Last Weekend at #HIFF25: Screenwriters Lab & ‘Judy Berlin’

The 2017 HIFF Screenwriters Lab was a great success! The 17th edition of the Lab began Friday evening with screenwriters and mentors arriving in Sag Harbor for a weekend of conversation and collaboration.     In between one-on-one mentor sessions, the group traveled to the Ross School on Saturday afternoon for a Master Class in screenwriting […]

Enjoy Perks All Year Long as a HIFF Member

“If the Academy Awards were a horse race, the Hamptons International Film Festival would be quite the handicapper.” — The New York Times ENGAGE, EDUCATE & INSPIRE Become a member today and experience the best of the Hamptons International Film Festival! With year-round events, including winter screenings, our SummerDocs series, hosted by Alec Baldwin, and the […]

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 […]

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, […]