This year marks the 20th anniversary of our Hamptons International Film Festival, which was founded expressly to celebrate the best in independent film in its various forms. Our Festival exists to shine a spotlight on filmmakers while moving and inspiring audiences across the Hamptons and beyond. We are also proud to draw over 18,000 attendees each year from 20 countries and screen more than 100 films over five days, all in a spectacular and immersive environment.
Over the past 20 years, the industry has honored us by recognizing the strength and resonance of our programmatic line-up – and we are heartened to know that our positioning in the beautiful month of October allows us to surprise our audiences with many films which go on to great success in the awards season. More than that, we are particularly thrilled to be in a position to award grant packages totaling over $200,000 in services that enable filmmakers to keep telling their stories. All this to say that the last two decades of the Hamptons International Film Festival have been enthralling and we are very thankful to have you with us as we continue our journey.
In celebration of our 20th anniversary, we invite you now to explore and enjoy our new website and to join our growing social media community and digital media program, which includes live social media reporters at our various events bringing you up-to-the-minute, real-time coverage. For this, we thank our festival Social Media Sponsor, Pointburst, and the team at Served Fresh Media for helping to bring this initiative to fruition.
Please also explore our Events tab which details all that we have in store for our 20th year and check out our new Blog that will feature posts on everything from the latest film industry news and commentary to compelling interviews with industry insiders and a nostalgic look back at 20 years of film at the Hamptons International Film Festival. In the spirit of digital media and sharing ourselves with our supporters, we will also deliver a behind-the-scenes look at Hamptons International Film Festival.
With the support of our committed sponsors, we are proud to bring you our new website and a 2012 festival program that not only showcases our reflections on the past 20 years, but one that looks towards the future of filmmaking and how it will shape our world – so please enjoy it all!
Thank you for your devoted patronage over the past 20 years and we look forward to creating even more magic over the next 20 years!
Hamptons International Film Festival