Support the Melissa Mathison Fund

Established in 2016, the Melissa Mathison Fund is named for the late Hollywood screenwriter. The Fund supports the annual HIFF Screenwriters Lab, which pairs emerging screenwriters with established screenwriters, directors and producers for a collaborative weekend of one-on-one mentoring sessions each spring. In particular, the Fund is instrumental in ensuring that female voices are showcased for years to come. A Hollywood native, Melissa […]

Edie Falco to Attend 25 Years: 25 Films screening of ‘Judy Berlin’

We are thrilled to announce that Edie Falco will be our guest for a Q&A following the 25 Years: 25 Films screening of JUDY BERLIN (HIFF 1999). Tickets are on sale now! Judy Berlin Sunday, April 9 | 6:00PM Bay Street Theater | Sag Harbor Director: Eric Mendelsohn Cast: Barbara Barrie, Bob Dishy, Edie Falco Tickets: […]

HIFF Screenwriters Lab: 2017 Selections & Mentors Announced

HIFF is proud to announce the mentors and screenwriters for the 17th Annual Screenwriters Lab, which takes place April 7-9 in East Hampton and Sag Harbor. The Lab pairs up-and-coming screenwriters with established screenwriters, directors and producers for a series of one-on-one mentoring sessions. “Our focus on fostering up-and-coming talent in the HIFF community is at the […]

Michael H. Weber to Give Screenwriters Lab Master Class

For the second year, a key component of our annual Screenwriters Lab is the Master Class with an award-winning screenwriter. This year, HIFF is pleased to welcome back Michael H. Weber, co-screenwriter of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS and (500) DAYS OF SUMMER. Join us Saturday, April 8, at 6:00pm at the Ross School in East Hampton. […]

25 Years: 25 Films March Screenings

This March, revisit four classic films via our celebratory 25 Years: 25 Films series honoring HIFF’s Silver Anniversary. Past Screenings I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (HIFF 2016) Director: Raoul Peck Friday, March 3 (PASSED) In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was […]