2014 Student Filmmaking Workshops Announced!

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Celebrating our 7th year, HIFF’s Student Filmmaking Workshops give students the opportunity to make their very own short films! Over the course of one week, students learn the skill of screenwriting, directing, acting, producing and editing, with instruction and hands-on experience from industry professionals. Created by HIFF’s very own Executive Director, independent film producer Anne […]

Q&A: Jeremy Saulnier on ‘Blue Ruin’

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A classic American revenge story and a recent hit at Cannes, Blue Ruin follows a mysterious outsider whose quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family. […]

HIFF 2014 Screenwriters’ Lab a Success

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We’re delighted to announce the mentors and screenwriters for the 13th Annual Screenwriters’ Lab, which was held April 11-13 at ℅ The Maidstone Hotel in East Hampton. Underwritten by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the weekend paired emerging screenwriters with established directors, producers and screenwriters for one-on-one mentoring sessions.  Since its inception, over fifty screenplays […]

Now Open: Submissions for the 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival!

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Filmmakers, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for. We’re looking for (more than) a few good narrative features, documentaries, shorts of all kinds, and student films. The 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival (October 9-13), is now accepting submissions online through Withoutabox. There are rules and regulations (of course!). For all the fine print, including awards eligibility—Golden Starfish Awards and […]

Alec Baldwin Hosts Screening of Hitchcock Masterpiece “Vertigo” at Guild Hall

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On February 22, join Alec Baldwin as he hosts Hamptons International Film Festival’s special screening of Vertigo, Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece of paranoia and obsession, presented in cooperation with Guild Hall. Once you’ve seen all the award contenders, winter can be Dullsville for new movies—but we’ve got a classic cure. Two years ago, Vertigo—which stars Hitchcock […]

HIFF 2013: A Tribute to Working Title (Video)

A Tribute to Working Title: HIFF 2013

Did you know that a single British film production company is responsible for Four Weddings and a Funeral, Atonement, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Elizabeth, Billy Elliot, Les Miserables, Notting Hill, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End, Bean, Frost/Nixon, Nanny McPhee, and About a Boy, just to name a few? It is little wonder that the force behind these jaw-dropping creations is the British production company Working Title Films? Working Title’s movies have […]