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 […]

Submissions for HIFF 2017 Screenwriters Lab Now Closed

Update 1/17/2017: Submissions have now closed for the 2017 Screenwriters Lab. Please look for our announcement of the selections in early April!  The Hamptons International Film Festival’s Screenwriters Lab, going into its 17th year, is an intimate gathering that takes place each spring in East Hampton, New York (2017 dates: April 7–9). The Lab develops emerging screenwriting […]

Monday Snapshots: Dakota Fanning, HIFF Awards & More!

The final day of HIFF 2016 included the Awards Ceremony, a brunch celebrating our filmmakers, and the Closing Night screening of AMERICAN PASTORAL, with very special guest Dakota Fanning.

Friday Snapshots: Norton, Eckhart, Hunter & More!

Friday was chock-full of premieres, conversations and starry red carpets, including BLEED FOR THIS, BUNKER 77, MARATHON: THE PATRIOTS DAY BOMBING, DISTURBING THE PEACE and STRANGE WEATHER. Photos: Getty Images

Nothing is Ever ‘Sold Out’! Rush Line Policy Explained…

When you’re browsing the HIFF 2016 Film Guide, don’t be discouraged if you see the words RUSH ONLY—there’s still hope! Rush Sales Some of the films screening at HIFF 2016 are going to be more in demand than others; that’s just the way it is. But remember: just because advance tickets are no longer available for a […]