Save the Dates! HIFF Prepares for Summer 2015

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Despite March’s indecision about being a lion or a lamb, summer is indeed right around the corner! If you are a documentary fan, love outdoor screenings, or know a student interested in filmmaking, please save the dates for our summer programming, and spread the word…  HIFF at Guild Hall SummerDocs (titles TBA) Saturday, July 11 […]

Now Open: Submissions for the 2015 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 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival (October 8-12, 2015) 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 to Host Winter Classic Screening: ‘The Searchers’ at Guild Hall on February 7

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This Saturday, join host Alec Baldwin at Guild Hall of East Hampton for a special screening that will snap you right out of your slush-filled winter doldrums. Reverend Clayton: You wanna quit, Ethan? Ethan: That’ll be the day. Is John Ford‘s 1956 masterpiece The Searchers, starring the inimitable John Wayne, the best western of all time? So says Film School Rejects. And in […]

HIFF 2014 Films Garner Record 44 Oscar Nominations

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The announcement we’ve all been waiting for came this morning, and HIFF 2014 films came out on top, with 44 Oscar nominations. The previous record for any one year was last year’s 32!  No surprise to anyone, Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s Best Picture nominee Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) leads the 2014 Oscar nominations with nine mentions […]

#GivingTuesday: Help HIFF Support the Next Generation of Filmmakers

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Amid all the excitement of the annual Hamptons International Film Festival, it’s easy to forget that HIFF was founded as—and remains today!—a non-profit organization.  As such, we are able to thrive thanks to generous supporters like you. Your donation today will allow us to continue to screen independent films and world-class documentaries throughout the East End all year long, and to develop […]