HIFF Jr. Presented United Nations Plural+ at HIFF 2018

Guest Blog by Linda Biscardi Fuller, HIFF Board member who oversees our HIFF Jr. Education Programs alongside Marissa Friedes Cangiolosi, Manager of Education. Our annual partnership with the United Nations Plural + program encourages empathy, compassion, and respect for all by screening films about diversity, migration and social inclusion. During HIFF 2018, the festival hosted over […]

HIFF Film Camp! Summer Student Filmmaking Workshops

Do you have a budding young filmmaker in your life? Channel his or her creative energy next summer by enrolling your young Scorsese or DuVernay in HIFF’s “film camp” for kids! For the tenth summer, HIFF will offer student filmmaking workshops in East Hampton and Southampton for students ages 8-15! Campers ages 8-11 and 12-15 make their own […]

2018 HIFF Screenwriters Lab Wraps Up

The 18th Annual HIFF Screenwriters Lab began last Friday with screenwriters and mentors arriving in Sag Harbor for a weekend of supportive guidance and collaboration. In between one-on-one mentor sessions, the group attended a Master Class in screenwriting from celebrated writer and mentor, James V. Hart, who has worked with Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Zemeckis […]

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 […]

James V. Hart to Give Screenwriters Lab Master Class

For the third 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 James V. Hart, screenwriter of Robert Zemeckis’s CONTACT. James V. Hart (J.V.) was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and grew up in Ft. Worth, Texas, on drive-in movies and Saturday matinees. His writing/producing credits […]