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 […]

THAW Fest: Master Class on Romeo + Juliet

Hamptons International Film Festival presents: Hamptons Arts Network THAW Fest Event Master Class on William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Saturday, March 24 | 4-5pm Guild Hall of East Hampton Tickets $25 | $23 Members of Guild Hall or HIFF   Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro will compare select scenes from Baz Lurhmann’s 1996 ROMEO + JULIET to Franco Zefferelli’s […]

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. […]