Golden Starfish Competition Films Announced for HIFF 2014

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We are pleased to announce that twenty films have been selected for this year’s Golden Starfish competition, including the U.S. premieres of Melanie Laurent‘s Breathe, Gabriel Mascaro‘s August Winds, Tamara Erde‘s This is My Land, and the East Coast premieres of Peter Strickland‘s Duke of Burgundy and Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz‘s Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem. The […]

Win a Trip for Two to the 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival!

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Enter between September 6 and September 24 for your chance to win an exclusive trip to HIFF 2014 (October 9-13)! You and your guest will receive the following: Two (2) Founders Passes to HIFF 2014, which includes entry to screenings, parties, panels and more Delta Airlines coach roundtrip flights for two (2) to New York City A […]

VIDEO: ‘The Overnighters’ Q&A with Jesse Moss, Alec Baldwin & David Nugent

David Nugent, director Jesse Moss and Alec Baldwin in Q&A following the SummerDocs screening of 'The Overnighters': August 29, 2014. Photo: Eugene Gologursky

This past Friday, the 2014 HIFF SummerDocs season wound down with Jesse Moss‘s latest film The Overnighters, which explores the ramifications of the hydraulic fracturing boom in Williston, North Dakota: In the tiny town of Williston, North Dakota tens of thousands of unemployed hopefuls show up with dreams of honest work and a big paycheck when hydraulic fracturing in […]

Slideshow: SummerDocs Screening of ‘The Overnighters’

David Nugent, director Jesse Moss, Anne Chaisson, Hilaria and Alec Baldwin at SummerDocs screening of 'The Overnighters': August 29, 2014. Photo: Eugene Gologursky

This past Friday, director Jesse Moss screened his latest film as the final entry in the 2014 SummerDocs season at Guild Hall of East Hampton. The Overnighters, which won the U. S. Documentary Special Jury award for Intuitive Filmmaking at Sundance this year, will be released theatrically by Drafthouse Films in Fall 2014. Following the screening, SummerDocs host Alec Baldwin moderated a conversation with Moss and HIFF Artistic Director David Nugent. […]

Hilary Swank to Attend HIFF 2014 with Centerpiece Film ‘The Homesman,’ Directed by Tommy Lee Jones

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Yes, we’ve been watching (a lot of) movies in preparation for the 22nd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival, set once again for Columbus Day weekend: October 9-13. And (drum roll, please), we’re proud to unveil our first round of selections! Anchoring HIFF 2014 as this year’s Centerpiece film will be The Homesman, directed by esteemed filmmaker and […]