HIFF Screenwriters Lab: 2019 Selections & Mentors

HIFF is proud to announce the mentors and screenwriters for the 19th Annual Screenwriters Lab, which takes place April 5-7, 2019. The Lab pairs rising screenwriters with established and knowledgeable screenwriters, directors, and producers for a weekend of one-on-one mentoring sessions. The three selected screenplays for 2019 are Barbara Cigarroa’s EL OTRO LADO (THE OTHER SIDE), […]

Tamara Jenkins + Jim Taylor: Screenwriters Lab Master Class April 6

For the fourth year, a key public component of our annual Screenwriters Lab is a Master Class with award-winning screenwriters. This year, HIFF is pleased to welcome two: Oscar®-winning screenwriter Jim Taylor (SIDEWAYS, ELECTION) and Oscar®-nominated screenwriter Tamara Jenkins (THE SAVAGES).   Taylor and Jenkins will lead this year’s screenwriting Master Class, which is open to the public. Taylor, who […]

Mathison Fund Screenplay Reading: Aemilia Scott’s ‘BIRTHDAY SUIT’

On the eve of her 55th birthday, Elaine realizes that she is becoming invisible to her husband, her family, and her town. So she decides to take a radical step to be seen: she takes her clothes off, and she does not put them back on. Monday night in New York City, HIFF celebrated the […]

HIFF 2018 Audiences Have Spoken

HIFF 2018 Audience Awards were announced today! The HIFF2018 Audience Award for Narrative Feature went to THE HATE U GIVE, directed by George Tillman Jr., and starring Amandla Stenberg. As a way to escape the limited options of the streets she grew up on, sixteen-year-old black teenager Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) is torn between two […]

HIFF 2018: Saturday Slideshow

Saturday was another jam-packed day at #HIFF2018, including World Premieres (HENRI DAUMAN: LOOKING UP​, THE PANAMA PAPERS​), our Saturday Centerpiece film FIRST MAN​, celebrations, conversations, and more! Congratulations to Isold Uggadottir​ for winning the Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for Films of Conflict and Resolution for her film AND BREATHE NORMALLY​. And also to Emily Anderson […]