masterpiece The Searchers, starring the inimitable John Wayne, the best western of all time? So says Film School Rejects. And in […]

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HIFF 2014 Films Garner Record 44 Oscar Nominations

The announcement we’ve all been waiting for came this morning, and HIFF 2014 films came out on top, with 44 Oscar nominations. The previous record for any one year was last year’s 32!  No surprise to anyone, Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s Best Picture nominee Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) leads the 2014 Oscar nominations with nine mentions […]

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#GivingTuesday: Help HIFF Support the Next Generation of Filmmakers

Amid all the excitement of the annual Hamptons International Film Festival, it’s easy to forget that HIFF was founded as—and remains today!—a non-profit organization.  As such, we are able to thrive thanks to generous supporters like you. Your donation today will allow us to continue to screen independent films and world-class documentaries throughout the East End all year long, and to develop […]

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The HIFF 2015 Founders Pass is Here…

Note: The holiday sale has ended, but the Founders Pass is still available. Get a jump start on the new year with a HIFF 2015 Founders Pass! Just announced: the 23rd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival will take place October 8-12, and we’ve got just the ticket. What does the HIFF 2015 Founders Pass offer? Express, Ticketless Access to all screenings** Opening & […]