Auteur Dinner Series: Filmmakers, Musicians, HIFF Supporters

David Nugent, Amir Bar-Lev, Andrew Rossi and Alex Karpovsky speak at the Hamptons International Film Festival Auteur Dinner Series in NYC, May 27, 2015. (Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for HIFF)

In a private home on the Upper East Side, supporters of the Hamptons International Film Festival gathered this week to inaugurate our Auteur Dinner Series. The salon-style evening—which raised funds for HIFF’s upcoming summer initiatives—introduced patrons to filmmakers and musicians with past, present and future connections to the Festival and to the Hamptons. In addition to elegant hors d’oeuvres and […]

Summer Nights: Friday Screenings at Southampton Arts Center

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For the third year in a row, the Hamptons International Film Festival is delighted to partner with Southampton Arts Center, offering free screenings of classic movies all summer long. Weather permitting, films will screen outdoors on the lawn at 25 Jobs Lane. Approximate start time: 8:30 pm. Bring a blanket, bring a picnic, and bring friends and family! (Note: […]

Q&A: Seminal Documentarian Albert Maysles on Fashion Maven ‘Iris’

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Note: This interview originally ran during the 2014 Hamptons Film Festival.  Iris is now playing in select theaters! The great documentarian Albert Maysles’ latest film Iris is about fashion- and interior-design maven Iris Apfel, now 93 years old, as she celebrates the late wave of popularity she enjoyed on the heels the Met’s 2006 exhibition […]

Slideshow: 14th Annual HIFF Screenwriters’ Lab

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Blessed with abundant sunshine, the participants of the 14th Annual HIFF Screenwriters’ Lab enjoyed the comfort of c/o The Maidstone inside and out, tirelessly dissecting plots, characters and storylines we anticipate will be great films one day. Following each day of productive mentoring sessions were dinner parties generously hosted by members of the Festival’s Board […]

HIFF Screenwriters’ Lab: 2015 Screenwriters & Mentors Announced

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The 14th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival Screenwriters’ Lab takes place this weekend (April 10-12) at the c/o the Maidstone Hotel in East Hampton. The Lab, co-sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, pairs up-and-coming screenwriters with established screenwriters, directors and producers for a series of one-on-one mentoring sessions. “The Screenwriters’ Lab is a highlight […]