HIFF Screenwriters Lab: 2018 Selections & Mentors

HIFF is proud to announce the mentors and screenwriters for the 18th Annual Screenwriters Lab, which takes place April 6-8 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. The three selected screenplays for 2018 are Esra Saydam’s THE MESOPOTAMIAN, Anu Valia’s […]

#HIFF Screenwriters Lab Alumnae Win Big at Sundance

It was a stellar year for HIFF Screenwriters Lab alumnae at the Sundance Film Festival! Three projects that came through the Lab in recent years—all from female writer/directors—took home coveted awards at Saturday night’s ceremony, including directing, screenwriting and acting awards. In addition, another of our past Lab participants was recognized for her sophomore feature. Christina Choe (2014 HIFF Screenwriters Lab) took […]

Slideshow: Screenplay Reading of ‘Mickey and the Bear’

This past Monday night, HIFF held a screenplay reading of selected scenes from Annabelle Attanasio‘s MICKEY AND THE BEAR before a packed house. Annabelle is an alumna of the 2017 HIFF Screenwriters Lab, and received funding from the Melissa Mathison Fund, established in 2016 to support female screenwriters in advancing their writing careers. Read more about the talented cast and crew. […]

You’re Invited: Screenplay Reading

Bullheaded, stoic, and scrappy, 17-year-old Mickey Peck lives a codependent existence with her charming, volatile father Hank. But when she falls for Wyatt, a confident newcomer with plans to move to San Francisco, Mickey realizes she wants to leave too. MICKEY AND THE BEAR tells the heartbreaking story of a teenage girl’s emancipation from her […]

Thank You from #HIFF25!

Thank You to All of Our Supporters! We would like to take a moment to recognize the individuals, foundations, and sponsors whose generous contributions made HIFF25 such a memorable celebration. From board members and patrons to the volunteers and staff, HIFF could not happen without your generosity, enthusiasm, hard work and indefatigable spirit. Please enjoy […]