Graduate of HIFF Student Summer Film Workshop Directs His Own TV Show!

Indigo Weston, a teenage alumnus of HIFF’s Student Summer Filmmaking Workshop, has become a certified TV director with Scratching the Surface, a new show for foodies on East Hampton’s Local Access station, LTV. Indigo says he is enjoying his current role and notes that HIFF’s Student Summer Film Workshop taught him “better shot composition, as […]

HIFF Summer ‘Film Camp’ Returns to the East End

Do you have a budding young filmmaker in your world? Channel his or her creative energy this summer by enrolling your young Scorsese or DuVernay in HIFF’s “film camp” for kids! HIFF’s Student Filmmaking Workshops give students the opportunity to make their very own short films! Created by HIFF’s Executive Director, independent film producer Anne Chaisson, […]

2016 HIFF Screenwriters Lab a Success!

Screenwriters and mentors arrived Friday night at c/o The Maidstone in East Hampton, diving right into a collaborative weekend of insight, inspiration and hard work at the 2016 HIFF Screenwriters Lab, supported for the first year by the Melissa Mathison Fund. After settling in with a group dinner on Friday night, the group spent much […]

Master Class Tickets on Sale: Alexander Dinelaris

Last week HIFF announced the first-ever public event associated with the Annual Screenwriters Lab: a Master Class with Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Alexander Dinelaris on Saturday, April 9, at 5:30 pm at the Ross School in East Hampton. Tickets are now on sale! The annual Screenwriters Lab which pairs emerging screenwriters with established screenwriters, directors and producers for a collaborative weekend […]

UN Partnership Extends HIFF’s Education Programs

HIFF announced today a new education partnership with the United Nations and the International Organization for Migration that will make its debut at the 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival and continue in local schools throughout the year. Focusing on the themes of migration, diversity, and social inclusion, students in East End schools will screen films selected by the […]