HIFF Announces the 2013 Conflict & Resolution Award and Film Slate

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Plot for Peace, directed by Carlos Agullo and Mandy Jacobson, wins the 2013 Brizzolara Family Foundation Award. Honorable Mention goes to Jehane Noujaim‘s The Square. The Hamptons International Film Festival is proud to announce the five feature films that will screen in the Conflict and Resolution program at HIFF 2013. These films tell stories set in Israel, Uganda, […]

HIFF and The Sloan Foundation Announce 2013 Feature Film Prize Winner

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Director Steven Bernstein to receive the $25,000 Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize for his feature film Decoding Annie Parker. The Hamptons International Film Festival and The Sloan Foundation are thrilled to announce that the recipient of the $25,000 Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize is director Steven Bernstein. His feature film Decoding Annie Parker […]

HIFF 2013 Golden Starfish Competition Announced: Narratives, Docs and Shorts

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Fifteen films have been selected to compete in this year’s Golden Starfish competition at the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival, including five films each in the documentary, narrative and short film categories. “The films in our Golden Starfish section allow us to shine a light on exciting new work by emerging filmmakers from around the […]

Q&A: Director Eric Steel on ‘Kiss the Water’

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For decades, on the edge of the Scottish coast, the enigmatic Megan Boyd learned and perfected the obscure craft of fly-making for fishermen. She twirled bits of feather, fur, silver, and gold into elaborate fishing flies, at once miniature works of art and absolutely lethal. Hailed as some of the best flies ever made, they […]

Q&A: Director Kevin Connolly on ‘Big Shot’

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In 1996, the once-dominant New York Islanders were in serious trouble. Then along came a Dallas businessman named John Spano, who swooped in and agreed to buy the team for $165 million. Things began to look up for the Islanders—way up. But it was all smoke and mirrors. Big Shot goes inside an extraordinary scandal […]